This post is sponsored by Diamond of California. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Honey Glazed Walnuts are the perfect healthy snack or crunchy topping. These nuts are made with pure honey, ghee, vanilla, and warming cinnamon for an extra touch of flavor. Not only are they delicious, they are also Paleo-friendly and refined sugar free.
Delicious Honey Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts
If you are anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for healthy snacks that taste great. These delicious honey glazed walnuts are perfect afternoon snack on their own or a great addition to your salads, oatmeal, or yogurt bowls.
This delicious recipe is made with heart healthy Diamond shelled walnuts. The nuts are glazed with the perfect combination of honey, ghee, vanilla, and cinnamon to make a sweet and crunchy snack that I know you’ll love.
Not only are they delicious, these nuts are packed with protein, healthy omega-3 fats, and made without any refined sugar or dairy. Keep reading to learn how to make this yummy heart healthy snack!
The Best Walnuts to Use
When it comes to choosing walnuts for this recipe, I prefer to use Diamond of California shelled walnuts. My mom would always use Diamond Nuts in her recipes when I was growing up. Today, when I need walnuts for a recipe, I always look for the Diamond brand because I know they’ll be fresh.
The larger shelled walnuts, instead of chopped nuts, are the perfect blank canvas to roast and then glaze in the delicious honey cinnamon mixture.
The Health Benefits of Walnuts
Not only are these honey glazed walnuts delicious, they are also a heart healthy snack that can help support your overall health.
As you may know, diet plays a huge role in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. Eating a diet with plenty of healthy fats is great for your overall health, and walnuts are a tasty way to incorporate more of them.
Diamond of California Shelled Walnuts are a certified heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association. They can help decrease the risk of heart disease by helping you maintain a healthy cholesterol level and decreasing blood pressure.
Diamond walnuts also have 2.5 grams of Omega-3 per serving as well as 5 grams of protein per serving.
The Tools You’ll Need to Make This Recipe
How to Make Honey Glazed Walnuts
Step 1: The first step in making this recipe is to gather your ingredients. To make these sweet and sticky glazed nuts you’ll need Diamond shelled walnuts, ghee, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt
Step 2: Next, it’s time to toast your walnuts. If you are short on time, you could skip this step, but I think it adds even more delicious flavor to the nuts. To toast the nuts, just spread them on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Then, remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool.
Step 3: After the nuts are toasted it’s time to make the honey glaze. To do this combine the ghee, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt in a small non-stick pot or skillet. Cook the mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble and become frothy.
Step 4: Add the walnuts to the honey glaze mixture and let cook for 3-4 minutes stirring the nuts constantly until they are glazed.
Step 5: Pour the walnuts out onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Separate them using the spatula or a fork so that they are in an even layer on the baking sheet. Allow the nuts to cool completely before transferring them to a storage container.
The Best Ways to Serve and Use These Glazed Walnuts
These walnuts make a great heart healthy snack all on their own but of course there are a few other ways you can use and serve these nuts. Here a few of my favorite options:
Add them as a crunchy element to your fruit and cheese board
Chop them up and add them to salads
Top your oatmeal or yogurt bowl with a few walnuts for sweetness and crunch.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the walnuts on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool.
While the nuts are cooling, make the honey glaze. Combine the ghee, honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt in a small non-stick pot or skillet. Cook the mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble and become frothy (roughly 2-3 minutes).
Add the walnuts to the honey glaze mixture and let cook for 3-4 minutes stirring the nuts constantly until they are glazed.
Pour the walnuts out onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Separate the nuts using the spatula or a fork so that they are in an even layer, and not clumps, on the baking sheet. The glaze on the nuts will harden as they cool. Allow the nuts to cool completely before transferring them to a storage container.