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Spiced Roasted Walnuts (Vegan & GF)

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Snacks, Gluten Free, Vegan
  • Method: Oven / Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


These spiced roasted walnuts make the perfect salad topper or healthy snack. Easy, versatile, and done in 20 minutes. They are gluten-free and 100% vegan.


  • 3 cups walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or melted butter if not vegan
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, chopped)


Oven method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place walnuts in a large bowl and toss walnuts with olive oil.
  3. Add all spices in the bowl and toss well.
  4. Lay the spiced walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Optional: use aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up. Bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!

Stovetop method:

  1. Heat olive oil or melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add walnuts, sprinkle with desired seasonings. Stir frequently to prevent walnuts from burning. Toast for 1-2 minutes or until the walnuts are golden brown. Transfer to a cookie sheet or a plate to let cool.


  • Optional spices: Teaspoon of kosher salt, sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, black pepper.
  • Store the roasted walnuts in an airtight glass container at room temperature for up to three months or refrigerate for longer.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 291
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 388mg
  • Fat: 29.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.6g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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