Maple Roasted Cashews – Sweet roasted cashews bursting with maple flavor! Only three ingredients, super easy to make, and highly addicting!
Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoyed my series on the trip my husband and I took to Oahu. I had so much fun writing it and reliving such an amazingly wonderful vacation! But now it’s back to reality. In Ohio. Which, in the fall, actually can be quite lovely with the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves and pumpkins, gourds, and apples abounding at farmers’ markets. Plus, there’s something to be said for being able to pull on those cozy sweaters and trendy boots now that weather is cooler! 😉
My favorite part about cooler weather, as I’ve mentioned many times, is comfort food. This past week, I’ve made both a steaming pot of chili and a pot of creamy cheddar potato soup. Straight up comfort foods! Yes, I’d say fall is here to stay despite last week’s flirtation with 80-degree weather!
One of the flavors I almost always associate with fall is maple. I know many people go pumpkin crazy, but that’s not really me. I always seem to gravitate toward maple. The sweet, bold flavor of maple is comforting and also versatile enough to be used in foods from sweet to savory.
Today’s Maple Roasted Cashews recipe definitely favors sweet (what else?!), and I love the way the maple pairs with the rich flavor of the cashews. Maple syrup + roasted nuts = perfect fall snack!
Over the summer, I bought some maple roasted cashews at a farmers’ market on impulse. (Really, are any farmers’ market purchases anything but impulse?) So, anyway, my husband and I practically inhaled the cashews, they were so delicious! I checked out the ingredients – cashews, maple syrup, and peanut oil – and thought, as I do on occasion, “I could make those.”
So, I set out trying to replicate the amazing farmers’ market cashews, and I think I came pretty close with these Maple Roasted Cashews I’m sharing today. It took a little trial and error with quantities and oven temperatures, but the end result is a deliciously sweet and nutty snack. You’ll be addicted right from the start! Be sure to use pure maple syrup, though, because the fake stuff definitely won’t give you the same result.
I love these Maple Roasted Cashews just for munching on while watching a ball game, or even as an appetizer for a holiday get-together. They are quick and easy, and so delicious they keep you coming back for more!
- 1/3 cup pure dark maple syrup
- ½ tablespoon peanut oil
- 16 ounces raw cashews
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine oil and maple syrup in a measuring cup. Add syrup mixture and cashews to a medium sized bowl, and stir until cashews are well coated.
Spread the coated cashews in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring cashews every 10 minutes.
Cool cashews on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container up to one week.