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Cinnamon Orange Roasted Nuts

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Friends, if you’re like me, your pantry gets a little disorganized this time of year, and sometimes you don’t know what you really have.

Cinnamon Orange Roasted Nuts

Which is why I’m sharing this delicious Cinnamon Orange Roasted Nuts recipe with you today.

Cinnamon Orange Roasted Nuts Recipe

Roasting a variety of nuts is a great way to make a healthy holiday snack, but also use up what’s in your pantry! You may also want to try my Sweet and Spicy Pecans Recipe!

For homemade gifts for the holidays, try my White Chocolate Peppermint Bark or Homemade Wholesome Hazelnut Spread or Easy Feta Cheeseball Appetizer!

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How do you roast nuts?

But first, how do you roast nuts?

  • Spread mixed nuts onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake, stirring several times in between the baking process, and return to the oven to continue baking.
  • The length of baking depends on how toasted you like your nuts.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool, and enjoy!

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How do you roast nuts in the microwave?

I do this all the time.

In a microwave safe dish (I used a Pyrex pie plate), place the nuts evenly in a single layer.

Microwave on HIGH heat for 2 minutes, stir, and continue to cook and stir at one minute intervals, until nuts are fragrant and light golden brown in color.

Or, place the nuts on a paper towel and heat on HIGH for one minute, rotating them around, and microwaving for another minute.

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How to clean your pantry

This last summer, I actually paid Abby’s sweet, hard-working friend Grace to organize my pantry and cupboards, so now I have one box where I keep all my nuts. My pantry was a royal mess this summer. Now, thanks to Grace, I feel somewhat more organized.

  1. Open your fridge and pantry and take a look at what’s inside.
  2. Write it down. Go through each shelf and take inventory.
  3. Read the dates. Purge anything that’s expired or stale.
  4. Donate, donate. Place in a box items to donate to your local food pantry.
  5. Grocery list. Make a list of what you know you’ll need to get.

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How to organize a pantry

Use boxes or small bins to hold smaller items, such as nuts, chocolate chips, baking items, dried fruit, etc. I use a rubber band to keep the package tight.

Group items together on shelves as you’ll use them.

Do you tend to stock up this time of year? I’m trying to be more mindful of what I am buying, and what I plan to bake or cook.

I decided not to stock up on too much, because I can always get extra ingredients as I need them, at a local grocery store.

For now, this recipe is easy to make ahead, place in little jars—a little healthy holiday gift or snack for your neighbor!

Cinnamon Orange Roasted Nuts with Vanilla

More roasted nuts recipes: Salted Lavender Honey Nuts [How Sweet Eats] and Roasted Rosemary Almonds [Two Peas and Their Pod].

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Cinnamon Orange Roasted Nuts

Makes about 4 cups
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  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw pepitas
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • A pinch of sea sal


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In medium bowl, toss nuts in orange juice, vanilla, and cinnamon—drain any excess liquid from nuts after they are evenly coated.
  • Spread onto baking sheet and sprinkle very lightly with salt.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, stir nuts, then return to oven for about 8 more minutes. Stir once more, and return to oven for about 3-5 more minutes (depends on how toasted you like your nuts).
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool, then enjoy!
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