Roasted nuts are an awesome alternative to chips or other unhealthy deep-fried snacks. If you’ve made New Year’s resolutions to eat a bit better, whip up some of these roasted nuts for your next party or movie night!
Roasted Nuts (Smoky & Salty!)
Today’s post will be quick and dirty, so here’s a super fast and easy recipe for you to whip up this coming weekend: roasted nuts!
It’s honestly so easy it’s kind of embarrassing. But these roasted nuts are DELICIOUS. They’re a super satisfying snack if you’re craving something crunchy and salty but avoiding carbs, and they’re FO SHIZ a party/potluck favourite.
People always seem to think roasted nuts are more effort than they are, and they doubt me when I tell them how simple it is to make them. These nuts are a nice touch to have on the coffee table if you’re having friends over for beers and hockey, too. #canadiangirls 😉
If you’ve got some nuts that are a bit stale and starting to lose their crunch or flavour, roasting them brings them back to life like Frankenstein’s monster (minus the questionable ethics…) Just pop ’em in the oven with some oil and seasoning and you’re good to go! This recipe is also easily doubled or tripled if you’re having a big party (or get yourself addicted to them – I wouldn’t blame you…)
Roasted Nuts Recipe
What you’ll need:
1 cup mixed raw nuts (or nuts of choice – straight up almonds are nice too, and cheaper than pecans or walnuts) – $3.50
1 tsp canola or other high-heat cooking oil – .05
1/2 tbsp seasoning salt or seasoning/spices of choice – .05 or less
1/2 tsp liquid smoke – .05
What you do:
1) Preheat oven to 350.
2) Pour the nuts into a small bowl and add the other 3 ingredients. Stir and toss well with a spoon until evenly coated.
3) Lay out in a single layer on a cookie sheet or baking stone.
4) Bake at 350 for approximately 10-15 minutes. Be careful not to burn them, since oven strength varies. Check them every few minutes. They’re done when you can smell the liquid smoke’s ‘hickory’ scent in your kitchen and the nuts are starting to brown slightly.
5) Remove from oven and allow to cool before stuffing them in your gob.
However…. they are amazingly satisfying when they’re still warm, so definitely give them a try before they’ve completely cooled. You’ll feel all sophisticated, like you’re a Victorian-era Brit munching hot chestnuts from a street vendor in Old Londontowne. Mmmm….
Just remember they’ve been baked in hot oil, so be careful not to burn your pretty tongue. You need that for tasting all the other delicious recipes you find here on The Pennywise Playbook! 😉
Total cost: $3.65
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