Friday, May 8, 2015

Aww Nuts!

Today I'm sharing with my readers one of the simplest and fastest "gifts from the kitchen" that a gal can make. There is just one prerequisite: you should like nuts. 

Ahem. I know at least one person who does not, so she won't be getting any of this.

There are only 2 ingredients, nuts (walnuts or pecans) and a good pure maple syrup. Don't use the low calorie, sugar-free syrup. Buy the 100 precent pure maple syrup, as  pictured below. For gift-giving, you want to use the best ingredients.

Here's the recipe:

Aww Nuts! (gluten-free)

1 1/2 cups walnut or pecan halves (don't chop them)
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the nuts and the syrup, stirring well to coat all the nuts.

Apply cooking spray to a rimmed metal pan.  Spread the nuts evenly on the pan in a single layer.  Bake the nuts for 20 minutes, stirring about every 5 or 7 minutes. (Don't leave the kitchen; read a magazine in-between the times to stir, or polish your appliances)

When the time is up, remove the pan from the oven and stir them around again. Allow the nuts to cool thoroughly, then package them however you want for gift-giving. 

pecans stirred and cooling in the pan


  1. Yum!! Easy and delicious! Thanks!

  2. Well, my goodness, that sounds simple enough and oh, so delicious! Love quick and easy gift giving ideas!