Have you wondered How to Toast Nuts on a Stove top? This easy recipe is almost not even a recipe but it IS a useful technique for meal prep as having toasted nuts on hand for salads or for snacking is always great to have.
Here we go!
This is how to toast nuts on a stove top.
It is a super easy method of getting that delicious toasted nut taste in about five minutes with no added oils or salt.
Just all natural nutty goodness and it comes together in the blink of an eye using a pan on your stove top.
My cast iron pan always sits on my stove top. I only move it if I really have to because it is ridiculously heavy.
I’m not kidding when I say that. It’s literally fifteen pounds.
That’s heavy with one hand! Or maybe I need to work out my wrists more?
Either way, it’s a great pan for toasting nuts because of it’s heavy bottom.
HOW TO TOAST NUTS ON A STOVE TOP
Heat the pan up to a medium.
I had a little spectator while I started getting things ready.
Little Louis was hanging around and, as purr usual (see what I did there?), he had some thing to say.
Here he is, caught in the action, meowing away.
I’m not sure.
He had a full bowl of food and had just eaten a few of his beloved treats. He probably wanted attention but too bad for Lou, these toasted pecans were my focus.
I used pecans on this particular day, but you could use whatever nut you like. Just don’t toast different types of nuts at the same time.
Each kind will toast at a different rate and you don’t want to have half of your batch either under toasted or, worse, burnt.
Toss the nuts into your heated up and spread them out flat. Let them sit for about 10 seconds at time and then toss ’em around. Keep stirring for three to five minutes until they are fragrant and have little toasty marks on them.
Remove form the heat but leave them in the pan and let them cool, stirring every so often so keep them from charring.
Delicious, toasty nuts ready to be tossed into cookie dough, oatmeal, trail mix. What about tossed directly into your mouth?
I like that! 😉
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How to: Toast Nuts on a Stovetop
- 3/4 cup nuts *** I used pecans ***
- Heat heavy bottomed pan over medium heat and add in the nuts
- Spread nuts evenly over the pan surface and let them sit for 10 seconds or so, then stir again
- Keep stirring for about 3-4 minutes or until the nuts become fragrant.
- Watch that they don't burn on any hotspots.
- Remove from heat and let cool in the pan, giving them a stir every so often.
- Store in a glass jar for up to a week.