Tasty Spiced Snacking Nuts {paleo + vegan}

 

Ohhh hi guys!!! I’m back with another tasty snack recipe for you today! Why is this so exciting? Because I’m a firm believer that the world could always use another tasty snack. A snack so good that it forces you stop doing whatever it is you’re doing and pay attention to all the happy things that are happening on your taste buds. These tasty spiced snack nuts are 100% that snack.

Tasty spiced snacking nuts are so easy to make and just the perfect amount of crispy bite and spice! Clean snacking at it's BEST!

I feel like this time of year there’s just so many opportunities for delicious snacks. There’s football games, movies nights (👋🏼 4:30 pm sunset!), Thanksgiving, Christmas, games nights, potlucks, etc etc etc.

We are officially in snacking season. Also known as I’m going to need to amp up my yoga routine season 😂 But really, I have no guilt about enjoying clean and tasty snacks. Snacks that really give you that moment of pure chill + bliss and FEEL indulgent without actually having a lot of junky ingredients in them.

I actually decided to create this simple little recipe for these snacking nuts after developing something of an addiction to some spiced nuts from the bulk foods section at our natural food store. They are seriously so good and it got to the point where I couldn’t walk out without a little bag of them for my drive home, even if I already had some at home from my last shopping trip 🙄

The ingredients were not so totally horrible, but there were a few extra things in there that I’m not always too keen on including in my diet – canola oil and maltodextrin being the two main ones (WHY IS PROCESSED CORN IN EVERYTHING?!)

So I decided to give roasting + spicing my own nuts a try, and they turned out EVEN BETTER than the grocery store version. Boy byeeeeeee.

Tasty spiced snacking nuts are so easy to make and just the perfect amount of crispy bite and spice! Clean snacking at it's BEST!

I’m pretty sure I created all kinds of reasons why this recipe couldn’t possibly work before I ever even tried making it. Why do we do that to ourselves sometimes? It’s like if we make up excuses for why something isn’t going to work we either:

a) give ourselves permission not to even try

b) create the illusion of saving ourselves from disappointment when something doesn’t work out

But so often I find that when I do whatever the thing is that I think isn’t going to go well, it usually turns out totally awesome.

Which makes me realize that some things in life really are still EASY.

Or at least not nearly as impossible as we make them out to be in our heads.

Like these tasty spiced snacking nuts.

Done in ten minutes (you heard me right, TEN!) and literally just a roasting tray, a hot oven, some avocado oil and a shake or two of a few spices and you’re in business. It sometimes takes more time to even think about what snack I’m in the mood for eating.

what spices did include in these snacking nuts?

 

  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

See?! So simple! And I bet you already have most of these spices in your cupboard already.

I like the way the spices stick to the pecans and walnuts, and they both seem to roast for about the same amount of time, so that’s the nuts I chose to use, but I’m sure you would have just as much success by adding in cashews or almonds. Also a version made with seeds? I think that would be pretty fantastic, too.

How should you enjoy these nuts? Well besides making an appearance on football Sundays and just general cozy nights in, I could also see these being the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizer game – spiced nuts on a cheese plate = 😍

So there you have it, friends! Another simple and clean recipe to make + love + share. Hope this November is treating you all with love and cozy goodness that you deserve.

Tasty spiced snacking nuts are so easy to make and just the perfect amount of crispy bite and spice! Clean snacking at it's BEST! Tasty spiced snacking nuts are so easy to make and just the perfect amount of crispy bite and spice! Clean snacking at it's BEST!

equipment used for this recipe

 

Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, Baking Sheet, 2-Piece Set

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Tasty Spiced Snacking Nuts {paleo + vegan}

Tasty spiced snacking nuts are so easy to make and just the perfect amount of crispy bite and spice! Clean snacking at it’s BEST!

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans 
  • 1 cup walnuts 
  • 1 1/2 tsp avocado oil or melted ghee / coconut oil 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 
  • few grinds of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Toss nuts with avocado oil, ghee or coconut oil, spices and salt and pepper. 
  3. Roast on a baking sheet for about 4 minutes, take out and stir, and return to the oven for another 3 to 4 minutes, until hot and fragrant. 
  4. Set aside to cool and crisp up! And now try not to eat them all in one day 😉 

Notes

Roasting time may vary depending on what type of nut or seed you decide to use. Walnuts and pecans tend to roast more quickly than cashews and almonds for example, so you may have to play around with the timing if you are going to use something other than walnuts and pecans.

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Tasty spiced snacking nuts are so easy to make and just the perfect amount of crispy bite and spice! Clean snacking at it's BEST!

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