Sweet N Spicy Rosemary Nuts

No need to buy any more store bough sweet nut medleys or trail mix. Once you try this sweet and spicy combo you will be hooked and this will become a kitchen staple. Guests on retreat at Farm of Life absolutely loved taking this snack on waterfall hikes! Everything homemade, truly is better! This is a great way to enjoy healthy fats found in nuts and seeds as well as coconut oil! No need to follow the recipe exactly, just use the nuts and seeds you have in your pantry!

Makes 16 snack size servings

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Ingredients:

2 cups peanuts

1.5 cup mixed nuts of choice (pecans, walnuts, whole almonds, cashews)

sweet and spicy coating

1/3 cup virgin coconut oil (optional)

1/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins

5 sprigs fresh rosemary or approximately 3 tbsp, finely chopped

1 tsp cayenne or more if you like it spicy!

1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

1.5 tsp pepper

1/4 cup honey, agave, maple syrup or sweetener of choice

Method:

In a pan, dry roast (no oil) all nuts on medium heat for 3- 5 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to avoid burning.

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Place nuts aside in a bowl.

Return pan to heat, and add coconut oil. Once melted, stir in rosemary, cranberries, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper. Turn off heat and add in honey. If not using oil, simply mix above ingredients into the bowl with the nuts.

Add pan mixture into the nut bowl and mix until well combined.

Place nuts on a lined baking sheet and place in the fridge for 2 hours. Store in a glass container in the fridge.

Enjoy as a nutrient dense power snack, topped on salad or a creamy savoury soup, or even with breakfast on your morning oats….

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