Roasted Walnuts Recipes **VIDEO**

Roasted Walnuts Recipe

October 30, 2017   15 Comments

Are you looking for a way to wow your friends and family while doing very little work? Try these roast walnuts recipes!

I have found two perfect recipes that will not only celebrate the season but are healthy (you don’t need to tell anyone about the healthy part).

It turns out that nuts may be one of the keys to health. From the New York Times article regarding a scientific paper on the Nurse’s health study Snacking Your Way To Better Health:

The more often nuts were consumed, the less likely participants were to die of cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease, and not because nut eaters succumbed to other diseases. Their death rate from any cause was lower during the years they were followed. (The nuts in question were pistachios, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, peanuts and walnuts.)

Not only are you giving a delicious gift – you are giving long life! You can’t really lose (unless you can’t stand the person you are giving these to).

I made two different recipes with walnuts because they are one of my favorite nuts and they scream “holiday!”. These are best when eaten warm just like baked goods. The smell and the texture is dreamy. They also keep really well in a tightly sealed jar or plastic container.

You can also make my fruit and nut bars which are a lot like KIND bars or my almond cloud cookies. The cloud cookies are also gluten-free.

You will need a big bag of walnuts to make these recipes. Look in the produce section for 12 ounce to 16 ounce bags – the baking section usually only has small bags of walnuts.

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If you looking for a savory snack, try the rosemary and salt. For the dessert lovers out there, you can’t go wrong with cinnamon and sugar. I did use a tablespoon of butter to deepen the rich flavor of the walnuts.

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Rosemary Roasted Walnuts Recipe

Makes 8, ¼ cup servings

2 cups walnut pieces
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon dried or fresh rosemary
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up and spread out walnuts. Drizzle butter over walnuts and add rosemary and salt. Toss to coat. (You can taste the walnuts at this point to determine if there is enough salt.)

Bake for 6 minutes, stir to ensure even roasting, and bake for another 6 minutes. If the walnuts are slightly browned, they are done. Be sure to check them because they burn easily.

Let cool and eat when warm or allow to cool completely and package for gifts.

193 calories, 18.5 g fat, 2.9 g saturated fat, 3.1 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g sugar, 4.0 g protein, 2.1 g fiber, 45 mg sodium, 6 SmartPts

Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Walnuts Recipe

Makes 8, ¼ cup servings

2 cups walnut pieces
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up and spread out walnuts. Drizzle butter over walnuts and add sugar and cinnamon. Toss to coat.

Bake for 6 minutes, stir to ensure even roasting, and bake for another 6 minutes. If the walnuts are slightly browned, they are done. Be sure to check them because they burn easily.

Let cool and eat when warm or allow to cool completely and package for gifts.

200 calories, 18.4 g fat, 2.9 g saturated fat, 4.8 g carbohydrates, 2.1 g sugar, 4.0 g protein, 2.1 g fiber, 10 mg sodium, 7 SmartPts

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15 Comments:

I make cinnamon almonds (sometimes other nuts but these are my favorite) with cinnamon and just a bit of honey drizzled on almonds and toasted in the oven on a sprayed cookie sheet. Everyone loves them and there's nothing processed in them!

on December 16, 2013

These look great! I'll be trying both for sure. My mother makes a less healthy version using a lot of butter and sugar with pecans. Thanks for a healthy alternative! I think there's a typo in the second recipe, though. The walnuts should probably be tasted for sugar, not salt. Thanks again!

on December 16, 2013

LOVE all nuts! Glad they are good for us in reasonable quantities.I toast a few pecans every morning and toss them on top of my oatmeal...So delicious!

on December 16, 2013

@Sandi - Thanks! I fixed that mistake. I didn't read over my recipes enough. Thank you for helping me out.

on December 16, 2013

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I'm pretty sure you have to eat nuts RAW to obtain any health benefits.

on December 16, 2013

@SnackGirl My pleasure to help! I've been lurking for sometime and have enjoyed many of your recipes.

on December 16, 2013

I used to work with my cousin at the Cinnamon Nut Hut. We roasted them with water, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. I bet you could do the same in the oven. I really love all of your ideas! the Santa strawberries were a HUGE it at the x-mas work gathering.

on December 16, 2013

I loved this recipe. I decided to use brown sugar and loved the taste...really good on top of ice cream!

on December 5, 2016

I tried making the Rosemary roasted walnuts, and they came out dry and pretty flavorless. I sprayed them with cooking spray and added some more salt, and they still taste pretty boring and bland. Any ideas for sprucing these up or repurposing them into a different recipe? I doubled the batch and was hoping to give them away as gifts. So disappointing :(

on December 17, 2016

@Brooke - Add more butter and salt. That will help, I believe. I am so sorry that they didn't work for you.

on December 17, 2016

Reboot! I used the walnuts in a simple candied nuts recipe (toss with egg white, sugar, and cinnamon, and bake for 25 minutes), and they came out great. Mostly sweet with a little but of salt and Rosemary flavor coming through. Glad I was able to salavage these. Thanks Snack Girl!

on December 18, 2016

@Brooke if you ever get tired of making them yourself, Crazy Go Nuts makes a super yummy and healthy version that you can order online. www.crazygonutswalnuts.com

@Marie Not true. Walnuts are known for their high levels of omega-3s and antioxidants - these are not things that diminish significantly when you cook the nut.

on June 5, 2017

Love rosemary. Will be trying this. Also I want to try one using cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

on October 31, 2017

Lisa, I love this research on nuts! I’ve been celebrating for 2 months now (when I first heard this). To add more detail, check out Dr. Michael Greger and his incredible body of research. I’ve increased my seeds and nuts consumption but keep them sugar-free because I’m enjoying food closer to it’s natural non-processed state. Having included a measured amount of nuts in my daily diet for about 20 yrs, I no longer measure! For me, nuts are the best snack on the planet, and real peanut butter -yummy! Dr. Greger is entertaining as well as informing, and constantly updating. If anybody is interested, here are 7 mini-videos he did on nuts and weight gain. After the 10 min. Intro on nuts, the rest are just 1-2 mins. Fun info!
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/nuts-and-obesity-the-weight-of-evidence/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/solving-the-mystery-of-the-missing-calories/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/testing-the-pistachio-principle/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/testing-the-dietary-compensation-theory/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/testing-the-fat-burning-theory/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fat-burning-via-arginine/
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fat-burning-via-flavonoids/

on October 31, 2017

These look great! I'll be trying both for sure. My mother makes a less healthy version using a lot of butter and sugar with pecans. Thanks for a healthy alternative! I think there's a typo in the second recipe, though. The walnuts should probably be tasted for sugar, not salt. Thanks again!

on November 8, 2017


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