Since I began reading the ingredients of everything we buy, it’s been a real hassle. Items that in the past I tossed into the grocery basket are now being left behind on the grocery store shelves. Why? There are so many bad ingredients and chemicals in the foods that I can no longer buy them. Mixed nuts are one of those items which, after reading the package, became a no-no.
The good news about mixed nuts is that they are super easy to make. Honestly, super-duper easy! Added bonus? You get to leave out any of the nuts you don’t like to eat. You can also add as many of the nuts you do like.
We made this batch with hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, and walnuts. You get to pick whatever nuts you like.
We make lots of mixed nuts. Satisfying and good for fueling busy, active kids (and adults) without any preservatives, chemicals or too much salt.
- 1 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1-2 Tablespoons Avocado oil
- 1-2 teaspoon very fine salt (freshly ground Himalayan salt works well)
- Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the nuts and stir.
- Pour Avocado oil over the nuts and add 1 teaspoon of the salt.
- Spread nuts onto an 11″ X 14″ baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining salt.
- Place nuts in oven and after 30 minutes, stir nuts.
- Return nuts to oven and finish baking them for remaining 30 minutes.
Store in an air-tight container or if you make a lot, freeze them.
These make a lovely little gift, too, if you need a housewarming gift for someone. Don’t forget the gingham ribbon!
What’s your favorite nut? Does anyone like Brazil nuts? They always seem to be left in the nut bowl.