A bowl of Roasted Spiced Cashews.

Roasted Spiced Cashews

Roasted Spiced Cashews have a touch of sweetness without adding sugar along with a little heat to make them interesting. Want a healthy no-guilt snack? Here it is! Recipe can be halved.
Course Appetizer, Party, Snack
Keyword Cashews, Roasted Nuts, Roasted Spiced Cashews
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Natalie@thegeneticchef.com


  • 1 pound raw cashew nuts
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil*


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes, gently shaking the pan halfway through to redistribute the nuts to cook evenly. Continue to roast until they are fragrant and golden.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • After the nuts are roasted, toss the nuts with the seasoning until the nuts are completely coated. Let cool a bit. You can eat them warm but the seasonings will still be wet. The seasoning will dry the longer they cool. Enjoy!


*Melted coconut oil can also be used.