Make your own to-go snack with this heart-healthy filling Roasted Cashews with Coconuts recipe. It only needs 5 simple ingredients and 20 minutes to make it
Here’s a wonderful snacking option that you can prepare ahead to last you a couple weeks…well maybe less because it’s seriously hard to stop eating it!! It’s so easy to make your own snack mix and so much healthier. This Roasted Cashews with Coconuts packs loads of flavor and is a much healthier alternative than store-bought roasted mixed nuts.
With only five ingredients, it takes just minutes to get it together. The flavors are a wonderful blend of subtly salty and sweet and it will really win you over with its blend of textures. One of the key ingredients is the unsweetened coconut, and this is a food that deserves a lot more attention and praise. Health benefits of roasted cashews with coconut
Roasted cashews with coconut health benefits
Raw cashews are very healthy with just one ounce offering potassium, calcium, magnesium and folate. High in vitamin K, they are also a good source of fiber. They work well with the coconut, and the further addition of coconut oil brings with it a good amount of HDL, ideal for keeping your bad cholesterol in check.
Though it is touted as calorie and fat dense, this recipe uses only a small amount, ensuring you can enjoy the flavor and texture without too many worries about the rest. Full of fiber and protein, it is a very healthy part of the mix.
Don’t grab for those salty or packaged snacks, and don’t reach for the high carb or fatty snacks when this wonderful mixture is on hand. These roasted cashews with coconut are sure to become one of your new favorite energy foods.
For more easy snacks:
- Baked Brie Cranberry in Bread Bowl
- Baba Ganoush
- Whipped Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
- Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls
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Roasted Cashews with Coconuts
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 tsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Mix all ingredients on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes, tossing every few minutes until they look golden brown