Short on time but want to add more flavor to your regular nuts for recipes that require some nutty crunch? Learn 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. They add such a delicious warm and toasty flavor that really elevates a recipe to the next level!
How To Toast Nuts In The Microwave
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. Crunchy toasted pecans sprinkled on top are a must!
Firing up the oven for a just a small handful or nuts seems like such a waste. So when that hankering hits, I turn to my microwave for a quick and easy mini batch of toasted nuts.Print
- Your favorite nuts, preferably whole
- Spread the nuts out in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate.
- Toast in one-minute intervals, stirring between each interval.
- 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 quantities.
What’s your preferred method for toasting nuts?56