We’re ringing in the fall season (+ school season) with these delicious Cinnamon Nutmeg Spiced Nuts. This recipe can be used in many different ways: as a quick snack, topping, or perfect post-workout snack.
We know that many of you are back in school mode, trying to balance classes, homework, family, and friends. We remember those days all too well. That’s why we’re trying to lighten your load by giving you simple and versatile recipes like the one we have here. Nuts can be an excellent snack between classes or when dinner is pushed back a little later. They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. They pack a lot of nutrition in a small package, which means they make for a perfect snack. The savory blend of spices will also help to cure those mid-day cravings.
We know that working out during the school year can be quite the squeeze. One more reason why this recipe is a winner. These Cinnamon Nutmeg Spiced Nuts double for a fantastic post-workout fuel when topped on a 1/4 cup of protein-packed Greek yogurt. After a workout, it is vital to incorporate protein to repair those muscles that have worked so hard. The protein from the Greek yogurt and nuts is the perfect combo! Pro tip: portion out plain Greek yogurt into small mason jars so they’re ready to grab and go on the way to class.
Our biggest tip for all you busy bees who want to eat healthier is to practice meal planning. Meal planning can help you stay on track when those chaotic school schedules kick in. These Cinnamon Nutmeg Spiced Nuts make a hearty four servings, which makes for a perfect meal planning snack throughout the week. Meal planning is truly life changing, especially during the school year! For even more tips on meal planning, check out our Ultimate Meal Planning Guide here.
Enough about why we love this recipe so much…let’s get going! Start by preheating the oven to 275F. In a bowl, mix the walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cashews. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix together well with a spoon or your hands. Add the mix to a baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes, flipping twice with a spatula every 10 minutes. Allow to cool, and enjoy with 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt! Caution: delicious smells will fill your home.
How does it sound for those busy, back to school months? Arguably one of the best aspects of these Cinnamon Nutmeg Spiced Nuts is that you can use whatever nuts you have on hand, making it even that much more versatile. Which types of nuts would you use? Anyone have any killer meal planning tips for the school year? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Cinnamon Nutmeg Spiced Nuts
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 275F
- In a bowl, mix the walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cashews
- Then add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix together well with a spoon or your hands
- Add the mix to a baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes, flipping twice with a spatula every 10 minutes
- Allow to cool, and enjoy with 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt!
- If using unsalted nuts/seeds, add a pinch of salt at the end, to taste.
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