The Silly Nutrition Undergrad

Ellie Krieger’s Maple Glazed Walnuts

Posted on: November 7, 2009

Maple Glazed Walnuts

Delicious maple-glazed nuts that taste a-a-a-amazing!

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It’s rainy. It’s windy. It’s the winter season approaching Vancouver. What’s better to do in this weather than staying indoors – dry and cozy – and cooking up a delicious snack for myself? I’ve wanted to make Ellie’s Maple Glazed Walnuts for a really long time now, and finally, here it is!

Plain walnuts taste good on its own, but when you add on a warm maple glaze, it’s truly satisfying. Perfect with a hot cup of tea and a great novel.

I mostly followed Ellie’s instructions, except I added in sesame seeds (I absolutely adore sesame seeds!).  Ellie’s original recipe makes 2 cups of walnuts — I modified the recipe to make only 1 serving (1/4 cup).

Maple Glazed Walnuts

Serves 1.

  • 1/4 cup walnut halves
  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt
  • A sprinkle of sesame seeds
  1. Preheat a dry skillet over medium high heat. Add in walnut halves and slightly toast until warm, stirring frequently, about 2-3 minutes. (This step makes the nuts extra crunchy.)
  2. Add in maple syrup, salt and sesame seeds. Cook, stirring frequently, until syrup is caramelized, about 3 minutes. Let cool.

Warning: This snack is truly addictive and it will probably not last you more than 1 day! (Mine was gone within 10 minutes, no joke.)

Nuts make a delicious and healthy snack. They are a great source of protein, unsaturated fats (a.k.a. heart-healthy fats that helps to protect your heart) and antioxidants!

Maple Glazed Walnuts on Foodista

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