Feb 21

How to Toast Nuts in The Microwave

How To Toast Nuts In The Microwave

It's no secret that the so-called "secret ingredient" in many of my favorite recipes is toasted nuts. While my preferred method of toasting them is via the oven, there are times when I just need a small handful, say for a tasty salad at lunch -- like this Wendy's knock-off apple pecan chicken salad.

When that hankering hits, rather than fire up the oven, I turn to my microwave for a quick and easy mini batch of toasted nuts.

How to Toast Nuts in The Microwave

How to Toast Nuts in The Microwave


  • Your favorite nuts, preferably whole


  1. Spread the nuts out in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Toast in one-minute intervals, stirring between each interval.
  3. A half cup of nuts will take approximately 4 minutes overall.


See -- easy, huh? Microwave-toasted nuts won't brown as much, and as a result I think they're slightly less flavorful, but the time and energy savings make this a good tradeoff for small amounts.

What's your preferred method for toasting nuts?

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