Oven Temperature 180 degrees Celsius
Makes approx. 3 Cups
- 3 cups mixed nuts (and seeds)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup soft brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (Sweet Hungarian)
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
- 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 tablespoon hot water
Method: Place nuts in a bowl and mix through. In a separate bowl mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar, spices and hot water. Stir the wet mixture through the nuts making sure the nuts are well coated.
Spread onto a baking sheet which has been lined with baking paper (this makes for easier clean up and less sticking). Make sure the nuts are in a single layer on the baking sheet so they cook evenly.
Place nuts in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and with a spoon stir nuts around, being very careful as mixture is hot and sugar can burn. Again make sure the nuts are in a single layer on the baking sheet. Return to oven for a further 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the nuts as they can burn and become bitter quite quickly.
Once golden and cooked remove tray from oven and let cool before breaking up and placing in an airtight container.
Hints: Use the nuts and seeds that you love as they all work well in this recipe. In the last 10 minutes of cooking keep an eye on the nuts as they can burn quite quickly, which will then make the nuts bitter. Play with the spices you like. I like my nuts a bit hot so will put extra Tabasco in them. You can put various spices in so have a play with the flavours. Divide into small ziplock bags and include some chopped dried fruit, sultanas, dried cranberries and currants for a great snack.