Updated: May 30, 2022
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).
Per serving (4 servings): 417 calories, 14 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 15 grams protein, 40 grams fat, 150 milligrams sodium
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