This air fried salt and pepper cashew recipe makes a healthy version of the nuts you would buy in the store. It's quick and easy to make a batch in the air fryer to have a homemade snack.
I love roasted nuts for a snack, but I have a hard time finding brands that use an oil I feel ok eating. And when I do find roasted nuts with an ingredient list that I will eat they are spendy.
This recipe for Air Fryer Salt & Pepper Roasted Cashews makes a tasty snack in ten minutes. I like to turn to healthy fats and protein when I'm having a sugar craving and these work perfectly to satiate my hunger.
I purchase the organic, unsalted, unroasted cashews at Costco, but you can also find them in many store's bulk sections and Thrive Market carries them too. Make sure you buy unsalted and unroasted in order for this recipe to turn out correctly.
How do I roast nuts in my air fryer?
It's so quick and easy to roast nuts in an air fryer! It takes a lot less time than the traditional oven roasting method.
I simply coat my nuts in the seasoning and oil of my choice in a large bowl. In this recipe it's heavy on the salt and pepper flavor. I evenly pour the nut mixture into my air fryer basket and air fry. So easy!
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How do I get seasoning to stick to my air fried nuts?
It is best to use oil, water or egg whites to get the seasoning to stick to the nuts you want to air fry. In a bowl mix the nuts, seasoning and the oil, water, or egg whites until the nuts are coated.
Pour the nuts evenly into the basket of your air fryer and roast. So easy and delicious!
Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Roasted Cashews Ingredients
- Raw Cashews
- Avocado Oil
- Brown Rice Flour
- Sea Salt
- Nutritional Yeast
- Ground Black Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
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Air Fryer Salt & Pepper Roasted Cashews (GF, DF)
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
This recipe makes a quick, healthy snack. I love to eat them warm from the air fryer!
2 cups Raw Cashews
2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil (or high heat oil of your choice)
2 Tbsp. Brown Rice Flour (or flour of your choice)
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
½ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Onion Powder
Place cashews in a bowl. Pour oil over the nuts.
Mix together the flour and spices. Pour the dry ingredients over the nuts and stir thoroughly.
Pour nut mixture into air fryer basket and spoon any oil/spice mixture left in the bowl over them.
Cook at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Open and shake the basket every 2 minutes so the nuts get cooked evenly.
Immediately remove the nuts from the air fryer and pour into a bowl to cool. The nuts will continue to cook in the bowl a little, so it's ok if they look a little pale. They will all be a light golden brown shortly.
Make sure the oil you choose to use is meant for hight heat cooking.
The flour is to bind the spices to the nuts with the oil. You can use something other than rice flour.
You could leave out the nutrional yeast, but it is what gives them the tangy flavor you taste in store bought nut mixtures.
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 minutes
- Category: Snacks
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
Keywords: cashews, air fryer, roasted, gluten free, dairy free, snack
Wow! These are delicious! In my air fryer I had to let it cook an extra 2 minutes and they were perfect.
Thank you! Yes, air fryers sometimes take a little less or a little more cook time. I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! xo, Elaine
Julie Tran says
Hi friend, thanks for sharing, but I want to ask you about the nutrional yeast, when do you add it in your process ? Add all the spices, inclusing the nutritional yeast and then roast ? Or roast and add the nutritional yeast in the final step before eating? Some people said that it can be killed when cooking, so I'm confused.
In addition, could you pls share which nutritional yeast do you use?
Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon,
Hi Julie! I add the nutritional yeast along with the spices prior to air frying. In this recipe I'm using the nutritional yeast for flavor and not necessarily for nutritional value. You could choose to add it after air frying, but I don't think it will stick to the cashews as well. I use Now Foods Nutritional Yeast Powder in my recipes and I get that at Thrive Market. I hope this information helps. ~Elaine