Are you looking for a last minute gift or a great appetizer to bring to a holiday party or even a stocking stuffer? Well, these spiced nuts are perfect for any of those!
They are delicious and easy to make. Also, walnuts provide heart-healthy fats. Just remember to stick to a small portion, so you don’t go overboard. Even though nuts are healthy, they are high in calories and fat. Moderation is key, as with the rest of the holiday season.
Rosemary & Thyme Spiced Walnuts
Makes 2½ cups
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 TBSP fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 TBSP fresh thyme
- pinch cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp The Delicious Dietitian Creole Spice Blend
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 ½ cups raw walnuts
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except the walnuts. Stir in the walnuts, and make sure they are all completely coated.
Put the walnuts on the lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, making sure the nuts do not burn. Cool completely on the baking sheet.
Wrap in individual treat bags as gifts or put in a festive bowl for an appetizer.
Feel free to use other nuts like pecans, almonds, or even mixed nuts. Just be sure that you use raw, unsalted nuts!
Enjoy your holiday season!