Maple Roasted Nuts

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I should warn you before I share this recipe that these are like crack. They might even be more addictive than Pringles; the lab tests haven’t come back yet. I do know that about half of the batch was “missing” later on the day that I made these. Since I was the only one around, you can be the jury on that case. But really, these are very good, and dare I say “healthy”? They’re sweet but not too much so that they feel like dessert; and who doesn’t love the flavor of roasted nuts? You can think up your own joke there…

Maple Roasted Nuts


  • 2 cups nuts(I used 1/2 walnuts, 1/2 cashews)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Gather your nuts in a large bowl for mixing.

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Pour in the maple syrup and add in the sugar. Toss to coat with your hands, making sure all of the sugar mixture gets used up(if you’re wondering why my maple syrup bottle has a red and green ribbon on it, it’s because it was a Christmas present; doesn’t every family give each other maple syrup for Christmas?).

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Line a tray with parchment paper and lay the nuts out in a single layer. Roast for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and making sure not to burn them. Once the nuts have cooled enough to touch, separate and move them to a container to make sure they don’t stick to the pan.

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If you’re like me, then you’re going to burn a few of these because you’re easily distracted and don’t bother checking on these at all. That’s OK because the ones that aren’t burnt taste terrific. I loved the walnuts in here; next time I would try adding in some almonds, too, for more flavor. Just don’t leave the jar open next to you when you’re all alone and have no will power; that’s a dangerous combination.

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30 Responses to Maple Roasted Nuts
  1. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa
    March 8, 2011 | 9:05 am

    I made these the other day…with an additional sprinkle of cinnamon. I then threw them all into a food processor and made some nut butter. Delicious!

  2. rebecca lustig
    March 8, 2011 | 9:06 am

    After realizing that maple roasted chickpeas are like crack, I can only imagine what happens when these are consumed…

  3. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living
    March 8, 2011 | 9:18 am

    Candied roasted nuts are fabulous – I haven’t made them since the holiday season, and this recipe has me wondering why not!

  4. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo
    March 8, 2011 | 9:38 am

    Oh boy, I want to make these but I know I won’t have self-control around them…just like the sweet and savory rosemary roasted nuts my aunt made me. They never even made it home. Whoops.

  5. Nicole, RD
    March 8, 2011 | 9:40 am

    I love the slightly burned ones 🙂 Mmm! These remind me of the holidays in a I-wish-it-were-Christmas-all-year-round kind of way 🙂 Minus the weather!

  6. Virtually Vegan Mama
    March 8, 2011 | 10:05 am

    evan…those look delcious! of course I would make mine sans brown sugar and replace the maple syrup with date syrup..and you just gave me a fabulous idea for a new recipe..and of course I will credit you with the inspiration! =)


  7. brandi
    March 8, 2011 | 10:08 am


    I’ve been doing a maple roasted nut for christmas gifts, but it also has smoked paprika and cayenne in it 🙂

  8. holly
    March 8, 2011 | 10:46 am

    i have no control eating nuts regularly, and i certainly would have zero control eating these…

  9. Christin@purplebirdblog
    March 8, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    So I definitely vote for the almond addition, and then I vote for it all to be turned into the nut butter of my dreams!

  10. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 8, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    Wow these look heavenly. I looooove flavored nuts! Ha. That sounds dirty, but I didn’t mean it! =)

  11. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 8, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    yummmm, I love nuts especially some maple flavored ones! They look so good!

  12. Heather @ kissmybroccoli
    March 8, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    Yum! I would definitely add the almonds! I net this would make a seriously addicting nut butter

  13. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    March 8, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    I love sweet roasted nuts. These look fabulous!

  14. Ela
    March 8, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    My husband would eat these in no time flat! The maple syrup with gift tag is cute.

    375 seems like a high temperature for roasting nuts–but I guess it gets the job done quicker, so long as you hover…

  15. Jessica
    March 8, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    Do not, under any circumstance, make these without parchment paper! Your result will be non-roasted nuts and a burned pan. I was too impatient to go out and buy some, but I will never skip that step again!

  16. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    March 8, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    your house must have smelled DIVINE!!!

    • Jessica
      March 8, 2011 | 5:18 pm

      I live in a 500 sq foot studio so the second I smelled a hint of burned I ran to open the door and windows… luckily the fire alarm didn’t go off, but the smell lingered for a little haha!

  17. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    March 8, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    I definitely do not have willpower- these would be gone in an instant!

  18. Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen
    March 8, 2011 | 6:00 pm

    These look delicious! I love getting the cans of sweet nuts for special events, but I’m definitely gonna make my own from now on.

  19. MarathonVal
    March 8, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    My mom ALWAYS gives me maple syrup (usually on sale at Marshall’s!) for my birthday and for Christmas… that’s totally normal 🙂

  20. Amanda @ Martinis At Six
    March 8, 2011 | 8:31 pm

    This recipe is great timing for me, I literally have a gallon of maple syrup that we bought at Costco and I’ve been looking for good ways to use it up.

  21. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    March 8, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    Oh boy, these DO look like crack! I would not be able to stop eating these.

  22. Hannah
    March 8, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    I want these right now. And then I want to turn them into nut butter. And eat them on EVERYTHING.

  23. Tiffany
    March 9, 2011 | 8:01 pm

    I can TOTALLY see how these would be dangerous!

  24. Celia
    March 10, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Wow, these look amazing. I can imagine they’re impossible to put down…

  25. Kate @
    March 10, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    Oh my word, another recipe that can be added to my hips! Trust me, I would eat up the entire batch… I love me some sweet nuts!

  26. Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner
    March 11, 2011 | 1:06 am

    That sounds AMAZING! 😀 I love roasting my foods! :d Maple + Nuts = Heaven! 😀


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  28. Sheila
    December 21, 2013 | 10:08 pm

    O.M.G. Is there a 12 step program for these? I may never eat a plain nut ever again.