This simple recipe for Chipotle Rosemary Walnuts is only 5-ingredients and makes for the most delicious, heart-healthy nuts to snack on. The sweet, smokey and spicy flavor profile is irresistible!
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Welcome to day 4 of my holiday series: 5-Ingredient Fancy! In case you have missed any of the previous days, be sure to check out the recipes for Hot Honey Drizzle, Christmas Tree Cheese Crackers, and Warm Olives with Lemon and Rosemary!
The recipes in this 5-Ingredient Fancy series are perfect for:
- Anyone who is cooking on a budget but still wants some festive recipes to contribute to holiday gatherings.
- Beginner cooks and college students that want to make something impressive to bring to holiday parties without spending too much time or money with little stress.
- People who like make-ahead recipes that are simple and easy to follow.
- Adding to cheese boards with store-bought items so that you have an element of “homemade” in the mix.
Oh, and I'm assuming you have salt and pepper, so those are not counted as part of the 5 ingredients!
This recipe for Chipotle Rosemary Roasted Walnuts is inspired by Ina Garten's recipe for Chipotle Rosemary Roasted Nuts, which I have been making and enjoying every Christmas for the past 7 years! It's really something special, but I only make it once per year because it is a spendy recipe to make. Here, I've paired down the ingredients to the 5 that I think are most essential, and we are using only one type of nut - walnuts! I chose walnuts because they are a heart healthy-source of omega-3 fatty acids, which we are trying to get more of in our diets in food form. I'm happy to say the simplified version of this recipe is as satisfying as Ina's original, and I certainly will be making it more often throughout the year!
To make these Chipotle Rosemary Roasted Walnuts, you simply need to combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl, mix, spread on a baking sheet, and roast away! Simple, right? Once the nuts are roasted, they keep beautifully well in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks - but I'd be shocked if they lasted that long as they are SO delicious!
Be sure to check back at the end of the week, as I will be showing you how to style all of the 5-Ingredient Fancy recipes on the festive charcuterie board below:
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Chipotle Rosemary Roasted Walnuts
- 3 cups walnut halves
- 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil (walnut, canola, or grapeseed oil are good substitutes)
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped and divided
- 1 teaspoon sea salt plus ½ teaspoon, divided
- Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the walnuts, chipotle powder, maple syrup, olive oil, 1 tablespoon of rosemary and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Use a rubber spatula and toss to combine.
- Spread the nut mixture out evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring twice during the cooking time.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle on the remaining rosemary and sea salt while still warm. Let cool and then break up the nuts as needed. Serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.