grilled seasoned rosemary nuts

Paleo Grilled Nuts

Use the SABER® EZ Stainless Griddle to roast your favorite nuts with sweet, spicy or salty flavors. Grilled nuts make great snacks to you and as gifts.

This recipe was made and written for SABER Grills by Colleen Kennedy of Souffle Bombay. Bon appétit!

A couple of weeks ago, I tried out my newest  grill “toy”, and the first thing I did with it was to make myself some Paleo Grilled Nuts!  Delicious & healthy!

Check out the SABER® EZ Stainless Griddle!  Imagine all of the possibilities like bacon, fish, pancakes, veggies and just about anything else you can imagine, easily made right on your grill, with that smoky kiss only your grill can give add!

The SABER® EZ Griddle is heavy duty and a true quality made product for the grill! Made from 14 gauge heavy duty restaurant style cooking, it includes an EZ clean grease tray which catches any grease. Once the griddle is cool, you can easily slide out the tray and discard any drippings.

sweet and spicy grilled nuts

It measures 16.25″ x 12.25″ x 2.75″, the griddle surface equals 199 sq. inches of cooking surface. Simply place the griddle on your grill, heat for 10 minutes and then begin the cooking process. The possibilities are endless!

I have a few friends that spend a lot of weekends at a 3 season campground in NJ, where they all live in these amazing  trailers, even though the trailers are state of the art, the kitchen areas are very small. A lot of the cooking there takes place on grills and smokers. It amazes me how their weekends revolve around food…really good food…it’s almost like a sport down there and it all centers around outdoor cooking. I can’t wait to tell them about the SABER® EZ Griddle. They will all love this!

Store the griddle under your grill or in your grill when not in use. I keep mine in a sealed bag so it’s ready at a moment’s notice!

Now, let’s talk about these Paleo Grilled Nuts! Smoky roasted and flavored nuts are a delicious snack option and make a fantastic hostess/host gift in a pretty jar. I often make a variety of nuts to give as gifts.

You can of course make these any way you choose. Since I am still in the frame of mind to be a little healthier since the New Year started I chose to use natural sweeteners and oils for these recipes. Typically during the holidays, I make them with sugar.

I made three varieties and used coconut oil for each. I did a Sweet & Spicy Grilled Paleo Nuts, Rosemary Grilled Paleo Nuts and a Grilled Paleo Nuts with Bacon. My husband ate ALL of the Grilled Nuts with Bacon and one of his buddies was over and absconded with the Sweet & Spicy Grilled Paleo Nuts, which I had turned into a trail mix of sorts my adding a handful of dried raisins and cranberries.

grilled rosemary nuts

Grilled Paleo Nuts with Bacon

  • 6 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • Pink Himalayan salt (or Kosher salt) and black pepper

grilled nuts with bacon

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Paleo Nuts

  • ½ TBS coconut oil
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1-2 TBS Agave, Coconut Sugar or Pure Maple Syrup, or honey
  • Pink Himalayan salt or Kosher salt
  • Vulcans Fire Salt* or Cayenne pepper

sweet and spicy grilled nuts

Grilled Seasoned Rosemary Nuts

  • ½ TBS coconut oil
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • Garlic salt with parsley*
  • Black pepper
  • 2 fresh Rosemary Sprigs


Note: My favorites online spice shop is The Spice House and one of my favorite seasonings happens to be their Vulcan’s Fire Salt. They hand grind all of their spices in their shops and superior quality. I often make Sugared Nuts with their Chicago Old Town Premium Spiced Sugar (cardamom, vanilla sugar, cassia cinnamon), which is one of my favorite ingredients…period.  I also used their Fancy Garlic Salt which contains garlic, parsley & scallions. You can substitute with garlic powder, Kosher salt and dried parsley.


  • Place your griddle or cast iron pan onto your grill and heat on high for 10 minutes to get your pan nice and hot. (If you do not have either, you can use heavy duty aluminum foil. Rip of a long piece and double it up).
  • For each recipe above, mix all ingredients in a small bowl (except Rosemary) and mix thoroughly. Pour onto cooking surface (griddle, cast iron pan or aluminum foil). Turn the burners directly below your griddle/pan/foil off and cook via indirect heat, stirring often for 5-7 minutes or until done to your liking. Keep a close watch on nuts with any type of sweetener, they can burn easily. Taste and add additional seasonings or sweetness until nuts are to your liking for sweetness, salt or spice.
  • Remove nuts from grill and allow to cool completely on parchment paper (if you like them salty, add some additional salt here). Store in an airtight container until ready to enjoy or gift.
  • For Rosemary Nuts, add 2 sprigs directly onto the nuts and toss often. Discard Rosemary sprigs after nuts cool completely. If giving as a gift, tie a couple of Rosemary sprigs onto the jar.
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