Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts

Mmmm….I love nuts.  What’s not to love, really?  Delicious, portable, lots of variety…And of course, walnuts have nutritional benefits, with some ALA, which is a kind of omega 3 fatty acid.

And I’ve always been a fool for nuts with cinnamon and sugar.  So I’ve played around with a few variations, and really adore these gluten-and sugar-free vegan beauties, because I wanted to make them using coconut palm. I just adore the flavor! And, of course, part of the fun is getting the piece that’s got the caramelized sugar clump–I’m sure you understand.  The only hard part is not eating too many…

I’ve made a small batch because it’s key to have a skillet that conducts heat well, and my All-Clad is pretty small.  So funny how I revere certain pieces of kitchenware–ya know, the Vitamix, my All Clad skillet, a lot of my mini-bake pans…the older I get, the more expensive my toys, it seems!  But I digress.

These are delicious, so give them a try.  And here are a few other glazed or sugary nut recipes I’ve enjoyed in the past:
Elana’s Cinnamon Pecan Brittle
Amy’s Spicy Roasted Cashews
Spicy Candied Walnuts

1.5 cups walnut halves (I’m sure you could use another nut)
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2 TBSP water
1 TBSP agave
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coarse sea salt

Toast walnut halves over medium/high heat until they start smelling yummy. Remove from pan. Sprinkle coconut sugar into the pan, which should start to ‘melt’ instantly. Stir, add water. Add back the toasted walnuts, add in the agave, cinnamon and salt and stir until well combined. Pour onto parchment paper.

Allow to cool, if that’s your thing. These can be frozen.

Hopefully I remember to add this to Amy of Gluten and Sugar Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. This week’s edition is here.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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8 Responses to Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts

  1. Caramelized sugar clumps?!! Yeah, I want those! I love walnuts. I find the more I eat them as snacks, the more I like them. But now this recipe takes walnuts to a whole new and yummy level! I’ll try them made with honey instead of agave, Cheryl, and report back. 😉


  2. Christine says:

    I’ve made maple glazed pecans before, but never walnuts. Next salad I make, I think I will try this as they look delicious!

  3. Alta says:

    Oh I’m so hungry and these sound so good! I love glazed nuts.

  4. Shirley,
    Honey should be perfect. I look forward to your ‘report!’

    they’d be perfect on salad!

    Aren’t glazed nuts the best?

  5. This is one of our favorite family recipes. We vary it sometimes by adding a few coconut flakes and raw honey, not too much but enough to vary the taste. Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts are also a great snack to take to work and a side dish for a group dinner.
    We’ll try your recipe very soon, quite sure will be delicious!

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  7. Scrumptious says:

    These look incredible. I’ll have to add coconut palm sugar to my list of new ingredients to buy and try!

  8. Andrea Smith says:

    Wow, these glazed walnuts sure look tasty ! They would be an ideal companion for my long weekend trips!

    Andrea of beach chairs

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