These spiced walnuts are tossed in a sweet and spicy glaze and then perfectly roasted until golden brown. Ready in less than 30 minutes, you'll find these Maple Spiced Walnuts are quick and easy to make and are sure to become a favourite!
I should start off by warning you that these sweet and savoury maple-glazed walnuts are addictive. These nuts are crunchy and slightly sweet from the maple syrup and have a spicy aftertaste.
They make a great gluten-free snack food and are perfect for serving at game nights and sophisticated enough for cocktail evenings. They're delicious as a salad topping, and would also make excellent holiday host or hostess gifts.
How to Roast Spiced Walnuts
These Maple Spiced Walnuts are incredibly easy to make and only take a few minutes of preparation time. Instead of using sugar, these walnuts are lightly coated with pure maple syrup and a combination of warm spices.
The maple and spice combination in this recipe can be used to flavour raw pecans, almonds or cashews or a combination of these nuts. The spice mixture of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg makes these perfect for fall and the holiday season.
Here's an overview of the ingredients and steps for making these maple walnuts. For the ingredient amounts and detailed steps, please see the recipe card at the end of the post. You can also check out the video to see how easy it is to make them!
- Pure maple syrup
- Light olive oil
- Ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
- Salt and cayenne pepper
Combine the maple syrup, oil, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cayenne. Whisk together and add the walnuts, tossing the walnuts well to coat them with the syrupy spice mixture.
Spread the walnuts onto the baking sheet in one even single layer. Bake walnuts stirring halfway through the total time. Remove walnuts from the oven and let cool completely on the baking sheet.
As the spiced walnuts are roasting in the oven, a delicious aroma will fill your house and make your home smell amazing and so inviting!
How to store
Store spiced walnuts in mason jars or airtight containers and place in a cool and dry place.
These spiced maple glazed walnuts are so good and versatile that you may want to double the recipe to ensure you have enough to go around.
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Maple Spiced Walnuts
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon light olive oil
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper*
- 2 cups walnuts
- In a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cayenne. Whisk together and add the walnuts, toss to coat walnuts well with the syrupy spice mixture.
- Spread walnuts onto the baking sheet in one even single layer.
- Bake in oven for 10 min, then stir and bake for approximately 10 minutes more until walnuts are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on sheet.
- Serve or store in an airtight container.
This post was originally published in October 2016. A video has been added but the recipe remains unchanged.