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Maple Vanilla Clusters Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author J+E | Real Simple Good

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (shell on)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300° Fahrenheit and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and cashews in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup and vanilla. 

  4. Pour the syrup over the nuts and seeds and stir them around to evenly coat them.
  5. Dollop a generous spoonful of the nut and seed mixture onto the sheet pan like you would cookie dough. Repeat until the nut and seed mixture is used up.
  6. Place in the oven to roast for 15-20 minutes, or until most of the seeds have browned. Watch closely the last 5-7 minutes and don't let the clusters burn.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the clusters with a little sea salt. Allow them to cool to the touch.
  8. Once they've cooled a little (but are still warm) you can press the clusters together to make sure they don't fall apart.
  9. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.