UPDATE December 2021: I have recently changed to a plant based diet and I felt this recipe was due for a change. Switched out eggs and honey in favor of pure, dark maple syrup and olive oil. Recipe is now vegan!
This will be your go-to gift for the holiday season. Thank you, too!
6 cups whole nuts, raw such as almonds & pecans
¾ cup walnuts, raw
½ cup flax seeds, raw
½ cup sunflower seeds, raw
½ cup pumpkin seeds, raw
1/3 cup Crown pure maple syrup, I use amber or robust
1 tablespoon quality olive oil
1 teaspoon quality coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
Mix whole nuts with flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. I roasted the nuts for about 5 minutes to warm them up on baking sheet with a silicone liner. Return to large bowl for mixing.
In a large measuring cup, whisk maple syrup, olive oil, coarse salt, and spices. I microwaved the mixture for about 15 seconds to warm so the whisking would be easier. Toss with nut mix.
Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet; bake at 400 degrees until dry, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes. Stir pan while cooling.
I like to use the small jelly jars for holiday gifts. Enjoy!