Ginger & Brown Sugar Glazed Walnuts

Ever since my sweet & smoky glazed almonds and smoky maple & brown sugar glazed walnuts, I’ve been contemplating a sweet and spicy glazed nut, and this time using walnuts. I’ve tried chili powder and pepper, but wanted something a bit out of the ordinary, so I decided to try using some powdered ginger. The spiciness is tempered by the caramelized sugar, just the right amount of subtle heat to complement the sweetness.

Ginger & Brown Sugar Glazed Walnuts

Ingredients:

2 cups raw walnuts
1 tsp agave
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 heaping tsp ground ginger
hefty pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, ginger, and salt; make sure there are no lumps.
  3. In a separate bowl, coat walnuts in agave. Add sugar mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Spread in a single layer on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cool, breaking up any large pieces that have stuck together.

The cost:
walnuts: 4.99
ginger: 1.99

Grand total: $6.98

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