Nutrition: 121 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated), 17 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g protein
Makes 12 servings
1 tsp coconut oil or butter
1 cup macademia nuts, pecan halves, or walnut pieces
1/3 cup shelled raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or raw sunflower seeds
1/2 tsp Berbere spice blend* (see note below)
1/8 tsp sea salt
3 Tbsp cacao nibs
1/2 tsp hemp, flax, or chia seeds
How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium-low. Stir in nuts and pepitas. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Sprinkle with berbere spice blend and salt. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more or until nuts and pepitas are just starting to turn golden brown.
Remove pan from heat. Stir in cacao nibs and hemp seeds. Turn out onto a clean paper towel and cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Berbere spice blend is an Ethiopian seasoning made from a mix of dried red chile peppers and spices such as cardamom, coriander, cloves, allspice, fenugreek seeds, peppercorns, garlic, paprika, and cinnamon. You can find it at a spice store or in the spice aisle of a grocery store. Or substitute 1/4 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and ground ginger, plus a pinch of cayenne pepper. Or try five-spice powder or garam masala spice blend.