We love eating nuts in our house, we enjoy them raw, in our baked goods, in our trail mixes and mixed into our foods. I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to incorporate these nutrient rich nuts into our foods.
One of my favourite treats are nut brittle, crunchy sweetened nuts…yum what could be better? I came across a recipe for a nut brittle and adjusted it to add in some extra goodness with sesame seeds and chia seeds (read here for more information on benefits of chia seeds). the result was a delicious treat that could be munched on or added on top of yogurts, parfaits, cereal and smoothie bowls!
Give this simple and delicious recipe a try, you’re going to love it. We ended eating up most of this right away, the kids couldn’t stop snacking on them!
Pistachio and Seed Brittle:
- 1 cup raw pistachios
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds
- 2 tsp. chia seeds
- 2 tsp. hemp hearts
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 tbsp. raw honey
Add raw pistachios to a heated skillet and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, keep stirring to prevent burning.
Add in chia and sesame seeds, continue to cook for another minute or 2. Add in cinnamon powder and vanilla, mix everything together well then add in hemp hearts and honey.
Mix well till everything is well coated. Reduce the temperature to low and cook for an extra minute till all the liquid is dry and the seeds and nuts are stuck together.
Remove from heat and let the brittle cool for 2-3 minutes. Remove brittle from pan and transfer onto a sheet of wax paper and let it cool completely.
Once the brittle has cooled down, break it into desired size pieces and store it in an air tight container.
Give this a try and let me know what you think.