Homemade presents are big in our house and I love giving Sweet and Spicy Nuts anytime of the year. Nuts are a wonderful, healthy source of protein and fat – walnuts have heart-healthy Omega 3s, and pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium. A handful of these nuts will satisfy you at any time of the day, and they are wonderful on top of fruit salad or overnight oats!
- 2 cups whole almonds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tsp teaspoon each: cumin, chill powder
Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. in a large bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, sea salt and spices. Toss nuts and seeds thoroughly and put onto baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, mixing up the the nuts often. Let cool, and break apart if any clumps. Pop into small mason jars for presents or eat them all yourself!