recent lunch out. They were an excellent compliment to the pears and blue cheese and would make an excellent topping/filling for many things - ice cream only one of them. Stay tuned.
Makes 1/2 c; recipe is easily doubled.
Using the smooth side of a meat tenderizer or other heavy utensil, crush
1/2 c walnuts
Place the nuts in a frying pan large enough so the nuts are in a single layer and roast over medium heat until the nuts start to brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in:
1 T maple syrup
Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly about 1 more minute until all the nuts are coated with the syrup.
Place the nuts on plate to cool. Do not put nuts in a storage container until they are completely cooled.
At left: non-fat coffee frozen yogurt with walnuts. As a kid I remember having maple walnut ice cream topped with warm maple syrup. Why not ice cream/frozen yogurt topped with maple walnuts and warm maple syrup?
These walnuts are also good as a topping for Bitter Greens with Mustard Maple Dressing.