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Spiced Walnuts


Cayenne pepper gives these slightly sweet walnuts a piquant kick.

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  • Servings: 8
  • Yield: Makes 2 cups

Source: Body+Soul, October 2006


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat honey, oil, and 1 tablespoon water over medium heat. Add walnuts; toss to coat.

  2. Sprinkle the sugar, salt, cumin, coriander, and cayenne over the nuts. Cook, tossing and stirring until the nuts are well coated and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet to cool completely.

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  • troublini
    6 JUN, 2017
    Much easier to just buy the Buffalo walnuts from
  • roxanneengleya
    2 JAN, 2016
    I added more of the spices called for and even a few other spices I had. Not too much of an interesting flavor as the recipe reads.
  • Diane220
    12 DEC, 2011
    I didn't care for this flavor combination at all, and neither did my husband. I like the sweet/spicy aspect, just not with these particular spices. I may experiment with other spices to find one that compliments but doesn't overpower the walnut flavor. And it may be our humid Florida climate, but they came out very sticky and I had to toast them in the oven to dry them out. My husband suggested we may be able to use them chopped up on a salad.