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Mixed nuts are roasted with savory spices and a touch of heat. This easy recipe is perfect for the holidays! Enjoy as a snack or as a crunchy flavor topper for bowls, soups and salads. Vegan, Gluten-Free.

Yields 4 cups


  • 4 cups RAW nuts or seeds (I used pecans, walnuts and almonds)*

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or omit if avoiding oil)

  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • ¼ tsp cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the nuts, oil (if using) and maple syrup. Stir until evenly coated.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together all the spices. Sprinkle over the nut mixture and stir until evenly coated.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes on the middle rack only. Flip the nuts after the first 8 minutes. Avoid using the top or bottom rack to avoid burning.

  5. Allow to cool completely! so the nuts become crunchy. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Batch cooking tip: Make a double batch and freeze for up to a month.


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