Crunchy Candied Walnuts

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Summary

Whether you’re looking for a sweet and crunchy snack, a little sweet to balance out the acid in your salad, or a tasty topping for your morning smoothie bowl, this omega-3 rich nut coated in spices and a touch of maple will do trick! There are so many ways to use this snack as a complement to a variety of recipes — let us know how you choose to enjoy them below!

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time35 mins

Ingredients

 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 1 dash cayenne (optional)
 2 cups walnuts (chopped, halves, or pieces)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

2

Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and cayenne (if using) to a medium-size bowl.

3

Mix well.

4

Add the walnuts and stir until all of the walnuts are coated in the maple mixture.

5

Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and toss so they evenly bake.

6

Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool. They get crispier as they cool.

Chef's Notes

How to use the crunchy candied walnuts
Enjoy them as a snack.

Add to a tossed salad.

Add to grain bowls.

Add them to sweet and savory baked dishes.

Toss in morning cereal.

Add them to stuffed baked portobello mushrooms

Make them sugar-free
Substitute date paste in place of the maple syrup.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 1 dash cayenne (optional)
 2 cups walnuts (chopped, halves, or pieces)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

2

Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and cayenne (if using) to a medium-size bowl.

3

Mix well.

4

Add the walnuts and stir until all of the walnuts are coated in the maple mixture.

5

Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and toss so they evenly bake.

6

Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

7

Remove from the oven and let cool. They get crispier as they cool.

Crunchy Candied Walnuts