Roasted Spiced Nuts
Nuts provide a good source of protein in a plant-based diet and should be incorporated as part of a healthy lifestyle. Nuts and seeds offer a healthy source of fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6), which can boost the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients. They contain Vitamin E and a variety of important minerals, especially when dry roasted.
- 3 c. total: 1 c. each of raw walnuts, almonds, cashews or pecans
- 1 ½ T. coconut oil
- 1-2 drops Améo Cinnamon essential oil, or 2 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. chili powder
- ¼ t. cayenne pepper
- 1 T dark cocoa powder
- ¼ t. turmeric
- ½ t. nutmug
- 1 t. salt
- ½ t. black pepper
- 1 t Grade A dark maple syrup
>Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare sheet pan with parchment paper (or spray with coconut oil).
>Place 3 c. nuts in mixing bowl. Set aside.
>In small saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. If using Cinnamon essential oil, add drops at this point. Dry cinnamon can be added with other spices, if using.
>Once melted, pour over nuts.
>Add all spices to bowl with nuts. Mix until nuts are fully covered with spice mixture.
>Spread nut mixture onto prepared sheet pan.
>Roast in oven for 10-12 minutes.
>Remove from oven; allow to cool.
>Portion 1/3 c. servings into snack bags or serve at your next party!
Serving size: 1/3 cup | Makes 9 servings
T. = tablespoon| t. = teaspoon