Roasted sweet and spicy nuts – We all know that Nuts are rich in antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, minerals and are a really good source of omega-3 fatty acids. These roasted Sweet and spicy nuts are a storehouse of nutrients. And the fats found in nuts are primarily unsaturated fatty acids which are good for heart health and lower the LDL.
Now new studies suggest that nuts are helpful in reducing body weight as they have high fiber and protein content they make us feel fuller for longer. With so many benefits nuts deserve a special place in our daily diet. But sadly this was not the case. I was not able to get my kids to eat nuts especially walnut.
I have tried overnight soaked nuts (little success) and adding them to sweets and desserts (no success at all). It’s hard to imagine that I went to such great lengths for a task which could be accomplished so easily. Now I just roast them in the microwave, spice them up and fill them in a jar. And they disappear so fast that it’s like magic. So next time when you feel like binging on store bought chips or some other junk foods try replacing them with these tasty and nutritious nuts. Spices and sugar add flavor to these nuts.
You can have them with tea, in the evening or as a late night snack (if you are like me and feel addicted to having tea and snacks while watching movies at night). These are the perfect snack to carry with you while traveling. So what are you waiting for, take out your microwavable bowls, roast nuts and enjoy winters and great health?
How to make Roasted sweet and spicy nuts
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
2 cup nuts of your choice(I have roasted almond, cashew, and walnuts)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp powdered sugar( if you want it sweet)
¼ tsp red pepper powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
To make Roasted sweet and spicy nuts
All you have to do is put nuts in a microwaveable dish and microwave for 1 minute. Take them out mix thoroughly and microwave again for one minute. Keep on repeating this process for six minutes. Take olive oil in a bowl and mix spices and sugar to it. Mix in nuts. Now microwave for 2 more minutes. That’s it.
Your roasted sweet and spicy nuts are ready. Roasting time may vary depending on your microwave or quantity so start checking after 5 minutes if nuts are done or not by tasting them.