Every year, I try to come up with a new roasted, spiced nut recipe for holiday food gifts to give to friends, teachers and loved ones. Rosemary-Chipotle Spiced Nuts has to go to the top of the list as one of my favorites. They are so easy to prepare, and I love the combination of using fresh rosemary and dried chipotle seasoning to give a hint of earthiness and spiciness to the nuts. These nuts are great on their own as a snack, but also wonderful tossed in a salad or on top of roasted vegetables, sautéed spinach and even stirred in yogurt. They make a healthy, homemade food gift just in time of the holidays.
Rosemary-Chipotle Spiced Nuts
8 to 10 servings
11/2 cups no-salt raw almonds
11/2 cups pecans
11/2 cups walnuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipolte seasoning
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. In a small bowl, combine rosemary, chipotle, dark brown sugar and salt. Add butter, stirring well. Pour over nuts, tossing gently.
3. Place nuts on a lightly greased large baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week.