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Easy Spiced Nuts

Easy Spiced Nuts

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack, Toppings
Calories 6480 kcal


Oven Roasted Spiced Nuts

  • 4 cups pecans walnuts and almonds work great
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg optional

Stovetop Spiced Nuts

  • 4 cups pecans walnuts, or almonds
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg optional


Oven Roasted Spiced Nuts

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a small bowl combine maple syrup, melted butter, salt, vanilla, and cayenne if using. Whisk to combine well.
  • Add the nuts to the prepared baking sheet and pour the maple spice mixture over the nuts and stir well until all of the nuts are lightly coated.
  • Spread the mixture in a single layer across the pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring after the first 10 minutes and then every 5 minutes until almost no maple syrup remains on the baking sheet and the buts are a deep golden color.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and stir the nuts once more, spreading them to an even layer. They will be a bit sticky right out of the oven. Let them for about 8 minutes and separate any large clumps while the nuts are slightly warm if necessary.
  • Let the nuts cool completely on the pan and store in a sealed bag or jar at room temperature.

Stovetop Spiced Nuts

  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat, add nuts and and toast 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they just start to brown and smell toasted.
  • Add butter and vanilla, and toss the nuts until the butter it melts. Add salt, cinnamon and any other additional spices and stir to coat the nuts. Add the brown sugar and water, constantly stirring until the mixture thickens and coats the nuts entirely, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer the finished nuts to the baking sheet and separate them with a spatula.
  • Cool the nuts completely before transferring to an airtight container and store at room temperature.


Serving: 4cupsSodium: 4686mgCalcium: 671mgVitamin C: 9mgVitamin A: 2959IUSugar: 126gFiber: 77gPotassium: 3433mgCholesterol: 181mgCalories: 6480kcalSaturated Fat: 92gFat: 639gProtein: 74gCarbohydrates: 210gIron: 21mg
Keyword roasted nuts, spiced nuts
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