We’ve been trying. We’ve stopped buying cereal, buy corn chips instead of regular potato chips and got rid of the candy jar, but it’s still hard to make healthy choices sometimes. I find myself craving something sweet, salty and crunchy fairly often. Yes, I’ve given in. Have you ever heard of a junk food run?
I’ve always known nuts were a healthy snack, so I loaded up a few bags at the bulk food store to try and curb my cravings. While I do love nuts, the plain ones just don’t satisfy. So, I did a little experiment with the sweetener in my Homemade Granola, and it worked! I’ve made the best homemade honey roasted nuts ever!
Now, I don’t feel too bad about munching these little gems between meals; maybe it’s more like gobbling. Oh well, at least I know they don’t have any ingredients in them that I can’t pronounce, right?
I’m hoping that my daughter will make these enough times with me that when she gets a little older she can make them all by herself. It is just so easy and it costs a lot less than buying them at the store.
For my honey roasted nuts, I used a mixture of raw almonds, raw cashews, and unsalted roasted peanuts.
My sweetener was butter, honey, and brown sugar. I made a double batch this time because the first time I made them there just wasn’t enough!
- 3 cups of nuts
- 2 tbs butter or oil
- ¼ cup sweetener of your choice
- ½ tsp Kosher salt to taste
- ½ tsp Sugar to taste
- Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 325.
- If using butter, melt it in a separate bowl or measuring cup and mix in your sweetener.
- Place your nuts in a bowl and pour sweetener mixture on top, mixing thoroughly.
- Spread them on the prepared baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove them from the oven, stir, and bake them for 10 minutes more or until golden.
- Remove and immediately pour them into a bowl and stir or they will stick together in chunks. Toss them with salt and sugar to taste and allow them to cool completely before storing them in an air-tight container.
You can also try adding spices to the nuts before baking them. Cayenne or cinnamon would be nice.
Next time, I might try using coconut oil. If you end up doing it before me, leave a comment and let me know how they turned out.