Cashews are one of the most tasteful dry nuts to enjoy as a snack. There is no doubt in the fact that a dozen or two cashews with a warm cup of coffee taste amazingly in the chilly winter evenings. However, there is more to cashews than just eating them raw.
When it comes to curvy nuts, some people eat it raw—because that is simple and enjoyable as it is—while other people use it as an ingredient in different dishes, like cashew chicken, cashew pancakes, Cashew Caesar salad, and more. On the other hand, a lot of people eat it after coating and roasting them in their choice of dip, like honey, chili powder, etc.
Roasted cashew nuts are most common among cashew lovers. One reason is that they are simple and easy to make, compared to cashew-involved main course dishes. Secondly, you can store them for a longer time and enjoy them every once in a while, unlike wet cashew recipes that cannot be stored longer than a day or two without going bad.
Considering how roasted cashews are enjoyed and appreciated by a huge amount of people throughout the world, we have decided to share three delicious roasted cashew nuts recipes with you that will add amazing flavor to your life.
If you have got raw cashews in bulk, do not eat all of them raw. Instead, try the fantastic recipes below and make your day ten times better.
Honey Roasted Cashews
One of the most common types of roasted cashews is honey-roasted ones. They are very popular because of their sweet and salty taste. In honey roasted cashews, the original, salt-dipped, and sweet taste of cashews stays as it is with an added sweetness of honey which is used instead of sugar.
It takes very little time to make honey roasted cashews from scratch. Just follow the recipe below and enjoy.
You Will Need:
- Slightly salted cashews
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract (pure)
- Unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
- Granulated sugar
- Kosher salt
How to Make:
First, you need to preheat your oven to 350-degree. Meanwhile, take a small-sized saucepan and add precisely two tablespoons of honey, two tablespoons of maple syrup, and two tablespoons of unsalted butter. Mix the ingredients well and keep heating them on low to medium heat. Make sure you keep whisking it while heating so the mixture doesn’t get burned.
Once the butter has melted and dissolved into honey and maple syrup, remove the saucepan from the heat and add ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon with one teaspoon of pure vanilla essence.
Next, take a smaller metallic baking sheet and pour all the cashews into it. The mixture we have made above will handle about four cups of cashews. When cashews are laid down on a baking sheet, pour the honey mixture over them and use a spatula to toss the cashews around and make sure they all are coated with the mixture.
After that, slide the baking sheet into a preheated oven and bake the honey-coated cashews for six minutes. Then, take the pan out, toss the nuts here and there, and spread them into a layer once again to bake them for six more minutes. Repeat this step one last time so the cashews are baked for a total of eighteen minutes.
You will notice that the glaze of honey and maple will get thicker and sticky in the oven and will make the coat perfectly visible. What you need to do next is take a clean bowl and add all the coated cashews to it. Then, add ¼ cup of sugar and a few pinches of kosher salt. Make sure the salt and sugar are properly tossed around cashews and cashews are coated with the powders.
Finally, spread the cashews on a tray to let them cool down. If they are still sticky, you can break them apart from one they are cooled down. Your honey roasted cashews are ready. Store them in an airtight container and munch on them as per your mood. If you liked the recipe and want more of it, you can also buy ready-made Honey Roasted Cashews.
Spicy Roasted Cashews
Another great recipe to roast cashews is Spice Roasted Cashews. As the name suggests, this recipe is for someone who loves spicy snacks. Many people believe that cashews, being a dry fruit, wouldn’t go well with the spice, like chili. Well, that’s not true. Spice Roasted Cashews allow you to taste the raw taste of cashews while also take in the taste of chili powder. And if you know what you are doing, you can adjust the recipe as per your preference and enjoy the most out of it.
You Will Need:
- 2 ½ cup of raw unsalted cashews
- ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon of ground coriander cilantro
- Salt (as per taste)
- 1 ½ tablespoon of oil
How to Make
First, preheat the oven up to 320-degree. Meanwhile, line a roasting tray with a baking sheet. Take a separate bowl and combine all ingredients together. Since there are no liquid or semi-solid ingredients in this recipe, you don’t need to heat the mixture separately.
When all cashews are well-mixed with the ingredients, spread them out on a tray in a single layer and put the tray in an oven. Roast them for 5 minutes, take them out, toss them around, spread them out, and then put them back in. Repeat this process until the cashews are roasted for a total of 15 minutes.
After that, remove them from the oven and let the tray sit for a while so the cashews are cooled down. Once they are at room temperature, store them in an airtight container and enjoy them whenever you want.
Salt and Pepper Cashews
Salt and pepper is a perfect combination that goes with everything. So, why not cashews? As proved by a lot of people on the internet, cashews roasted in salt and pepper are perfectly flavored and tasteful to enjoy as a daytime snack and late-night munch. It gives a unique blend of calm salt and glamorous pepper that keeps you in a good mood throughout the day.
Let’s see how it is made.
You Will Need:
- Unsalted cashews
- Ground pepper
How to Make:
This delicious recipe is pretty easy and concise. First, take raw cashews and coat them with oil. Bake the oil-coated cashews in an oven at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes until they are golden. You can keep checking after every five minutes to make sure the color stays the same on all sides.
Meanwhile, start grinding pepper in powder form if you already don’t have that. Once the cashews are baked, let them cool down and then toss them with the taste-preferred quantity of salt and pepper until coated properly.
Just like that, you have Salt and Pepper Cashews to go with your tea or coffee. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy when wanted.
These 3 recipes are tried and tested by recipe experts, so make sure you try them at least once and see the results these flavors bring into your life.