Savory Roasted Nuts

Roasted Spiced Nuts

What are high in fat, always better when roasted, and have insurmountable brain health benefits?  Nuts!  That’s what!  My young palate did not truly appreciate all of the wondrous flavors, versatility, and health benefits packed within these crunchy little morsels of flavor, but as I have grown and evolved, so have my taste buds and desire for good food. 

Nuts are literally powerhouses for the brain.  They are packed with vitamin Emagnesium, antioxidants and other nutrients that our brains need to thrive.  Beyond that, nuts make a great snack for those busy days when you are on the go. 

This savory spiced nuts recipe is simple and so, so good. If you want to omit the butter and replace it entirely with olive oil, that is totally okay, but don’t forget that the MIND diet allows for a little butter. Only a little. 

Either way, they are subtly savory and delicious. 

Savory Roasted Nuts

Created by Maureen Marsic
What is high in fat, always better when roasted, and have insurmountable brain health benefits? Nuts! That's what! If you want to substitute the butter with olive oil that is okay, however a little bit of butter is considered acceptable according to the MIND diet.
Servings: 8


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter*
  • 1 lb nuts – we used a mixture of almonds, walnuts and cashews
  • 1 tsp crushed dried rosemary OR
  • 5 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Melt olive oil and butter in a large pan in the oven. It should only take a minute or two. Then scatter the nuts in the pan. *Can substitute more olive oil for butter, if preferred.
  • Coat the nuts with the oil and butter mixture and spread in a single layer.
  • Scatter the rosemary, paprika and salt evenly over the nuts.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, shaking and stirring often.