Healthy Spiced Nuts Snack Recipes

Find healthy, delicious spiced nuts snack recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Try this satisfying snack instead of nuts. The tasty legumes are lower in calories and packed with fiber.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Roasting canned chickpeas until crispy makes a simple and healthy snack. In this riff on candied nuts, chickpeas are coated with cinnamon sugar to make them irresistible! This snack is best enjoyed the day it is made.
By Carolyn Casner

Spiced Pecans

Rating: 5 stars 1
Making this delicious and healthy snack is very simple but also a rare instance where the recipe is meant to take longer in order to make it easier. Most nuts can burn faster than you can say "What's that smell?"--so these spiced pecans are baked low and slow to avoid any nasty surprises.
By Sarah Simms Hendrix

Spiced Chickpea "Nuts"

Rating: 3.5 stars 20
When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They're a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Everything-Seasoned Almonds

Grinding up the everything bagel seasoning in a spice grinder will help it adhere to the almonds.
By Devon O'Brien

Pizza Pistachios

Nutritional yeast mimics the flavor of cheese, lending a pizza-like flavor to these playful spiced pistachios.
By Devon O'Brien

Fruit & Nuts Snack Mix

Whip up a big batch of this sweet and salty mix for on-the-go fuel or to have on hand for after-school snacks.
By Carolyn Casner

Rosemary-Garlic Pecans

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
These savory spiced nuts are perfect for snacking, adding to a cheese board or serving as a mini appetizer.
Devon-O'Brien
By Devon O'Brien

Toasted Almonds with Rosemary and Cayenne

Make a double or triple batch of these savory nuts to give them as gifts for the holidays.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Curried Cashews

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
These curried cashews are impossibly addictive--every time we made them in the Test Kitchen they disappeared in a flash. If you use salted cashews, omit the added salt.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Tropical Snack Mix

Sweet, salty and simple, this tropical treat is a perfect on-the-go snack for a quick energy boost.
By Carolyn Casner

Spiced Spanish Almonds

Rating: 5 stars 3
Salty, sweet and laced with smoke--the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese.
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mississippi Spiced Pecans
Rating: Unrated 2
Make plenty of these mildly sweet and salty nuts--they are great to have on hand over the holidays.
Walnuts with Dark Chocolate
You can't go wrong with dark chocolate; it's the perfect pick-me-up. And when combined with a healthy fat source like walnuts, it will power you through your day.
Jonathan Perno's Spiced Candied Pecans

At home or at Campo, the restaurant he oversees at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Albuquerque, chef Jonathan Perno likes to welcome guests with spiced New Mexican pecans. You won't see this in most spiced-nut recipes, but Perno blanches them to reduce some of the bitter tannins in the skin that can sometimes overwhelm the pecans' delicate flavor.