- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the nuts or seeds in a single layer on a rimmed sheet pan and place in the oven.
- Toast for 8 to 15 minutes, until the nuts are the desired color. If you are toasting unskinned nuts, cut a nut in half and check the darkness of the inside.
- You can toast small quantities of nuts or seeds in a small, dry skillet set over medium-low heat, stirring almost constantly, for 2 to 5 minutes, or until the nuts or seeds are toasted or fragrant.
- Because nuts and seeds are high in fat, you don't need to add any fat to the skillet, unless you want the extra flavor of a drizzle of oil or a teaspoon of butter.