Spicy Nuts

These sweet and salty spiced nuts with honey, garlic, thyme, oregano, paprika powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper and sea salt are the ideal, healthy alternative to purchased industrial products. They are very quick to make and you know what is in them. But be careful, they are really addictive! Once started, you can hardly stop eating them. Be creative and add other spice mixtures such as chili, curry or others. Imagination knows no bounds. Those spicy nuts are an ideal last-minute present for good friends.

Duration: 20 minutes

Amount: approx. 1 kilogram of nuts


1 kilogram of mixed nuts (e.g. almonds, pecans, cashews, walnuts and hazelnuts as well as pine and sunflower seeds)

4 tablespoons of good local blossom honey

2 tablespoons of frying olive oil

2 teaspoons of paprika powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons oregano, dried

2 teaspoons thyme, dried

Alternative spices: granulated onions, chili powder, curry


1. Put the honey with the oil and the spices in a saucepan and heat gently until the honey is dissolved.

2. Put the nuts in a large bowl with the honey-spice mixture and mix well with a spoon.

3. Spread the nuts evenly on two lightly greased trays.

4. Preheat the oven to 200 °C and roast the nuts for about 10-20 minutes. But always make sure to keep an eye on them, so that they don't turn too brown.

5. Remove from the oven, allow to cool and fill into screw-top jars.

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