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Rosemary Honey Roasted Nuts

Looking for an easy homemade addition to your holiday appetizer tray? Rosemary Honey Roasted Nuts are full of sweet and savory flavor! Make a big batch to have on hand for any last minute charcuterie board or put into a cute tin or glass jars for holiday gifts.

The holidays are upon us which means – lots of social gatherings! I think everyone is itching to get out and socialize after two years of not being able to. One of my favorite things about holiday gatherings is the appetizers. From baked brie and charcuterie to creamy dips and bacon wrapped everything! I love nuts on an appetizer spread for a little boost of protein and as an in-between filler. These Rosemary Honey Roasted Nuts are perfect for filling space on a charcuterie board or just having in a bowl while enjoying a glass of wine with a friend.

What You’ll Need

  • Mix Nuts – my container of raw mixed nuts included cashews, almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. Really, any mixed nuts would work.  You could also use all almonds or all cashews, if you’d like.
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Sea Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper – optional! I love the heat that cayenne pepper gives to the nuts but I did skip it this time to be more kid friendly.

How to Make Rosemary Honey Roasted Nuts

This recipe comes together very quickly. To start, add the olive oil, honey, brown sugar, rosemary, and salt to a small bowl and whisk together until combined. Add the mixed nuts to a large bowl and then drizzle with the honey mixture. Toss well to combine.

Spread the nuts out onto a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Your house is going to smell AMAZING! Let the nuts cool and then give them a taste! I like to add a little extra sprinkle of sea salt to the nuts after they are baked. Store these in an airtight container or jar.

Rosemary Honey Roasted Nuts Questions

What kind of nuts to use?

I used a raw mix nuts combination that I found at target that had cashews, pistachios, almonds, and walnuts. You could really use any nut combination that you like or add some macadamia nuts or pecans!

What if I don’t like fresh rosemary?

It adds really great flavor to these nuts but if you don’t like, omit it. I’d recommend using the cayenne pepper for sure if you don’t add the rosemary to give these nuts some more complex flavor.

Can I use dried rosemary instead of fresh?

In a pinch, sure. I highly recommend using fresh because it has a lot more flavor.

Can I use maple syrup instead of honey?

Definitely! I’m actually dying to try this substitution, too!

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Mixed nuts tossed in a combination of olive oil, honey, fresh rosemary, and some cayenne pepper for a little heat! They're a delicious holiday appetizer or snack.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, holiday appetizer, nuts, rosemary, snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 1/4 cup servings
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 5 cups raw unsalted mixed nuts
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional! We didn't use it this time but it is fun for a little sweet and spicy combo.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, honey, rosemary, brown sugar, and sea salt. (and cayenne pepper, if using)
  • Place the nuts in a large bowl and drizzle with the rosemary honey mixture.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Spread the nuts evenly out on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast the nuts in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool and then serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
  • These can definitely be made ahead of time! Just store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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