Toasted Cinnamon Walnuts


1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 egg white
1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound raw walnut halves (about 4 cup)


Stir water and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add egg white and beat with wire whisk until frothy. Whisk in granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt. Whisk in vanilla. Stir in walnuts with large spoon, lightly coating nuts with cinnamon mixture. Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick
cooking spray. Spread walnuts over foil.

Bake walnuts in preheated 275-degree oven for 45 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool on foil. Break up walnut clusters into bite-size or individual pieces. Makes 16 (1/4-cup) servings.

Nutritional information:

Per serving: 215 calories | 18.5 grams total fat | 6.5 grams protein | 11.5 grams carbohydrates | 42 milligrams sodium | 2 grams dietary fiber