There’s something about deliciously sweet nuts over the holidays, isn’t there? Maple cinnamon nuts, to be exact. This recipe is super easy to whip up and makes the best, healthy snack. It’s also a great, DIY and inexpensive little gift. I know at least a few people who will love these nuts, so I’ll be making a huge batch of this come closer to the holidays. It uses only a few simple and natural ingredients, including delicious maple syrup, which I absolutely LOVE to bake with and use in sweets. You can mix up your nut varieties, or if you’re just an almond kind of gal or guy, you can stick with one variety. I’m warning you though: this recipe is addicting. Seriously addicting! The nuts are pretty much all eaten up already over here and I just made them yesterday! Hands are constantly sneaking in that nut bowl.
Maple Cinnamon Nuts (Vegan, GF)
- 4 cups of assorted Nuts (I used 1 1/3 cup each of almonds, pecans and walnuts)
- 2/3 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Bake the nuts for approximately 8-10 minutes, just to lightly roast them.
- While the nuts are baking, mix the maple syrup and vanilla extract in one small bowl. Add in the cinnamon and salt and stir together.
- Once the nuts are done, heat a skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
- Once the pan is ready, add in the nuts and the remaining mixed ingredients. Mix very well, ensuring the nuts are thoroughly coated. Constantly stir on the pan, cooking for about 3-5 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Transfer the mixture to the parchment-lined baking sheet, spreading out as much as possible. Let sit to cool down for at least 30 minutes. At this point, you can separate the nuts if you prefer them not to be in small bunches, and transfer to a bowl. Wait at least 2 hours before transferring to jars.
- Gobble them up, or prepare them for gifts:)
How delicious do they look?
Package them up for the perfect little holiday gift. Who doesn’t love edible gifts?