Sweet and Spicy Savory Nut Mix {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Well hey there you!

How’s things?

How was your Christmas?

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Did you have a good day?

Was Santa good to you?

Me? I had a really nice day just hanging out with my beautiful family, chatting, playing and eating allllll of the food.

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It’s was pretty chill and just what I needed.

Although, to be honest, I can’t really believe it’s all over already, can you?

And New Year’s is just a around the corner?!

I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

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So tell me, what’s your New Year’s Eve plan?

Are you heading out to celebrate with friends at some fabulous party?

Or are you, like me, planning to stay in and celebrate in the comfort of your own home?! And by celebrate I mean on the couch . . . in your pjs . . . then in your bed . . . fast asleep at 9pm?!

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And by you I mean meย  . . . I’m such a rock star.

OK so maybe I won’t be in bed by 9pm, who knows, I may kick on til 9:30 or 10 ๐Ÿ˜‰ but, what I do know is that I will definitely be eating these sweet and spicy nut and toasting the new year with some of this swanky looking iced tea.

And as for you sweet invisible internet friend of mine, regardless of whether you’re staying in, going out or hosting (or attending) a crazy cool party, you need to promise me that you will make this sweet and spicy savory nut mix to snack on.

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They are super simple to make and taste incredible!

I planned to share this recipe with you earlier in the week so you could be organized and enjoying their deliciousness well ahead of time but, um, when I went to take the pics my camera died.

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And I mean it really died.

And, when I took it into the camera doctor to see if it could have some life saving surgery I was informed that the operation could not be performed for at least 2 weeks as the surgeon was away on holidays!!!!!

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How rude, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Doesn”t he know that I need to share this nut mix with you so you can have the perfect snack to fuel your festive fun and accompany your NYE toast?!

I mean really?! What was he thinking?! Well, clearly he wasn’t was he?! At least not about us anyway. So rude ๐Ÿ˜‰ #kidding

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Lucky for us this recipe is super quick and easy to prepare, made with just a handful of ingredients that I be you have on hand already and comes together in about 20 minutes!

All you have to do to get in on this deliciousness is toast some mixed nuts in the oven for around 10 minutes, I used almonds, cashews, walnuts and Brazil nuts which I highly recommend but, feel free to use your faves.

Then, once our nuts are light toasted we toss them in a delicious glaze made up of coconut oil, maple syrup, a sprinkling of salt, some fresh rosemary and a cheeky little pinch of cayenne pepper.

Once our nuts have their sweet and spicy glaze on we pop them back in the oven, just for a minute, so our glorious glaze can set and get deliciously caramelized.

You guys . . . I can’t even!

So simple but, so, SO good!

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Seriously, these sweet and spicy savory nuts are to die for!

They are crisp and crunchy, deliciously buttery, sweet and salty with a nice little hum of heat.

They also happen to be vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly but most importantly they are downright delicious, seriously addicting (or is it addictive?!) and the perfect thing for you to munch on while you ring in (or is it bring in) the new year! Either way, however you say it, you need them in your life!

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All natural, quick and easy, crisp and crunchy, deliciously buttery, sweet and spicy savory mixed nuts;

It’s a party in your mouth!

Make them. Eat them. Love, love, love them.

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Sweet and Spicy Savory Mixed Nuts
{Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

Makes approx 2 1/3 cups of all natural, crisp and crunchy, delicious buttery, sweet and spicy savory mixed nuts.

Ingredients –

2 1/3 cups of raw mixed nuts (I used a mix of almonds, cashew, Brazil nuts and walnuts)

1 teaspoon of coconut oil, melted and cooled

1 Tablespoon of maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of fresh rosemary, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon of salt

1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper – more or less to taste

Method –

1 – Preheat your oven to 175’C (350″F)

2 – Line a baking sheet with baking/parchment paper (or a silpat mat) and set aside.

3 – Pour your nuts onto your prepared baking sheet and toss to combine.

4 – Bake nuts for 10 minutes until lightly toasted, golden and fragrant.

5 – While your nuts are toasting, place all remaining ingredients (coconut oil, maple syrup, chopped rosemary, salt and cayenne pepper) into a large bowl and whisk to combine.

6 – Once your nuts are lightly toasted, remove from the oven, pour into the bowl with your sweet and spicy, rosemary glaze and toss to coat.

7 – Pour your glazed nuts back onto the baking sheet and return to the oven for another 2-3 minutes or so (just make sure you stay close by to ensure they don’t catch and burn) to allow the glaze to caramelize and “set” onto your toasted nuts.

8 – Allow to cool for a minute or two before serving.

These nuts will keep well stored in an air tight container (or even just a sealed ziplock bag) for up to a month but I highly doubt they will last that long.

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

What will you be doing to celebrate the New Year?

Let me know in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make these sweet and spicy mixed nuts (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to ๐Ÿ™‚

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