On a recent culinary adventure through the Mediterranean, I stumbled upon a delightful snack that was both satisfying and nutritious. The locals called it “Crunchy Munchy Nutty Bites,” and I knew instantly that this was a recipe I had to bring back to TheKitchen.ai. This Mediterranean Nutty Bites Recipe is a testament to the region’s love for nuts and figs, combined in a way that is simply irresistible.
This Crunchy Munchy Nutty Bites recipe serves two and is perfect for those seeking Healthy Snack Recipes. However, it’s important to note that this isn’t suitable for those with nut allergies or following No Nuts Recipes due to its high nut content. It’s also not ideal for those avoiding honey.
The ingredients in these Crunchy Munchy Nutty Bites are simple yet flavorful. A cup of mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cashews) provides protein and crunch while half a cup of chopped dried figs adds natural sweetness and fiber. The honey glaze, made with honey, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and cinnamon powder gives these bites their distinctive Mediterranean flavor profile. And let’s not forget the zest of one lemon which infuses these bites with a refreshing citrus twist.
Making this Oven Baked Nut Mix Recipe is as easy as pie! Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lining your baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl combine your mixed nuts and chopped figs. Then heat up your honey glaze ingredients until they bubble slightly before pouring over your nut mix ensuring everything gets evenly coated. Spread this mixture onto your prepared baking sheet before grating some lemon zest over it all for that extra zing! Bake until golden brown then allow it to cool completely before breaking into bite-sized pieces – voila! Your Homemade Nut Bars Recipe is ready!
So there you have it – an Easy Mediterranean Snack Recipe right from my kitchen to yours! These Crunchy Munchy Nutty Bites are perfect for on-the-go snacking or as an afternoon pick-me-up when you need something sweet yet healthy! They’re packed full of protein from the mixed nuts making them an excellent Healthy Mixed Nuts Snack option too! So why not give them a try? You’ll be transported straight back to the Mediterranean with every bite!