While the idea of Google/Siri/Alexa listening in on everyday conversations is kind of creepy, it would be interesting to know the top three phrases out of our kids’ mouths. The money is on ‘I’m hungry’, closely followed by ‘Stop it!’ and ‘I’m not tired.’
When you explain that they can’t possibly be hungry because they live in a privileged bubble and don’t actually know what real hunger is but they just stare at you blankly and utter it again, accept defeat and give them some of these sweet and salty nuts. It will save your head from exploding.
Easy to make and filling, they’re delicious on their own or as a yoghurt topping with fresh fruit.
We used 200g almonds, 200g cashews, 50g pepitas, and 50g sunflower seeds but you can experiment with different nuts/seeds. A sprinkle of cinnamon could make them extra special.
This recipe makes around 500g.
- 500g mixed nuts and seeds (e.g. almonds, cashews, pepitas, sunflower seeds)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat the oven to 180℃ (fan-forced). In a large bowl, mix together the nuts and seeds then add the maple syrup and sea salt. Mix well then spread the nuts/seeds on a lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, giving a good mix halfway through. Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.