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