My Spiced Candied Walnuts Recipe is such a yummy snack, plus they are amazing on salad!
The recipe calls for walnuts that have been soaked overnight in order to make them easier on the digestive system. When you soak nuts, you break down the enzyme inhibitor that makes nuts hard on your gut and it helps give them a special crunch.
Did you know that high fat seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, sesame takes about 60 minutes to digest?
Whereas walnuts, almonds, cashews, and Brazil nuts take twice as long.
Are Walnuts a Good Choice?
Good news! Studies have found people with higher nut consumption have improved cardiovascular risk factors and lower rates of cardiovascular disease according to Harvard.
They went on to say that nut consumption was linked to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Nuts are an important part of the Mediterranean diet, which has been found to be heart-healthy as well.
So go nuts for this delicious Spiced Candied Walnuts recipe!
Spiced Candied Walnuts
- Cookie sheet
- Convection oven
Night before soak the raw walnuts
- ½ Cup Raw walnuts
- Filtered water
- ½ Cup Raw walnuts (that were soaked overnight in filtered water)
- 1 tbsp Raw Honey
- ⅛ tsp Cayenne Powder
- ¼ tsp Sea Salt
- Parchment Paper
Soaking Walnuts Overnight
- Simply add the raw walnuts to the filtered water and let soak overnight
- Convection bake °350
- Drain your soaked walnuts on paper towels and set aside
- Warm the honey over medium heat or until it has liquified (you can also run hot water over the jar until it's warmed
- Add your warmed honey to the walnuts, stir while honey is still warm
- Add cayenne and sea salt to taste and mix well
- Spread the mix in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake the nuts for about 20 minutes on 350 in a convection oven
- Remove and let cool completely, then store in an air tight container.