7 Delicious Cashew Recipes That'll Make Your Mouth Water ...

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Creamy, rich cashews are just perfect for any time of the day, and there are endless amounts of delicious recipes with cashews to try out if you’re not sure how to use these miraculous nuts. Cashews are one of the best source of Vitamin B6, nature’s calming vitamin. They are also a wonderful source of fiber, protein and healthy fats that keep your skin beautiful, your brain happy, and your body energized. Cashews lend a yummy creamy taste, which makes them perfect for using in multiple types of recipes. With their soft, buttery flavor, cashews are satisfying and so filling! Try out some of these amazing cashew recipes and you won’t only see health benefits, but your taste buds will also thank you!

1. Cashew Coconut Crunch Granola

Cashew Coconut Crunch Granola

All granola fans will love this incredible flavor combination, and it is one of my personal favorite recipes with cashews of all. Hillary from the blog, Nutrition on the Run came up with this fantastic flavor combination and I’m in love! Coconut and cashews combined make for such a brain-boosting and incredibly calming, delicious combo! Coconut is rich in medium chain fats that aid in metabolism, enhance your thyroid, combat sugar cravings and even has antibacterial properties. This recipe also features sesame seeds that are a wonderful source of calcium. Feel free to use this granola recipe to top your next creamy smoothie with, add it to a little almond milk for a sweet and crunchy cereal or use it to top your yogurt. Plus, though you’ll hardly notice, it is actually pretty healthy for you too!

Ingredients:

4 cups rolled oats

1 cup raw whole cashews

½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds

½ cup raw sunflower seeds

¼ cup sesame seeds

1 tsp. salt

½ cup brown rice syrup ( you can use honey)

¼ cup canola oil ( or extra coconut oil

¼ cup coconut oil

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix together oats, cashews, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and salt. In a small pot, gently warm brown rice syrup, oils and vanilla until combined. Pour over oat mixture and stir thoroughly. Pour into a baking dish (approx. 9 x 13 in.) and bake at 350F for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove granola from the oven and spread onto paper towels to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Cooking Note: Don’t be fearful if your granola still looks wet after 30 minutes. The key to crunchy, delicious granola is wet granola. It will clump and crunch when allowed to cool.

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