Classic Ranch Mixed Nuts
A Great Keto Snack Option
Nuts are a go to snack for me. However, I quickly tire of plain mixed nuts, and love playing around with different spice mixes to add a little zest to an otherwise ordinary snack.
This week I am super excited to be able to share my Classic Ranch Mixed Nuts Recipe with you. This recipe is not only super easy, it is also superbly delicious.
To me it’s the perfect on the go snack if you are okay with a few carbs in your diet, and are not concentrating on weight loss. If weight loss is your goal I would recommend eating a very minimal amount of mixed nuts.
A quarter cup of mixed nuts contains approximately 3 grams of net carbs, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, and totals to about 170 calories. I personally struggle eating only one 1/4 cup serving, and this means your calories and carbs can add up in a hurry.
However, if you are out there getting after it, and burning a lot of calories I find this an awesome snack. I often struggle with my calorie intake, and snacking on seasoned nuts is one of my favorite ways to get the energy I need.
How to Make Classic Ranch Seasoned Mixed Nuts
To make these Classic Ranch Mixed nuts I take two cups of lightly salted mixed nuts and drizzle oil over them. Because the ranch seasoning absorbs quite a bit of moisture I oil these nuts a little heavier, using about one and a half tablespoons of olive or avocado oil.
Give the nuts a stir to make sure they are all heavily coated in oil, then sprinkle two tablespoons of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning over them as well as a half teaspoon of garlic and a half teaspoon of onion powder.
Stir the nuts again, making sure everything is evenly coated. If they seem dry and the seasoning isn’t sticking add a little extra oil. However, be careful not to add too much, or your nuts will be extremely greasy.
( I usually use between one and half to two tablespoons of oil total.)
Bake at 375° F for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring every five minutes, or until the nuts have started to brown. Pull out of the oven, and let them cool completely before eating. Enjoy!
For those of you new to the Keto or Low Carb diet please keep in mind we are here to help you learn to bake and are not nutritionists. What works for me and my goals may not work for you and your goals. If you would like to learn more about the keto diet I recommend visiting Keto Gains website for a comprehensive guide to the Keto diet.
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Classic Ranch Mixed Nuts
- 2 Cups Mixed Nuts lightly salted
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive or Avocado Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
- 1/2 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
- 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- Preheat your oven to 375° Farenheit.
- Pour your nuts on a nonstick baking sheet, or cast iron skillet and drizzle with oil. Stir until all the nuts are evenly coated in oil.
- Sprinkle your ranch seasoning, garlic, and onion, then stir the nuts again. If they seem dry and the seasoning isn’t sticking add a little extra oil. ( I usually use between one and half to two tablespoons of oil total.)
- Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring every five minutes, or until nuts have started to brown.