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
- 1/4 cup walnut halves
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- A pinch of salt
- A sprinkle of sesame seeds
- 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.)
- 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!