I'm still busy cracking the walnuts I harvested last fall (I have over 14 cups of meats so far), and I'm still finding creative ways to use them. Here are some more easy recipes I discovered online. Many of them involve maple syrup, because the maple sap has been running and it's another great treat from your backyard!
- Maple-walnut butter - A simple spread, with the walnuts roasted first.
- Date, Walnut, and Coconut Energy Truffles - 3 ingredient energy balls.
- Banana Walnut Freeze - Cut and mash the bananas, add the walnuts, and freeze.
- Kale-Walnut Pesto - A different kind of pesto, using kale.
- Raw walnut butter with honey and sea salt - Another delicious spread.
- Black walnut pralines - A mouth-watering way to candy your walnuts.
- Maple-walnut ice cream - Minimal ingredients. Requires an ice cream maker.
- Maple Walnut Granola - Oats, walnuts, maple syrup, and flavors. Roast it all together and enjoy.
- Minted Walnuts - A southern candy using peppermint oil.
- "Wet Walnuts" - Walnuts in maple syrup. Does it get any more basic?
- Maple syrup-Walnut Sauce - A sauce for serving on meat.
- Slow cooker maple-glazed walnuts - Glazed walnuts made in a slow cooker.
- Honey roasted walnuts - For salad toppings, or just as a snack.
- Walnuts in honey - Walnuts and honey in a jar. Let them sit for at least a month, and you'll have honey-flavored walnuts and walnut-flavored honey.
- Gluten-Free cranberry-walnut-applesauce muffins - One of our own favorite recipes.
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