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. I’ve been gluten free for years but I really need to shed pounds so I’m working towards paleo. I’m allergic to almonds so I’m learning how to work with coconut flour. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  2. I have a question about a specific ingredient. Is the chili powder called for red pepper/cayenne or the spice blend known as chili powder? Thank you.

    • I’m brand new to the keto diet, so I am off all grains and starchy vegetables for the last month. I was blessed to stumble across this website where many of the paleo recipes fit exactly what I’m trying to do.

      I made this recipe with the chili powder spice blend, so it had nice flavor without the heat from cayenne/red pepper. Most of the nuts I had on hand were already roasted and salted, so I skipped the browning the nuts part and omitted the salt, figuring there was going to be enough salt from the salted nuts and from the chili powder. I also subbed some different kinds of nuts (I don’t care much for walnuts) and added unsweetened coconut flakes and some smokey paprika. I made hubby his own batch with no pecans, and he said the spices made the nuts seem more filling for his afternoon snack. Oh! I also used garlic-infused olive oil which was fun and tasty!

  3. I started following a strict Paleo diet exactly 110 days ago, for nothing more than the fact I was overweight and not very healthy. I have no allergies or issues with anything, I just want to get healthy.

    Also thanks for this recipe, a friend shared it today and it’s awesome! I am going to share it with my readers as well!

  4. We had spicy nuts in a restaurant last night so today I did a search to figure out how to make them and came across yours. Since I am primarily Paleo yours peaked my interest. Most recipes used brown sugar as the first ingredient. I just made some up using only almonds and pecans because it’s all I have right now. They are wonderful! I’m sure I’ll be making them often now that I know how good they are and how incredibly easy they were to make. Thanks so much!

  5. I love all of your recipes, especially nuts–this one is awesome! I find myself baking these at 350F for 15-16 minutes on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet, turning half way through. Same ingredients. Just easier prep to me.

    • Sally, thanks for your comment! I’m so happy to hear you are loving all of my recipes and that this one is awesome!

  6. I have been gluten-free since April 2012, and I have been on the Candida Diet, no eggs, since last week. I recently found out that I have a high sensitivity to eggs, which makes baking very difficult. Baking without eggs or fruit or regular sugar seems darned near impossible. I won’t use EnerG egg replacer because of all the additives, and the extra starches make it not suitable to the Candida Diet. Does anyone know how to make pancakes without using eggs, sugar, fruit, or gluten? I’d love to know that magic secret!

    • Have you tried using flax meal? I will sometimes make flax “eggs” as a replacement in baking. It works well.

    • Just curious: are you allergic to the whole egg or just one part? If it’s just the yolk, then you can substitute two whites for one whole egg in most recipes and come out okay.

    • Have you tried eating organic eggs from chickens fed gluten free food? For some people with gluten sensitivities, they can reach to eggs if the chickens are fed gluten products (which most are).
      Just a thought. There are substitutes for eggs for baking, it just takes some experimentation.
      Good luck!

  7. I am trying these today because I LOVE the sweet and spicey nut mix from the stupid gas station but they are TERRIBLE TERRIBLE. So, I will just have to keep this on hand for us since wer are just beginning our adventure of getting serious about making our lifestyle more primal/paleo.

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