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Maple Nuts

 

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Now, who doesn't love sucking on some sweet and salty nuts? I know I sure do. A good handful is usually all you need to satisfy that desire. More than a handful would surely be a waste.  Seriously. We love nuts. They are quite the indulgent treat. As adults we crave foods that are high in salt, fat and sugar. So what really could be more addictive than amazing quality nuts lightly tossed in maple syrup and sea salt and dried out to perfection? It really is a true celebration of love in your mouth.

Too much? Whatever, I know you're giggling.

See, whether you are spending this VD snuggling your lover or making the most of it by loving yourself as best as you well deserve, there is something sweet about a day that gives us permission to indulge. That's where the sweet and salty nuts come in.

I had first sampled. the Prana Maple Nuts at a health food show back in the Fall and fell instantly in love. They were amazing. On my last bulk food order, I added a bag of them to the list and Jen (my assistant) and I happily snacked them up- until we realized it was way past lunch time and we should probably be more responsible nutritionistas and make a real lunch. We just couldn't stop and before we knew it, that bag of nuts was empty!IMG_2218

We started calling them crack nuts as we were soon jonesing for another bag. The next morning, when I sprinkled the last of the crumbs onto my oatmeal, I sent an email through the company website telling them how in love I was with their nuts.

Lindsey, from PRANA Biovégétaliens (they're en Francaise from Quebec) wrote this sweet reply:

Wow Meghan! Thanks for the awesome compliments! We love to hear feedback from people who have tried our products and I can honestly say that yours brightened my morning (along with mornings of everyone here at the office that I forwarded your email to) :)

As with all things I love, I wanted to offer you the chance to sample this greatness for yourselves. That was what I did when I was ready for my next mouthful of sweet nuts.

Maple Love Nuts
1 cup mixed nuts/seeds of choice
2 Tbs maple syrup
1 tsp coconut oil
pinch of sea salt

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Toss nuts in maple syrup, coconut oil and sea salt
  • Lay out on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Enjoy

(Why is my recipe only for a cup? Because any more than that and you will eat the whole thing!)

 

 

 

59 Responses to “Maple Nuts”

  1. Sheena Furnace said…
    My favorite Valentine's Day treat is a chocolate-avocado mousse. My lovely partner and I dip in strawberries, apple slices... heck, who am I kidding? Usually we just dip in a spoon or, better yet, our fingers! So yummy, so romantic (oooohhh...), so healthy AND indulgent... what could be better for V Day or any day!
  2. [...] This season’s classes are filling up mighty quick. Join our 6-weeker starting February 22nd and check the rest of the Winter/Spring schedule and register for the classes you love most! Be sure to enter to win some sweet nuts too! [...]
  3. Karen said…
    I love me some nuts. THese look very yummy ... I'm in :)
  4. [...] This season’s classes are filling up mighty quick. Join our 6-weeker starting February 22nd and check the rest of the Winter/Spring schedule and register for the classes you love most! Be sure to enter to win some sweet nuts too! [...]
  5. Andrea said…
    I want to win your nuts but as I sit here in the living room at Balenbouche (the first time I've checked your blog all week 'cause I'm here with you, which is BETTER) I feel like entering takes too much effort. :) I will, however, like & follow Prana and buy a bag of their nuts when I see them next. Sweet and salty pecans - maybe with a little kick - are where it's at. I actually recently found a similar recipe to the one above and decided that a little bit of chipotle powder and/or habanero salt would make great additions. I guess I just entered. Sort of.
  6. [...] Tantalize Your Tongue With These Sweet Nuts [...]
  7. Meghan -- thank you for posting the recipe with only 1 cup of nuts... need I say more? They disappeared in about 14 seconds flat. He he he Hope you're doing well. Love from London
  8. @jessicathorp - the maple nuts are @meghantelpner's recipe, but I added some cinnamon http://t.co/t78Nd0AI

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