~Secret Recipe preview from the soon-to-be released BestFood4Life cookbook~
Yummy yummy snacks in my tummy!
These cashew snacks are sure to beat your cravings, whether it be sweet or salty, enjoy this savory treat!
Let’s get started!
2 cups of cashews
2 Tbsp. yellow curry powder
1 Tbsp. unrefined coconut sugar
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. ground chipotle (optional)
1/2 tsp. of Real Salt or Himalayan Salt (I used Real Salt)
1/3 cup of coconut oil (room temperature or melted)
Step ONE: Start off by adding 2 cups of cashews into a mixing bowl a metal mixing bowl heats easier than a glass mixing bowl and typically I only use safe plastic mixing bowls if I know I’m not using any heat at all as I don’t trust that the plastic won’t leach out somehow, no matter what FDA regulations are verified (or not). It’s a personal preference overall, but if you are using plastic pre-melt your coconut oil.
Step TWO: Add 1/3 cup of coconut oil. (room temperature or melted)
At this time, you can start the process of pre-heating your oven to 350degrees F.
What I do is stick my bowl into the oven, for 10 seconds while it’s beginning to pre-heat. That way the coconut oil melts just right. I also don’t believe in microwaves as they completely destroy foods, the other option is to melt the oil on the stovetop which can be a little bit inconvenient and add a couple minutes and extra cleanup to your ‘simple’ snack. If you don’t mind doing that, feel free to add the extra steps to melt your oil. Sticking the bowl is by no means a difficult or dangerous task and if you can outsmart the system, why not? 🙂
These are lookin’ really good and you’ll be tempted to try one, go for it!
I like to add the salt at this point, you may find that you like this to be more sweet than savory. If so, skip the salt. No one is judging you. 🙂
Now’s the time when you’ll really be tempted to eat them, feel free to taste away, but trust me when I say they taste even better after they’ve baked for 20 minutes.
So far these are easy steps right? I broke them down because I like how the nuts get lathered up with spices when you mix it as you go. You could be lazy and just dump all the ingredients in one simple step, but trust me the flavor gets really layered when you take the time to do it this way. It takes about 1 minute extra to take the time to mix between adding ingredients. 🙂
Step NINE: add the cashew mixture to a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
(Tip: Spread out the cashews so they evenly roast. If you dump them in a big pile, they won’t cook evenly and some will be soft while others are over-roasted. Give em’ room and watch them turn to masterpieces!)
I use this time to tidy up the kitchen and today I made my lunch and ate it! 🙂 Kitchen’s clean, husband will be happy and I got to eat a delicious meal WIN WIN!
Allow to rest for a few minutes before snacking on a few.
Then decide if you want to eat some warm….
or store away for when the snack monster attacks! 🙂
Which for me… is right about now.
Hope you enjoyed this recipe! I’d love to hear your experiences and feedback!!