Oven Baked Marmite Cashews

Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey

I’ve probably told the ‘marmite story’ a million times, of how my sister was anaemic when we were kids and marmite was one of the foods her doctor had recommended… It’s the story of how the dark spread came into my life.

I don’t recall liking marmite that much as a child; my mom would spread it thinly on toast and we’d eat it like it was medicine.

Years later when I tried marmite again, it tasted salty and savoury and bitter, and a little like nostalgia.
It grew on me halfway through the jar; I liked the salty savouriness, the yeasty, deep umami flavours reminiscent of reduced vegetable stock (vegetable demi-glace).

Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey

We’re steadily eating our way through the few jars of marmite we got last year, it’s mostly my mom, she likes a dab in her morning Milo or hot chocolate.

I was over the moon when I discovered marmite snacks, we can’t get them here unfortunately so that just means I have to be creative.

I’ve been making marmite-y nuts for a while now, these nuts are so tasty even marmite haters love them, marmite adds an extra depth of saltiness and savouriness to the roasted nuts.

And these oven baked marmite cashews spectacular, by far my favourite marmite nuts; the cashews turn out creamy and buttery, and salty and that addictive umami taste – It’s so hard to stop eating them!

Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey

Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey


Oven Baked Marmite Cashews

From Good Housekeeping UK

  • 1 teaspoon marmite
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • Pinch of salt and pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking tray with parchment paper
  2. Mix marmite and water in a frying pan
  3. Add nuts, and salt and pepper and heat gently and stir until nuts are coated with marmite mixture
  4. Empty nuts into baking tray and roast for 12 – 15 minutes until nuts are fragrant and golden
  5. Let nuts cool completely before serving or store in airtight container for up to two weeks.
  6. Enjoy!

Oven Baked Marmite Cashews by Elsa Brobbey
[Tweet “These marmite cashews are guaranteed to make you a marmite lover!”]

Share on
Previous Post Next Post


  • Reply Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    In my house we are all addicted to cashews but dislike marmite. So I think we are gonna have to bake these plain. Great pics as usual.

    21 August, 2014 at 7:29 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Oh no, you guys are the ‘hate marmite’ camp? well, these cashews might just change your minds:). Alternatively, you can try roasting your nuts garlic powder, tomato powder (if you can find some), pepper and salt 🙂

      22 August, 2014 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply ibakeheshoots

    I’ve never had marmite before but the way you describe it, it sounds like a perfect fit with roasted nuts. I look forward to trying it someday. love your hair, btw.

    26 August, 2014 at 4:45 pm
    • Reply Elsa

      Thank you! You should definitely try marmite when you get a chance, it’s one of those foods that you either love or hate! I just cut all that hair off for the summer:)

      26 August, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.