Air Fryer Keto Candied Walnuts – Looking for a delicious, keto-friendly snack? Look no further than air fryer keto candied walnuts! This easy recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while staying on track with your diet. Best of all, it only takes minutes to make – so you can enjoy a healthy snack any time you need it.
Walking into any store, you are likely to see jars and bags of candied walnuts for sale. They are a popular item for good reason – they’re delicious! But if you’re following a keto diet, those store-bought sweets are out of bounds. That’s where this air fryer keto candied walnuts recipe comes in. It’s simple to make and just as tasty as the real thing. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra nuts you might have on hand. So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!
Are Walnuts Keto?
Walnuts are a popular type of nut, but many people following a keto diet wonder if they are allowed to eat them. After all, walnuts are relatively high in carbs. However, walnuts are also high in fiber and healthy fats, which makes them a good choice for those on a keto diet.
In addition, the carbs in walnuts are mostly glycemic, which means that they won’t cause spikes in blood sugar levels. For these reasons, walnuts can be a part of a healthy keto diet. Just be sure to eat them in moderation and pair them with other low-carb foods to stay within your daily carb intake goals.
Why Roast Walnuts in The Air Fryer?
Roasting walnuts in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to add a little extra flavor to your favorite dishes. Walnuts are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, making them a perfect addition to a keto diet. They can also help to improve heart health and cognitive function.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Keto Candied Walnuts
Do you have an air fryer? If so, you’re in for a real treat. Today, we’re going to make keto candied walnuts. This is a great treat to have on hand when temptation strikes. The best part is that it’s really easy to make. All you need are a few simple ingredients and you’re good to go. Let’s get started!
- Walnuts: You can either use sliced, chopped, diced, or halved walnuts.
- Sugar Substitute: Use either Stevia or another keto and low-carb-friendly sugar substitute.
- Water: Use room temperature water
- Instant Coffee: Adds some flavor, you can also eliminate it if you do not like the taste of coffee. I think it gives great flavor.
- Ground Cinnamon: Use freshly ground cinnamon, which has an amazing taste, when roasting walnuts.
- Salt: Use sea salt, for the best flavor.
How To Cook Keto Candied Walnuts In The Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 350℉. Line the tray with foil to prevent the syrup from dripping and burning on the bottom. In a medium bowl mix together all of the ingredients until well combined. Make sure the sugar substitute has started to melt and the coffee crystals have dissolved.
Pour the nut mixture into the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 3 minutes. Gently stir the nuts with a spatula and cook for 2-3 minutes longer or until the nuts are shiny and the syrup has thickened.
Pour out on a parchment-lined tray and let cool for at least 15 minutes. The walnuts will harden as they cool. Serve as a snack with dried fruit or on top of yogurt or ice cream.
Tips For Roasting Low-Carb Walnuts In The Air Fryer
Roasting walnuts in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to add a nutritious, crunchy topping to your favorite salads and main dishes. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your air-fried walnuts:
- Start with fresh walnuts that have been shelled and chopped. Pre-packaged nuts can be stale and more difficult to roast evenly.
- Season the nuts with a little salt, pepper, and any other spices or herbs you like before air frying. This will help them to brown and flavor evenly.
- Cook the walnuts in a single layer so that they roast evenly. If necessary, cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket.
- Check on the nuts frequently during cooking, giving them a shake or stirring every few minutes. This will help them to roast evenly and prevent burning.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create perfectly roasted walnuts that are perfect for topping off any low-carb dish. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat these warm or cold?
The candied walnuts should be completely cooled before you eat them. The sugar substitute is very hot so please do not attempt to eat them straight out of the air fryer.
How should I store the candied walnuts?
Store the cooled walnuts in an airtight container or a mason jar for up to a week for maximum freshness.
How do you make candied walnuts?
You make candied walnuts by mixing the Splenda, spices, instant coffee, and walnuts, then baking them until the sugar substitute melts into all the nooks and crannies of the walnuts.
What are substitutions that I can make?
You can substitute the cinnamon for chai spice or pumpkin pie spice. You can also swap the Splenda for a keto-friendly (and low carb)_brown sugar for a more caramel flavor.
Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?
I have not tried it yet because these nuts are so addictive they probably won’t make it to the freezer.
More Air Fryer Keto Snack Recipes
The air fryer is a great way to make keto snacks, and in this post, we’re going to share some more of our favorite recipes. Whether you’re looking for something crunchy or something sweet, we’ve got you covered. So read on to discover some delicious new recipes to try in your air fryer!
Air Fryer Keto Candied Walnuts
- Air Fryer
- 2 cups walnuts raw
- 1/4 cup keto and low-carb sugar substitute
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the air fryer to 350℉. Line the tray with foil to prevent the syrup from dripping and burning on the bottom.
- In a medium bowl mix together all of the ingredients until well combined. Make sure the sugar subsitute has started to melt and the coffee crystals have dissolved.
- Pour the nut mixture into the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 3 minutes. Gently stir the nuts with a spatula and cook for 2-3 minutes longer or until the nuts are shiny and the syrup has thickened.
- Pour out on a parchment-lined tray and let cool for at least 15 minutes. The walnuts will harden as they cool.
- Serve as a snack with dried fruit or on top of yogurt or ice cream.