No matter what you’ve heard about nuts in the past, I’m here to tell you that size DEFINITELY matters. So does the feel of them. They should be dry and never oily, because ewwww, who wants to touch oily nuts? And if the nuts you grab aren’t fresh, then you haven’t been living my friend.
What? No, what did you think I was talking about? Sheesh, get your head out of the gutter, friends. This is a respectable website.
I’m talking about Royal Nuts, and while I'm obviously having some light-hearted fun above, I can tell you I'm not joking about what a game-changer these nuts have been for my family.
For years, our house has been a nut-free zone. My 23-year-old stepson has a severe peanut allergy, so we have always avoided all nuts due to cross contamination. It didn’t matter that he's actually not allergic to nuts like walnuts, cashews, and almonds, the problem was that the risk they were processed in the same facility as peanuts was simply too high.
Since re-introducing nuts back into our home a few months ago, things have gotten a little nutty around here because I LOVE nuts. They’re a healthy and delicious snack and since I know they’re peanut free, I feel safe about having them in the house.
Here are three things you need to know about Royal Nuts:
Yes, nuts are already naturally gluten-free but some nuts may come into contact with gluten in the processing stage, just like peanuts. Not so with Royal Nuts. They guarantee that none of their dry-roasting or processing machinery is contaminated with gluten. The same applies for peanuts.
This is why Royal Nuts always have the largest-sized nuts they can find, that are also roasted daily and delivered to the store at the peak of their freshness.
Store, schmore. Who wants to go to the store? Between Amazon Prime, grocery delivery and now the LCBO, my transition to full hermit mode is almost complete. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to know that I can now order Royal Nuts online for delivery to my front door.
So now that you’re all brushed up on your Royal Nuts facts, here are three recipes you must try your king-sized nuts in. Enjoy!
1 325g container Royal Nuts Deluxe Nuts Sea Salted
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat your oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
While oven is heating, melt butter in a skillet. Once melted, add brown sugar and maple syrup. Heat over medium-high heat until bubbling. Once bubbling, turn off heat but leave skillet on burner. Immediately add deluxe nuts and stir until coated.
Spread nuts on the parchment-lined cookie sheet and transfer to oven. Bake for 8 minutes and then remove and cool before eating.
Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks (but there’s no way they’ll last that long!)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup butter (must be room temperature)
1 cup Royal Nuts Raw Walnuts, chopped
Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease a regular sized bread pan (bottom only) or spray a regular or mini muffin tin and set aside.
Combine and mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Place batter in a greased bread pan or muffin tins. Bake the loaf for 40 to 50 minutes. Mini muffins will take 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Larger muffins will take approximately 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Complete cooling on a wire rack.
Notes: The key to this recipe is that the butter must be soft and at room temperature. Trying to use cold butter will not yield the best results.
12 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups Royal Nuts Sea Salted Cashews
1 1/2 cups Royal Nuts Dry Roasted Pecans
3/4 cup broken pretzel pieces
3/4 cup of butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp baking soda
Heat oven to 225F.
Place popcorn, cashews, and pretzels in a large roasting pan (turkey roaster).
On the stovetop, melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat, and then add brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir to combine. Raise temperature to medium-high and cook until boiling, allow mixture to boil for two minutes. Immediately remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
While caramel is warm pour over mixture in roasting pan and stir well to combine. I suggest making this a two-person job: one person pours, while the other combines it all in the pan.
Place roasting pan in oven and bake for one hour, stirring mixture every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and spread on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Cool completely. Once cooled, break into pieces and EAT IT!!