Cinnamon Candied Nuts

I’ve especially created this vrat-friendly recipe for all the sanckers out there.  These yummy nuts are bound to be a new favourite as they’re sweet and crunchy with soul-warming flavours of cinnamon.

Unlike traditional candied nuts, this version is much healthier as I;ve substituted sugar for maple syrup.  This yummy treat is incredibly energising and ideal for everyone who’s out and about while fasting.

You can toss it in salads, add it to your kheer or pack it as a snack for kids.  Loaded with antioxidants and healthy facts, these nuts should definitely be a part of your diet.

Servings Makes 1 jar
Course Appetizer
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Ingredients for the Cinnamon Candied Nuts

(1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)

100 gms Almonds
100 gms Cashew nuts
100 gms Walnuts
100 gms Maple syrup or honey
100 gms Unsalted butter
100 gms Caster sugar
2 – 3 tsp Cinnamon powder
1 tsp Sea salt flakes
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions for the Cinnamon Candied Nuts:

1. Roast the nuts in a baking tray in a preheated oven @ 180°C for 5 – 7 minutes.
2. Mix the caster sugar and cinnamon powder, and keep aside.
3. Heat butter in a pan.  Melt it.  Add in the toasted nuts and mix well.
4. Add in maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract and sea salt.  Let the nuts coat well with the syrup. This may take 3 – 5 minutes.
5. Remove them and cool completely on a parchment paper.
6. Once cooled toss the nuts in the sugar and cinnamon mixture – ensure, it coats well.
7. Store in an airtight jar.

Note: Can add these nuts to granola or any other breakfast cereal.

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