Monday, November 30, 2015

Spiced Mixed Nuts

"Nibbles & Noshes", the theme for this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). I'm going "hot and nutty" this week with Spiced Mixed Nuts.

There's pumpkin seeds, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, cashew and I've thrown in some hazelnuts as well. Flavoured with the sweetness of honey (did not have maple syrup), spiced with curry powder, cayenne powder with dried rosemary and salt. Just mixed and bake until the nuts are fully toasted and crispy. They will be sticky from the honey. Some of the nuts will clump together when left to cool, no problem, just separate them later. But I find that I have to bake them about 10 minutes longer than the recipe states. 

I've used more cayenne powder, about 1/2 teaspoon and they have just the right kick in the spiciness, which I really, really like. Sweet and spicy, and very, very addictive. This is great for munching alongside a cold glass of beer!

Spiced Mixed Nuts
(adapted from "The Food You Crave" Ellie Krieger)
1/2 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/3 cup shelled raw pistachios
1/3 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup shelled raw pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 325F. 
Combine the nuts and seeds in a medium bowl. Add the maple syrup, spices, rosemary, and salt and toss to combine,
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, then transfer the coated nuts to the sheet and spread evenly in a single layer. Bake, stirring once, until the nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. The nuts will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

I'm linking this post with I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), theme for this week
"Nibbles and Noshes"

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  1. Joyce, I love spiced nuts! These are perfect for celebrations or for the occasional naughty nibbles hah..hah... It's best to DIY these as they are very pricey from the shops.

  2. Hi Joyce,

    How are you? A little quiet lately??? :D

    Hope that you have a relaxing Wednesday munching these yummy nuts :D


  3. Hi Joyce , This is exactly my kind of apperitif nuts . Spicy , yummy & so addictive . LOL I've never made spicy nuts before , thanks for sharing this recipe . Have a nice day ;)

  4. These nuts seem perfect for a party. They look delicious and easy to make, always a winning combo in my book.

  5. Oh Yum! Spiced nuts with extra cayenne. Just the way I like them! I really like when some of them stick together and form those clusters. Those are my favorite.

  6. Oh my! Spiced nuts! I've been craving crazily for nuts. These look good! :D

  7. Putting more spice in the "hot and nutty" sounds like the way to go to spice up a party mix.

  8. Spiced nuts are so great to nibble on. I love the mix of nuts you have here as well as the spicy and sweet combo. Yum! ;-)