Air-Fried Spiced Walnuts
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Air-Fried Spiced Walnuts

Air frying the walnuts evenly toasts them and enhances their nutty flavor. The walnuts can be swapped out for any nuts you have in your kitchen, or, if you feel like trying something a little different, simply change the garam masala for your favorite spice.
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro Product Details

the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

+1 more appliance


35 mins total time

10 mins active time


Makes 300g



  • walnuts icon
    3 cups (10 oz) walnuts
  • large egg white icon
    1 large egg white
  • kosher salt icon
    1½ tsp kosher salt
  • garam masala icon
    1½ tsp garam masala


  • 1Set the oven to Bake, No Fan, 450°F, for 4 minutes and press Start to preheat.
  • 2Evenly spread the walnuts in the air fry basket. Once preheated, insert the basket into rack position 2 and cook for 4 minutes. The walnuts should be lightly toasted.
  • 3Remove the walnuts from the oven and stand for 10 minutes to cool. 
  • 4Adjust the oven to Air Fry, Super Convection, 300°F, for 10 minutes, confirm Rotate Remind and press Start. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 5Place the egg white in a large bowl and whisk until frothy. Add the salt and garam masala and whisk for 1 minute.
  • 6Add the cooled walnuts to the coating and stir. Evenly spread the walnuts in a single layer in the air fry basket.
  • 7When the oven signals, place the basket into rack position 3 and cook for 10 minutes. When the Rotate Remind signals, carefully stir the nuts, and continue cooking.
  • 8The walnuts should be golden brown. If not, give them a few more minutes.  
  • 9Nuts can be served warm or at room temperature. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Gluten Free

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