Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

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Published: 02/01/2022 | Updated: 03/19/2024

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts are a perfect addition to any holiday party! Delightful and flavorful, these nuts add a tasty crunch to your favorite cookies and beverages. Gingerbread spices nuts flavor blends with the nutty goodness of walnuts in this easy recipe. The recipe can be cut in half or tripled easily when you need more for all of your guests!

If you love the taste of gingerbread, then you will love these spiced walnuts! They are perfect for Christmas or any time of year. The gingerbread spices give them a delicious flavor that is sure to please.

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

There’s something about the holidays that bring out all the nuts! I mean that not only in the sense of friends and family members but also in the sense of literal nuts. And these gingerbread spiced walnuts are about as festive as they come!

You more than likely already have these spices in your cupboard (and if you don’t, run out and get them because they are pretty much staples!) so all that is left to get is the walnuts.

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350°.

Mix the four spices together to create a blend and set aside for later.

Boil water in a medium saucepan and using a metal strainer or basket, lower the walnuts into the boiling water and cook them for 2 minutes.

Remove the walnuts from the water and transfer them into a resealable bag. Pour the spice mixture into the bag and give them a good shake. (This is a step that is fun for kids to help with.)

Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

Transfer nuts to a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes to lock in the flavor.

Store in a resealable bag or airtight container.

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Gingerbread Spiced Walnuts

Perfect snacking for the holidays.
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • cup  walnuts
  • 1/2  tsp.  ground ginger
  • 1/2  tsp.  ground cloves
  • 1/2  tsp.  nutmeg
  • 1/2  tsp.  ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Mix together spices.
  • Boil water in a medium sauce pan. Lower walnuts into boiling water with a metal strainer or basket for 2 minutes. Remove from the water.
  • Put walnuts in a resealable bag. Add spices and shake.
  • Transfer the nuts to a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

This recipe doubles well and can be made ahead. On the day of serving, simply pour spiced walnuts into small serving bowls and enjoy.

How long will these gingerbread spiced nuts keep?

These gingerbread spiced holiday nut recipe should last for up to 6 months in an airtight container. However, they may lose some of their flavors after 2 weeks.

If you want to use them sooner, store them in the refrigerator. They will last for 1 week there.

In conclusion, gingerbread nuts can be a delicious holiday menu or holiday spice treat to have during the holiday season. Our delicious recipe is quick and easy, plus it makes a large batch so you can enjoy them with friends and family!

Experiment with different spices to see what flavor combinations you like. Remember to talk about how they taste and smell before deciding which one you want! These walnuts are perfect for anyone searching for a new gluten-free snack this holiday season.


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