Warm Nuts Recipe

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Tested out three ways, these delicious, easy nuts taste exactly like the warm nuts served on airplanes. Made with a delicious spice blend, they are designed to be reheated in the microwave or stovetop before serving! Naturally paleo, vegan, whole 30 compliant and gluten free! 

Airplane Style Warm Nuts- Tested out three ways, these nuts are a delicious appetiser or snack chock full of spices!

Rosemary Kristina– This one’s for you. 

The day I win the lottery and strike it rich, I shall be renaming myself to Nigel, buying a silver Ferrari and will request the best class seating on planes all the time. 

Especially the last one.

Having an Australian accent can have it’s perks, but also it’s downfalls. In 2012, it worked in my benefit which resulted in me having my seat upgraded.

I was in Los Angeles and boarding my flight to New York. I was accustomed to Australian airport systems which at the time (pre self check in, self everything days) required you to be at the airport 2-3 hours before a flight. In America, for interstate flights, I was only required to arrive 60 minutes before gates closed. My flight was scheduled for 3pm and there I was at 12pm. 

The check in counter was completely empty except for one lady whom was 65. I know this because she brought it up in our conversation. I walked up to the desk, feeling like a cheeseball for being ridiculously early. After the awkward niceties at the start we started conversing.

Airplane Style Warm Nuts- Tested out three ways, these nuts are a delicious appetiser or snack chock full of spices!

“Oh you’re from AUSTRALIA! I’ve always wanted to go there! Is it true you ride in kangaroo pouches?”

….Yes. 

“No, haha, that’s just a silly rumour that’s become a global phenomenon. We actually ride in giraffes.”

Okay, so I didn’t actually say that. 

I told her about my reasoning for being there (my semester abroad) and how much I loved the country. She told me how she hated kids (lol) and had a puppy named ‘Kimchi.’

I already liked her. 

We continued conversing and I told her how I went to Whole Foods and was charged $12 for damn broccoli and she told me how you to make the most of your Starbucks order. 

Man, this lady was epic. 

She passed me my ticket, and we parted ways. I looked down at my ticket and my seat number was in the 10’s which meant I was no longer in economy- Kimchi’s owner had upgraded me to the best section on the aircraft. 

Oh Kimchi’s owner. You’re not epic. You’re gold.

***

The flight was amazing as was the extra space and legroom. The icing on the cake, however, were the inflight snacks. I was prepped for some generic pretzels and peanuts (which honestly, I wouldn’t have minded!) but here was the air hostess providing me with a bowl of warm, spiced nuts. Warm, spiced, GOURMET nuts. 

Airplane Style Warm Nuts- Tested out three ways, these nuts are a delicious appetiser or snack chock full of spices!

This recipe for airplane style warm nuts has been tested out using three different cooking methods and ALL tested out reheated both stovetop and in the microwave. The key is NOT to have them reheated and coming out either soft or over crispy. The three ways tested out were stovetop, oven roasted and in the slow cooker. That’s right- SLOW COOKER. To replicate the flavour of the airplane style nuts, I used a delicious spice blend based off sea salt, cumin, rosemary and a dash of cayenne- The final spice is optional but trust me- It adds a delicious zing. 

The best way to serve these (After the initial cook) is to microwave or toast over the stove (covered) on high heat and cooled slightly (covered) before serving.

Airplane Style Warm Nuts- Tested out three ways, these nuts are a delicious appetiser or snack chock full of spices!

Make these airplane style warm nuts and if you can’t use your accent to get a free upgrade, at least you have the nuts.

Warm nuts. (keke)

Airplane Warm Nuts Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Tested out three ways, these delicious, easy nuts taste exactly like the warm nuts served on airplanes. Made with a delicious spice blend, they are designed to be reheated in the microwave or stovetop before serving! Naturally paleo, vegan and gluten free!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

Stovetop directions

  • In a small bowl, mix together the nuts, spices, salt and optional sugar and set aside.
  • Heat a pan on low heat with olive oil until hot. Add the spiced nut mixture and on low heat and covered, cook until golden and warm.

Oven Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and and line a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and spread in a single layer on the pan and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until just golden.

Slow cooker directions

  • In a small bowl, mix the spices and oil and set aside.
  • Add the nuts to the slow cooker, cover in the spice/oil mixture until fully coated and cook on high for 30 minutes. Uncover and let sit for 30 minutes.

To reheat

  • Microwave the nuts for 1 minute or until very hot and remove and cover with a cloth or towel for 5 minutes before serving.
  • You can also do this stovetop by lightly toasting until hot WITHOUT added oil (continue to stir the entire time) and remove, cover for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.
Try to consume warm nuts as is and not reheat previously reheated nuts- They do turn soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 12gFat: 25gSodium: 1178mgPotassium: 708mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 216IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 6mgNET CARBS: 8g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

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Airplane Style Warm Nuts- Tested out three ways, these nuts are a delicious appetiser or snack chock full of spices!

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  1. I travel every week for work, and I always turn down the nuts because they are so sugary!! But I’d love to try making these at home.

  2. Lucky you! I have yet to ride first class one day… your story just proves the power of communication and being friendly. I have never had warm nuts, and they sound like a delicious snack!

    1. LOL. Or looking like Channing Tatum. Not really, but the damn accent. You know where it doesn’t work? IRAN.

  3. Haha, I love that her dog’s name was kimchi! That’s such a cute name for a puppy. If I ever have my own pet, I’d really like to name it sprout, ha! But yes, I would name my pet kimchi, too. I do have a soft spot for airplane nuts but they’re usually too salty for me. But guess what, I have a recipe for homemade ones from you now so my problem has been solved!

  4. Nigel? Why Nigel? I think Arman it’s waaay more exotic and it sound like the right name for a billionaire.
    Anyways, these warm nuts sounds like the kind of snack a billionaire would eat. Definitely worth a million bucks!

  5. Got to love free upgrades! I think that once you’ve sat in first class on a flight, you’re kind of cursed because then every time after that when you fly economy, you’re thinking of all the extra legroom you’re NOT getting. Ha! Or at least that’s what I do. My favorite is how they’ll serve endless wine refills and ice cream sundaes in first class. Kind of awesome!

    1. Hahaha I can’t afford flying first class so this was my only time but that’s awesome you get treated to all that- These nuts were my only highlight lol!

  6. Droooooling. My dad could probably eat this entire recipe by himself. As could I.
    LOL I wish you did actually say that Australians ride giraffes. But then she probably would have put you in the back of the plane near the bathrooms.

  7. I would TOTALLY name my dog Kimchi! I think warmed nuts sound super tasty–you should totally make a sweet version of this!

  8. Next time I’m at the airport I’m totally going to chat up one of the males at the check out counter in hopes of getting my ticket upgraded! 😛

  9. I have never been upgraded on a flight and the only warm nuts I have ever had were in the Chex Mix my mom used to make at Christmas. These do sound amazing, upgrade or not!

  10. Yum!! These look so good. I love the times around the holidays when people always have spiced nuts and chex mix out. So good. Pinned this one for later. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I’ve never ridden in first class, although lots of my family has on buddy passes. They know someone in the industry, although sadly for me, I do not. I think these warm spiced nuts will make a wonderful consolation prize though, especially with the little bit of cayenne because who doesn’t like some zing.