- Preheat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, then add ingredients, stirring constantly for 2-5 minutes, or until syrup has caramelized.
- Spread walnuts on parchment or wax paper and cool for two hours (syrup will harden within 20-30 minutes). Walnuts can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, toss walnuts and water/orange juice. Add spices and stir to coat. Place on baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes or until toasted. Walnuts can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.
Notes: The sodium in tamari ‘breaks’ the sweetness of the maple syrup in the Sweet variation. If you want to avoid (or reduce) sodium in your diet, you may use 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or chipotle pepper instead. The walnuts will have a sweet and spicy taste.