Savory Autumn Spice Nuts are a spiced nuts recipe without sugar. It all starts with a medley of nuts that include almonds, pecans, cashews and pumpkin seeds that are then roasted with warming spices. This fabulous nutty and spicy assortment truly captures the essence of the fall/autumn season.

Mixed, spiced nuts spilling out of a mini bucket

Isn’t fall (autumn) just the best time of the year? When it’s chilly outside, think all being all warm inside, sitting by the fire in your cozy slippers all the while sipping a Homemade Hot Apple Cider or Pimm’s Winter Cup and snacking on these nuts. Maybe you’re watching a movie or just listening to music. Sounds good doesn’t it?

As mentioned, these nuts are roasted with a delicious combination of spices. Garam masala, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg allspice, a little fresh rosemary and a little sweetness from honey could just make these nuts the perfect snack.

How do you get spices to stick to nuts?

They key is to coat them in egg whites and honey, then salt and spice them and then bake them. If you want vegan spiced nuts, you can use an egg white substitute and a vegan honey substitute like agave nectar.

A baking sheet spread with mixed nuts

How long can you store spiced nuts?

Stored in a sealed jar, these nuts will keep for up 2 weeks in a cool, dry place or refrigerator.

Freezing Spiced Nuts

Once cooled from the oven, you can place them in a freezer bag or freezer proof container and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature.

An overhead view of autumn spiced nuts

Spiced Nuts for Entertaining

You can made double batches of these autumn Spiced Nuts to have around for holiday entertaining. They’re perfect to serve with drinks.

I also like to use Mexican spices along with lime for my Mexican Chile Lime Peanuts (pictured below).

Peanuts coated with spices spilling out of a mini bucket

Spiced not Spicy Nuts

While these roasted mixed nuts are spiced, they are not spicy. If you want to add a little spice, you can add a bit of cayenne pepper. Just remember to taste them as you add the pepper so you don’t go overboard!

Now that you know how easy it is to make nuts with spices, there is no reason to buy store-bought spiced nuts anymore. Plus, you can customize them how you like with your favorite mix of different nuts.

A closeup of roasted almonds, pecans, cashews and pumpkin seeds

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Yield: 10

Autumn Spiced Nuts

Almonds, pecans, cashews and pumpkin seeds spilled out onto a mat

 Mixed nuts and pumpkin seeds are roasted with warm spices, honey and rosemary. The perfect comforting snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups (300 grams) almonds, raw unsalted
  • 2 cups (250 grams) pecans, raw unsalted
  • 2 cups (256 grams) cashews, raw unsalted
  • 1 cup (119 grams) pumpkin seeds, unsalted with or without shells


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C with oven rack in the center of oven.
  2. Line 1 large and 1 medium baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Add the garam masala, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, rosemary and salt to a small bowl, mix and set aside.
  4. Add the egg whites and honey to a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. Stir in the nuts and pumpkin seeds. Add the spices in small batches, mixing well between additions.
  5. Spread the nut mixture onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Roast for 10 minutes, stir and continue to roast for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 475Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 33gCholesterol 0mgSodium 241mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 7gSugar 7gProtein 13g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.