Updated: Jul 19, 2020
I love to make these walnuts whenever I have a few minutes during the week (other than cooking, they literally take minutes to make!) so I have them on hand for a snack or as a salad topper. They're a game-changer for salads! They're also delicious topped on unsweetened plant-based yogurt, in smoothie bowls, on top of grilled veggies, or on top of marinated grilled portobello mushrooms.
2 cups chopped walnuts
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash cayenne pepper (optional)
¼ tsp salt
How to make
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, add the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne (if using) and salt.
Mix in the walnuts until fully coated with the maple spice mixture.
Lay the walnuts evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 250 for 15 minutes, toss and bake another 15 minutes.
Let cool for 15 minutes before enjoying (they'll get crispier as they cool).