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Caribbean Spiced Nuts

Use your favorite nuts for this easy, delicious recipe. If making these for food gifts, let sit out overnight after making them to allow coconut oil to harden.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Caribbean Spiced Nuts
Cuisine: Snacks and Food Gifts
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 993kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Spice Mix, recipe here also
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups plain unsalted nuts, such as cashews or almonds
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice from one lime

Spice Mix:

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or 1 teaspoon regular salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ¾ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons of paprika, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 1 teaspoon of onion powder ½ to 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, ¾ teaspoon of white pepper, 1 teaspoon of freshly black pepper, ½ teaspoon of ground thyme, ½ teaspoon of oregano together.
  • In a large sauté pan, melt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat.
  • Add the 2 cups of nuts, ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke and 1 ½ Tablespoons spice mix.
  • Saute' for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until nuts are toasted.
  • Take off heat and sprinkle another dash of salt over the nuts.
  • When nuts have cooled, squeeze fresh lime juice over the spiced nuts.
  • Store remaining spice mix in airtight container to be used another time.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 993kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 46g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 2336mg | Potassium: 1210mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1722IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 450mg | Iron: 8mg