Spicy Roasted Nuts

by Her Happy Balance on April 18, 2016

With a bit of sugar and a helping of spices these mixed nuts become an addictive, crunchy snack that are roasted to perfection! Best enjoyed in healthy handfuls 😉 

Spicy Nuts Recipe

These nuts are crack. There, I admitted it. Whenever I make a batch of these little babies they hang around for approximately 48 hours, if I’m lucky, then somehow magically dissapear. The whole family is on board the roasted nut train, so I’ve taken to hoarding and hiding portions in random spots around the house to try and extend their hang time. I should probably be more disturbed than I am having basically just described myself as a squirrel. I guess I get a little possessive over my roasted nuts? Sorry, I’m not sorry! Just give them a try and I think you’ll understand –  maybe I won’t seem like such a crazy nut lady anymore. 

Spicy Roasted Nuts
Spicy nuts with just a dash of sweet that are roasted to perfection - great as a crunchy snack or salad topper.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 4 Cups unsalted, raw nuts*
  2. 1 Tbsp. water
  3. 1 Egg white
  4. 1/3 Cup sugar
  5. 2 Tsp. Kosher salt
  6. 2 Tsp. cumin
  7. 1 and 1/2 Tsp. paprika
  8. 1 Tsp. ground coriander
  9. 1 Tsp. cayenne pepper**
  10. 1/4 Tsp. ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place nuts in a large bowl. Add water and egg white to bowl and use a fork to combine until all nuts are evenly coated. In a large plastic bag (1 gallon freezer bags work well) add all the spices, shake to combine. Put nuts into the bag and shake until all the nuts are evenly coated. Cover a large baking sheet in aluminum foil, spread nuts on tray in an even layer. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Use a spatula to remove nuts from the tray and enjoy! Store nuts in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for later use.
  1. *Any combination of nuts will do, but I like to use 1 cup each of pecans, walnuts, cashews, and almonds
  2. **I like a little heat so I'm a little heavy with the cayenne, go lighter for a milder taste
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Spicy Roasted Nuts

I was first introduced to these nuts one fateful Christmas Eve when they were given to my parents as a hostess gift from our old neighbor. We were so busy with party festivities that we didn’t get to dip into them until Christmas morning.  It was love at first crunch! We hustled our family friend for her recipe, I tinkered around with it to give it a bit more heat, and voila! These nuts became the gift that just keeps on giving. 

Happy snacking, friends!

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Nicole @ Simply Nicole April 18, 2016 at 6:37 am

Wow. Anything with cayenne and paprika has my heart. Will be trying these soon.

xo – Nicole @ http://simply-nicole.com

Her Happy Balance April 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

They’re SO easy to make! Hope you like them 🙂

Sarah @ BucketListTummy April 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

I wish I wasn’t allergic to tree nuts – these look awesome. I love the combo of spices you added!

Her Happy Balance April 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Tree nut allergy – oh no!! If you’re into the spice combo try it on chickpeas instead. Use 4 cups of chickpeas and roast in the oven, same idea just a different protein 🙂

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