I go nuts for nuts. I am always eating some kind of trail mix, roasted nuts, raw nuts, nut butter… any type of nut in any type of form. Sam actually has a picture of me with my eyes rolling to the back of my head while eating a spoonful of Wild Friends Honey Peanut Butter with Pretzel Bits. First of all, just the name alone sounds amazing, but a huge spoonful is… pleasurable. Is there a Nut Butter Addict Anonymous group I should know about? If so, I need to enroll myself. Hi, my name is Ashley, and I am addicted to nuts.
This is an interesting beginning paragraph, LOL.
ANYWAYS, I’m always thinking up snack ideas for Sam to take to school. Easy, quick, delicious, and will give him brain power. Turmeric is kind of like a brain power god. It has even been used to help Alzheimer patients. It increases levels of curcumin, which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory molecule in turmeric and increases the brains ability to restore itself. Pretty sweet stuff.
I get bored with just one type of nut, so I bought a big bag of mixed nuts (pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, and walnuts). Roasted them to bring out that amazing rich, nutty flavor, and then tossed them in coconut oil and spices! Sam and I couldn’t stop eating these babies! Handful after handful down the hatch… I’m already making a second batch! That rhymed.
- 8 cups of mixed nuts (I used Raw Mixed Nuts by Archer Farms)
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 1 teaspoons of chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- Parchment paper
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil and added the spices to it. Stir to combine everything.
- In a large bowl, add the nuts and bowl the coconut oil/spice mixture over them. Take a wooden spoon and toss the nuts thoroughly to make sure each nut gets coated with coconut oil and spice.
- Transfer the nuts to the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, giving them a toss half way.