Monday, February 4, 2013

Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts

These walnuts were inspired by an invitation to watch the Superbowl at a friend's house. I just cannot show up empty handed but did not feel like making anything elaborate. So, these walnuts were born in a matter of minutes, allowed to cool, and packaged with a pretty purple ribbon.

As far as the Superbowl, we had a great time socializing! I am not a huge NFL fan, I prefer college football having grown up in the south, but enjoyed just hanging out with everyone. Yesterday was a day where I was reminded of what a blessed life we have in Colorado- so full of love and relationship.

I hope you will make these walnuts for your family, a party or as a quick hostess gift. They are slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon. I could have eaten the whole bag.

Makes: 2 cups
2 cups raw walnut halves
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 heaping Tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla (a vanilla bean would be delcious here too)
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Heat a skillet over high heat.
2. Add coconut oil. Melt. Add walnuts. Once you hear a sizzle, turn heat to medium low and allow walnuts to cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
3. Add honey, vanilla and cinnamon to pan. Stir. Allow the walnuts to cook 1-2 more minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. This allows the honey and vanilla to create a little syrup for the walnuts... yum!
4. Spread cooked walnuts on a peice of parchment paper, wax paper or a silpat. Allow to cool.
5. Eat or gift to someone!

1 comment:

  1. These were so yummy! And the perfect gift ;) Thanks for posting!