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Spicy Korean-Style Toasted Walnuts

Spicy Korean-Style Roasted Walnuts

Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon "gochugaru" or Korean red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.
  • To prepare sauce, mix together soy sauce, maple syrup, gochuagaru, and garlic powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add walnuts and stir frequently for a minute or two. Lower heat and add sauce. Mix until well incorporated and sauce on walnuts becomes sticky, 2-3 minutes.
  • Spread coated walnuts evenly on prepared baking sheet. Roast for about 5-7 minutes, stirring halfway, until they become light brown. Remove from heat and cool completely.