Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Roasted Veggies with Walnuts

I love roasted veggies and have experimented with many recipes and techniques. So I'm very excited to say that I may have found my favorite roasted veggie recipe! It's amazing with a sweet apple glaze and cinnamon roasted walnuts. How can veggies get any yummier than this?

Ingredients:


1 pound red potatoes, cubed
1 pound sweet potatoes, cubed
1 pound carrots, peeled and cubed
1 cup apple cider
3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar or use stevia to taste for a sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

Divide potatoes and carrots in half and place on two large rimmed baking sheets. Whisk cider, honey or sweetener, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour cider mixture over vegetables dividing evenly between both pans. Toss to coat. Bake for about 45 minutes or more until vegetables are glazed and golden brown.

Meanwhile, place chopped walnuts in a small skillet over medium heat. Keep stirring nuts for several minutes until lightly brown. Remove from heat and add butter, cinnamon and a dash of salt. Stir until butter is melted. Let stand to cool.

Once vegetables are roasted, sprinkle with walnuts and eat up!

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10 comments:

spiceblogger said...

Hi, Alicia! Thanks for the friend request thru Foodbuzz. I buzzed ya! ;)

You've got great recipes for root veggies. I'm always looking for new ways to make them more appealing. Can't wait to share more recipes with you.

Happy Cooking!
--Shelley
www.inthelandofspice.com

healthyhomemade said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! And such a healthy dish too!

Maggie said...

Oh, I love wholesome sides like this for a weeknight meal. This one looks absolutely delicious and I love the apple cider and walnut in this. Yum! So glad to meet you and looking forward to reading more of your recipes!

Candy said...

Wow, it sounds like we have very similar philosophies on food and nutrition. I'm glad you found me, and I look forward to reading more of your posts and recipes!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

LOVE this combo!!!!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Wow this sounds absolutely amazing, I love the combination of flavors! Fabulous blog you have, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

Chef Dennis said...

what a delicious mixture, and good for you too!

Dionne Baldwin said...

I have never ever roasted veggies with cinnamon. This sounds great, especially for a nice warm lunch with leftovers for dinner! Thank you for this inspiration.

Kim - Liv Life said...

I make a dish similar to this, but I've never added the apple cider. Wonderful idea!

Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny) said...

This looks so good. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking it to Weekend Potluck. I pinned it to my side dishes board.