by Gale Compton
Enjoy this quick & nutritious snack of cinnamon and honey nuts the entire family will love! Read more about the benefits of nuts and their powerful antioxidants in 50 Superfoods – The Ultimate Shopping List.
It’s hard to believe our collection of slow cooker recipes includes this delightful sweet treat. The same nuts that are so popular at fairs, festivals, and ballgames can be made right in your own home for a much lower price. These fragrant nuts are easy to make and quite healthy, so you can indulge in a sweet treat every now and then.
Nuts are one of the healthiest foods available. They are packed with healthy fats and provide a satisfying crunch that makes a great alternative to potato chips or party snacks. Nuts do contain a lot of calories, so it is important not to overdo it. There is no need to absently munch on nuts all day long or grab bowlfuls for a serving. Usually, a generous handful is more than enough to satisfy your craving and provide plenty of great health benefits.
If you are not usually a fan of nuts, this sweeter version might be just the thing to grab your interest. The blend of sweet and salty is irresistible for most people. The next time you get a craving for a sweet OR salty snack, whip up a batch of these slow cooker cinnamon and honey nuts!
NOTE: The total fat content in Cinnamon & Honey Nuts is also known as “good fat” or monounsaturated fat. These fats are considered heart healthy Omega 3's.
Yields: 12 Servings | Serving Size: 1/4 cup | Calories: 232 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 8 g
- 3 (1 cup each) cups raw almonds, pecans and walnuts
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/3 cup honey
Combine nuts and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add honey, toss to thoroughly coat nuts. Add the cinnamon-honey coated nuts to the slow cooker, being sure to get all the honey in. Cover and cook in the slow cooker for 1 to 1-1/2 hours on low. See below for the oven method.
Prefer the oven method? Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spread nuts over a non-stick cookie sheet, stir every 10 minutes. Roast until lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container.
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