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A dish filled with toasted pine nuts.

How to Toast Pine Nuts

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  • Author: Asha
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Italian


An easy guide for how to toast pine nuts for a deliciously crunchy, sweet, and buttery nut that you can use in so many dishes.



1 cup (140g) raw pine nuts (or as many as you want)

baking sheet


Oven method

(If you are toasting more than 1 cup/140 g of pine nuts at a time you should use this method.)

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Then spread the pine nuts out evenly in a single layer, directly onto a baking sheet. Do not overcrowd them.

Bake them for 5 minutes, or until they get a nice golden colour. Transfer them to a cool baking sheet to cool.

Stovetop method

(This method works better with small batches - no more than 1 cup/140 g.)

Place the nuts directly into a dry skillet (no oil) and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. The pine nuts will become a golden brown in about 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat immediately to prevent burning and transfer them to a cool baking sheet to cool.


Make sure to not leave them in the oven. The high fat content of pine nuts will cause them to burn quickly.

If you are using a toaster oven, cook at 300°F/150°C for 7-8 minutes.

You do not need oil to toast pine nuts in any method. These nuts contain enough oil inside. Some choose to add oil or butter for extra flavour.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar:
  • Sodium: 12.2 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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