Sweetened with date syrup and spiced with cayenne pepper, these Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cashews are an addictive treat that’s perfect for snacking on any time of the day. They’re great for serving at parties and for gift-giving too! With only 3 ingredients plus salt, this easy-to-make snack is ready in just 15 minutes. These roasted cashew nuts are also vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free.
½-3/4teaspooncayenne pepper(I used ½ teaspoon but if you like a lot of heat, you may want to use ¾ teaspoon)
1teaspoonsea salt, divided
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add cashews to a mixing bowl. Add date syrup, cayenne pepper and ½ teaspoon sea salt, and mix together using a silicone spatula until ingredients are well-combined.
Pour the coated cashews onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, and use the silicone spatula to spread the nuts out evenly in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully give the nuts a stir with the silicone spatula. If the color is to your liking, top with remaining sea salt and move to the next step. If you want the nuts to be more caramelized after that, return them to the oven for 3-5 more minutes until desired color is reached. Be sure to keep an eye on them so that they don’t start to burn. After removing from the oven, carefully give the nuts one more stir and top with remaining sea salt.
Allow the nuts to cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a serving bowl or storage container.
Nuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.