Roasted Spicy Maple Herbed Nuts

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

My husband was given this recipe by a woman who owned a walnut farm when he was in California on business. I made these for a party we went to to watch the Ohio State-USC football game. Go Bucks! They have a sweet, savory, spicy flavor that is wonderful! I’ve made these with walnuts, pecans, and almonds and boxed them up for Christmas gifts for co-workers. They are always a big hit and really easy to make. DON’T use imitation maple syrup . . . it won’t work . . . I tried it once.

Ingredients
5 C. nuts
2 T. olive oil
1/3 C. real maple syrup
1/2 t. of each of the following dried herbs: rosemary, sage, marjoram,thyme, and oregano
1/2 t. cayenne pepper

Whisk the olive oil slowly into the maple syrup in a medium size bowl. Stir in the herbs and cayenne.

Spices & Maple Syrup

Spices & Maple Syrup

Mix in the nuts and stir to coat them well. Spread on a cookie sheet.

Everything mixed together before baking

Everything mixed together before baking

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown and toasted. Cool. Sprinkle liberally with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Nuts after baking

Nuts after baking

Store in an airtight container. These will keep frozen for a month. Refresh in 350 degree oven for 5 mintues after thawing.


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4 Responses to “Roasted Spicy Maple Herbed Nuts”
  1. biz319 says:

    Love this! Love the addition of cayenne pepper – just a bit of heat.

    Putting on my ever long list of things to make! :D

  2. Gina says:

    WOW, those nuts look sooo good!

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