This recipe is pretty mild as written. If you like some serious kick to your spiced nuts, increase the amount of cayenne. The coconut oil makes these unbelievably good!
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
- 3 cups raw nuts (I like to combine almonds, pecans, and macadamia nuts)
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 2 teaspoons salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Heat oil over medium neat and add cumin and cayenne. Cook until aromatic, about 15 seconds. Put nuts in a medium-sized bowl and pour oil over them. Toss well. Add sugar and salt. Toss until coated. Spread nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 20 minutes. Check the nuts after 10 minutes – toss nuts and rotate pan. Nuts are done when lightly browned. Cool before serving.