Candied Spiced Nuts (1 Pan!)

It’s countdown to Christmas over here and I’m freakin’ out. If you’re like me, you’re a terrible gift planner/giver/buyer/etc., and it’s now too late to purchase anything meaningful. But, like me, you likely have one redeeming quality: You love food and always have it around. Let’s use our...

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EASY Candied Roasted Nuts! 1 Pan, no bowl required. SO easy + delicious! #holiday #gift #recipe #nuts

It’s countdown to Christmas over here and I’m freakin’ out.

If you’re like me, you’re a terrible gift planner/giver/buyer/etc., and it’s now too late to purchase anything meaningful.

But, like me, you likely have one redeeming quality: You love food and always have it around. Let’s use our kitchens as a resource and make candied nuts, shall we? Who doesn’t love the gift of food?!

EASY Candied Roasted Nuts! 1 Pan, no bowl required. SO easy + delicious! #holiday #gift #recipe #nuts

These nuts are extra, extra easy because they require 9 basic ingredients, about 15 minutes to make, and 1 PAN.

That’s right. No bowl required. Just dump walnuts and pecans onto a baking sheet, season, roast for 12-15 minutes, and BAM. You have roasty, toasty, delectable gifts or snacks. Wasn’t that simple?

SIMPLE EASY Candied Roasted Nuts! 1 Pan, no bowl required. SO easy + delicious! #holiday #gift #recipe #nuts

These nuts truly are so easy they’ve become my go-to last-minute snack, salad– and oatmeal-topper, and gift (of course).

They’re:

Insanely crunchy
Perfectly sweet
Subtly spiced
Surprisingly healthy
& Insanely delicious.

Keep them all for yourself or double the recipe and portion out into jars wrapped with twine and a little gift tag. Awe, isn’t that cute? And festive? Yeah, it totally is.

We hope you give this recipe a try. If you do, let us know by leaving a comment, rating it, and tagging a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

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Amazing 15-minute roasted candied nuts made all on 1 pan! No bowl required, so spicy-sweet. The perfect holiday snack or homemade gift!

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Recipe type: Side, Snack

Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free

Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100 g) raw pecans
  • 1 cup (120 g) raw walnuts
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (20 g) melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp (24 g) coconut sugar, plus more for topping
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Healthy pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) maple syrup, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
  2. Add pecans and walnuts to a bare (or parchment-lined) baking sheet and top with oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, nutmeg, salt, and 1 Tbsp maple syrup. Toss to coat.
  3. Bake for a total of 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant, tossing/stirring once at the halfway point to ensure even cooking. Then remove from oven and immediately drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp maple syrup. I also like to sprinkle on a little more salt, cinnamon, and coconut sugar to coat, but this is optional.
  4. Stir to combine/coat and enjoy warm or let dry/cool completely on the pan (they’ll crisp up as they dry/cool) before storing in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2-3 weeks (or in the freezer up to 1 month).
  5. These make an excellent snack or topper for things like smoothies, salads, oats, baked oatmeal, pancakes, and roasted sweet potatoes. They also make a lovely gift! Portion into small jars, tie with ribbon or twine, and give the gift of plant-based goodness.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 8 (1/4 cup) servings. The recipe yields 2 cups total.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/4 cup (1 of 8 servings) Calories: 226 Fat: 20.3 g Saturated fat: 3.6 g Carbohydrates: 9.7 g Sugar: 6.6 g Sodium: 59 mg Fiber: 2.4 g Protein: 5 g

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AMAZING Spiced Candied Nuts in 15 minutes on 1 Pan! No bowl required, So easy and SO delicious! The perfect holiday snack or gift #vegan #glutenfree #nuts #recipe

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