These crunchy soy maple glazed walnuts are the perfect savory bite to snack on at home. They are seriously so easy to make and call for just a few simple pantry ingredients and spices. Plus, they are vegan and gluten-free friendly.
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When it comes to snacks, are you team sweet or savory?
I’m all about snacking. It’s a great way to meet your nutrition needs and satisfy cravings between meals.
It’s hard for me to choose a team because I love both sweet and savory snacks. Some of my favorite sweet snacks are yogurt bark, energy bites, and dark chocolate. On the savory side, I love hummus and veggies, roasted chickpeas, and all types of nuts. It’s also fun to build your own snack board and put them all together in a beautiful way.
These umami-packed soy glazed walnuts are a savory snack with a hint of sweetness–giving you the best of both worlds. Roasting them allows them to crisp up and give that wonderful crunch.
These soy glazed walnuts are seriously so easy to make:
Start with your walnuts
Nuts are a great staple to have in your pantry. For this recipe, I’m using California Walnuts. A handful of California walnuts is a versatile snack and can satisfy any taste preference, from savory to sweet.Walnuts are a great source of protein and fiber, which help keep us fuller longer. Walnuts are also the only nut to provide an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 (ALA) fatty acids.
Then, add all your glaze ingredients to the walnuts
Chances are, you have all of the ingredients for this recipe lying around your kitchen. I love using fresh grated ginger and garlic as it adds an extra pop of flavor. However, if you don’t have these, skip an unnecessary trip to the store and use ground ginger and garlic powder instead. Either way, they are so delicious!
Finally, roast your walnuts
These walnuts should be baked at a low temperature of 250°F for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crisp. Be sure to stir halfway through and periodically check on walnuts to ensure they don’t burn. You can also choose to air fry these walnuts for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.
How should I enjoy these walnuts?
I love to sprinkle these walnuts over buddha bowls, salmon, or popcorn. They are also delicious enjoyed on their own. A healthy serving of walnuts is 1/4 cup or about a palm full. A handful of California walnuts is a versatile snack and can satisfy any taste preference, both savory and sweet. Visit California Walnuts website for more healthy recipe inspiration!
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari if gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon grated garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 cup California Walnuts
- Stir all ingredients except the walnuts together in a medium sized bowl until everything is combined. Then, add in the walnuts and stir until walnuts are evenly coated.
- Spread walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased. Bake at 250°F for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crisp. (Be sure to stir halfway through and periodically check on walnuts to ensure they don't burn.)
- Take walnuts out of the oven and let cool completely before eating.
- Store nuts in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
You can also air fry these walnuts for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Nutrition vary depending on ingredients used. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional registered dietitian nutritionist’s advice.