Maple Glazed Walnuts Clusters

Maple Glazed Walnuts

  • Author: Lauren Kenson | Free Your Fork
  • Prep Time: 0 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sweet Snacks
  • Method: Stove Top


Easy 5-min recipe for Maple Glazed Walnuts! Naturally sweetened + made with no added oil. We love these as a topping for salads, parfaits, or as a snack all on their own!



  • 2 c organic raw walnuts (shelled)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: dash of cayenne


  1. CANDY AND SPICE WALNUTS: Preheat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add walnuts, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cayenne (if using) and stir with a non-stick spatula until combined. Turn down to medium-low heat and cook for 4-5 minutes until nuts are well coated and lightly toasted, stirring frequently. You will notice that the maple syrup will bubble up and slowly start to coat the nuts. They are done when the syrup has reduced and nearly fully coated the nuts, the syrup will resist running off of the spatula when you tilt it sideways.
  2. LET COOL UNTIL CRISP: Remove from heat and transfer to a parchment paper lined plate or tray to cool. Sprinkle salt on top while still hot. After letting cool for 5 minutes you can break apart any clusters with your hands to help them cool quicker. Let cool fully about 20 more minutes, or until set in a crisp texture. Then transfer to an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to a week or more.