Aussie Spiced Nuts

"A deliciously different recipe for spiced nuts which I came across this afternoon in the current issue of the Australian magazine 'Woman's Day', and with my usual impatience just had to make this evening, with a few modifications - minus the chilli powder to meet our taste preferences - but I'd certainly make these complete with the chilli powder for friends, and have left the chilli powder in as an ingredient. In making these, I increased the garlic from 1 to 2 cloves, and I minced it rather than crushing it. I used cashews, macadamias and hazelnuts. Why, oh why do I keep buying all these magazines each week? Spot on if you guessed to check out their latest recipes! And it was worth buying this week's just to have found this recipe! These would be demolished very quickly if served with other appetisers and drinks, and they'd be a great addition to salads and stir-fries - if they lasted that long! :) Don't add salt - or add it sparingly - if your nuts are already salted."
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  • Preheat the oven to moderate (180°C/350°-375°F/4-5 gasmark); and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • In a large pan, combine the olive oil, paprika, maple syrup, garlic, salt flakes, chilli and pepper; stir over a low heat until the syrup has melted and the mixture is well-combined; add the nuts and stir until they are evenly coated with the spice mixture; spread on the prepared baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally; remove and set aside to cool before serving.
  • TIP: These Aussie Spiced Nuts can be made 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container. I cannot advise as to how they'd last beyond the two days as I cannot even imagine them lasting that long!

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  1. Sorry to give such a low rating, but these were horrible. Followed the recipe to the letter and they were just bad. Threw them out.
  2. This is awesome! Had the neighbors over for a small cocktail party and everyone went wild. Will definitely make these again and I agree with Sydney Mike that these would also go very well in a salad. Nice job, Bluemoon Downunder!
  3. Made this up as a munchie, but then we tried them in a salad & they really made a difference there! Also great, by the way, over breakfast granola for a great new taste! Thanks for a wonderful keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Gimme 5 tag]
  4. This was served for company today, and along with myself, my guests were pleased too !! A nice recipe because you can use a nice variation of nuts, Made for gimme 5 tag.
  5. These are good BM. I didn't think the spices came thru real strongly and I didn't get any hint of maple syrup. My nuts were salted and so I omitted the sea salt, but other than that, followed your recipe exact using smoked paprika as stated. I think that's what I taste the most. I just noticed I forgot to add the chlli powder. This could be why I"m not tasting much spiciness. My bad, but these still get 4 stars. Thanks!~ Made for 123Hits..


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