Thursday 21 May 2009

Maple Spiced Nuts

Another dance workshop, another reason to experiment with the perfect combination of flavours for spiced nuts. With every attempt, I think I get closer. They are certainly delicious, and as densely packed with nutrition as you could want.

Maple Spiced Nuts

2tbs freshly ground flax seed
2tbs cold water
2tbs maple syrup
1tsp garlic flakes
1tsp smoked paprika
1tsp ground or minced chilli
1tsp seasalt
100g pistachios
100g almonds
100g brazil nuts
200g cashews
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
100g dried sour cherries

Whisk the flax seed into the cold water and allow to rest for a couple of minutes until it becomes gloopy. Whisk the maple syrup and spices into the flax gloop, then stir in the nuts and coconut, coating well.

Spread onto a baking sheet lined with silicon paper and bake at about 175C for 40 minutes, watching and turning occasionally. It'll still be sticky when it comes out but when it cools it will set and become crisp. Stir the sour cherries into the nut mix and allow to cool before packing into an airtight box.


kat said...

oh, that is a good combination! I'm trying to get hubs to eat this sort of thing for an afternoon stack instead of jelly bellys so maybe I need to make some up.

Jude said...

it's a shame the raisins look like rabbit droppings . . .

Lovely idea though!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I like the idea of the maple and the chili--a great combo of flavors.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Kat - it is hard to resist this sort of thing! Fattier than a jelly belly.

Jude - rabbit droppings! The nerve.

Deb - it does go well. And it is vegan friendly!

Leslie said...

OMG..that i s one amazing mix of flavor for nuts


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