Spicy Cashews and Pecans

Spicy Cashews and Pecans

This tasty snack melds raw pecans and cashews with a sweet maple syrup drizzle and a spicy mix of curry powder and cayenne pepper for a delightful flavor explosion.

Health Benefits –  soy free, gluten free

Prep: 5 Minutes | Cooking time: 20 Minutes | Servings: 2 cups

Author’s notes: My favorite combination is half pecans, half cashews. You might try almonds or walnuts, too. Just remember to use raw nuts, rather than roasted, to prevent over-toasting.


1 cup raw pecans
1 cup raw cashews
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp curry powder
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp salt (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Line a roasting pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss very well to combine. Pour the coated nuts onto the parchment paper, and spread evenly in a single layer. Bake until the nuts are fragrant and toasty, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Recipe has been graciously provided T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Gluten Free, Snacks

Created on 13 Dec, 2023.