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How to Toast Nuts in the Microwave

Use this quick, easy microwave method to toast any kind of nut when you need them in a jiffy! Add them quickly to any salad, Buddha bowl, pesto, baked good, or breakfast bowl.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Snack, Topping
Servings 4
Calories 107 kcal


  • 1/2 cup nuts of your choice (or peanuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon neutral-tasting oil
  • Optional: salt and pepper to taste, plus other desired seasonings


  • Toss nuts with oil and optional seasonings to coat.
  • Spread nuts evenly over a microwave-safe plate. Avoid overcrowding plate. Cook in 1-minute intervals, tossing as needed, until nuts are golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 5 minutes total.


Extra toasted nuts: let cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. Umm, breakfast, anyone??


Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword roasted nuts
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