These savory roasted nuts are the perfect keto snack to serve at any gathering – all holiday season. After the holidays, you're going to want to keep them around for everyday snacking. Just be warned... these nuts are completely addictive!
You probably already know that I'm all about savory and spicy flavors!
I wanted these savory roasted nuts to be spicy and have all the salty, crunchy tastiness of a gourmet snack. I might be bragging a little, but these seriously hit the mark.
I love blending my own spice mixes. When I created this recipe I started to draw inspiration from some of my favorite combos.
You should probably just double the batch right away because you might eat half of them before they have the chance to be a holiday gift. This is also a great recipe to bring to your next holiday party.
Oven roasted nuts are a great alternative to all the holiday baked goods. In a sea of overly sweet holiday baked goods, these spiced nuts are a real life saver.
I originally made these as a vegan spiced nut mix, using avocado oil instead of butter, because my daughter was vegan at the time. This recipe is also a gluten free-friendly snack.
What You’ll Love About This Recipe
- Easy. Making savory roasted nuts is super easy. Just mix up a few spices, toss, and oven roast slow and low.
- Healthy. Nothing is more nutritious than roasted nuts. Get in your healthy fats while everyone else is noshing on sugary sweets.
- Portable. Roasted nuts are the perfect portable snack. Keep them in your bag so you'll be prepared when hunger strikes.
Use your favorite blend of nuts in this recipe. I love making these savory oven roasted nuts after holiday baking when I have a bunch of random types of nuts left over from various recipes.
For an extra candied coating, you can also include a tablespoon of maple syrup.
- Your favorite nuts. I used almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts. Feel free to use any and all of your favorite nuts in this recipe.
- Avocado oil. I love the buttery flavor of avocado oil in this recipe. Melted butter or coconut oil are both great alternatives if you don't have avocado oil.
- Spices. This recipe has a lot of different spices in it. Trust me, it's worth making sure you have all of them. The savory flavor combo is on point for sure.
Step 1: Mix up the spice blend.
In a small bowl, measure out all the spices, and then give them a quick toss with a fork or small whisk. Set them aside. I love smoked paprika for this recipe, and for an extra kick, you can increase the amount of cayenne pepper used. Dried rosemary also works in this spice blend.
Step 2: Spread the nuts on a baking sheet.
Spread the mixed nuts out in a single layer on your baking sheet.
Step 3: Season the nuts.
Drizzle the nuts with the oil and toss them so that they are all covered evenly with a thin layer. (For this recipe, I do not recommend using cooking spray.) Then sprinkle the spice mixture over the nuts and toss again to coat. Spread them out in a single layer once again so that they bake evenly.
Step 4: Bake slow and low!
Cooking time can vary because oven temperatures can vary greatly. Make sure you keep an eye on your batch because toasted nuts can burn quickly if the oven is too hot.
Step 5: How to store savory roasted nuts.
Store roasted nuts in an air tight container. Optimally, they are freshest for about 2 weeks. However, you can store them in the refrigerator if you live in a warm or humid area.
FAQs and Expert Tips
Use a generous amount of oil to cover the nuts before you sprinkle on the seasonings. The seasonings will stick to the oil, so add as much or as little spice blend as you like!
While it's true that they are probably the most delicious during the first two weeks after you cook them, roasted nuts can keep a surprisingly long time. If they still smell good, they will still taste good. They do not need to be refrigerated.
Rancid nuts will have a characteristic smell that may remind you of paint or nail polish. Some people talk about rancid nuts smelling like old plastic containers. If you recognize any of these smells in your box of nuts, chances are that they have gone bad.
Yes, roasted nuts keep amazingly well in the freezer. Make sure they are wrapped tightly so that they don't get freezer burn, and they will keep up to 2 years in the freezer.
What To Serve with Savory Mixed Nuts
Savory nuts are a perfect appetizer to set out for any party. I also love serving roasted nuts with a cheese plate.
Whenever I have a party, there must be good wine and good cheese. These savory roasted nuts are the perfect accompianment.
Other Healthy Snack Recipes That You’ll Love
- Candied Nuts Recipe - Sweet and spicy candied pecans.
- Healthy Chia Pudding Recipe
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Savory Roasted Nuts
- 1 lb nuts almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts
- ⅓ cup avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt adjust to taste
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
- Preheat oven to 325℉.
- On a baking sheet, drizzle the nuts with mild-flavored oil and toss with spice mix.
- Spread the nuts in a single layer for even baking.
- Roast the nuts on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes. Watch closely so that they do not burn.
- Store in an airtight container.