Spicy Sweet Walnuts

Every top chef and their mothers seem to have supermarket product out nowadays. Often these end up being slightly disappointing, but sometimes they are invaluable additions to your kitchen cabinets. Dutch superchef Jonnie Boer has released a broad range of spices and spice mixes that are an easy and delicious way to spice up your meals. No need to use them as intended though, the picadillo mix for instance is perfect for spicing up some nuts. A tasty way of increasing your nut intake, which has recently been found to be very beneficial to your health. 

This mix is filled with paprika, chilli, garlic, cinnamon and more. You don't need a particular spice mix off course but the paprika and chilli, combined with the cinnamon should go well with the sweetness from the maple syrup.


  • 110 g walnuts, unsalted
  • 3 teaspoons of spice mix
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 small teaspoon of salt

Step 1

Add the maple syrup to the walnuts and toss them until they are evenly coated. Then add the spices and make sure the nuts are evenly covered.

Step 2

Place them on some parchment in an oven dish and roast them in a 180 degree oven. Turn them often and keep an eye on them, they will get very dark but you don't want them to burn. They take around 15 minutes.

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