Healthy Walnut Snack Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Gluten-Free Morning Glory Blender Muffins

Rating: 4.25 stars 4
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.

Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

Rating: 4.18 stars 8
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.

Chocolate Chip Power Bars

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

Walnut Raspberry Thumbprints

Rating: 5 stars 1
Little oatmeal cookies are rolled in nuts, baked, then filled with jewel-colored fruit preserves for a sweet and pretty treat.

Herbed Mixed Nuts

Freshly-toasted nuts are seasoned with herbs and Parmesan cheese for a quick, tasty appetizer.

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.

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.

Cranberry-Nut Mini Loaves with Flaxseeds

Rating: 3.71 stars 3
This tender, flavorful version of a holiday staple is made more wholesome with whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds. You can easily double the recipe if you are making these baby loaves as gifts.

Double Nut & Date Tassies

Rating: 4.91 stars 6
The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far less guilt than pecan pie.

Best of Bran Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 1
This healthy muffin recipe contains flaxseeds and canola oil, which are both high in heart-healthy, omega-3 fatty acids.

Apricots & Walnuts

Rating: 5 stars 1
This simple snack provides the energy you need when you start to drag.
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Inspiration and Ideas

One Nutty Date
Rating: Unrated 5
Financial advisor Linda Croley was inspired by childhood memories of a family treat when she created these peanut butter-date cookies. “I get a great feeling when I bite into these cookies and think of my family who are around me today, and those whose memories I'll always cherish,” says Croley. Once you try them, you may never make an ordinary peanut butter cookie again.
Blueberries with Walnuts & Cheese
Blueberries add just the right touch of sweetness to round out this nutritious nut and cheese snack. Bonus: It's all super easy to pack for on-the-go snacking.
Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars
Rating: 3.93 stars
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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.