The chai spice mixture on these chai spiced mixed nuts is so fragrant and warming i can guarantee you will be snacking on these all year round.
Ready for your kitchen to smell all nice and cozy and fall(ish)? These Chai Spiced Mixed Nuts will do the trick. So fragrant and warm you'll want to make these over and over again for the delicious smells alone!
We’re a huge fan of nuts for a quick snack but sometimes plain old almonds are bor-ingggg. That’s where spices step in! One of our favorite ways to live up some nuts is to cook them with some spices and a bit of oil.
For these, we went with a fall flavor and used a quick homemade chai spice blend.
- Spiced nuts recipe: preparation and cooking overview
- Chef's note
- Recipe makes 16 servings
- Ingredients for this Chai Spiced Mixed Nuts recipe
- Ingredient substitutions
- Additional ingredients
- Cooking tools required
- Tools substitute options
- How to make Chai Spiced Nuts: step-by-step guide
- Cooking methods
- Preparation steps
- How to make it healthier
- Time-saving tips
- What can i prepare ahead of time
- Serving size suggestions
- Nutrition facts
- Storage and reheating instructions
- Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
- Frequently asked questions
- 📖 Recipe
Spiced nuts recipe: preparation and cooking overview
Gather ingredients and prepare the homemade chai spice mix for this Chai Spiced Nuts recipe. Combine the almonds, pepitas, pecan halves, coconut oil, brown erythritol, and Chai spices, ensuring everything is ready to create a fragrant and flavorsome snack.
Next, heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet, and add the nuts and spice mix. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the nuts are toasted, and the spices release their enticing aroma. Allow the nuts to cool slightly before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
This quick and straightforward process gives you a delicious batch of Chai-Spiced Mixed Nuts that are perfect for any occasion.
We love snacking on nuts, and these Keto Nut Clusters are one of our favorites; we just had a great idea! What if you made the chocolate clusters with these Chai Spiced Nuts?! Chocolate + Chai = SO GOOD.
We are always on the lookout for dishes that not only taste incredible but also offer health benefits. These Keto Spiced Nuts are a perfect example. Nuts are packed with nutrients like healthy fats, protein, and fiber, which can help support heart health and provide sustained energy. The chai spices, inspired by Indian cuisine, also boast various health benefits.
For instance, ginger and cinnamon have been known to aid in digestion and help regulate blood sugar levels, while cardamom is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.
India, a land of diverse cultures and culinary treasures, has been known for its exceptional use of spices. The use of chai spices in this recipe is a testament to that. Chai, a popular Indian beverage, is traditionally made with black tea and a blend of aromatic spices, which vary from region to region.
By incorporating these warm spices into our mixed nuts, we're bringing a taste of India into your kitchen and celebrating the rich heritage of Indian cuisine.
Fun fact: Did you know that India is the world's largest producer and consumer of spices? It's no wonder that Indian cuisine is renowned for its classic flavors and aromatic dishes.
Let us share a little secret: There's nothing like sharing a homemade snack with friends and family. These keto-friendly Chai spiced nuts make a fantastic gift, especially during the festive season. Just package them in a beautiful jar or a cute little bag, and you'll have a heartwarming present that will delight your loved ones.
Recipe makes 16 servings
This delightful recipe yields 16 servings, making it perfect for sharing at gatherings or simply enjoying throughout the week. So unleash your creativity, and make this recipe your own!
Ingredients for this Chai Spiced Mixed Nuts recipe
For Chai Spice Mix:
Cooking tools required
To make this chai spiced nut recipe:
Tools substitute options
How to make Chai Spiced Nuts: step-by-step guide
For this keto spicy nuts recipe, we'll use the stovetop cooking method with a cast iron skillet. This method allows the nuts to toast evenly while the spices release their full potential, filling your kitchen with an enticing aroma. Plus, it's a quick and convenient alternative to baking!
- Measure out all the ingredients.
- In a small bowl, combine the spices for the chai spice mix.
- Mix the almonds, pepitas, and pecan halves in a separate bowl.
- Pour the chai spice mix over the nuts and toss to coat them evenly.
- Heat the oil over low heat in a large 10.5" cast iron skillet.
- Add the almond and spice mix to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes until toasted, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the nuts to cool slightly.
- Store the Chai Spiced Mixed Nuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. Enjoy!
How to make it healthier
What can i prepare ahead of time
Serving size suggestions
Chai Spiced Nut Mix Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 95 (Calories from Fat 81)
- % Daily Value*
- Fat: 9g (14%)
- Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)
- Sodium: 19mg (1%)
- Potassium: 96mg (3%)
- Carbohydrates: 3g (1%)
- Fiber: 2g (8%)
- Sugar: 1g (1%)
- Protein: 3g (6%)
- Calcium: 28mg (3%)
- Iron: 1mg (6%)
Nutritional values are estimates only and do not include carbs from sugar alcohols.
Storage and reheating instructions
You don't need to reheat the spiced nuts. But if you feel like reheating, use the following techniques
Recipe wrap-up and conclusion
And there you have it, folks! We just mastered the making of keto Chai spiced mixed nuts. We've explored various tips and tricks, learned how to make this treat healthier, and even discovered how to store and reheat leftovers (if there are any!).
In conclusion, this flavorful nut medley, infused with chai spices' warm, aromatic essence, will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds and elevate your snacking game to new heights. It's time to say goodbye to those mundane, run-of-the-mill snacks and usher in a new era of nutty indulgence.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your skillet, round up your ingredients, and let the sweet and spicy aroma of chai spices envelop your kitchen, turning it into a culinary oasis. And remember, when your friends and family can't stop raving about these delectable morsels, you can always tell them it was a "nutty little secret" that transformed an ordinary snack into an unforgettable masterpiece.
Happy snacking, and may the Chai Spiced Mixed Nuts forever hold a special place in your heart (and stomach)!
We love snacking on nuts, these Keto Nut Clusters are one of our favorites and we just had a great idea! What if you made the chocolate clusters with these Chai Spiced Nuts?! Chocolate + Chai = SO GOOD.
Frequently asked questions
Chai Spiced Mixed Nuts
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon brown erythritol we use Swerve
- 1 cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw pepitas
- ½ cup pecan halves
Chai Spice Mix:
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Heat the oil over low heat in a large 10.5” cast iron skillet. Add the almond and spice mix to the skillet and cook 5-7 minutes until toasted.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
Kathy D says
So if it’s a total of two cups of nuts and it’s 16 servings then a serving size is only 2 tablespoons? A half of a pecan is almost a tablespoon? Is that right ?