Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts
This recipe calls for just 5 simple ingredients that can go from raw to roasted in less than an hour. The nuts are tossed with a small amount of butter and maple syrup and seasoned with salt and spices. The result is a sweet, spicy, salty snack.
These nuts smell so crazy good while in the oven, and taste even better when out. Trust me, you can’t eat just one. This would be perfect served at a party or split into single-sized portions for quick snacks on the go.
This recipe calls for chili powder as the main seasoning, and while the commercial stuff could be used, it’s never been my thing. I think it’s the paprika? Then I started making my own chili powder mix (see recipe below), and everything clicked. It is so much better than the commercial chili powder money can buy.
And it only takes 3 minutes to mix together! Seriously, give it a shot. Then make this recipe. Your taste buds will thank me.
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts
Recipe adapted from The Homemade Pantry (Amazon) Makes 4 cups
2 T. unsalted butter, melted
1 t. chili powder (see recipe below)
1 T. maple syrup
1 1/2 t. salt
4 c. mixed raw nuts
- Preheat the oven to 300-degrees.
- Combine the butter, chili powder, maple syrup, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Add the nuts, tossing until completely coated, and spread them in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then stir the nuts around, and bake for 15-20 more before removing from the oven.
*Check the bulk section at your local grocery store for lower prices on raw nuts. Costco is also a great option! Amazon has raw almonds, walnuts, raw cashews and more if you really just don’t wanna leave the house.
Homemade Chili Powder
Recipe adapted from Brilliant Food Tips & Cooking Tricks (Amazon)
2 T. ground cumin
2 t. dried oregano
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. onion powder
1 t. crushed red pepper
1 t. paprika (optional)
- Mix all spices together in a small bowl.
- Store in a sealed container and use as needed.
The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making by Alana Chernila (Amazon) is on my Top-10 Cookbook List. If you want to buy less processed food and cook more with whole ingredients, this would be a great book to add to your shelf!
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Sound fantastic, can’t wait to make them as gifts in a jar, table favours.
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
HOLY YUM. Definitely pinning this. I love sweet and spicy nuts and this recipe looks totally easy!
Hello! These sound delicious but I have a silly question… Is tsp or tbsp that you’re referring to? I want to make sure I don’t screw this up. 🙂 Thanks
Emily from Frugal Living NW says
Not silly! I’m just lazy. 🙂
T = Tablespoon
t = teaspoon
Lol. You’re awesome! Thank you so much 🙂