Green leafy vegetables are good for us.
But eating enough of them is another matter.
I don’t like leafy greens. Unless they’re all dressed up.
But I’ve found a new way to eat more fresh salad. Adding candied walnuts to the salad makes it delicious.
I got the idea for candied walnuts in baby green salad when I ordered this in a restaurant.
I wanted to create it at home, with the healthiest ingredients I could find.
So this recipe is dairy free, gluten free and GMO free.
Even without butter the walnuts have a buttery taste, which I guess is due to the coconut oil.
It took much trial and error to get the cooking time right.
That’s because if you bake these babies for too long they taste bitter.
Overcooked walnuts are bitter. Even if you overcook just a little.
Take them out of the oven at the right time and they are delicious.
Most recipes are fairly forgiving. But not this one. You need to follow the instructions to the letter.
So make sure to set a timer. The nuts need to bake for 5 minutes and not a minute more.
I try my very best to keep genetically modified food out of my kitchen. If you make these nuts according to the recipe, they will be GMO free as well.
Candied Walnuts With Honey Recipe
Candied walnuts are really easy to make, even though the recipe isn’t very forgiving.
I added a little bit of whole leaf liquid stevia for sweetening, in addition to the honey.
Candied walnuts need to be baked. Or else they will taste raw and will turn into a clump. Baking them for 5 minutes exactly gives them the right consistency.
So here’s how to make candied walnuts. They work great at dressing up salads.
Even though these candied nuts are sweet and contain honey, I consider them healthy. Because without them I wouldn’t be eating as many raw leafy greens. (Or any raw leafy greens.)
Dairy Free Candied Walnuts Recipe
I now have a regular stash of candied walnuts to put on salads.
My family seems to like them too.
Here’s the recipe.
I hope you enjoy these delicious candied walnuts as much as I do.
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil
- 1 heaping teaspoon raw honey
- 1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- 2 pinches of salt
- 7 drops of liquid stevia
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt the coconut oil and honey in a fry pan on medium heat
- Add the cinnamon
- Stir in walnuts until completely coated
- Add the salt
- Add 7 drops of liquid whole leaf stevia and mix thoroughly
- Transfer to glass baking pan
- Spread the nuts on the pan evenly
- Bake at 350 degrees for exactly 5 minutes. No more or less.
- Immediately transfer to a non heated dish, so the nuts don't continue cooking in the pan
- Let the nuts cool before eating
Do not bake longer or nuts will taste bitter. Store at room temperature in a sealed container for up to a week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g