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Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

by Katie Reed

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Welcome to Day 16 of our 25 Days of Christmas! I hope you’re finding yourself in the Christmas spirit by now. I know we are all excited about the snow we’ve had in the last few days! If it sticks around, we’ll definitely have a beautiful white Christmas!

And there’s something so amazing when the snow falls in December. All the houses on our block are lit up with beautiful colored lights, and they reflect off the snow in such a gorgeous way. We’re stuck indoors, but we’re making the most of it by filling the house with holiday music and some AH-MAZING smells. Like these Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts. You would not believe the smell that permeates the whole house when I whip these up. It stinks of Christmas here!

If you’d like to try your hand at these super delicious morsels, I’ve got the recipe here. Fair warning, though – the are addictive!

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Cup Walnuts
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 Degrees.

In a small bowl or ziploc bag, mix together your spices and set aside.

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

Next, boil a few cups of water in a medium sauce pan. Add in your walnuts and let them sit in the boiling water for about two minutes and then remove. You can either use a basket or slotted spoon to remove them, or in a pinch, simply drain them in a colander.

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

Throw the still wet walnuts in your spice mix baggie. Shake them up so they are nicely coated.

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

Then, dump the whole lot on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 – 10 minutes to lock in the flavor.

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

That’s it! So simple, but those few minutes in the oven will make your home smell GORGEOUS. Plus, the taste of these is second to none. Just delicious!

Make sure you have a nice bowl of them on hand when your guests arrive for your holiday party, as they will be eating them by the handful!

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts fill the house with AH-MAZING smells for Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees.
    2. In a small bowl or ziploc bag, mix together your spices and set aside.
    3. Next, boil a few cups of water in a medium saucepan. Add in your walnuts and let them sit in the boiling water for about two minutes and then remove. You can either use a basket or slotted spoon to remove them, or in a pinch, simply drain them in a colander.
    4. Throw the still wet walnuts in your spice mix baggie. Shake them up so they are nicely coated.
    5. Then, dump the whole lot on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes to lock in the flavor.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.
Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts | A Mother Thing

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