Make at Home Mixed Nuts

Make at home mixed nuts Go Gingham

Since I began reading the ingredients of everything we buy, it’s been a real hassle. Items that in the past I tossed into the grocery basket are now being left behind on the grocery store shelves. Why? There are so many bad ingredients and chemicals in the foods that I can no longer buy them. Mixed nuts are one of those items which, after reading the package, became a no-no.

Mixed nuts recipe by Go Gingham

The good news about mixed nuts is that they are super easy to make. Honestly, super-duper easy! Added bonus? You get to leave out any of the nuts you don’t like to eat. You can also add as many of the nuts you do like.

Recipe Mixed Nuts Go Gingham

We made this batch with hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, and walnuts. You get to pick whatever nuts you like.

Salted and roasted nuts Go Gingham

We make lots of mixed nuts. Satisfying and good for fueling busy, active kids (and adults) without any preservatives, chemicals or too much salt.

Make at Home Mixed Nuts
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sara Tetreault
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Cook time:
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Serves: 6 cups
Making mixed nuts at home allows you to use the nuts you like and skip the ones you don’t. Buy the nuts from the bulk bins and get exactly the amount you need.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Avocado oil
  • 1-2 teaspoon very fine salt (freshly ground Himalayan salt works well)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the nuts and stir.
  3. Pour Avocado oil over the nuts and add 1 teaspoon of the salt.
  4. Spread nuts onto an 11″ X 14″ baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining salt.
  5. Place nuts in oven and after 30 minutes, stir nuts.
  6. Return nuts to oven and finish baking them for remaining 30 minutes.
Notes
When I make these, I like to turn the oven off once the nuts are done and leave the pan in the oven overnight. This really dries out the nuts and then in the morning, I can quickly place the cooled nuts in glass jars.

Store in an air-tight container or if you make a lot, freeze them.

How to make mixed nuts Go Gingham These make a lovely little gift, too, if you need a housewarming gift for someone. Don’t forget the gingham ribbon!

What’s your favorite nut? Does anyone like Brazil nuts? They always seem to be left in the nut bowl.

Go Gingham related links:

Grocery shopping from the bulk bins and food storage containers
Reusing glass jars and how to get them ready for re-use
Frugal grocery shopping – without coupons!

8 thoughts on “Make at Home Mixed Nuts

  1. Oooh, we love nuts. I have a weakness for cashews–I know those probably have lots of no-no’s in them when you buy them in cans. I frequently buy Aldi’s whole almonds–unsalted, not roasted–I’ll have to check the packaging but I think those might not have additional weird ingredients. At Christmas I like to buy nuts in their shells–something about cracking nuts around the table with the family seems to invite lingering and conversation (plus, cracking nuts tends to limit overeating them–not that I’d be guilty of that, haha). Good advice, Sara!

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    1. Hah! Well, I totally agree with the cracking of the nuts – it’s why I never buy shelled pistachio nuts. At least we’re burning calories buy getting them out of the shells, right?! πŸ˜‰
      Hopefully there’s no additional junk in the nuts you buy. It is a hassle to not be able to buy the items we used to but I know we’re healthier.
      Thanks for writing in, Kris!!

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    1. Hi Erin!
      These are great for lunch – or for a hike snack.
      Smoked salt would be delicious on these…I like any salt that needs to be freshly ground on top of the nuts. Freshly ground always tastes fresher and tastier!
      Can’t wait to hear if you make them ~
      Thanks for writing in πŸ™‚

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