This recipe came about because I was trying to recreate this delicious salad that I would have at a restaurant back home. The salad had these candied walnuts on them that were so good, but were likely made with loads of sugar. I was able to make these without processed sugar, and they are only lightly sweet, so while they satisfy your sweet tooth, they won’t turn you into a crazy person on a sugar binge.
You can use any type of nuts, but I love walnuts, and we happen to have them all over our backyard! My personal favorite use for these nuts is as a topper to this Apple Harvest Salad. These are so easy, there’s no reason to not to give it a try!
Honey Spiced Walnuts
YIELDS: 12 servings
2 cups walnuts
2 tablespoons honey, melted
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Light sprinkle of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350F (or 176C). Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
Melt butter and honey and add to a large mixing bowl. Add in spices and a pinch of sea salt and mix well to combine.
Pour in the nuts and mix well to coat with butter, honey and spice mixture.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
MACROS: Calories 155, Fat 14g, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 3g