23 May 2012

Cinnamon sugar coated mix nuts

It seems like I’m back on the horse again! Well as a figure of speech…(I’m afraid of horses, especially the big ones). After sharing a few recipes I’m really in the mood for blogging! And to visit other blogs to see what I’ve been missing since my long break.
I’m soooo happy! For a while it looked like I didn’t have any inspiration at all!

Before I share this recipe…remember a while back I mentioned that I wanted to lose some weight? Well I actually tried to run here and there while I was on holiday beginning of this year, but after I got home it was quite difficult to motivate myself. When it’s cold outside, I’m not really in the mood to run or to make any move at all hihhi.
Yesterday the weather was extremely nice so my coworker and I agreed on running every Tuesday right after work. Since running one day a week doesn’t really make you lose anything I decided to try and see if I can run every day. Well at least when it isn’t raining then. Today after work I went home and started to run. Although it was not even for 30 minutes I was very proud that I did it! My whole body hurt from yesterdays run, but I still did it. Bonus points for me!
If I can only do it for 30 minutes (to start with) every day I might be good to go by the end of the summer. I miss the days that I could run for 45 minutes straight without having to stop for air. Now I can only run for 5 minutes and then I’ll have to walk for about 1-2 minutes to get my breath back!
But I’m determined and it has to happen now. I’ve been eating way too good and been packing on some more then I wanted. Starting beginning next month I’ll be on a low carb diet…so no more rice, potato, bread, pasta…and all other stuff I like so much.
That reminds me…I need to find someone to donate my food to. Well not the low carb stuff, but the bread, cakes and cookies I’m still planning on baking. Just because I can’t eat it (well shouldn’t eat it) doesn’t mean I can’t make it right? The neighbors can only eat so much also, so maybe a charity or something…I’ll need to look into that.
Anyway these cinnamon sugar coated mix nuts are so easy to make. All you need is 2 handful mixed nuts (or just almonds, cashews or whatever nuts you like), 3 tablespoons of sugar, a sprinkle of salt and a pinch or 2 of cinnamon.
I started with toasting the nuts in a non stick pan.
When they started to release some flavor I added 3 tablespoons of sugar, the salt and cinnamon and mixed that with the nuts.
Because all the sugar was stuck to the nuts I added 2 tablespoons of water and waited till the sugar turned to caramel and coated the nuts.
When all the nuts are covered with the sugar /caramelmixture I poured it on a baking sheet so they could cool a bit and I could pull them apart. Not all the sugar dissolved so you can see some clumps of sugar. I think next time I would melt the sugar with a bit of water first and then add the toasted nuts.
I ate a few of them after they completely cooled and they weren't bad. Even though I didn't add any butter, they some how tasted like I did!

It’s a good thing my parents are coming over tomorrow so they can finish the rest of the nuts. You’ll have to admit; they look much more appealing than the nuts in the first picture.


  1. Wow... great idea!! What a fun snack. Love the flavors. :)

  2. At least you CAN run. I even think about running and my knees start to hurt. I'm more of a bicycle person, myself :) Awesome seasoned nuts, darling. Great way to get backing into the blogging scene!

  3. I love these nuts as a snack - a handful goes a long and delicious way :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Yum, these look great.
    I hear you about looking for a place to take baked goods. I love baking and I usually want to taste it but then what? Let me know if you find anything. :)

  5. Congrats to you for making a decision to get healthy and sticking to it! I know you'll get that 45-minute run without a breath back soon. Kudos to you.

    I think the nuts look fantastic. I even like the sugar that didn't dissolve because it would add a different kind of crunch. It looks like a great snack.

  6. These nuts look delicious! Such a great snack. Thanks for sharing :-)

  7. What a lovely snack you made here!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I just followed you here!

  8. I love nuts coated in cinnamon, sugar or even roasted with honey. Simple and delish.. perfect to go with beer or wine. Yummm.. Great snack too.. :P

  9. Sweetie, I am proud of you even if you run once a week. Walking is a great way to do it too or hiking. You have to take one day at the time and just keep going and it will get you there.
    My advice eat raw fruits and veggies as much as you can during the day and lots of water, and by the way this is a great snack after a workout.
    Thank you for sharing and i am glad you are back on the horse!!!

  10. These look great! Anything with cinnamon is always a hit in my books! :)

  11. YUMMY!!! I love nuts with sugar coated. Cinnamon is a great idea, too. I haven't tried that before. I walk for 45 minutes but these 2 (or 3 already??) weeks have been so busy that I completely stopped. I need to get back on my exercise otherwise.... I look horrible in summer clothes! All the sudden I miss winter's buggy clothes. =D


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