Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

Here is a recipe for some healthy peanut snacks for the Christmas season. High in protein, healthy fats and sweetener, and no unhealthy additives. Purchase roasted shelled organic peanuts for the best nutrition.

A recipe for sweet potato soup in Chef Michael Smiths Kitchen used a version of these spiced peanuts on top of the soup. I removed the sugar, and used dry roasted peanuts from the health food store instead of raw peanuts.

Sweet and Spicy Peanuts

4 cups dry roasted peanuts (the kind used for making peanut butter or organic if you can find them)

1 heaping tsp. chili powder

½ heaping tsp. cinnamon

½ heaping tsp. ground cumin

½ heaping tsp. ground coriander

½ heaping tsp. ground nutmeg

3 tbsp. butter or coconut oil

3 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. coconut sugar

1. Whisk spices together. Add coconut sugar and combine. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

3. In large saucepan bring honey and butter to a bubbling simmer on medium high heat.

4. Stir in the peanuts until evenly coated.

5. Spread on parchment paper in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake approximately 15 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally to brown evenly.

6. Place in a large bowl, add spices and coconut sugar and toss to coat.

7. Spread back on cookie sheet to cool.

8. Store in glass jars.

Serve as is for a snack or use on top of squash or sweet potato soup as a garnish.

Have a healthy Christmas!

Paulette Millis
Author, Speaker & Registered Nutritional Consultant


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