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Maple Spiced Walnuts

These walnuts get tossed in a sweet and spicy glaze and are then perfectly roasted until golden brown. So easy and quick to make, these Maple Spiced Walnuts make a delicious treat and are sure to be a favourite!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword Glazed Walnuts, Gluten-Free, Maple Spiced Walnuts, Maple Syrup, Roasted, Spicy Roasted Walnuts, Spicy Walnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 236kcal
Author Sweet and Savoury Pursuits


  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper*
  • 2 cups walnuts


  • With a rack in the middle of your oven, preheat the oven to 325°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • 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.


*Consider increasing the cayenne to 1/4 teaspoon or more if you like things extra spicy!


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg