How to make nuts more interesting!
These spiced nuts are a super easy, healthy snack for kids and adults.
By roasting the nuts yourself, you’ll be avoiding the high roasting temperatures that commercial nuts undergo and which can potentially damage their delicate fats. Commercial spiced nuts are also often laden with sugar and salt, to enhance their flavour – ours rely on spices for their delicious taste, together with a tiny amount of syrup to give them a little stickiness.
To super-charge the nutrition from these nuts even more, try using ‘activated’ nuts: soak the nuts overnight, and then dehydrate or dry them slowly at the lowest temperature setting on your oven. Soaking nuts helps to make them more digestible, enhances the B vitamins they contain and makes the minerals in them more available, and to be honest involves very little effort for the boost in nutrition you’ll gain from them.
This recipe is really versatile so feel free to play around with the spice and nut mix – a little cayenne adds an extra kick of heat.
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