Brown sugar rosemary walnuts make for an excellent and delicious appetizer. The recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat. Rosemary gives taste as well as an amazing fragrance. Walnuts are known for their taste as well as health benefits. For the health freaks, this is the best appetizer they can lay their hands on. Let us first tell you a few health benefits of this wonder nut:
They are a rich source of energy and contain vitamins, antioxidants and minerals for a good health. All these nutrients are essential for a healthy functioning of the body.
They are also rich in monounsaturated fats and contain omega-3 fatty acids which increases good cholesterol or HDL and decreases bad cholesterol or LDL. Research studies have shown that they help prevent coronary artery strokes and diseases. Omega 3 and n-3 fatty acids are very helpful in curbing prostate, colon and breast cancer, and blood pressure.
Phyto-chemicals present in them boost anti-oxidant activity. They are a rich source of poly-phenolic compounds, carotenoids, vitamin E, ellagic acid and melatonin which have proved beneficial against neurological diseases, inflammation, aging and cancer.
They also come packed up with important vitamin E and its B complex group which ensure better working of cell membrane and a beautiful skin.
Now, letâs have a look at the recipe:
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
- 1/3 cup chopped dried figs with trimmed stems
- 1 lb shelled halves of walnut
- 2 large eggs
- Â¼ cup sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt
- 1 cup brown sugar (you can also use natural cane sugar)
1. First of all, heat the oven to 150 degree Celsius or 300 degree Fahrenheit. Spread parchment sheets over two baking sheets.
2. Now mix together sesame seeds, rosemary, salt and brown sugar in a small bowl.
3. Next step is to loosen up the egg whites by whisking them. Toss together the figs and the walnuts to the whites. Mix well till they are evenly coated. It will take almost a minute or two.
4. Sprinkle this whites-fig-walnut mixture on to the nuts and mix them really well.
5. Divide the nuts, in a single layer, between the two baking sheets. Try to keep them as apart as possible.
6. Bake the coated nuts till the coating is no longer wet and the nuts turn brownish golden. It will take approximately 25 minutes.
7. Leave them for a few minutes to cool down. Now, take the nuts off the baking sheets and allow them to cool further on a cool surface.
8. Your âbrown sugar rosemary walnutsâ are ready to munch upon.
1. If you canât get brown sugar, mix white sugar with molasses. An ideal proportion would be one tablespoon of molasses to a cup of sugar. However, this is for dark sugar, if you want lighter sugar, reduce the proportion of molasses.
2. If you want them to last longer, keep them in an air tight container. They will last for almost a week or so.