Slow Cooker Monday: Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts

Plain nuts bore me, but I find that flavored nuts are the perfect answer for an enjoyable, filling and healthy snack. This simple slow cooker recipe roasts nuts and seeds, plus gives them a hint of sweetness from maple syrup and a whisper of heat from cayenne pepper. You can customize it to your heart’s content – use your favorite nuts and/or seeds, add as much heat as you can handle, or add other favorite spices. Try them with sugar and cinnamon for a sweeter version, or cayenne and curry powder for a more savory flavor.

Similar to last week’s slow cooker play dough recipe, these spicy roasted nuts require occasional stirring. While this isn’t one of those Crock Pot recipes that you can leave for 8 hours, it’s an easy way to make your own flavored nuts to snack on for weeks to come. If you have a large slow cooker, you can easily double or even triple this recipe (I used a 3.5 quart and had room for a little more).

What’s your favorite healthy snack?


Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Nuts

  • 2 C raw nuts
  • 1/2 C raw seeds
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/4-1/2 t cayenne pepper

Coat inside of slow cooker with non-stick spray. Place all ingredients inside, stirring to evenly coat nuts and seeds. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes, until nuts are coated with glaze.

23 Comments on Slow Cooker Monday: Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts

    • Stephanie
      May 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm (11 years ago)

      @Erin – thanks! 🙂

  1. Jennifer (Delicieux)
    May 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Another great slow cooker recipe! You should do PR for slow cooker companies! I love roasted nuts and the combination of sweet with the cayenne sounds killer.
    Jennifer (Delicieux) recently posted Chocolate Pear Pies

  2. Annie
    May 24, 2011 at 5:28 am (11 years ago)

    I love stuff that can be made in the slow cooker! These would be great to take on a summer camping trip or a nice long hike!
    Annie recently posted Rhubarb Pie

  3. hannah
    May 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm (11 years ago)

    Looks great! I’m going to make these tomorrow!

    • Stephanie
      May 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm (11 years ago)

      @hannah – great, enjoy!

    • Stephanie
      May 25, 2011 at 7:15 am (11 years ago)

      @Ann – thanks! It’s surprising what you can make in a slow cooker – they’re really versatile!

  4. Sandra
    May 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Slow Cooker manufacturers should raise a statue in your honor!
    Sandra recently posted I Won!!!

    • Stephanie
      May 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm (11 years ago)

      @Sandra – haha thanks!

    • Stephanie
      May 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm (11 years ago)

      @Christine – that’s great! Enjoy them 🙂

  5. Liz
    May 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm (11 years ago)

    WOW, these sound fabulous…and the fact that you can make them in a slow cooker makes them even more appealing! Yum.
    Liz recently posted Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

    • Stephanie
      May 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm (11 years ago)

      @Liz: thanks!

    • Stephanie
      May 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm (11 years ago)

      @Magic of Spice – thanks! I hope you’re having a great weekend too!

  6. Trisha
    November 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks like a wonderful recipe to make for Christmas gifts for neighbors, friends and family, too! Thanks!

  7. Lynn Beck
    August 9, 2016 at 7:15 pm (6 years ago)

    What are Craw nuts?


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