Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe

My show-stopping Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe is a healthy snack that’s good for you!

This spiced nuts mix also makes a wonderful appetizer that you can serve year after year. It’s perfect with my Keto Margarita, but we’ll get to that later.

Easy Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe

Made with eight ingredients total including black pepper, chili powder, and cumin, my recipe for spiced nuts packs a punch with incredible supercharged flavors!

Easy Low-Carb Keto Snack Recipe

While you can throw together this low-carb snack recipe in just a few minutes, the end result couldn’t be more impressive.

How to Make Spiced Nuts

This easy spiced nuts recipe is a breeze to make. If you’re wondering how to make spiced nuts, simply toast the nuts in a cast-iron skillet, mix the spices together, then add olive oil and the spice mixture to the freshly toasted nuts, and boom –deliciousness!

How to Make Spiced Nuts Without Sugar

We are all bogged down with so much sugar during the holidays, I cannot find a single reason to add more. So if you’re looking for a spiced nuts recipe without sugar, these Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts are for you.

Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe

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Servings 4



  • Place nuts in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat
  • Toast 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned
  • Remove pan from heat
  • In a small bowl combine chili, cumin, black pepper, and salt
  • Stir olive oil, then spice mixture into skillet, coating nuts
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
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High Protein Snacks

I’m always looking for high-protein snacks to keep me satiated. This all-time favorite is also a low-carb, high-protein snack that will keep you full and stave off cravings.

Nuts are Full of Healthy Fat

I love nuts and make sure they’re part of my diet because they’re full of healthy fat. Nuts also fill me up with fiber and don’t leave me hungry.

Are Nuts Good for You?

As the Queen of Almond Flour, I’m often asked, are nuts good for you? The answer is yes. And since they’re high in fat nuts are not only good for you but perfect for the Keto Diet.

Nuts are full of healthy nutrients like DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid that protects brain health, and much more.

Should I Eat Nuts to Lose Weight?

Although nuts are high in fat and calories, they are a fantastic part of a healthy diet.

Eating nuts regularly has not been associated with weight gain, due to the fact that nuts are so satiating. Further, nuts promote a feeling of fullness that can lead to sustained weight loss.

How To Store Homemade Nuts

I have to admit, there are rarely leftovers of my Keto Low-Carb Spiced Nuts Recipe, however, if there are they can simply be stored in a mason jar.

I’m always sure to store leftovers in glass rather than plastic, for more on that see my post 10 Reasons Glass is Better Than Plastic.

Why Glass

How Long Do Spiced Nuts Keep For?

Your Keto Spiced Nuts will last up to two weeks stored in the refrigerator.

Keto Margarita

Keto Margarita

My Keto Margarita is a hit with my Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts!

Low-Carb Keto Snack Recipes

If you’re cutting back on carbs you’ll want to check out a few of my favorite keto snack recipes below.

salt and pepper crackers

Keto Salt and Pepper Crackers

Keto Crackers? Heck yes! My Salt and Pepper Crackers are the perfect stand-alone snack but also make a vehicle for salsa and guacamole.

egg-free keto crackers

Egg-Free Keto Crackers

Guys, it gets better… Keto Crackers that are also Vegan Crackers – no way! My Egg-Free Keto Crackers are delicious with Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Keto Corn Dog Mini Muffins

Keto Corn Dog Mini Muffins

My Keto Corn Dog Mini Muffins disappear in seconds, no one can resist these little keto bites of delight.

Barbecue Kale Chips

The Best BBQ Kale Chips Recipe

Baby Pantry, now in college, has a friend who loves these Kale Chips so much that he still asks for them every time he’s at our house. They’re like a low-carb potato chip, but better!

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

One of my favorite nuts is the almond. In fact, I wrote an entire book called The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

When I’m not cooking with almond flour, making everything from Low-Carb Eggplant Parm to Lemon Bars, I’m snacking on roasted almonds which I keep in my car, to satisfy any snack attacks that may arise.

How to Roast Almonds

How to Roast Almonds

If you’ve never tried roasting your own almonds, be sure to check out my post on How to Roast Almonds, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is, and the flavor is so much better than store-bought.

The Best Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe

What are your favorite low-carb keto snacks? Is there anything you’re looking for? Leave a comment and let me know!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts recipe in 2011.

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Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Super delicious and extremely easy to make. Absolutely love the combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing such an amazing snack recipe!


154 responses to “Low-Carb Keto Spiced Nuts Recipe”

  1. Great! I used half walnuts, half almonds. Didn’t have chili powder, so used 1/4 teaspoon each oregano, paprika, basil, and coriander. Also, I used 1/4 teaspoon cayenne rather than the black pepper. :)

  2. I just made these and added a good amount of cinnamon and a little bit of sugar. I think just adding cinnamon is a fun twist. They are delicious, thank you!!

  3. Made these(added a bit of garlic powder to the spice mix-YUM)!
    Been eating them all week for a snack.
    Thanks so very much for this “spicy treat”

  4. I have been gluten & dairy free for almost 2 years. I have a lot of sinus issues and found, through research, that grains could be causing it. I have been transitioning to a grain free diet also. It is amazing how much better I feel without them. I appreciate your site so much Elana!! :)

  5. I consider myself a “primal” eater in that I do consume raw milk dairy occasionally. I have been completely gluten-free and refined sugar-free since 2007 but cut out grains in August of 2010 after reading The Primal Blueprint (which I found through a post on your site, thank you very much!). I had been training for a marathon and began having weird swelling of my feet and hands which I attributed to the extra mileage I was putting in…not the additional gluten-free grains I was consuming. After reading The Primal Blueprint I cut out grains (oats, corn and brown rice)…and wah-lah…no more swelling! I have been completely grain free for over a year now and feel GREAT!!!

  6. I have ulcerative colitis and recently had a flare begin where some of the strongest drugs available for colitis didn’t make a difference. I started seeing a chiropractor who recommended going gluten-free, dairy-free (although I’m back to eating yogurt now), sugar-free, and corn-free. This blog has been a life-saver, and I just ordered your almond flour cookbook and am so excited to receive it! My flare has improved so much, thanks to this “diet” and also supplements and acupuncture.

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