peanuts, salt, olive oil, preparing to roast peanuts


  • 1 lb raw peanuts
  • 4 – 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more if needed)
  • Additional spices such as ground black pepper, curry powder and powdered oregano can also be used.

raw peanuts in a pan, preparing to roast peanuts, little child helping to roast peanuts

Step 1: Put the Peanuts in a Large Baking Pan

Preheat oven to 350*F. Then, put the peanuts in a large baking pan and spread them out so they are just one layer. Kids can help too!

olive oil in a teaspoon, raw peanuts, making roasted peanuts, seasoning peanuts

Step 2: Drizzle with Olive Oil

Drizzle olive oil over the peanuts. Do one teaspoon at a time so that the peanuts are only lightly coated with oil. Again, this is an easy step that kids can help with.

salt, preparing peanuts, roasted peanuts

Step 2: Season the Peanuts

Here is the fun part – you get to season the peanuts with whatever seasonings you like. I usually just add a little bit of salt, but if you’re more adventurous try adding some curry powder, or a little bit of nutmeg, you can be as creative as you (and your kids) like.

seasoned peanuts, raw peanuts in pan, peanuts

Step 3: Roast your Peanuts

Bake the peanuts for 20-30 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Cook until slightly underdone. The peanuts will continue cooking after you remove them from the oven. Cool completely before serving. Store your peanuts in an air tight container, like a glass jar. Serve and enjoy.