This no-fuss recipe for Rosemary Roasted Nuts is ready in 15 minutes and makes the perfect hostess gift or addition to the holiday appetizer spread this season!


These nuts are completely addictive and are made from a few simple ingredients including maple syrup, butter (or vegan butter), and rosemary with one unexpected ingredient: tamari (you can alternately use soy).  The tamari adds a salty earthy flavour and that hint of ‘umami’ (the fifth category of taste along with sweet, salty, sourness, and bitterness).

Packed these nuts into jars and will be giving them away as hostess gifts all holiday season. They also make an incredible appetizer or afternoon snack. I’d maybe (scrap that – definitely) recommend making a double batch of these.

One thing to note; when you pull the nuts out of the oven they won’t seem like they’re done (the coating will still look syrup-like). You’ll know it’s time to pull them out when the coating is golden brown and bubbling away on your baking sheet.  They will take longer to bake if you double the recipe and are baking them on the same pan (see below).

The nuts will be soft when hot but as they cool, the coating will firm up and they will get crunchy. Make sure that you allow them to fully cool before placing them in jars to store them.

Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Sweet and salty, these rosemary nuts are the perfect holiday treat and make for the sweetest hostess gift in a little jar wrapped with ribbon! Bake them an extra 7-10 minutes if doubling the recipe on the same pan.

 Course : Appetizer
 Cuisine  :American
 Keyword  :Nuts, Roasted, Rosemary
 Prep Time ; 5 minutes
 Cook Time  :10 minutes
 Total Time : 15 minutes
 Servings  :2 cups


  • 2 cups assorted raw nuts* (we used cashews, almonds, and pecans)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon tamari* (or soy sauce)*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • sea salt to taste


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss until nuts are evenly coated.  Evenly spread the nuts out on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the coating is golden brown and bubbling (the coating will harden after it cools).

      3.Remove nuts from the oven and let cool completely before enjoying!  You can  store the nuts in a closed container for up to a month.

Recipe Notes

*use gluten free versions to make this gluten free, we recommend using roasted cashews here