I’ve included these two toasted nut recipes together (one makes a not-too-sweet snack, the other a savory snack) because you can cook them in the oven at the same time, same temp.
They’re both adapted from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz. Walnuts are high in Omega 3 fats, they’re heart-healthy, and they may even slow memory loss … which means I should probably quadruple this recipe.
Ingredients for Maple-Glazed Walnuts:
1 cup raw walnuts
4 tsp real maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Ingredients for Spiced Toasted Almonds:
2 cups raw almonds
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with aluminum foil.
2. Toss the walnuts with the maple syrup, cinnamon and salt.
3. Spread walnuts on one baking sheet.
4. Toss the almonds with the oil, paprika and sea salt.
5. Spread almonds on second baking sheet.
6. Bake both pans for 7-10 minutes, until aromatic and slightly browned (don’t overcook).
7. Let cool to room temperature, then use a metal spatula to loosen the maple-glazed nuts.
8. After the almonds cool, they become crispy. Store in airtight containers.
Besides making a great snack, both toasted nut recipes are delicious on salads or cereal.