Smoky Maple Roasted Cashews
Savoury and sweet rolled into one sensational snack!
Prep & Cooking: 20 minutes
Makes: approximately 4 cups
4 cups raw cashews – if you are using roasted nuts cut the roasting time in half (if needed check the label or ask the seller to find out if the nuts are roasted)
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp olive oil – if you are using roasted nuts cut the oil in half
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
¼ - ½ tsp chili flakes
Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or tin foil.
Place the cashews in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt, and spices. Whisk together and pour over the cashews. Stir gently to coat the cashews, taking care not to break them.
Spread the nuts evenly in one layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 -20 minutes, stirring halfway. The nuts will burn easily so watch them closely. As mentioned above, if the nuts are not raw, and have already been roasted, bake for 10 minutes, stirring hallway and watching closely.
Allow the nuts to cool completely before storing for up to a week in an airtight container.
These nuts make a tasty addition to any holiday table. A great snack with a holiday drink or a spicy surprise for a hostess or host.
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