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. Made this for New Years munchies. Everyone loved!! I threw in some dried fruit after roasting. Nice texture and that sweet and savory!! Fixed the fruit so small pieces. Will make often for sure!!

  2. Do you mix the nuts, spices and oils in the pan, or in a heat-proof bowl?
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. I shared your site with my sister after her husband was diagnosed with diabetes. Hopefully he can eat some of your no-sugar treats.

  3. This my Christmas go-to recipe. One change, I add cashews and reduce everything to 1/4 cup each. So good.

  4. Thank you for this! Had to send my son off to an end-of-school year potluck this afternoon–this went together quickly and was great. Doubled the recipe and made a jar for his teacher. I didn’t have regular chili powder, subbed half chipotle chili and half paprika and it was delicious.

    I always know your recipes will produce something wonderful, thank you for years of healthy deliciousness!

    • Susan, thanks for your sweet comment! So glad to hear you chose this recipe for your son and his classmates :-)

  5. I went grain free in the fall of 2016. It’s made a huge difference in how I feel. I can’t thank you enough for the recipes you post here. I appreciate all the effort that they take! Thanks for sharing them.

    • Robin, thanks for your amazing comment! I’m so glad that you are finding my recipes helpful on your grain-free journey :-)

  6. Elana,
    Have not posted in awhile – does not mean I am not enjoying your delicious recipes. Just want to say thank you for all the information you share with all of us and the care you put in your recipes. I have your cookbooks and also have purchased for my daughter. I read your fabulous website about 2-3 times a week. Thank you Elana your passion is most appreciated.

    • Sandy, a great part of what I do is getting to interact with folks like yourself! I’m thrilled to hear you and your daughter are enjoying my books :-)

  7. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m assuming the nuts before toasting/roasting are either raw or soaked/dehydrated?


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