Healthy Nut & Seed Snack Recipes

Find healthy, delicious nut and seed snack recipes including almond, pecan and pistachio snacks. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars
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These healthy pumpkin-oatmeal muffins will get you in the mood for fall. Sprinkling the muffins with pecans adds a nutty crunch to every bite. Serve them for breakfast or as a grab-and-go snack.

Apple Pie Energy Balls

These no-bake Apple Pie Energy Balls come together easily and will give your body the energy it needs to power through the afternoon.
By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Rating: 5 stars
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These no-cook energy bites keep well in the fridge or freezer and are easy to grab on the go for a healthy snack.

Honey-Peanut Popcorn

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy snack recipe tosses together crunchy popcorn, salty peanuts and a touch of honey for the perfect sweet-salty snack to satisfy that afternoon, or evening, craving.

Chile-Lime Peanuts

Rating: 3 stars
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These spicy nuts were inspired by ones sold by street vendors across Mexico. If you can only find salted peanuts, omit the added salt. Add the maximum amount of cayenne pepper if you want an extra hit of spice.

Fruit Energy Balls

Rating: 3 stars
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Make a big batch of these no-bake energy balls to keep on hand when hunger strikes or you need a healthy pick-me-up.

Baked Blueberry & Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. The nutty flavor of the pecans and the sweetness from fresh blueberries and banana make for an extra tasty snack or breakfast.
By Carolyn Casner

Almond-Honey Power Bar

Rating: 4.76 stars
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Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Bars stored at room temperature will be softer than those that are refrigerated.

Savory Date & Pistachio Bites

Rating: 5 stars
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A touch of sweetness from the dates and raisins paired with crunch and nuttiness from the pistachios make these bites perfect for an on-the-go snack or as an accompaniment on a cheese board.

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Popcorn

Popped popcorn gets tossed with salted roasted peanuts and drizzled with melted dark chocolate for a quick and easy snack.

Apple with Cinnamon Almond Butter

With a pinch of cinnamon, this healthy snack goes from basic to brilliant.

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Blender Muffins

Rating: 4.25 stars
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These gluten-free muffins use finely ground rolled oats in place of flour. That gives the fruit- and nut-studded muffins a tender texture and fluffy crumb. To make the muffins even easier, everything is combined in the blender so you can blend, pour, bake and enjoy.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Good Old Raisins & Peanuts
Rating: Unrated
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Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, or GORP, is simple as can be, but this blend of sweet and nutty flavors can't be beat. Pack in small snack bags for on-the-go munching.
Salted Coconut-Caramel Energy Balls
A blend of dates, sunflower seed butter, salt and vanilla make these bites surprisingly reminiscent of salted caramel--both in taste and texture. Unlike our ultra-easy mix-and-match basic energy ball recipe, you'll need a blender to make a paste for the base of these balls, but the extra effort is oh-so-worth it for the sweet and satisfying result.

Cherry-Cocoa-Pistachio Energy Balls

Rating: 5 stars
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Minced dried cherries and pistachios make these energy balls a salty-sweet snack to satisfy all your cravings. Almond butter and cocoa add substance and chocolaty appeal. Serve any time of day as a snack or dessert, or pack them for a hike.