An easy-to-make Tamari Roasted Nuts recipe with irresistibly savory flavors! It's a crowd-pleasing snack or appetizer for parties, holiday spreads, gifting, or everyday enjoyment at home. (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.)
These tamari roasted nuts are absolutely irresistible! We infuse them with rich, savory, umami flavors then roast in the oven. That's it! So quick and easy.
Plus you can customize it with whatever nuts you enjoy or have on hand. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, and peanuts are all tasty. Just mix up a blend of your favorites.
These flavorful nuts a crowd-pleasing addition to party platters, vegan charcuterie boards, holiday spreads, and gift giving. Or simply keep a batch on hand for a protein-rich snack. I hope you love them as mush as I do!
Ingredients for Tamari Nuts
For this recipe you'll toss together in a mixing bowl, then bake in the oven on a baking sheet:
- Nuts: I use raw, unsalted nuts for this recipe, and purchase organic whenever possible. Use two cups of whatever raw mixed nuts you like best! Here I used walnuts, pecans, and almonds. But raw cashews and peanuts are great mixed in as well.
- Tamari: Or you can use soy sauce, but I use tamari for gluten-free. Either regular or reduced-sodium works great. (I use regular organic tamari.)
- Rice vinegar: I use unseasoned rice vinegar which doesn't contain added sugar and salt.
- Pure maple syrup: Just a teaspoon helps balance the flavors. The nuts are not detectably sweet, so you can stir in a touch more syrup if you'd prefer them a little sweeter.
- Sesame seeds: I love including a sprinkle of these for flavor and texture. (Plus they look so pretty!)
- Onion & garlic powder: These add even more savory goodness to the mixture. Add as much or as little as you'd like, however.
Seasoning: Adjust the flavors as you see fit. Add smoked paprika, ground ginger, cumin, black pepper, or dried herbs. If you include oil in your diet, a tiny splash of toasted sesame oil in the tamari mixture could add nice flavor as well.
Make it spicy: Heat it up with a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper to taste.
Add seeds: Try adding pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds to the nut mixture as well. (Although I haven't tested this yet!)
Feeling sweet? Check out these amazing Maple-Vanilla Candied Nuts. They're naturally sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar!
Snacks: These are the ultimate party platter snack! Serve them as an appetizer for gameday, holiday parties, family get-togethers, charcuterie boards, and beyond. Or simply make a batch to keep on hand for everyday enjoyment at home!
Gifting: Gift these homemade nuts around the holidays or just because. Pour them in a mason glass jar with a lid for easy storage, transportation, and presentation.
Texture & cooling: When the nuts come out of the oven, they'll be very soft and tender. Simply let them cool for at least 15-20 minutes to harden and firm up to perfectly crispy, crunchy, savory morsels.
Storage: Once they're fully cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature. I find they keep for about 1-2 weeks (but they never last that long!)
Tamari Roasted Nuts (Savory!)
- 2 cups nuts* (raw, unsalted)
- 2 Tbsp. tamari
- 2 tsp. rice vinegar, unseasoned
- 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- Preheat oven to 250°F (121°C). Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except nuts. Stir to combine.
- Then add nuts and toss well to coat. Spread out nuts in a single, even layer on the lined baking pan. (I drizzle any remaining sauce over the top for full flavor.)
- Roast for 35-40 minutes stirring a couple times to prevent burning. (I roast for 15 minutes, stir, 15 minutes, stir, 10 minutes.)
- Remove from oven and cool completely before serving. They'll be soft and tender when they come out of the oven, but harden as they cool.
Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)
Sodium: This is omitted as I cannot provide an accurate number. I encourage you to calculate your own to provide a much more precise reading based on the exact ingredients, brands, and amounts you're using.
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