Everything bagel cashews are the new snack in town, and they’re low in carbs and healthy fats.
A mouthwatering blend of everything bagel seasoning, with its salty, oniony, poppy seedy goodness, coats these roasted cashews.
They’re the perfect balance of savory and slightly sweet, and they’re so easy to make.
Check out the recipe below!
Everything Bagel Cashews
- 1 Baking sheet
- 1 Parchment paper sheet
- 1 Mixing bowl
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Airtight Container
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss the cashews with the olive oil and everything bagel seasoning until evenly coated.
- Spread the cashews out on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant.
- Be sure to stir the cashews halfway through baking to ensure even browning.
- Let the cashews cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Simple ingredients: Just cashews, oil, and everything bagel seasoning – that’s it!
- Highly customizable: Feel free to adjust the amount of seasoning to your taste, or add in other spices like garlic powder or smoked paprika.
- Healthy and delicious: Cashews are a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them a satisfying and nutritious snack.
- Perfect for on-the-go: These cashews are easy to store and transport, so they’re perfect for a healthy, to-go snack!
A serving of these everything bagel cashews is 1/4 cup and has ~170 calories.
- For a sweeter snack, add a teaspoon of honey or brown sugar to the seasoning mixture.
- I use Great Value’s Everything Bagel Seasoning.
- You can make everything bagel seasoning with a blend of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, dried garlic, and salt.
- These cashews are also great for topping salads, soups, or yogurt.
Are you interested in more low-carb snack options? Check out this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post – Low Carb Movie Snacks.
Healthy Aging Benefits of Everything Bagel Cashews
- Heart Health: Cashews contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and oleic acid. These fats reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, promote heart health, and contribute to healthy aging.
- Antioxidant Properties: Rich in antioxidants like selenium, cashews help combat oxidative stress and reduce inflammation. This can be beneficial in preventing age-related conditions and supporting a healthy immune system.
- Bone Health: Cashews are a good source of magnesium and phosphorus, essential minerals that play a role in maintaining strong and healthy bones. As we age, maintaining bone density becomes crucial, and these minerals contribute to bone health.
- Protein Content: Protein is vital for maintaining muscle mass, and cashews provide a moderate amount of protein. This is important for overall strength, especially as muscle mass tends to decline with age.
- Cognitive Function: The presence of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in cashews may support cognitive function. These nutrients lower the risk of cognitive decline and may contribute to maintaining brain health as you age.
- Blood Sugar Control: Cashews have a moderate glycemic index, and their fiber content may contribute to better blood sugar control. This can be beneficial in preventing or managing age-related conditions like type 2 diabetes.
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Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is also certified through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Weight Management. She has 20+ years of nutrition experience working in a variety of healthcare settings. Her passion is to provide evidence-based nutrition information that supports vitality and longevity!