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Walnut Recipes

Updated on May 30, 2014

Tasty Walnut Recipes

This collection of walnut recipes features such treats as Cinnamon Walnut Bread, Walnut Ice Cream, Walnut Bars as well as savory dishes including Cheese Ravioli with Toasted Walnuts. Walnuts can be used in a variety of recipes to create flavor and flare.

Some common recipes that call for walnuts are brownies, cookies, cakes and salads, but why not try adding walnuts to other foods? Get creative with soups, meats and more by adding walnuts to the mix. Besides ordinary walnuts, there are black walnuts, which are slightly different in taste but just as delicious. Let's get cooking with walnuts!

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Cinnamon Walnut Bread

Cinnamon Walnut Bread Ingredients

Keep these ingredients on hand for walnut bread anytime

3 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

4 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp salt

1 egg

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions to follow

Supplies for making Cinnamon Walnut Bread

Cinnamon Walnut Bread Directions

So easy and delicious!

Preheat oven to 350 °. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add eggs, butter and milk. Stir until just moistened, then add walnuts. Pour into loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Serve warm with butter or cream cheese.

Diamond Chopped Walnuts - Keep these on hand for all of your walnut recipes

Diamond Chopped Walnuts, 14-Ounce
Diamond Chopped Walnuts, 14-Ounce

Fresh walnuts, shelled and already chopped makes preparation easy. Perfect for all of your walnut recipes.


Caramel Walnut Monkey Bread - Fun, Easy and oh so Delicious!

Walnuts are good for you!

They are high in antioxidants and

omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Serving Size

Serves: Makes 1 quart.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts toasted


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and syrup until syrup is dissolved.
  2. Slowly whisk in a small amount of the hot syrup/milk to the eggs.
  3. Add eggs to hot mixture and continue to whisk until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Place mixture in refrigerator until cool.
  5. Add whipping cream.
  6. Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturers directions.
  7. Add walnuts during the last few minutes of freezing.
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Serving Size

Serves: 16 small or 12 large

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan.
  3. Cream butter and both sugars in a mixer bowl.
  4. Add egg and mix until well blended.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. Add to butter mixture.
  7. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  8. Spread in baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.

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Cinnamon Sugared Walnuts - Try these tasty walnuts sprinkled on a salad!

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups walnut halves


  1. Add to a heavy saucepan, water, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil until mixture reaches 240F. on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in walnuts until coated.
  4. Pour onto waxed paper and work quickly to separate walnuts with a fork before sugar sets.
  5. Let cool.

Walnuts will stay fresh longer if stored

in the refrigerator or freezer.

Serving Size

Serves: 6

Apple, Walnut and Bleu Cheese Salad

  • 4 apples
  • 2 tbls. lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • lettuce leaves


  1. Core apples and chop into 1 inch chunks.
  2. Toss with lemon juice.
  3. In a large bowl combine apples, walnuts, celery and bleu cheese.
  4. Mix together remaining ingredients and toss with apple mixture.
  5. Serve on lettuce leaves.

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    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Well, my mom sometimes cook with walnut.

    • Judith Nazarewicz profile image

      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      I love walnuts, but not the rancid ones! I try and buy mine at the natural health food market and then I store them in the freezer. I think maple walnut ice cream is my all time favorite! :-)

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I love the salad idea, but anything with walnuts can't go wrong.