For the Person Who Has Everything
Are you looking for an easy gift to give to the person who has everything? Food is always a good idea. I love to make these rosemary maple roasted walnuts, using fresh rosemary from my garden and walnuts that I’ve soaked and dehydrated. It’s nice to change it up from all the sugar and sweets at Christmas, you know? These savory sweet walnuts are sure to hit the spot.
They also make a great host gift. And, bonus, if you’re trying to avoid grains or sugars or whatever else is on that appetizer table, bringing these Rosemary Maple Roasted Walnuts are a healthy way to keep you on track.
Keep on to see the recipe below, and leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite food gift to give or get is!
Are You the Host? Make These.
If you are the one doing the hosting this year, then be sure to add these nuts to the app table. No one will complain about freshly roasted, wholesome walnuts that are spiced with pepper and rosemary. They pair well with wine, cheese, and dried fruit. They do a great job at holding people over until the holiday meal is served.
So how do you make them? Start by soaking the walnuts in salt water for 6-8 hours and then dehydrating them for 8-10 hours. If you’d rather just use raw walnuts, that’s fine too. Either way, the next step is to measure out 8 cups of walnuts. Spread them on two baking sheets. Stir together extra virgin olive oil, chopped rosemary, coarse sea salt, and freshly ground pepper. Mix it in with the walnuts, them bake until lightly brown and crisp. After letting them cool, you can divide them into four bags to gift, or store them in an airtight container.
Give them a try! Let me know if you make these and what you think.
See you again soon,
Other Giftable Recipes
- Rich Chocolate Date Walnut Fudge: Be sure to check out my previous post to make this dairy-free and paleo fudge. It is low in refined sugars. packed with flavor, and does a great job at curbing cravings. Your family members will love unwrapping a box of this fudge.
- Low Histamine Almond Oat Cookies: Histamine intolerance is on the rise, and if you know anyone who suffers from it, you know there are many things on their do-not-eat list. Give them something they can enjoy with these cookies, and they will be so appreciative.
- Sunflower Seed Snack Mix: This is a nice little recipe that is a good alternative to sweet snacks. This is perfect for gifting, for munching on during the long car ride, or for wrapping up and slipping in a stocking.
Simple Rosemary Maple Roasted Walnuts for Gifting
- 2 large sheet pans
- 8 cups dehydrated* or raw walnuts
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh rosemary chopped
- 4 tsp Celtic coarse sea salt or kosher salt
- 2-4 tbsp real maple syrup
- 2 tsp fresh ground pepper
- Start with soaked and dehydrated walnuts (see notes below) or use raw walnuts. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and set out two large sheet pans.
- Measure just over 8 cups walnuts and pour onto the pans. Mix together remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour evenly over walnuts. Use your hands to mix it all together, ensuring that the oil mixture coats the nuts.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway through. (If you start with dehydrated nuts, the baking time will be shorter; raw nuts will take longer to bake).
- Let cool on baking sheets, then divide into for quart sized bags for gifting, or store in an airtight container.