Oven, Stove Top Methods for Toasting Plain Walnuts or Other Nuts

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Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Here are two methods for roasting walnut halves or any other kind of nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups walnuts, shelled (you decide how many walnut halves you want to toast)
  • salt (optional)

Directions

  1. FOR OVEN TOASTING, this method is good for large amounts as well as small amounts.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Do not chop or mince the walnut halves before toasting.
  4. Place nuts in a single layer in an ungreased, shallow pan or rimmed cookie sheet in order to prevent spillage.
  5. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until the nuts are golden brown.
  6. Stir or shake the pan during toasting in order to aid in their browning evenly.
  7. Be careful not to burn the walnuts.
  8. Remove the pan to cool and sprinkle with optional salt.
  9. Toasted, deep golden-colored walnuts will continue to brown slightly after they're removed from the oven.
  10. FOR STOVE-TOP TOASTING, this method is good for small amounts.
  11. Do not chop or mince the walnut halves before toasting.
  12. Heat walnuts in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown and smell toasted.
  13. Since the nuts will burn easily in a skillet, you must stir constantly to ensure even toasting until the nuts turn a rich, golden brown.
  14. Remove walnuts to a plate or bowl to cool and sprinkle with optional salt.
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I use the stovetop method for toasting pecans when making Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Pecan Cookies. Stirring constantly is VERY important to make sure the nuts don't burn.