Chai-Cherry Walnuts

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

This topping for hot cereal or yogurt would also be great made with other dried fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, or apples.

Yield: Serves 10 (makes 2 1/2 cups)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 151
  • Calories from fat: 75%
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 26mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, whisk together spices, salt, and pepper. Add brown sugar, oil, and walnuts. Gently toss and rub nuts in mixture until evenly coated.
  2. 2. Spread walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, turning nuts halfway through baking, until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes total. Let nuts cool completely.
  3. 3. Toss walnuts with dried cherries.
  4. Make ahead: Up to 1 week.
  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4-cup serving.
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