Healthy Spiced Nuts are easy to make, and naturally vegan and gluten-free. Perfect for grab and go snacks, edible gifts and party appetizers.
I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for Simple & Healthy Spiced Nuts with you for quite some time. With 4th of July right around the corner, I knew the time was right. How did July sneak up on us so quickly? I’m guessing you’re thinking about BBQs, pot-lucks, picnics and the food options. If spiced nuts aren’t your thing (really, who doesn’t like them?) or if nut allergies prevent you from enjoying them, check out this recipe round up for some other ideas for the 4th.
I first tasted these at a friend’s house last winter and asked for the recipe. She texted over a recipe for “Julie’s Spicy Party Nuts.” I noticed that the original recipe was called “Louise’s Nutty Nuts” and so when I made them this spring for a party in LA…you guessed it, I called them “Debbie’s Simple Spicy Nut Mix.”
Of course, I took a few liberties with the recipe my friend sent. I shortened the ingredient list a bit and consolidated a few of the steps. The result is a tasty mix that’s healthy and simple to prepare. I wonder how far off from the original recipe I am…a bit like the game of telephone that used to be so popular!!
Spiced Nuts: own this recipe!
I encourage you to own this recipe and rename it too! You can swap out the nuts for others you prefer, or have on hand. Add in a bit more cayenne if you like more heat. Sometimes I use chipotle chili powder for a smoky flavor that’s also spicy. I love the bright color and natural anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric in this spice mix. Remember the active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin and black pepper enhances the absorption in the body, so you’ll want to keep that in if you make any changes.
Why I love Healthy Spiced Nuts
- Super easy recipe.
- Crunchy. Salty. Tasty.
- Convenient: the perfect grab and go snack.
- DIY: Edible gifts. So easy to make a batch and package to give away.
- Fun for entertaining.
- High protein snack
- Awesome for a road trip.
- PARTY FOOD: put out a few bowls at your next party.
- 6 cups assorted raw nuts (approx. 30 oz)*
- 1 ½ teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon garlic granules
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a small bowl, mix together all spices.
- Spread nuts in single on rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and mix until evenly coated. Pour spice mixture over top and mix until evenly coated.
- Roast for 15 minutes.
- Let cool completely and store in air tight container for up to 2 weeks at room temp or store them in the freezer for up to a month.
Use your favorite nuts....start with raw, unsalted. Sometimes you can find them already assorted.
Serving Size1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 224Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 0mgSodium 138mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 7g
The nutrition calculations were done using online tools. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you used. You are ultimately responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information is accurate, complete and useful.