How to Roast Nuts


Nuts are a versatile ingredient — they can be added to homemade trail mix, chopped up in a salad or eaten on their own. Make them even better by roasting them. Roasting nuts releases their essential oils, causing the nuts to become more fragrant and flavorful than in their raw state. The fastest method to roasting your nuts requires an oven. No oven? No problem. Roast your nuts in a toaster oven or even on a panini press.

Total Time: 15 minutes


Nuts of choice (I suggest pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and/or sunflower seeds)
1 tablespoon olive oil (or enough to coat the amount of nuts you use)
Salt to taste

Directions for oven:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Place nuts on baking sheet.

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3. Drizzle oil over nuts.

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4. Season with salt.

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5. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

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6. Remove from oven. Allow nuts to cool on separate pan or plate before eating.

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The same steps can be used for roasting nuts on a panini press or in a pan on the stove.

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