These crispy fall spiced walnuts are toasted and covered with a light and crispy sugar coating that is full of Earthy spices. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg get you ready for the holidays!
Fall Spiced Walnuts make a great snack and an even better holiday party hostess gift!
Fall is in the air and it feels great! “Not too hot, not too cold, you just need a light jacket.” I love that quote from the not-so-bright beauty pageant contestant on Miss Congeniality! I know that it is officially Fall but I’m furious that my local store has filled the front door of the store with those God-Forsaken Cinnamon Brooms!
I don’t like to inhale a could of cinnamon when I walk in the door and feel like I completed the stupid cinnamon challenge while I am trying to shop for bell peppers and lettuce! Also, they are right next to the Starbucks, so I have to wade around everyone getting their Trenta PSLs that don’t even contain pumpkin!
After this most recent trip to the store, I won’t be able to taste anything but cheap cinnamon for a week!
Guess all my home-cooked meals will taste like a bad Thanksgiving dessert because I won’t be able to season properly. Okay, enough ranting…
Just take me to the Fall Spiced Walnuts Recipe Already!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy Fall Spiced Walnuts recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Sweet Spiced Nuts Recipe
Of all the aromas we can smell in fall; fireplaces, football concession-stand foods, pumpkin pie spice, mulled apple cider, my Ma’s spiced pecans were always my favorite. I decided to make her recipe but with walnuts! These Fall Spiced Walnuts encompass all that is fall and will even work well in the winter season too.
They are great for many things:
- light snacking
- bringing to a party
- adding to a salad
- giving as gifts to foodie friends, teachers, and party hostesses.
They are easy to make and sure to please! My Ma used pecans but I am having a love affair with walnuts this week so they got to come to the dance instead. This recipe works for just about any nut you choose but you might have to watch the cooking time for smaller sized nuts.
If you happen to go to your store and don’t see any of the cinnamon brooms or cinnamon pine cones, you can thank me:)
FAQ about making Fall Spiced Walnuts:
- Q: Can I make the Fall Spiced Walnuts without sugar?
A: You can use a sugar substitute that is specific for baking. I have never tried this though.
- Q: Can I freeze my Fall Spiced Walnuts?
A: Yes, you can! If you want to make them ahead of time, they will last for 3 months in the freezer.
- Q: Can you make the Fall Spiced Walnuts in the crockpot or slow cooker?
A: I have never tried this specific recipe in a crockpot but here is a link to one similar.
Enjoy these Fall Spiced Walnuts as a great post-workout snack!
Nuts List by Season & Month
Nuts, like fruits, have a season so feel free to try this recipe out on other nuts that are in season!
- Almonds: August-November, available in most stores all year
- Cashews: November-June
- Chestnuts: September, available in most stores October-December
- Hazelnuts (filberts): October
- Macadamia: January-March
- Peanuts: July-August
- Pecans: October, available in most stores all year
- Pistachios: September – November, available in most stores all year
- Walnuts: October, available in most stores all year
These Fall Spiced Walnuts make great hostess and teachers gifts so wrap some up for a party or your kid’s teachers!
Other great nut recipes to try:
- Gingersnap Pecans
- Buttery Toasted Pecans
- Lemon Thyme Almonds
- Chili Lime Cashews
- Smoked Paprika Almonds
- Crispy Sugared Pecans
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Easy Fall Spiced Walnuts Recipe
These crispy walnuts are toasted and covered with a light and crispy sugar coating that is spiced with Fall spices. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg get you ready for the holidays!
2 lbs walnuts
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup water
Mix sugar with spices.
Add enough water to make it messy (~1/2 cup).
Add walnuts and mix enough to coat the nuts.
Spread out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 200F for 1 hour being sure to stir every 20 minutes.
Take out and let cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for three months.
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Keywords: walnuts, fall, spiced, nuts, gifts, cinnamon, cloves
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