The easy methods you need to know for toasting nuts

    Mixed nuts
    Two easy methods for toasting nuts 
    On the hob:
    1. Heat a large pan over a medium-high heat. Do not add any oil, fat or cooking spray – the nuts have enough oils of their own.
    2. When the pan is hot, add a single layer of nuts. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and aromatic, stirring frequently.
    3. Remove from the heat and transfer the nuts to a plate to cool; this will prevent them from continuing to cook in the pan’s residual heat.
    In the oven:
    1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C/160 ̊C fan/gas mark 4.
    2. Spread the nuts out on a baking tray in a single layer. Roast for the times shown in the box below, tossing the nuts and rotating the tray halfway through. Allow to cool.


    Oven cooking times
    • Almonds, flaked: 7-8 minutes
    • Almonds, whole: 10 minutes
    • Chestnuts: 25 minutes
    • Hazelnuts: 12-15 minutes
    • Pecans: 10-15 minutes
    • Pine nuts: 5 minutes
    • Walnuts: 10-15 minutes
    • Peanuts: 20-25 minutes