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RECIPE | Maple-Infused Walnuts

Monday, October 28

You know those delicious candied walnuts (or pecans) we all love for snacking and adding to salads?
Well I've got a recipe for you today that'll help remove some of the guilt associated with these delicious...dare I say...addicting little morsels.

Have you ever tried maple-infused walnuts?
This slightly sweet and a lil' bit salty walnut recipe is delicious.

And did you know maple syrup has a low-glycemic index?
Put simply, it means this all natural sweetener doesn't wreak havoc on your blood glucose levels like refined sugar does. And we all know avoiding quick spikes in our blood sugar levels and insulin promotes all sort of wonderful health benefits! (weightloss, a healthy heart, longer lasting energy, increased mental clarity, reduces some cancers, prevents age-related macular degeneration and frankly just keeps you feeling your best)!

That said, I'm not encouraging you to "go nuts" (pun intended) on the maple syrup...everything in moderation my friends.

BUT...what I am saying is this pairing of maple syrup and walnuts (which by the way have their own reputation for being loaded with good things - Omega-3's for instance), sure makes me feel like I'm treating myself but in the best way. A very intentional way. "Intentional Snacking!" Is that a thing?

Add these to salads, trail mixes and package them up in a pretty jar and give them as a gift! (hello...Christmas is right around the corner). Ooo! That just made me think that maybe adding a lil' bit of cinnamon to them for a more festive fall/winter vibe would be good too?)

Recipe is at the bottom!

Walnuts, Maple Syrup, candied nuts, low glycemic
Snacks, Walnuts, Trail Mix,
Yield: 6 servings

Maple-Infused Walnuts

Maple-Infused Walnuts

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Delicious, lightly sweetened + salty walnuts for salads, snacking and gifting.


  • 1 + 1/2 cups raw walnut pieces (or whole if you prefer)
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. extra light tasting olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. fine sea salt


How to cook Maple-Infused Walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 250ยบ.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add walnuts, maple syrup, oil and salt to a small bowl.
  4. Stir until all walnuts have been coated.
  5. Pour walnuts onto prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes and stir with wooden spoon.
  7. Bake another 8-10 minutes and stir.
  8. Repeat process until walnut are done. (see note below)
  9. Note: Walnuts are done  when the sticky residue from the maple syrup has almost disappeared from the parchment paper.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, or until walnuts are hardened and dry.
  11. Break apart if necessary and store in airtight container.


IDEAS FOR USE: -> Sprinkle on salads. -> Add to a trail mix. -> Package up for gifting.
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Stay tuned for a quick "Halloween" themed trail mix incorporating these goodies.
As usual, if you try the recipe, please come back and let me know what you think!

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I've been on a 44 day challenge (which includes no sugar of any kind) and have been sharing my progress over on Instagram - today is Day 33.
That said, maple syrup has been off limits for me as well which means I'm REALLY looking forward to incorporating these yummy walnuts into my salads soon! Yay!!

PS - I'll be revealing my results on Day 44 - Nov. 8th - over on my Instagram feed!

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