I like to give spiced nuts as gifts. I pour them into mason jars and tie a ribbon around the top. Spiced nuts are expensive, so the gifts are always appreciated and gobbled up. These sweet, spicy cashews won’t last long, so double the recipe if your family is large or your gift list long.
This recipe is simple. Coat the cashews with coconut nectar and dust them with spices. Toast the cashews in the oven for about half an hour, cool and eat!
Coconut nectar provides the sweetness in this recipe. It’s a thick, very sweet brown syrup, with a slightly lower glycemic index than table sugar. It has no coconut flavor. It’s also quite sticky, so you’ll need to toast the cashews on a baking sheet covered with parchment, or the cashews will stick to the pan.
Toasted Cashews with Ginger and Turmeric
Sweet and spicy, these cashews are a delicious anytime snack.
- 1 1/2 pounds raw cashews (whole or pieces)
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon lemongrass powder (optional)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss the cashews with the coconut nectar until thoroughly coated.
In a small bowl, mix the turmeric, ginger, salt and lemongrass powder (if using).
Dust the cashews with the spice mix, and stir to blend completely.
Spread the cashews out on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the cashews are a golden brown color.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Break the cashews apart and store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to a week.
Start with raw cashews. I use a mixture of whole cashews and cashew pieces.
Coconut nectar adds sweetness with no coconut flavor.
Mix ground ginger, turmeric, salt and lemongrass powder (optional) together.
Sprinkle the spices on the nuts and toss until completely coated.
Spread the sticky spiced cashews on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F until the cashews are a medium golden brown.
These delicious sweet spicy cashews make great gifts for friends and family!