Walnuts are a fairly common nut, found in everything from muffins to cereal. They show up in trail mix, candy bars, and can be heard leaving during the holidays.
There’s good reason to pay a little more attention to this nut and make an extra effort to include it in your diet, not just when you’re on a hike or just grabbing a muffin from the local coffee shop.
A quarter cup of raw walnuts provides a whopping 95% DV (Daily Value) of omega-3, 43% DV of manganese, 20% DV of copper, 10% DV of magnesium, 9% DV of phosphorus, and 6% DV of folate.
what’s more walnuts are rich in antioxidants, can help with inflammation and promote healthy gut bacteria. Let’s put more walnuts on our plates and in our stomachs with these wonderful walnut recipes from OGP.
1. Spicy Mushroom and Walnut Bolognese
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Spicy Mushroom and Walnut Bolognese by Rita Parente and Andre Nogueira is the perfect dinner when you’re pressed for time. Even better, it’s a great recipe to make in bulk and freeze for busy times. The walnuts and cremini mushrooms provided the “meaty” bite and texture one could wish for in a bolognese sauce.
2. Moroccan-style spaghetti with spinach and walnut pesto
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Here we have another sweet and simple pasta dish for an elegant yet simple dinner. Moroccan-Style Spaghetti with Spinach and Walnut Pesto by Dan Waters takes Moroccan-spiced veggies and a spinach and walnut pesto to create a beautiful spaghetti dish. Serve this with a handful of fresh arugula leaves to add flavor and color.
3. Date and walnut banana bread
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With such classic flavor combinations, this Date and Walnut Banana Bread recipe from Hayley Canning has to be a winner. This bread is perfectly sweet and would make a healthy and hearty breakfast. Cut off a piece and eat it as is, or warm it up a bit for a comforting bite. This is also a gluten-free recipe that doesn’t require refined sugar.
4. Chocolate Pear Pie
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Chocolatey and fudge, this Fleur Droog Chocolate Pear Cake is a naughty little treat. It is made from wheat and almond flour and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup. Serve a slice with almond butter and crushed walnuts.
5. Coconut Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chewy and soft in the center and crunchy on the outside is everything we want in a cookie. Well, this Taavi Moore Coconut Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookie Recipe will give you just that. The walnut and chocolate chips give you the bite and texture you need. Whip up loads of these chocolaty treats in no time.
6. Crumble Cake with Grapes and Walnuts
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This crumble cake with grapes and walnuts by Melanie Kröpfl is a warm and comforting dessert for the coming colder season. They have a shortcrust pastry filled with juicy grapes and topped with crunchy walnuts. It’s a beautiful medley of flavors and textures.
7. Fudge Walnut Brownies
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Walnuts and brownies have always belonged together. This Fudge Walnut Brownies recipe from Crissy Cavanaugh won’t disappoint. They are made on the basis of chickpeas and peanut butter, which gives the result super protein power. The brownies are sweetened with maple syrup and studded with chocolate chips and walnuts.
8. Banana Walnut Muffins with Maple Frosting
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These Banana Walnut Maple Frosted Muffins from Sarah Ottino won’t last long around your house, so get in before the others find them. These muffins are light and fluffy, and the maple frosting is like icing. You can even get creative with the types of nuts and dried fruits you include in your recipe — try dried cranberries, chocolate chips, or crushed pecans.
9. Gluten-free walnut yogurt cake
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This Gluten Free Walnut Yoghurt Cake from Mitra Shirmohammadi is picture perfect. It has many wholesome and healthy ingredients from chia seeds, buckwheat flour and of course walnuts. For an added delicious bonus, you can make some tahini and maple syrup tahini caramel sauce to drizzle on top. Decorate with a few more walnuts.
10. Walnut and fig slices
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What a stunning dish! The colors and textures make these walnut and fig slices by Maja Brekalo a work of art. These slices have a walnut and fig base and a rich and creamy cashew filling flavored with cinnamon and lemon zest and sweetened with agave syrup. The slices are then decorated with more sliced figs. Just beautiful.
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