Walnuts offer a great crunchy texture and a smooth buttery taste that goes great with sweets. They’re also high in omegas, and antioxidants, and provide several other health benefits. Here are 15 walnut desserts that will make you obsessed with this amazing seed!
1. No-bake Cranberry Walnut Tart
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This No-bake Cranberry Walnut Tart by Angelina Papanikolaou is one delicious, fruity, and colorful dessert. Plus, it’s so easy to make! The crust is a mixture of walnuts, coconut, and dates. All you have to do is throw everything in your food processor, and let it do all the work. Perfect for busy holiday dinners.
2. Blueberry Walnut Crumble Bars
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These wholesome Blueberry Walnut Crumble Bars by Caroline Doucet are made with walnuts, oats, dates, and a few other basic ingredients. Have them for a quick breakfast, or snack, or serve them with ice cream for dessert.
3. Baked Pears with Coconut Cream, Toasted Walnuts and Dark Chocolate Drizzle
All the flavors that are added to this dessert complement each other and create a balanced taste and texture. Pears are soft, naturally sweet, and aromatic. Walnuts are slightly sweet to bitter, with buttery earthy tones, and crunchy texture. Lastly, the addition of whipped coconut cream to the pear-walnut combo gives this dessert a silky, elegant feel, topped by a decadent dark chocolate drizzle. These Baked Pears with Coconut Cream, Toasted Walnuts and Dark Chocolate Drizzle by Teri Macovei are spectacular!
4. Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
5. Ginger Walnut Slice
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6. Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
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These Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies by Medha Swaminathan are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or a snack, but delicious enough for a satisfying dessert. Made from rolled oats, they are entirely vegan and gluten-free, and they come together in 25 minutes or less!
7. Walnut Date Fudge
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Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants. Walnuts are good for the brain and support healthy aging. Walnuts are exceptionally nutritious nuts. Dates are an excellent natural sweetener and full of goodness. Roasted walnuts give this Walnut Date Fudge by Namita Tiwari a great taste. The fudge makes a guilt-free festive sweet and dessert.
8. Caramelized Walnut Cake With Coffee Cream Frosting
This gluten-free cake is topped with rich coffee cream frosting and caramelized walnuts. Make this Carmamelized Walnut Cake With Coffee Cream Frosting by Clemence Moulaert a part of your holiday dessert spread!
9. Blueberry Tartlets With Oatmeal Walnut Crust
These wonderfully tart Blueberry Tartlets With Oatmeal Walnut Crust by Travis Piper have a delectable blueberry filling and a perfectly crispy oatmeal walnut crust. They are the perfect holiday dessert if indulgent chocolate treats aren’t your thing.
10. Butterscotch Pudding With Candied Walnuts
This Butterscotch Pudding With Candied Walnuts by Fabio Gallo is a simple, easy, and quick dessert that will look great at the end of a meal. The creamy butterscotch pudding is made from soy milk and brown sugar and then topped with some homemade candied walnuts.
11. Chocolate Protein-Packed Raspberry Walnut Brownies
These Chocolate Protein-Packed Raspberry Walnut Brownies by Renee Sexton taste creamy, sweet, and decadent, but they are surprisingly healthier than most desserts you’re going to bite into. They’re made with beans and nuts, so they have tons of protein and healthy fats. Plus, they taste sinfully delicious.
12. Cherry Pie With Hemp Seeds and Walnut
Ahh… cherry pie. This raw vegan version is very yummy! The filling is simply cherries and the crust is made from hemp seeds, walnuts, coconut oil, and whatever sweetener you like. This is super healthy for your heart and brain! You have to try this Cherry Pie With Hemp Seeds and Walnut by Emily von Euw.
13. Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake With White Chocolate
This stunning Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake With White Chocolate by Florian Nouh is a dessert dream. It’s creamy, sweet, and decadent with delicious fall flavors. Not to mention, it’s made with minimal preparation and ingredients — no waiting hours between steps. Do yourself a favor and make this decadent cheesecake for your family, friends, holiday date night, or just yourself.
14. Banana Cream Pie
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Caramelized bananas smothered in creamy homemade vegan pudding sit atop a nutty walnut crust in this delicious Banana Cream Pie by Nicole Dunai. A thick layer of coconut whip cream tops off this delectable summer dessert. Layers of yum on yum compound make for slices of pure heaven.
15. Banana Bread Cake Pops
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These Banana Bread Cake Pops by Kirsten Kaminski are an innovative, bite-sized twist on the classic dessert. These decadent treats are made with soft banana bread dough that’s filled with crunchy walnuts and coated with a delightful chocolate shell.
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