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.
Foraging walnuts 101 | A Magical Life(September 9, 2015 - 3:22 pm)
[…] I let them hang there until spring when I have more time to deal with them (fall’s a busy foraging season). If you have a problem with squirrels getting into the bags (again, like I did), bring them inside and store them someplace cool like a cellar or porch. In spring, I harvest the meats and have a number of ways to preserve them and treats to make with them. […]