Previously I always loved snacking on honey coated nuts and now days I’m just jealous when I’m visit my local farmers market and I see all the tasty coated morsels! Its fairly rare that there are ones that are fructose friendly, so i decided to create my own! It only takes a few minutes and minimum ingredients to create a delicious healthy snack. Nuts are packed with protein and good oils, however you will have to use your will power and not eat them all at once if you want to stick within the FODMAP guidelines!!
150g raw cashews
150g raw almonds
75g pepitas (sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup rice malt syrup
2 tbsp seed blend or sesame seeds (I like Green Zebra Nudie Blend)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence
1. Preheat your oven to 180ºC and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Combine in a large bowl the cashews, almonds and pepitas. Warm your rice malt syrup so its nice a runny then add to the nuts, stirring well.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir again to combine well.
4. Spread the nut mix out onto your tray and then bake for around 15 – 20 minutes or until you can see the nuts starting to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before breaking them up into smaller clumps. Store in an airtight container.
Did you know almonds are a great natural source of vitamin E which can help maintain a healthy heart?