Toasting Nuts - dummies

Toasting Nuts

Toasted nuts are delicious and simple to make. Pay close attention as you toast nuts. If the nuts become overtoasted (very dark), there’s no going back. You’ll have to start over. The nut toasting process takes only minutes (literally), so stay right by the oven.

  1. Spread the nuts evenly on a baking sheet and place it in a preheated 350-degree F oven.

    The size of the nut determines the toasting time. Set your timer for 3 minutes.

  2. Check the nuts; shake or stir them.

    If they’re not quite done, return them to the oven; check them in 2 minutes. Toasting takes place quickly.

  3. If they’re a color you’re looking for, usually a light golden brown, remove them from the oven and cool on the baking sheet.

    You’ll know your nuts are done, or close to being done, when you smell their wonderful aroma. If the skin is on the nut, it’ll split to show you the color of the nut.

  4. Toasting More Nuts than You Need

    Toast more nuts than your recipe calls for and use them in salads or for snacking. Store cooled nuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator.