Spiced nuts

Macadamias, pecans and almonds tossed in tasty spices make a great home-made gift if you put them in a pretty jar – perfect for a festive present
Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 17 mins
Total time: 27 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 3tbsp olive oil


    • 4tsp Worcestershire sauce


    • 1tsp Tabasco


    • 1tsp ground cumin


    • 2tsp paprika


    • ½tsp ground cinnamon


    • 2tbsp maple syrup


    • 100g (3½oz) macadamia nuts


    • 100g (3½oz) salted pecans


    • 100g (3½oz) natural shelled almonds


    • Sea salt


    • Sterilised jar






    1. Set the oven to gas mark 3 or 160°C. Put the oil, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, cumin, paprika, cinnamon and maple syrup in a small roasting pan and heat in the oven for 2 mins.


    1. Add the nuts and toss everything together to coat. Cook for 10-15 mins.


    1. Tip the nuts out on to kitchen paper to drain and sprinkle immediately with a generous amount of salt. Put nuts into the jar, seal, label and store for up to 3 months.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 59.0g saturates 6.5g calories 616(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.