These Pumpkin Spice Roasted Nuts are an EASY way to rock the fall pumpkin spice trend with only 3 ingredients. Pumpkin spice, but make it Whole30! Roasted pumpkin spice nuts are everything fall wrapped up in some salty goodness. I don’t love pumpkin, but the flavor of these is just right and perfect for your fall events like a Halloween Party or Thanksgiving to balance out the sweets. Though you might want to make a double batch, so you don’t devour them all before the event!
Why We Love These Pumpkin Spice Roasted Nuts
First, we love that they are Paleo, Keto, dairy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free. A great option for so many dietary needs. Second, you can use whatever seeds or nuts you have on hand or prefer. A great way to use up the odds and ends of nuts in your pantry! Or, make it super simple by using an unroasted nut mix (I get one from Sam’s Club).
Many store-bought flavored nuts have a variety of added sugars and additives. This recipe only has 3 ingredients (well 4 if you count salt!), keeping it nutrient dense and simple. Plus, With only 5 minutes of prep, this is an easy way to spice up your nuts!
You Can Roast Nuts in an Air Fryer?
You sure can! It depends on the size of your air fryer basket as to how long it will take and how many nuts you can do at once. However, this recipe is a small batch and should fit inside the basket of most air fryers. You can read more about what air fryer I have and why I love them here.
I actually really enjoy air-fried nuts. It’s faster and they get nice and crispy. I also use the air fryer with my Perfect Roasted Pecan recipe. The crispy crunch the air fryer gives those pecans, even without using any oil, is perfection.
Other Pumpkin Recipes You Might Love
My Pumpkin Spice Roasted Nuts recipe is the only Whole30 Pumpkin recipe I have. However, all my recipes are gluten-free + dairy-free, and here are some other pumpkin favorites:
- Paleo Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
- Reese’s Copycat Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins
- Pumpkin Muffins or Cupcakes
- Paleo Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Want Other Festive Halloween Recipes?
Oh, I’ve so got you covered! Whole30 put a call out for Whole30 Halloween recipes when I was a Whole30 Certified Coach and I dove in hard to fun Halloween-themed Whole30 foods:
- Halloween Whole30 Tostones and Guacamole
- Whole30 Monster Apples
- Whole30 Pumpkin Carrots and Ranch
- Whole30 Severed Hand Punch
- Whole30 Halloween Witch Fingers
Or, here are some other Halloween recipes that are not Whole30, but gluten-free + dairy-free:
- Mixed nuts – Use whatever combination of seeds or nuts you have on hand or prefer. A great way to use up the odds and ends of nuts in your pantry! Or, make it super simple by using an unroasted nut mix (I get one from Sam’s Club).
- Olive oil or avocado oil – I usually use olive oil, as that is what I have on hand, but you can use avocado oil as well.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – This is a premade spice you can find in the baking aisle of most stores, especially in the fall. But, if you want, you can also make your own pumpkin spice blend.
- Salt – The range of salt is entirely dependent on personal preference. My husband prefers his nuts less salty, using only a 1/4 teaspoon salt. I loooove mine salty and like the 1/2 teaspoon. You do you!
Pumpkin Spice (or Cinnamon) Roasted Nuts
- 2 cups raw mixed nuts unsalted, not roasted
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt see note
- OVEN: Preheat oven to 250. Line baking sheet with parchment.
- Place nuts in a medium bowl and toss with oil. Once covered, toss with spice and salt.
- OVEN: Spread spiced nuts in a single layer on parchment. Bake for 1 hour. AIR FRYER: Airfry at 275 for 30 minutes, stirring at 15 minutes. Crispier and even better than even in half the time!
- Enjoy warm or cooled, store in sealed container. Great for fall events and gatherings!