Roasted Spiced Cashews have a touch of sweetness without adding sugar along with a little heat to make them interesting. Want a healthy no-guilt snack? Here it is!
It’s January and everyone looks for healthy eating. It can be difficult when you’re surrounded by people who aren’t on the same playing field. Whether you are watching the game, want a quick snack, or want to serve something different and interesting that anyone will enjoy, these roasted spiced cashews are your go-to party snack.
This is great if you are on the Whole30 diet. Although snacking is not encouraged, let’s be realistic. A few of these roasted spiced cashews won’t throw you off track. If I’m watching a football game and everyone is eating chips and dip, a few of these cashews will satisfy.
You only need a few spices which you most likely already have in your pantry. The important ingredient is the cashews. They need to be raw and not previously roasted. Now you are in control of what and how much is added. If you are type A like me, you like to be in control.
I tend to roast the cashews in my toaster oven (affiliate link) when making a half batch. Quick and easy! If you are entertaining, a full recipe is recommended because these won’t last.
Try my Ultimate Homemade Larabars or Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds for other Whole30 or non-sugar options. You don’t have to be on Whole30 or a non-sugar diet to enjoy these because they are delicious!
These also make a great garnish for my Maple Butternut Squash. Oh my!
Be happy, eat well.
- 1 pound raw cashew nuts
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon neutral oil*
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes, gently shaking the pan halfway through to redistribute the nuts to cook evenly. Continue to roast until they are fragrant and golden.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
After the nuts are roasted, toss the nuts with the seasoning until the nuts are completely coated. Let cool a bit. You can eat them warm but the seasonings will still be wet. The seasoning will dry the longer they cool. Enjoy!
*Melted coconut oil can also be used.