Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maple roasted cashews

as anyone who knows me knows i have a bit of a sweet tooth, but i've also come to a place where i know nutrition is more important than eating a box of junior mints. and i have a little one now, and they watch everything we do. so i've traded in the bad stuff for foods that taste even better, and make your body feel and work better too. cashews are great for you food too, they're loaded with good fats, magnesium, and copper!
this a snack that is seriously delicious, and simple to make. these are also great for taking on the go, and to give as a gift. 
for these use real maple syrup, preferably from maine!

maple roasted cashews

2 c. raw cashews or cashew pieces
3 T. real maple syrup
scant 1/4 t. fine grain sea salt

preheat oven to 350 degrees
line a baking sheet with parchement paper
mix all ingredients in a bowl until the cashews are well coated
spread on baking sheet
bake for about 20 minutes keeping a close eye on the color, you want them to be a rich golden brown
let cool on baking sheets, and store in an airtight container

i have no idea how long they last, as mine are usually gone in a couple of days!


all done