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Monday, November 11, 2013

Sugar and Spice Nuts

The holidays are just around the corner!   As this busy time fast approaches, we’re here to give you tips and tricks to make this time of year a little calmer, a little merrier and most importantly a little healthier.  For November’s recipe we decided to reinvent something that screams winter festivities so this month we're making spiced nuts!  This treat can be served for special holiday parties as well as everyday snacks; it's a simple recipea that will make any guest ohh and ahh the moment they enter your house and smell the sweet and spicy aroma.  Packed with protein, low in sugar and containing a medley of warming and detoxifying spices, Peas of Mind’s Sugar and Spice Nuts are a healthy, filling and a delicious crowd pleaser.

Peas of Mind’s reinvented Sugar and Spice Nuts

¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground clove
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
3 cups of your favorite nuts (we choose walnuts, almonds and cashews)
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
2 tbsp pure maple syrup


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a small bowl mix together all the dry spices and salt. On a large baking tray combine nuts, drizzle on melted coconut oil, maple syrup vanilla extract and spice blend.  Mix all of the ingredients together. This is a fun job for the little ones as the best way to get everything thoroughly mixed is by hand.  So roll up your sleeves and toss away. Don’t forget to lick your fingers as the mixture is extra tasty. 
Place nuts in the oven for 15-20 minutes; you’ll know they’re finished when they’re golden brown and your house smells of warm sugar, spices and vanilla. Let the nuts cool for about five minutes then serve. 

Makes about 9 servings

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