Honey Vanilla Roasted Walnuts

Oh how I wish you guys could smell these because they smell AMAZING! Walnuts are a great source of omega 3s, are high in antioxidants, and are beneficial for your cardiovascular health. These walnuts make a great snack, or taste great on top of a spinach salad with berries and a vinaigrette, or give them as a gift. As with any nut, moderation. Nuts are very easy to over eat if you don’t measure out a serving.

Roasted Walnuts
2 cups walnuts, raw
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoons organic honey or more to your taste. I just use one.
¼ teaspoon himilayn pink salt
1-2 vanilla beans or organic real vanilla (that is what I used today)
dash cinnamon, ground

Place walnuts and oil in a skillet and turn heat to high
As soon as you hear the first sizzle, turn heat down to medium or low
Toast walnuts a few minutes until they smell nice and nutty. Watch them close so they do not burn.
Add honey and stir to distribute evenly, cook for a minute or two, then add salt.
Scrape the beans out of the vanilla pod if using fresh and stir into walnuts.
Remove walnuts from pan and add just a dash of cinnamon and let cool on parchment paper.

I seperated them out into individual serving sizes so I could grab for a snack. Very easy to over eat if I do not do this 🙂

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