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Spiced Walnuts

‘Tis the season for spiced nuts. This walnut recipe is so festive and will fill your home with a spicy and sweet scent, better than any candle! Walnuts make this recipe healthy because they contain omega 3 fatty acids, good for the body and the brain. Whip these up for a holiday party or pair with roasted cranberries for a perfect snack. They will not last long, trust me. Adapted from Emeril & Cooking Light.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground curry
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup walnut halves

Method of Preparation

  1. Mix spices and set aside.
  2. Heat nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the orange juice, brown sugar, and spices to the hot skillet and cook, stirring, until a glaze forms, about 1 minute. (You may need to add water if the mixture becomes too thick)
  4. Return the nuts to the skillet and toss to combine with the glaze. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the nuts are glazed and golden brown.
  5. Remove from the heat and transfer to a lined baking sheet, separating with a fork. Let rest until cooled and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

290 Calories, 35 g carbs, 4 g total fat, 6 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber,  145 mg sodium

 

 
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