TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups cashews or whole unblanched almonds
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash each ground cinnamon and cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 256 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein


  1. In a heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat; add nuts. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned; drain. Add the seasonings; stir to coat. Cool completely.
  2. To serve warm, place in a baking pan. Heat at 300° for 5 minutes. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Spicy Nuts in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p109

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