The spiced Nuts recipe is a recipe that will make people go nuts over it. Perfect for a holiday gift or late-night snacking or to spice up any other recipe.
If your taste buds are craving something snacky which is sweet, salty, spicy, and light then try these spiced nuts. Use whatever nuts you have at home and quickly make this batch of spiced nuts.
Trust me, It will leave you wanting for more. So, make sure you make a LOT because this is NOT gonna last. I am telling you, you will want to grab one every other second. And, as the saying of popular brand Lays goes - "I bet, you can't eat just one!"
Spiced Nuts with Maple Syrup
Finally, the holidays are knocking on the door. And, this beautiful festive time needs nothing more than something sweet, salty, snacky, and spicy! Yes, You got it right. I am talking about the MOST popular recipe for this time of the year or rather any time of the year. The one that is supposed to last long but apparently it's too damn tasty to stay put on the shelves. The one that is the answer to your secret night cravings and your morning sickness. Yes, It's Spiced Nuts. And, And, And, wait! There is NO SUGAR in it. But, yes, there is maple syrup.
In my home, these don't last even a day. People LOVE it so much that at times I am annoyed at them. I keep saying - I made it after such a long time, please keep it for a day or two.
Anyhow, what matters most is that people like it. No, wait they love it. You should have seen the facial expression on my husband's face when he woke up after an afternoon nap and found these spiced nuts neatly kept in a glass jar.
Honestly, this is a pretty easy recipe. And, you need no special ingredients or special equipment or special powers to make this. You can make this any time of the year and they will always be a hit.
What I generally do is use all the nuts available with me at the moment. Today, I had cashews so I used them. I always keep my home stocked with walnuts and almonds. And, fortunately, I had bought a big pack of jumbo pecans just the day before yesterday. I thought this must be a great time to make these spiced nuts.
What You'll Need to Make Spiced Nuts?
- Pecan Nuts
- Salt for Seasoning
- Freshly grounded black pepper for seasoning
- Cayenne Pepper for that extra heat.
- Ground Cumin for that earthy texture.
- Vegetable Oil
- Maple Syrup for that extra bit of sweetness.
As you can see you need NO EGG or Egg Whites to make this. I know many people will tell you to use Spiced nuts with egg whites but, my recipe doesn't call for any of that.
How to Make Spiced Nuts?
Let's quickly learn how to make Spiced Nuts. It's a pretty easy recipe and it takes hardly any time.
- I have used Pecan Nuts, Walnuts, Almonds, and Cashews. Take a baking dish and put in all your nuts.
- Season with Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, and Ground Cumin. Give all of that a good stir.
- Now add some vegetable oil and some maple syrup into it. Give all of that a good mix so that all the spices and the maple syrup and oil is well coated on the nuts.
- Now pop it in the oven at 350F for 20-minutes or until they are browned.
- Toss them gently to combine and they are ready to eat.
How to Make Spiced Nuts on Stovetop?
If you wish to make this on the stovetop then follow these instructions.
- First, grab a bowl and put all your nuts in one place. Season it with Salt and Pepper. Spice it up with cayenne pepper and some ground cumin. Stir well. Pour in some oil and some maple syrup. Stir well to coat it evenly.
- Use a non-stick skillet and heat some vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil gets slightly hot (but not smoky) add your spiced nuts. Stir occasionally until the nuts are browned. It takes about 3-4 minutes on medium-high heat for them to get done completely. But, it also depends upon how many nuts you are using.
- Pour them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Use a fork to separate them. Let them cool down at room temperature completely. If they have stuck together, then break them apart with your fingers.
And, that's how you make spiced holiday nuts on the stovetop.
How to Store these Spiced Nuts?
Storing them is the prime reason we make them right? But, someone please explain that to my kids and my husband! They just want to go at it right away.
To store these spiced nuts, let them cool down completely. Now transfer them to a glass jar with a lid or an airtight container. They will be fine for a month.
How to Use these Flavored Nuts as a Gift for Holidays?
I love to make these candied spiced nuts as a small little Christmas gift for my nephews and my neighbors. What I do is I pour them into a mason jar. On the lid, I stick any holiday-themed message or greetings. (You can easily get a print out online, just look for Christmas greetings printables) Now I use a ribbon and tie it around the mason jar. And, voila! My Christmas gift is ready for delivery.
Things that Spiced Nuts Goes Best with?
- Smoothies - Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Orange Banana Smoothie, Mango Banana Smoothie with Oats, Banana Strawberry Smoothie, Honey Lemon Turmeric Smoothie.
- Salads - Pomegranate Orange Salad, Deli-Style Creamy Classic Macaroni Salad, Cucumber Red Onion Salad with Dill Leaves and Sour Cream
- Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
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Spiced Nuts Recipe (NO SUGAR)
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Cup Untoasted Walnuts
- 1 Cup Untoasted Pecans
- 1 Cup Unsalted Raw Almonds
- 1 Cup Unsalted Raw Cashews
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Add the Nuts to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Season with Salt and Pepper. Add Cayenne Pepper and Ground Cumin. Give all of that a good mix. Pour some oil and some maple syrup. Stir well.
- Bake them for about 20-minutes or until they are golden brown and fragrant. Stir halfway to make sure they are cooking evenly. Take it out of the oven. Check the seasoning by cooling one nut and tasting it. If it needs more salt or maple syrup adjust accordingly.
- Cool them down to room temperature. They'll become crisp once they cool down. Transfer to an airtight container. They will stay fine at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. And about 1 month in the freezer.