Nuts are full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are also a high calorie food and are great to keep in your car or purse for a snack-mergency, or to take along with you for hikes and camping trips.
An expert health tip is to make sure your nuts aren't rancid when you buy them and store them in the freezer to keep them fresh as long as possible. When fats go rancid, become oxidized, they are no longer healthy for us to eat. This can happen when they are exposed to high heat, direct sunlight, and oxygen over a long period of time.
Glazed Nut Recipe
These are versatile and make a delicious snack, on a cheese plate, they go great on a fresh green salad or cooked greens, on cereal, or tossed in a pasta or rice dish. Any type of nut can work with this recipe. Don't go without these in your cupboard!
- 1/3 cup pecans, walnuts, almonds, or other nut
- Extra-virgin olive oil or butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Pinch sea salt
- Tiny pinch cayenne
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat baking pan with olive oil or butter. Combine pecans, syrup, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl and toss to coat. Spread nut mixture into backing dish. Bake until nuts are golden and maple syrup bubbles - about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to break up clumps. Cool on baking sheet, remove while slightly warm with a spatula.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes 1/3 cup