Quick Nutty Snack

Quick N u t t y Snack

I love a good crunchy snack, like nuts! However, roasted nuts take it to the next level! A salty or sweet snack, the flavor is endless! I went with more of a savory taste for this batch, paprika & garlic, because I used it as a topping for the kale soup I made the other day (recipe coming soon)! I just used the nuts I had in my pantry which were almonds, cashews, walnuts and pine nuts! Roasted nuts are also a good snack for wine night with the girls or a yummy addition to your next charcuterie board ;)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of Oil or 1 egg white

Directions

You can really use as much nuts and spices as you would like, but this is an estimated amount of what I used. Once you figure out what flavor you are going for, preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating put all of your nuts in a bowl with the oil or egg white (whichever you choose to use, you can use either) and then add your spices. Mix all ingredients together so your nuts are coated evenly with the spices. If you choose to use an oil, make sure the smoke point is or higher than 350 degrees. When you cook an oil above its "smoke point" it causes the oil to produce harmful free radicals. Place the nuts evenly on a pan with parchment paper and roast for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy as a snack or topping in a salad or soup! 

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