Spiced Nuts

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.

Total time: 25 minutes

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