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How To Make Nuts Taste Better Than New York's Finest

Have you ever been to New York and walked past the nut vendors on every second block hawking the most fragrant nuts imaginable? They make almonds smell like cinnamon donuts. Those moments are what inspires me to make raw nuts taste even better. Here's five recipes.

6 Delicious Nut Recipes

Before we get to the ingredients, let's run through your method, as it works for all these recipes. Essentially, pre heat an oven, comer the raw nuts in oil and flavours and roast them. Don't burn them. Not detailed enough? Read below.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170C (338F) and line a tray with baking paper
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a medium size bowl
  3. Toss nuts in and coat them
  4. Pour nuts onto tray
  5. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden
  6. Allow to cool before eating
  7. Store in an air tight container in a cool dry place
  8. Enjoy as a protein dense snack any time you're hungry

1. Nacho 'Cheese'

These Doritos inspired nuts are very hard to beat. Salty and cheesy. Yet vegan and full of Vitamin B12.

Ingredients

  • Cashews - 2 cups
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Nutritional yeast - 4 tablespoons
  • Cayenne pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sea salt - heavy pinch
  • Pepper - pinch

2. Cinnamon Roll Cashews

That cinnamon aroma is what I'm talking about. New York street food!

  • Cashews - 2 cups
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon - 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut sugar - 2 tablespoons
  • Sea salt - 1/2 teaspoon

3. Rosemary On Thyme

Savoury but delicious. The recipe looks intimidating, but it isn't. The fresh herbs make the difference.

  • Brazil Nuts - 1 1/2 cups
  • Almonds - 1 1/2 cups
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Maple syrup - 1 tablespoon
  • Thyme, fresh and finely chopped - 2 tablespoons
  • Rosemary, fresh and finely chopped - 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin - 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sea salt - 1 teaspoon

    4. Maple Candied Pecans

    maple pecans

    An American holiday classic. I think. Aren't they? Anyway, I have these on my bench almost every week. So good for the 3pms.

    • Pecans - 2 cups
    • Egg white - 1 egg (whisk in a seperate bowl and add pecans, then add to rest of mixture)
    • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
    • Coconut sugar - 2 tablespoons
    • Sea salt - 1/2 teaspoon

    5. Honey, Chilli & Lime Cashews

    Ingredients

    • Cashews - 2 cups
    • Cumin - 1 teaspoon
    • Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
    • Black pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
    • Cayenne pepper - pinch
    • Raw honey - 2 tablespoons
    • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons

      6. Honey Walnuts

      • Walnuts - 2 cups
      • Raw honey - 2 tablespoons
      • Sesame seeds - 2 tablespoons
      • Shredded coconut - 2 tablespoons
      • Ground cinnamon - 2 teaspoons
      • Coconut oil - 2 teaspoons

          Conclusion

          The variations are obviously endless. Sweet or savoury. There's no point buying flavoured nuts from the supermarket. Just buy them raw and take 15 minutes to flavour them cheaply and deliciously.

          Other flavours to explore:

          • coffee
          • mocha
          • chilli chocolate
          • salted caramel
          • sour cream and chives Pringles (!)

           

          image credit: Pinterest / Cooks With Cocktails

          About James

          I co-founded Green Press in 2013. I grew up in Alice Springs, the Australian outback, with absolutely no understanding of what healthy food is. Mum...




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