Cinnamon Sugared Walnuts

Fran Miller


I first got these as a "teacher gift" for Christmas almost 30 years ago. Then I just had to track down the mom and beg for the recipe!

These make an EXCELLENT food gift for all the people you appreciate and/or love. I usually double the recipe (after buying a large bag of walnuts on sale or at a warehouse store.) I've packaged them in tea cups, coffee mugs, tiny decorated boxes or bags, tins, and little vintage dishes.

If you come up with a beautiful idea, please post it. =^..^=


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15 Min
30 Min


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1/2 c
white sugar
2 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
4 c
walnut halves
egg white

How to Make Cinnamon Sugared Walnuts


  • 1Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. (PLEASE note the temperature is THREE HUNDRED degrees! These nuts will burn at a higher temperature. Don't ask how I know this...)
  • 2Spray a cookie sheet (with sides, unless you're really coordinated) with cooking spray.
  • 3Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 4Put the nuts in a large bowl and pour in the egg white. Mix together well. (OK, I admit I mix this recipe up with my hands.)
  • 5Pour the sugar & cinnamon mixture over the nuts and mix well.
  • 6Spread in a single layer on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • 7Bake for about 30 minutes (I check after 25 minutes) until the nuts are toasted and dry. Serve warm or cool completely.
  • 8Store in an air-tight container.

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About Cinnamon Sugared Walnuts

Course/Dish: Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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