Spiced nuts recipe

Spiced nuts.
Spiced nuts. Photo: Marina Oliphant

There's always some nut at the footy ... embrace this and make your own, a delicious mix of hot, sweet and salty. I've used hazelnut oil but you could substitute another nut oil or use vegetable oil.


500g mixed nuts and seeds (almonds, cashews, pistachios, macadamias, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc)

2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

¼ tsp cayenne

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp sea salt plus extra to sprinkle

4 tbsp hazelnut oil


Preheat oven to 200C.

In a large bowl, mix the nuts and seeds. Add the rosemary, cayenne, sugar and salt. Mix well.

Drizzle over the oil and toss to lightly coat. Spread on a baking paper-lined tray and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, give the nuts a stir and continue to bake for 10 minutes, until the nuts are golden.

Remove and allow to cool.

Sprinkle with extra salt if desired.