Maple Walnut Brittle

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.31
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1 cupWalnuts, roughly chopped
3 tbspMaple Syrup
1/4 cupSesame Seeds or Chia Seeds
1 tspCinnamon


  1. ​Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread evenly across the tray.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until you see bubbles forming.
  4. Remove and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Break into small pieces and store in an air tight container.


  • ​Having high LDL or “lousy” cholesterol levels increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Reducing the amount of saturated and trans fats in your diet and including heart-healthy fats such as monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids can help lower LDL levels.
  • Walnuts are an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA), with ¼ cup providing 95% of the omega 3s most people need in a day. Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, and may help improve your mood and lower the risk of heart disease.
  • In most foods, vitamin E is in the form of alpha-tocopherol, but the type of vitamin E in walnuts is in the more rare form called gamma-tocopherol. Gamma-tocopherol may help protect against heart disease, particularly in men. The anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E may help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • A study in young men showed that adding 2 handfuls (75 grams) of walnuts to their diet each day over 12 weeks improved sperm