It’s hump day and I’m thinking, how much more can I get accomplished before the weekend? Sometimes it just seems so overwhelming right before the holidays. But it is a Happy overwhelming . So I thought, what can I make that will fill the house with a great smell and taste really yummy without requiring a lot of time or effort?
Everything I do in a day is usually centered around the kitchen and food. Which also means writing, taking pictures and blogging about it. But I really enjoy doing it. So I decided let me experiment with some nuts again. Cashews usually go well with a lot of different spices but I was looking for a subtle flavor and I think I definitely hit the nail on the head with this blend. They are just slow roasted in the oven and the smell is phenomenal. I just love Google by the way. I wasn’t sure about my spelling of phenomenal and she just read it off to me.. So anyway the scent fills your house for hours afterwards.
I also thought as I was making them that they could also make a nice little gift for the holiday. I think most people appreciate hand made items especially ones they can eat. So if you’re looking for an easy thoughtful gift idea why not roast up some nuts.
So I hope you try these Cinnamon Cashews and fill your home with the lovely aroma!!!
- 2 cups of raw cashews
- 1 tbsp. of unrefined virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt*
- dash of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Pour cashews into large mixing bowl
Add remaining ingredients and combine well
I usually just mix this all up with my hands cause coconut oil solidifies under about 75 degrees
Bake in preheated oven approximately 30 minutes stirring at least one time during cooking
*you can sprinkle with additional sea salt right after taking out of the oven if you want a little saltier flavor. I personally liked them without any extra salt but you can try it both ways and see what you like