Air-Fryer Spiced Cashews

The air fryer is aces at toasting nuts to golden crunchy perfection. Give them time to cool before digging in--they become crunchier as they stand.

wood bowl of Air-Fryer Spiced Cashews
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 cups


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 2 cup raw cashews


  1. Preheat air fryer to 300°F. Whisk together 2 Tbsp. olive oil, the brown sugar, lime zest and juice, garlic salt, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne (if using). Add cashews; toss to coat. Pour mixture into air-fryer basket. Air-fry 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once halfway through cooking.

  2. Spread cashews on a baking sheet or large plate. Let stand 20 minutes to cool and crisp up. Store cashews in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 228mg 5%
Folate, total 8.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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