Bready or Not Original: Air Fryer Maple Roasted Nuts

Posted by on Feb 28, 2024 in Blog, Bready or Not, gluten-free, maple, nutty | 0 comments

Pardon me, have you heard that air fryers are awesome? Yeah, yeah, I won’t go for the hard sell, but I do love my air fryer, and it sure makes these Maple Roasted Nuts quick and convenient.

Bready or Not Original: Air Fryer Maple Roasted Nuts

This is a good recipe if you want to prepare nuts for a sports game or any kind of gathering–or if, like me, you enjoy having some lightly-sweet nuts along with cheese.

Bready or Not Original: Air Fryer Maple Roasted Nuts

If you’d like, substitute honey for the maple syrup. I imagine something like agave syrup might work, too, but I haven’t tried that. I know maple sugar can be expensive or hard to find offline, but fortunately brown sugar makes for a good substitute for that, too.

Bready or Not Original: Air Fryer Maple Roasted Nuts

These roasted nuts are easy to make in the air fryer. They are lightly sweet and perfect. Use any kind of whole nuts you want, just make the amount equal 2 cups.
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: cashews, maple, pecans
Author: Beth Cato


  • air fryer
  • parchment paper


  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 1 cup whole cashews
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon maple sugar or brown sugar


  • Line the air fryer tray with parchment paper cut to fit, then place tray on top.
  • Place the nuts in a large bowl. Pour the butter over the top, followed by the maple syrup and salt. Stir the nuts to coat. Place them spread out on the mesh tray.
  • Air fry at 325-degrees for about 5 to 6 minutes or until they begin to smell toasted, stirring one halfway through. They should look browned at the end.
  • While they are cooking, pull out another small cookie sheet or plate, putting more parchment on it if desired; this will be a surface on which the nuts will cool.
  • When the nuts are done, pull them from the air fryer and carefully transfer them to the fresh cookie sheet. Let them cool for about 10 minutes, then sprinkle maple sugar on top, stirring to coat. Enjoy immediately, or place in a sealed container at room temperature to eat over the next month.


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