How to Toast Nuts in the Microwave

How to Toast Nuts in the Microwave

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Microwaving nuts is an necessity skill you can wield confidently any time the juncture calls for toasted nuts–walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, etc, even seeds and legumes ( peanuts ) ! In merely five minutes you will have the arrant addition to any salad, Buddha bowl, adust goods, breakfast bowl, and even pesto !Unlike with regular oven-roasting or pan-toasting, you won’t get a dramatic browning concentrated on the exterior of the nuts, but rather a more thorough inside-out cooking. Nevertheless, you can still expect those fragrant oils to get released–that’s the whole point, after all! 

Why This Toasted Nuts Recipe Works

  • When the nuts are coated with a neutral cooking oil, you are hush able to achieve that lapp over and pan roasting spirit .
  • Toasting nuts in the microwave is quicker ! No waiting for the oven to heat up or getting a sheet pan dirty. All it takes is a microwave safe plate and you are good to go !
  • Our recipe testers say,
    • “Found this recipe online when I was scrambling to get some snacks together for a get together and it was perfect!”
    • “The sweet and herby versions were my absolute favorite! I make a big batch and keep them on the counter to snack on throughout the week.” 

Ingredients for Microwave Toasted Nuts  

  • Nuts of choice (walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, pine nuts, peanuts)
  • Neutral flavor oil  
  • Optional seasonings (see below for more ideas)

What Kind of Nuts Should You Use? 

  • Almonds – Accessible to everyone and you can find them anywhere, plus a really fun crunch! 
  • Cashews – My favorite because the texture of cashews is soft and buttery. 
  • Pumpkin Seeds – Since these are thinner, they may take a little less time, so keep your eye on them! 
  • Peanuts – Which is actually a legume, just like beans – so wild! 
  • Walnuts – We love using walnuts because of the size and the textures! 
  • Pine Nuts – Toast these up for an incredible homemade pesto recipe! 

How to Toast Nuts in The Microwave 

  1. Pick out your nuts, seeds, or legumes of choice or do a fun mixture or your favorites. 
  2. Toss nuts with a dash of oil and any optional seasonings to coat. Check out some of our awesome flavor variations below too for some fun nut inspo! 
  3. Spread nuts evenly over a microwave safe late and be sure to avoid overcrowding. 
  4. Cook in 1 minute intervals, tossing the nuts as needed until they are fortunate embrown and fragrant, about 2 to 5 minutes full .
  5. Let cool to room temperature before storing them in an air tight container. 

Tools Used in This Recipe

  • Silicon Tongs to easily toss together the nuts without burning your fingers. 
  • My favorite microwave safe plates, that also happen to be super cute too! 

Microwave Toasted Nuts Flavor Combinations

Spiked spiced nuts:  Add 1/2 teaspoon of bourbon and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla in accession to the anoint for a fun spiked party en adaptation ! Spicy nuts: In accession to the oil, add a dash of cayenne capsicum for a hot bang. Add as little or as much and align as needed. A sprinkle of brown sugar would be a fabulous addition with the cayenne. Sweeter party nuts: Add 1/2-1 tablespoon of brown sugar along with a pinch of salt for angelic caramelized nuts. Herby spiced nuts:  Stir in 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herb, like thyme and rosemary, once you remove the nuts from the microwave. You can besides toss with a little pat of butter excessively !

Faqs

How long do toasted nuts last? 

Microwave toasted nuts can be stored in an airtight container left at room temperature on the counter for up to 1 workweek or in the deep-freeze for several months. Why are they taking longer than 5 minutes to toast?

All microwaves operate a bit differently. There are both broken and high electric potential microwaves, so the time of your nuts will likely depend on your specific microwave. A lower electric potential microwave sits around 700 while a higher voltage microwave sits around 1,000+. Can I use any oil? 

You can use any anoint you wish. We suggest a neutral taste anoint so you have endless options when spicing your toasted nuts up. however, if you are going for a very savory testis, olive oil would be a delicious option !how to toast nuts in the microwave image

How to Toast Nuts in the Microwave

Use this quick, easy microwave method to toast any kind of nut when you need them in a jiffy! Add them quickly to any salad, Buddha bowl, pesto, baked good, or breakfast bowl.

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Prep Time

1

min

Cook Time

5

mins

Course

Snack, Topping

Servings

4

Calories

107

kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup nuts of your choice ( or peanuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds )
  • 1/2 teaspoon neutral-tasting oil
  • optional : salt and pepper to taste, plus other desire seasonings

Instructions 

  • Toss nuts with oil and optional seasonings to coat.

  • Spread nuts evenly over a microwave-safe denture. Avoid overcrowding plate. Cook in 1-minute intervals, tossing as needed, until nuts are golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 5 minutes total .

Notes

Extra toasted nuts: let cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. Umm, breakfast, anyone??

Nutrition

Sodium:

1

mg

Calcium:

47

mg

Sugar:

1

g

Fiber:

2

g

Potassium:

126

mg

Calories:

107

kcal

Saturated Fat:

1

g

Fat:

9

g

Protein:

4

g

Carbohydrates:

4

g

Iron:

1

mg

Keyword

roasted nuts

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