Overhead view of a black bowl on a dark grey surface filled with Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts (includes cashews, almonds, and pecans).

Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts

Food presents ( such as these slow cooker unsalted nutsare a wonderful way to share the love this holiday season!

How to have a merrier holiday period.

We know the holidays often arrive with all sorts of tension and emotions, particularly in regards to food. And while I am not here to start a large can of worms regarding meals and feelings now I’m here to talk about this recipe to get Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts since I think that it’s one that you really will need to add to your spinning for holiday foods. They’re a terrific addition to plenty of different meals — both sweet and sour — plus they make a wonderful present for teachers, your hairstylist, gym bestie, host or hostess, mail company, burglar, or even anyone who enjoys food.

Overhead view of a black bowl on a dark grey surface filled with Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts (includes cashews, almonds, and pecans) with stem-on tangerines and a black and white plaid napkin lying next to the bowl.

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These could be habit-forming (in a fantastic way)

It really could not be any easier than adding nuts, maple syrup, honey, orange zest, vanilla and spices (and LOVE) into some parchment paper-lined slow cooker and allowing the slow and low heating function it is caramelizing magic to make this just amazing holiday deal.

There’s just something about the celestial scent of cinnamon, ginger, allspice cardamon, vanilla and peppermint which fills your house if those unsalted nuts are still cooking. You may end up making a few batches this month. Some for you and a few to present to other people!


You really ought to create these merry-making, holiday-enhancing, exceptionally snackable Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts before before things get too active. I really like to add them into a vegetable or cheese along with hummus plate or scatter them over roasted apples or pears. And odds are great your guests — including mine — will enjoy them regardless of how they are served.

And, that they really do create the sweetest little present when packaged into small jars. 

Or better yet, consider tucking them to other kinds of reusable containers such as a silicone sandwich bag, a stack of stainless steel lunch containers, an insulated coffee tumbler or water bottle to get a fun, eco friendly gift which may be enjoyed throughout the year.

A small jar of Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts (includes cashews, almonds, and pecans) on a dark surface with tangerines, a black and white plaid napkin, and small gold ornaments surrounding the jar.

Don’t Forget into Make Merry with those Two Simple Steps (paying special attention to #1)

  1. Spend more time with family and friends, both new and old. The action of collecting together over food or gifting a second using a homemade cure connects individuals in a manner that societal media or a fast ‘hello’ can not do. At it is most fundamental, food is love.
  2. Make those Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts and discuss them with all your buddies . Or create them for the next holiday gathering. Or create them to get a sweet little treat for lunch boxes or to add to your morning bowl of oats or yogurt. Just create them shortly!

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Let’s Get Cookin’

Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts

A gently sweet treat that everyone will adore. Made from the toaster, these Slow Cooker Spiced Nuts are easy to create and will be the perfect food gift for the bite fans in your list.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Slow Cooker, Sweets & Treats


  • 4 cups raw mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc. ) )
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • two Tbsp. Honey (or additional maple syrup to get vegan-friendly)
  • 1 teaspoon . Pure vanilla extract
  • two Tbsp. Coconut oil, pumped
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon . ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt


  1. Line a slow cooker with parchment paper, pressing the surplus paper from the sides and creasing as necessary so it lays flat against the face of the slow cooker fit.
  2. Place nuts at the slow cooker. Add remaining components into the toaster and stir until nuts are evenly coated.
  3. Place lid onto the toaster and place to LOW heat. After 30 minutes, remove the lid and stir fry nuts. Replace the lid.
  4. Continue cooking, stirring each 30 minutes, until nuts are tacky and fragrant (about 2 — 3 hours based upon your slow cooker).
  5. Use parchment paper to thoroughly lift the nuts from this toaster. Place themon the parchment paper, on a large baking sheet, stirring occasionally until completely cool.


Recipe Testing Note: While any nut (or seed) will operate for this recipe, we’ve discovered that pistachios burned readily and consequently should be prevented. 


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 30milligrams
  • Fat: 19gram
  • Carbohydrates: 11gram
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g


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About Jessica Beacom

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist residing in Boulder, CO together with her hubby and 2 daughters. She’s been referred to as a’real food evangelist’ and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others to help them break free from their diet mentality and discover their own food freedom. In her spare time she loves CrossFit, telemark ski, mountain biking, teaching herself the way to play the banjo and camping out under the stars.

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