Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
For a sweet and spicy nut, toss your choice of nuts with oil, sugar, salt and a few dashes of Chinese five-spice powder.
For a savory and spicy nut, toss your choice of nuts with oil, salt and a few dashes of chili powder.
Lay out the nuts in an even layer on a baking dish. Bake, redistributing the nuts every 7 minutes or so to make sure they cook evenly, until the nuts are lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.