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Roasting raw nuts at a relatively low temperature (no higher than 300ºF, or 150ºC) for a short time will not significantly reduce their nutrients.

Gently Roasted Nuts - Sweet

Makes 2 cups

  • 2 cups (300 g.) raw nuts of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons (40 g.) coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC)

2. Melt the oil or butter, and stir in the other ingredients until fully blended.

3. Place nuts in a large bowl and pour the liquid over it. Stir until all nuts are covered.

4. Spread coated nuts, trying to keep them from lumping together. Use one or two baking sheets, ideally covered in parchment or waxed paper or a silicon mat.

5. Roast for 10 minutes, then stir. Space the nuts out again. 

6. Roast for remaining 10 minutes, remove from oven, stir, and let cool.

7. Store in an air-tight container.

Gently Roasted Nuts - Savory

The process is the same as the sweet nut recipe above—only the spices are different.

Makes 2 cups

  • 2 cups (300 g.) raw nuts of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (or vegetable oil if you are dairy free)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (try smoked paprika sometime)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian blend seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC)

2. Melt the butter and stir in all the spices.

3. Place nuts in a large bowl and pour the liquid over it. Stir until all nuts are covered.

4. Spread coated nuts onto a baking sheet. Give them each a little space.

5. Roast for 10 minutes, then stir.

6. Roast for remaining 10 minutes, remove from oven, stir, and let cool.

7. Store in an air-tight container.