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Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts

A lightly sweet treat that everyone will love. Made in the slow cooker, these Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts are simple to make and are the perfect food gift for the snack lovers on your list.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Slow Cooker, Sweets & Treats

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raw mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (or additional maple syrup for vegan-friendly)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Line a slow cooker with parchment paper, pressing the excess paper against the sides and creasing as needed so it lays flat against the side of the slow cooker insert.
  2. Place nuts in the slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir until nuts are evenly coated.
  3. Place lid on the slow cooker and set to LOW heat. After 30 minutes, remove the lid and stir nuts. Replace the lid.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring every 30 minutes, until nuts are sticky and fragrant (about 2 – 3 hours depending on your slow cooker).
  5. Use parchment paper to carefully lift the nuts out of the slow cooker. Place them, on the parchment paper, on a large baking sheet, stirring occasionally until completely cool.

Notes

Recipe Testing Note: While most any nut (or seed) will work for this recipe, we found that pistachios burned easily and therefore should be avoided. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g