Oven Roasted Cashew Nuts

Ah, cashews… how good they are…! I could eat handfuls of them, couldn’t you? Today, I share with you a rather basic recipe for baking cashews in the oven! It’s very easy, very fast and very convenient! They are crunchy and well flavored…it’s delicious!

What are the benefits of cashew nuts ?

The cashew nut tree is from tropical areas, and today it grows in India, Madagascar and Malaysia. The cashew tree produces fruit called “cashew apple” where the cashew nuts cling to their shells. However, cashew nuts are not edible as they are, they are even poisonous in this state. They must be shelled, dried and then roasted to be edible!

Cashews are delicious and also very healthy!

First of all, they are very rich in vitamins, especially vitamins B1, B2 and B6, which play an essential role in the body. They participate in the formation of red blood cells, contribute to the production of energy for our cells and help repair tissues. There contain also vitamin K, which contributes to blood clotting, among other things.

Cashews are very rich in minerals. In particular, they are an excellent source of magnesium, which contributes to bone formation and the proper functioning of the immune system. Cashews also contain copper, which plays a role in the formation of hemoglobin and helps fight free radicals. They are also rich in phosphorus, iron, zinc and manganese.

Eating cashews is good for us, they:

contribute to the preservation of good cardiovascular health.
help prevent some cancers
help fight diabetes
have a power of satiety
help strengthen bones
combats fatigue

  • contribute to the preservation of good cardiovascular health.
  • help prevent some cancers
  • help fight diabetes
  • have a power of satiety
  • help strengthen bones
  • combats fatigue

Be careful however, cashew nuts are half composed of lipids (good lipids though), so they should be eaten in moderation!

Spices, herbs…

I think the combination of cashew nuts and curry works really well! But for the spices you can really do as you like:

tandoori, garam masala, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric
cayenne pepper, white pepper
flavoured salt, sea salt
thyme, rosemary, laurel

  • tandoori, garam masala, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric
  • cayenne pepper, white pepper
  • flavoured salt, sea salt
  • thyme, rosemary, laurel

You can also add one or two tablespoons of hazelnut oil or coconut oil for it to be a little more tasty!

It is also quite possible to make a sweet version by adding honey or agave syrup!

Be careful, baking time is very fast! Do not leave them for another minute or they may be slightly burned!

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Oven Roasted Cashew Nuts

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients

  • 200 g cashew nuts ( raw ) ( 7 oz )
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C | 350°F.
  • In a bowl, pour the cashew nuts, add the spices and salt, stir well so that everything is evenly coated.
  • On a baking sheet, place a baking paper and pour the cashew nuts well flat.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Halfway through cooking, stir the cashew nuts.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  • Then keep your cashew nuts in an airtight container.

Once cooked and well sealed in an airtight container, cashews can be eaten for several weeks without any problem …! But in general, they don’t last very long!