Spiced Roasted Peanuts: A Flavorful Ghanaian Snack to Satisfy Your Cravings

Crunchy, flavorful, and irresistibly addictive, spiced roasted peanuts are a beloved snack in Ghanaian cuisine. Packed with protein and bursting with a harmonious blend of spices, these roasted peanuts make for a perfect accompaniment to your favorite beverage or a delightful party snack. In this blog post, we’re excited to share with you a simple and delicious recipe for spiced roasted peanuts that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you reaching for more.

Ingredients

  • Raw peanuts – 2 cups
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Ground paprika – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cayenne pepper – ½ teaspoon (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Ground cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
  • Ground ginger – ½ teaspoon
  • Ground garlic powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon (adjust to taste)
Dry roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the raw peanuts with vegetable oil. Toss them together to ensure all the peanuts are coated evenly with the oil.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the ground paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder, and salt. This spice blend will infuse the peanuts with a burst of flavor.
  4. Sprinkle the spice blend over the peanuts and toss well to coat them thoroughly. Make sure all the peanuts are coated with the spice mixture for an even distribution of flavors.
  5. Transfer the seasoned peanuts onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading them out in a single layer. This will ensure even roasting.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the peanuts for about 15-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and become fragrant. Stir the peanuts halfway through the cooking time to ensure even roasting.
  7. Once the peanuts are roasted to perfection, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. As they cool, they will become even crispier.
  8. Once cooled, transfer the spiced roasted peanuts to an airtight container or serve them immediately. They are ready to be enjoyed as a flavorful snack anytime, anywhere.
deshelled peanuts on white surface
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Conclusion

Spiced roasted peanuts are a delightful Ghanaian snack that combines the nutty goodness of peanuts with a tantalizing blend of spices. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, enjoying a movie night, or simply craving a crunchy treat, these spiced roasted peanuts are sure to satisfy your cravings. With their simple preparation and burst of flavors, they are a must-try snack that showcases the culinary delights of Ghana. So, gather your ingredients, fire up the oven, and embark on a flavorful adventure with these irresistible spiced roasted peanuts.