Nutty Maple Snack GRANOLA Cups: A Deliciously Healthy Treat

Welcome to another scrumptious recipe on our food blog! Today, we’re diving into the world of nutritious snacks with our delightful Nutty Maple Snack Cups. These little treats are not only bursting with flavor but also packed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, making them the perfect guilt-free indulgence for any time of day.

Who Will Love These Snack Cups?

These Nutty Maple Snack Cups are perfect for anyone looking for a satisfying yet wholesome snack option. Whether you’re a busy professional in need of an energy boost, a health-conscious parent seeking nutritious treats for your kids, or simply someone who loves delicious food, these snack cups are sure to hit the spot.

Why They’re Great

What sets these snack cups apart is their winning combination of flavor, texture, and nutrition. The blend of cashews, pistachios, almonds, and pumpkin seeds provides a satisfying crunch, while the pure maple syrup adds a touch of natural sweetness. Plus, the optional toppings of melted dark chocolate, flaky salt, and bee pollen elevate these snack cups to gourmet status.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s make sure you have everything you need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Muffin pan
  • Spoon
  • Coconut oil (for greasing the muffin pan)
  • Oven

Nutty Maple Snack Cups: A Deliciously Healthy Treat

Recipe by Chief TaimourCourse: Dessert
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • Mixing bowl

  • Muffin pan

  • Spoon

  • Coconut oil (for greasing the muffin pan)

  • Oven

Directions

  • Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Mix Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the cashews, pistachios, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and pure maple syrup. Mix until well-combined.
  • Transfer to Muffin Pan: Grease your muffin pan with coconut oil to prevent sticking. Then, spoon the mixture into the muffin pan, making sure to pack it down tightly.
  • Bake: Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the snack cups are golden brown.
  • Cool: Allow the snack cups to cool completely in the muffin pan before removing them. This step is crucial for keeping them intact.
  • Add Toppings: Once cooled, drizzle melted dark chocolate over the snack cups and sprinkle with flaky salt or bee pollen for an extra special touch.

Notes

    Storing Leftovers

    If you happen to have any leftovers (though we doubt you will!), store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage.

    Food Pairings

    These Nutty Maple Snack Cups pair perfectly with a variety of beverages, including:

    • Hot or iced coffee
    • Herbal tea
    • Almond milk
    • Fruit smoothies

    Enjoy them as a mid-morning pick-me-up, an afternoon snack, or a sweet treat after dinner.

    FAQ

    Can I use different nuts and seeds?

    Absolutely! Feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite nuts and seeds. Just make sure to maintain the same overall quantity.

    Can I skip the chocolate topping?

    Of course! While we love the indulgent touch of melted chocolate, these snack cups are delicious on their own or with a simple sprinkle of salt or bee pollen.

    Are these snack cups gluten-free?

    Yes, they are! This recipe is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or allergies.

    Conclusion: Share the Love!

    We hope you enjoy making and indulging in these Nutty Maple Snack Cups as much as we do. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more delicious recipes and foodie tips. Happy snacking!

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