This honey roast nuts recipe was originally designed for just cashew nuts. But it works just as well with any type of nut really.

To make the recipe more affordable, try a mix of half and half peanut and cashews, or even just peanuts on their own are good.

Or, to glam the recipe up, try a mix of cashew, pecan and macadamia nuts. You can source fairly cheap nuts in bulk from the bulk bins of health food stores.

These honey roasted nuts have a lot less sugar and salt than the commercial ones, and they taste really good! They’re tasty, and still healthy, so great for a kid’s quick snack.

Honey roasted nuts recipe

Honey Roast Nuts

These were originally designed for just cashew nuts, but they work well with anything, and to make the recipe more affordable, try a mix of half and half peanut and cashews, or even just peanuts on their own.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 500 g nuts (cashews, peanuts, or a mixture)
  • 2 Tbsp honey (the runny kind is easier to work with but use whatever you’ve got in the cupboard)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and find a nice big roasting dish.
  2. Put the nuts in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the honey, maple syrup and butter and microwave in a cup or small bowl until the butter is
  4. melted (about 20 to 30 seconds on high).
  5. Add the salt, vanilla and cinnamon to the hot honey mix and stir well. Pour the honey mix over the nuts and mix well.
  6. Tip the nuts into the roasting pan and cook, stirring every 10 minutes or so, until the nuts are lightly browned. This is likely to take 20 to 30 minutes in a gas oven, but probably less in an electric oven, so watch carefully!
  7. Remove from the oven, add the 1 Tbsp of sugar and mix well.
  8. Leave to cool, stirring regularly to stop them sticking to the roasting dish, and when completely cooled, transfer to airtight glass jars for storage (this is likely to be quite short-term!).
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Robert Glensor is the founder of the Paraoa Bakehouse- the home of Purebread organic breads and Gluten Free Goodies. With a love of good bread and a passion for all things organic and sustainable, Robert writes about all manner of issues to do with living green.

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