Holiday Spiced Mixed Nuts
You probably won't want to make these unless you're having a party - they are absolutely addictive and it's hard to stay away! These mix nuts are toasted in a skilled with fried shallot, rosemary, and spices for a healthy (natural) flavor explosion!
Servings: 8 people
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons shallots minced
- 2 tablespoons rosemary fresh (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 2 cups nuts mixed, raw
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or more, to taste
- pinch cayenne pepper to taste
Add the butter to a frying pan over medium heat.
Add to shallots and chopped fresh rosemary, and fry for 5-7 minutes until the shallots are browned.
Add the nuts and coconut sugar, and start by adding 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and a pinch of cayenne. Stir, and allow the coconut sugar to melt and bring the spices and herbs together and coat the nuts. I've found the brown sugar melts better and provides a better coating for the nuts, but I prefer using coconut sugar, which still melts but mostly clings to the shallots and rosemary (it's okay - you'll get bites of this with the nuts!). Add more cayenne and sea salt to taste.
Allow to cool, and stir occasionally to keep the sugar from clumping.
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.5mg