Healthy Walnut Snack Recipes

Find healthy, delicious walnut snack recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Rhubarb Oat Muffins

These whole-grain rhubarb-oat muffins are full of flavor. Sprinkled with a sweet and nutty topping, they're a great choice for a grab-and-go breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Blender Muffins

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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.

Greek Yogurt with Fruit & Nuts

This simple snack with protein and healthy fat will get you through the afternoon slump.

Best of Bran Muffins

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This healthy muffin recipe contains flaxseeds and canola oil, which are both high in heart-healthy, omega-3 fatty acids.

Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

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Crisp, moist and chewy, this cookie created by Georgene Egri of Walnut Creek, California, has the essential ingredients for the holidays: citrus, nuts and cranberries. These cookies travel well for gift-giving and lunchboxes.

Nut & Honey Biscotti

This crunchy Italian cookie recipe isn't traditionally very sweet, so just a touch of honey adds flavor along with mild sweetness. Dipping them in chocolate makes them extra special.

Zucchini-Walnut Loaf

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Lisa Asuncion Feliciano of Manila, Philippines, shared this recipe in our Kitchen to Kitchen department. She recommends making extra loaves when zucchini is abundant because they freeze well.

Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

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Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.

Oat-Walnut Granola and Yogurt

Homemade granola served over yogurt makes a satisfying breakfast. Pack it to go for a school or office snack or an easy lunch.

Chocolate Chip Power Bars

Packed with protein, these power bars are a tasty treat filled with chocolate chips, toasted oats and peanut butter.

Apricots & Walnuts

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This simple snack provides the energy you need when you start to drag.

Banana & Walnuts

A handful of walnuts and a potassium-rich banana go a long way as a snack. It's the perfect mix of carbohydrates and heart-healthy fats to keep you energized.

Inspiration and Ideas

Double Nut & Date Tassies

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The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far less guilt than pecan pie.

Walnuts with Dark Chocolate

You can't go wrong with dark chocolate; it's the perfect pick-me-up. And when combined with a healthy fat source like walnuts, it will power you through your day.

Endive with Goat Cheese, Strawberries & Walnuts

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Vary this quick-to-assemble vegetarian appetizer recipe with the season. Try sliced nectarines in place of the strawberries in the summer and halved grapes in the fall. Chopped pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts are all delicious in place of the walnuts as well.