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Spicy Nuts

You and your guests will not be able to stop snacking on these nuts!

400 g unsalted mixed nuts or 100 g each almonds, macadamias, cashews and pecans
15 g butter or 15 ml oil

Spice Mixture
5 ml salt
10 ml brown sugar
5 ml paprika
5 ml ground cumin
2 ml ground coriander
1 – 5 ml chilli powder, cayenne pepper or dried chilli flakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat the butter or oil and mixed spices in a heavy based saucepan and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute, stirring. Add the nuts and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Turn out the nuts onto a baking tray lined with a Wizbake baking sheet and spread the nuts out in a single layer.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  5. Cool and store in an airtight container until required or up to a month or two.

Makes 400 g or about 1 liter roasted nuts.


  • Try your own variation with spices or seasonings for the nuts such as Cajun seasoning.
  • Mexican-style spice mixture – replace the spice mixture above with the following sweet and spicy mixture:

30 ml castor sugar
5 ml ground cinnamon
3 ml salt
1 ml ground cloves
1 ml ground allspice
1 ml cayenne pepper