Paleo Spiced Nuts

With black pepper, chili powder, and cumin, my Paleo Spiced Nuts recipe offers incredible supercharged flavors! I'm always looking for high-protein snacks to keep me going during the day, and especially after a good workout. This all-time favorite paleo snack is slightly addictive and totally satisfying.

Nuts are Full of Healthy Fat

I like to eat nuts because they're full of good fat, fill me up with their healthy fiber, and don't leave me hungry. In fact, I keep a little tin of roasted almonds in my car at all times, just in case my blood sugar dips when I'm out with the boys or running errands.

Easy Paleo Spiced Nuts Recipe

This low-carb snack recipe is made with 8 ingredients total. While it's super easy to throw together, the end result is impressive. We love serving it at our Super Bowl party, but it's also a great appetizer and goes very well with cocktails during the holidays. It's my go-to spicy nuts recipe without sugar.

Paleo Spiced Nuts

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  1. Place nuts in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat
  2. Toast until lightly browned
  3. While nuts are toasting, prepare spice mixture
  4. Combine chili, cumin, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl
  5. Coat nuts with olive oil, then coat with spice mixture
  6. Serve
Super delicious and extremely easy to make. Absolutely love the combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing such an amazing snack recipe!

Low-Carb Nut Recipe

If you're cutting back on carbs you'll want to check out my Low-Carb Diets page. For more wonderfully savory dishes like these nuts take a look at my Low-Carb Snack recipes! The idea for this recipe came from a wonderful book called Paleo Comfort Foods, a lovely tome of very useful paleo recipes.

Healthy Low-Carb Grain-Free Recipes

In 1998 I went gluten-free when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I knew that the typical high-carb gluten-free diet would not be my ticket to health and went grain-free shortly thereafter. Since then I've written close to 2,000 grain-free recipes. So many of you come to this site for my healthy recipes. I feel much better when I follow a grain-free diet, also referred to as a hunter-gatherer diet or Paleo Diet. That's why I've stuck with it for so many decades!

Do You Follow a Low-Carb Paleo Diet?

Let's have a little chat. Are you gluten-free? Are you grain-free and paleo too? Do you take it a step further with a Keto Diet? What type of diet works best for you?

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2011.


150 responses to “Paleo Spiced Nuts”

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

  2. 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 :-)

  3. 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 :-)

  4. 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 :-)

  5. 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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