5 Simple & Festive Ways to Make Spiced Nuts

5 Simple & Festive Ways to Make Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts are a staple during the holiday season; whether you're serving them at an upcoming gathering, or gifting a batch to your nearest and dearest, homemade spiced nuts are nearly effortless. Gather a variety of raw nuts and/or seeds and a few flavoring agents — like spices, zests, extracts, and oils — and you've got the ingredients to make some magic. We've got five creative recipes to take your favorite snack to the next level.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

1. Smoky Pepitas

These spicy, crispy seeds are delicious on their own but are also great as a garnish, on top of salads and soups.

1 cup raw pepitas + 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder + 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt

Toss all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Allow to cool before serving or storing.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

2. Vanilla & Coffee Hazelnuts

For this all-sweet spiced nuts combo, we brought all of our favorite latte flavors together and roasted them to make crunchy-nutty deliciousness — these are seriously addicting.

1 cup raw hazelnuts + 1 tablespoon melted butter + 1 tablespoon brown sugar + 1 teaspoon finely ground coffee + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toss all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Allow to cool before serving or storing.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

3. Lime & Curry Cashews

These zesty cashews are packed with our favorite curry bowl flavors — yum!

1 cup raw cashews + 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil + 1 teaspoon curry powder + zest from 1 lime + 1/2 teaspoon salt

Toss all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Allow to cool before serving or storing.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

4. Honey Mustard & Rosemary Nut Medley

For this version, we tossed a variety of nuts with classic earthy flavors for the ultimate holiday party snack.

1 cup raw nuts of choice (mixture of almonds, cashews, walnuts, pepitas) + 1 tablespoon olive oil + 1 tablespoon minced rosemary leaves + 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard powder + 1/2 tablespoon honey + 1/2 teaspoon salt

Toss all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Allow to cool before serving or storing.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

5. Salty & Sweet Glazed Pecans

Mouthwatering, crisp pecans are wrapped in a maple-soy-ginger glaze. Each bite has the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

1 cup raw pecans + 1 tablespoon peanut oil + 1 tablespoon soy sauce + 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger + 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Toss all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toasted. Allow to cool before serving or storing.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)
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