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Sriracha and Spice Roasted Cashews - Nuts with a Kick!
Preparing healthier food for my 4-Hour Body (4HB) diet has been exciting, frustrating, rewarding, challenging, and enriching — but it has not only helped me attain my ideal body weight and decrease my body fat percentage, but it has made me a more aggressive cook, trying all sorts of recipes by necessity. Of the very few things that I find difficult with the diet is eating at precise times, especially when there is no “acceptable” food nearby. Nuts are okay in moderation, and so this is where I’m starting.
I was inspired by this recipe from the Inquiring Chef, but only took what I wanted and added my own little goodies.
Ingredients
2 cups raw cashew 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp Sriracha chili 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (which is not 4HB, but since I’ve reached my goal, I allow myself about 1/2 tsp serving a day without any adverse effects. You may reduce this to 1/8 cup or even a tsp) 1 tbsp sesame seeds
Procedure
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F 2. Put the raw cashews in a mixing bowl, and sprinkle the cumin and cinnamon on top. Move the bowl around to slightly spread the powders onto all the raw cashews. You don’t want lumps on a single nut. 3. In a small saucepan, heat the Sriracha and the brown sugar over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is completely melted and the chili-syrup slightly bubbles. This takes about 1-2 minutes. 4. Pour the syrup mixture and the sesame seeds onto your spiced nuts, and quickly mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until all the nuts are evenly coated. 5. Transfer the nuts onto a baking tray lined with a silicon mat to avoid sticking. Remember, you’re working with a type of caramel, so it will eventually harden into a candy if you don’t work quickly. Spread the nuts out, and pop into the oven. 6. Watch them very closely, they could burn pretty easily. I take them out to reposition them after about 5 minutes, then put them back in for another 5. They’ll be nicely roasted after about 10 minutes.
Enjoy! I had mine with black hazelnut coffee. A good serving size is about 1/4 cup (but good luck, as these can be addictive.)

Sriracha and Spice Roasted Cashews - Nuts with a Kick!

Preparing healthier food for my 4-Hour Body (4HB) diet has been exciting, frustrating, rewarding, challenging, and enriching — but it has not only helped me attain my ideal body weight and decrease my body fat percentage, but it has made me a more aggressive cook, trying all sorts of recipes by necessity. Of the very few things that I find difficult with the diet is eating at precise times, especially when there is no “acceptable” food nearby. Nuts are okay in moderation, and so this is where I’m starting.

I was inspired by this recipe from the Inquiring Chef, but only took what I wanted and added my own little goodies.

Ingredients

2 cups raw cashew
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp Sriracha chili
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (which is not 4HB, but since I’ve reached my goal, I allow myself about 1/2 tsp serving a day without any adverse effects. You may reduce this to 1/8 cup or even a tsp)
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Procedure

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
2. Put the raw cashews in a mixing bowl, and sprinkle the cumin and cinnamon on top. Move the bowl around to slightly spread the powders onto all the raw cashews. You don’t want lumps on a single nut.
3. In a small saucepan, heat the Sriracha and the brown sugar over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is completely melted and the chili-syrup slightly bubbles. This takes about 1-2 minutes.
4. Pour the syrup mixture and the sesame seeds onto your spiced nuts, and quickly mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until all the nuts are evenly coated.
5. Transfer the nuts onto a baking tray lined with a silicon mat to avoid sticking. Remember, you’re working with a type of caramel, so it will eventually harden into a candy if you don’t work quickly. Spread the nuts out, and pop into the oven.
6. Watch them very closely, they could burn pretty easily. I take them out to reposition them after about 5 minutes, then put them back in for another 5. They’ll be nicely roasted after about 10 minutes.

Enjoy! I had mine with black hazelnut coffee. A good serving size is about 1/4 cup (but good luck, as these can be addictive.)

Filed under food 4HB healthyliving nuts cashews sugar recipe cumin cinnamon brown raw Sriracha chili syrup roasted roast snacks sesame seeds

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