Here's my quick and easy appetizer of delicious sweet & spicy maple glazed nuts!
When my family comes in this weekend, they can munch on these with some hot spiced apple cider as I finish cooking dinner. I don't think these nuts will last very long, especially if everyone brings their hearty Thanksgiving appetites!
Maple Spiced Nuts
Recipe Adapted from: Health Magazine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with some canola oil and spread out 1 1/2 c. of mixed nuts. Bake for 10 minutes; remove to cool slightly. While nuts are in the oven, mix together 1 Tbsp. cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. chili powder in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat 1/2 c. real maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; bring to a low boil and stir in 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter. Add nuts and stir until coated; let cool. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the nuts into a bowl and toss in the spice mixture; stirring to coat evenly. Lay nuts back on the baking sheet and sprinkle generously with sea salt. Store in an air-tight container for up to 10 days. Enjoy!
I added 1/2 tsp. of maple sugar (Papa gave me as a gift!) to the spice mixture, but of course you don't have to! Don't be afraid to play around with flavors here, or leave out the chili powder if you just want sweet nuts.
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