Vegan Maple Cinnamon Roasted Cashews

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Oh my, I haven't made these yet, but I am just going to have to. These sound so good. I can't wait to make them!


  1. First, roast the cashews on a cookie tray at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Test one of the nuts if you're not sure.
  3. While you're roasting the nuts, mix the maple syrup, cinnamon, margarine, and salt in a microwave-safe cup or bowl.
  4. Microwave the mixture until it boils, which should be around a minute.
  5. When the nuts are ready, take them out of the oven and pour them into the bowl containing the syrup mixture.
  6. Mix them around until they're moderately coated with syrup.
  7. (The syrup might not stick completely, but that's okay; you can sprinkle some on the nuts once you put them back on the pan.) At this point, you'll need to spray the tray with the non-stick spray.
  8. Pour the nuts back onto the tray.
  9. It's a good idea to spoon them back on the tray, as there may be leftover syrup in the bottom of the bowl, and you don't want that to end up in a pile on the tray.
  10. Continue roasting the nuts for 15 minutes more.
  11. You can turn the temperature down to 300 or 325 degrees at this point.
  12. Be sure to check them every once and a while- I use a toaster oven for this, and your cooking time may vary.
  13. Remove the tray from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  14. Wait for the nuts to cool and the syrup to harden, and then remove them with a spatula.
Most Helpful

Everyone liked these. I used butter and cooked the syrup on the stove in a pot. They were so easy. While cooling, I kept stirring every 5 minutes until they hardened up. They released from the tray very easily. Next time I will add dried cherries or cranberries to the bowl while serving. Thank you, MizEmerilLagasse, for posting.

Inklady August 08, 2011

I didn't make these vegan; I used butter and regular real maple syrup, but they turned out SO good! I love cashews to begin with and this recipe makes a good thing even better! They are not too sweet and really bring out the creaminess of the cashews. These have become a potluck/party staple for me!

MrsHudson June 05, 2009