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Maple Chai-Spiced Nut Mix

Grab a handful of this nut mix—it's sweet, filling and packed with healthy fats.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Dana Raidt
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups raw mixed nuts walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans work best
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or equivalent amount sugar substitute, to taste
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper optional
  • 3/4 cup dried banana chips unsulphured
  • 3/4 cup coconut chips or coarse coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°. Place maple syrup and melted buttery spread in a large bowl and stir together. Toss nuts in the mixture to coat well. Mix in brown sugar and spices, and toss again to coat nuts well.
  • Pour mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until nuts are golden and fragrant, being careful not to overbake.
  • Remove nuts from oven and let cool 5 minutes. When cool, pour into a new large bowl and mix in coconut chips and banana chips. Serve immediately and store leftovers in airtight containers at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.

Notes

Unsulphured, unsweetened banana chips and coconut flakes pair perfectly with the sweet-and-spicy chai flavors. This would be great served with a cup of tea in the afternoon, as a post-hiking snack, or even sprinkled over ice cream if you want to take it to the next (dessert) level.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg