Maple Glazed Hazelnut Chia Snack
Maple Glazed Hazelnut Chia Snack is truly exquisite and an awesome crowd pleaser. It’s a great back to school snack. This healthy snack is a delicious crunch to just munch on it in those odd hours of the day.
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups raw unsalted hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Pinch of salt
In a pan bring maple syrup to a boil and add olive oil to it.
Stir quickly and immediately add hazelnuts. Let it cook on high for couple of minutes or until you start getting the aroma.
Fold in chia seeds and salt.
Cook again on a low flame for 2-3 minutes (Let it be liquidy).
Turn off the flame. With the help of pestle crush hazelnuts roughly in the pan itself. (Crush quickly before cooling down).
Now, spread a thick layer of glazed hazelnuts on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Try to place all the nuts together. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
Take out the cookie sheet and roughly chop the layer so as to get a rough cluster of the snack. It’s ok if the nuts crumble and leave their shape. Enjoy!
- Feel free to make this oil free if desired. In this case do not add olive oil in the boiling maple syrup.
- This recipe yields about 2 1/2 cups of snack. It stays good for couple of weeks in an air tight glass container at the room temperature.
Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.5mg