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
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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.

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.

Greek Yogurt with Fruit & Nuts

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

Chocolate Chip Power Bars

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

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.

Best of Bran Muffins

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

Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

Rating: 4.18 stars
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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.

Zucchini-Walnut Loaf

Rating: 3.88 stars
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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

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.

Double Nut & Date Tassies

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

Walnut-Feta Yogurt Dip

Homemade yogurt cheese is the trick to this make-ahead party dip featuring feta cheese and zesty Mediterranean flavors. To make yogurt cheese, just drain yogurt of excess whey before use.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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.

One Nutty Date

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Tamari Walnuts

Rating: 4 stars
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Keep these nuts on hand for stir-fries, salads or snacking.