• 400 g mixed raw nuts (such as Mongongo nuts, Marula nuts, or any other nuts)
  • 150 g butter
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli paste
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 150ºC and pre-heat a frying pan. Add the oil and butter to the pan. Cook over a medium heat until frothy and add the honey.
  2. Add the nuts to the pan and cook until golden brown, shaking the pan regularly. Add the chilli paste and salt and mix well.
  3. Strain off any excess liquid and transfer the nuts to a large baking tray, lined with baking paper.
  4. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes; remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  5. When completely cool, store in an airtight container. If the nuts become soft, repeat step 4.
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Anna Brazier
Anna Brazier is the editor of Naturally Zimbabwean. She was born in Zambia but has lived most of her life in Zimbabwe. She has a BSc in Ecology and an MSc in Sustainable Development and works as a consultant promoting sustainable agriculture, nutrition, traditional foods and community resilience in Africa and beyond. She lives in Harare with her husband and three children.