Spiced Nuts: Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts
Jazz up your favorite nuts and spice them up with this easy recipe for Spiced Nuts! This savory roasted nuts recipe for sweet and spicy nuts are perfect for snacking, pairing with glass of wine, adding to a charcuterie board, and holiday gifting!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine.
Spiced Nuts – this savory roasted nuts recipe for sweet and spicy nuts are perfect for snacking, with glass of wine, and holiday gifting! As I am writing this, my daughter has just informed me that there are about 80 days until Christmas…and asked if we could decorate for the holidays. The thing is, she’s been asking this since July. I’m usually quick to say no, not yet, but when I consider the number of days we have left, I can’t help but think, hmmm, why not? It’ll be here before we know it! We’ll be toasting and caroling in the blink of an eye. Before we get to decking the halls, let’s toast! With a drink, yes, and well, some nuts, too! Spiced nuts!
Wine Advent Calendar
Let’s talk about the drinks first, shall we? I can’t think of a better way to welcome the holidays than with a glass of wine, so why not enjoy some wine every day leading up to Christmas? The ultimate advent calendar is here from Safeway! The Wine Advent Calendar box has enough bottles to enjoy for 24 days before Christmas. Starting December 1st, enjoy a new wine each day from regions such as California’s Paso Robles, Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Washington’s Columbia Valley, and be surprised with a wide variety of varietals, from Cabernet Sauvignon to flushed Rosés! There’s something for every palate – 24 different 187ml bottles of wine! There are 13 reds, 9 whites, and 2 rosés, and to learn more about each sip, Visit www.24daysofwine.com. Here, you will learn more about each wine, their flavor profiles, suggested pairings to enhance each sip, and more!
You can find the Advent Wine Calendar at Safeway here in Northern California, but you can also find it at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb. Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ options are also available, making it extra convenient – I use this service weekly and it’s such a timesaver to shop online and drive up and go!
When you do pick up your wine calendar, please remember, always drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive!
My husband and I will enjoying making each day special leading up to Christmas, and I know so many friends and family who would love it, too — this will make a great holiday gift, perfect for a virtual zoom holiday party or wine tasting party!
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts
To go with each sip, you need the perfect nibble. Nuts are nuts, but with a little extra love in the oven, roasted nuts become instantly more special and holiday-worthy! These savory spiced nuts are a little sweet and a little spicy — a light glaze of maple syrup marries well with cozy cinnamon, cumin and the kick from both chipotle and cayenne peppers. Fresh rosemary and thyme add an herbaceous punch. They’re utterly delicious on their own or sprinkled on a salad, but it also truly brings out the beauty of a wine and goes well with everything from hearty Cabs to light Sauvignon Blancs! All the ingredients for the Spiced Nuts can easily be found from the O Organics® and Open Nature® brands at Safeway — from nuts to fresh herbs! Whether you savor the nuts alone, with charcuterie, or with a glass of wine, the best part is that it makes a fabulous homemade holiday gift — perfect for pairing with the Advent Wine Calendar!
How to Make Spiced Nuts
Spiced nut are incredibly easy to make! A quick toss of the nuts with some good quality olive oil, maple syrup, and a blend of spices is all it take to prep them for a little time to roast in the oven. The beauty of this recipe is that it is easily adaptable! If you’re sensitive to spice, cut back a touch on the chipotle pepper or leave out the pinch of cayenne. And while you may be tempted to gobble up the whole tray, it certainly makes enough to share. Once the nuts are completely cool, place them in a jar, wrap it with ribbon, and you’ve got a wonderful holiday gift for neighbors, friends, and family!
More Holiday Snack Recipes
Easy Stovetop PopcornOven-Roasted ChestnutsOlive Cheese StrawsCranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Safeway. Thank you for supporting brands that matter to me; sponsored posts such as this help behind the scenes at Kitchen Confidante. All opinions in this post are, as always, my own.
Spiced Nuts: Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts
- 2 cups unsalted, roasted cashews
- 1 cup unsalted, untoasted almonds
- 1 cup unsalted, untoasted pecans
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- Preheat the oven to 325°F with a wire rack placed in the center of the oven. Line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Stir the nuts in a medium bowl.
- Add the oil, maple syrup, rosemary, thyme, brown sugar, chipotle pepper, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne pepper to the nut and stir well to combine until the nuts are evenly coated.
- Spread on a parchment-lined quarter sheet pan and place in the oven. Roast for about 15-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep a close eye on the nuts at the 15 minute mark, as they can quickly get too dark.
- When the nuts are golden and toasted, remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Let it cool completely.
- Break apart any clumps and transfer to clean glass jars for storage. Enjoy!
Spiced Nut FAQs/Tips:How long will homemade spiced nuts keep? If stored in an airtight container, spiced nuts can last 2-3 weeks at room temperature. Be sure to wait until the nuts are completely cool before placing them in containers.