Roasted nuts are a healthy snack on their own, in trail mix, or as part of a main dish. Oven-toasting nuts is a simple culinary trick that can improve the flavor of a recipe. This video demonstrates how to toast nuts for all your baking and cooking needs.
We recommend using the oven to toast large quantities of nuts and using whole, dense nuts like pecans or walnuts. For sliced, slivered, or chopped nuts, the stove top method is best, as they can burn quickly!
For toasting nuts at home, use your sense of smell; the nuts are done when they smell “toasty”. Be careful not to cook for too long; overcooked nuts taste bitter.
Once the nuts have cooled, store them in an airtight container in the pantry or freezer (freezing helps prevent fatty acid oxidation).
Not sure what to do with toasted nuts? Check out these recipes with nuts in them!