Maple Spiced Nuts



4cups raw nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts and/or pecans)
6tablespoons real maple syrup
1 1/2teaspoons salt
2teaspoons chili powder
2teaspoons lemon rind
1/4teaspoon cayenne (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 300F. Mix all ingredients together except nuts.
  2. In large bowl, measure out nuts and dump maple syrup mixture on top.
  3. Spread nuts out onto 2 baking sheets in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes, stir, and bake for another 10 minutes. If nuts aren’t toasted, add a couple of minutes to timer. Remove from oven, stir again, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve when nuts are no longer sticking to themselves.

Recipe courtesy of France Morissette from Beyond the Peel.