These tasty and easy walnut recipes make the most of this versatile nut! Try them glazed, in nut butter, pesto, and more.

Walnut recipes

Got a bunch of walnuts and not sure how to use them? This healthy nut works for so much more than candied nuts. This collection of easy and tasty Walnut Recipes highlights the versatility of walnuts: from creamy, cinnamon-spiced walnut butter to basil walnut pesto! Walnuts are a powerhouse of important nutrients like plant-based omega 3’s, protein, and fiber. Here’s our top 10 ways to add them to your diet!

And now…our top 10 tasty walnut recipes!

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Love cooking with nuts? There are so many versatile ways to use them, from salad toppers to sauces to desserts. Outside of these walnuts recipes, hare a few more collections of ways to use popular nuts:

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Glazed walnuts

10 Tasty Walnut Recipes: Glazed Walnuts & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


These glazed walnuts have a crunchy coating of pure maple syrup! They’re easy to make and healthier than candied nuts: perfect for salads and snacking.


  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 pinches kosher salt


  1. Add the walnuts and maple syrup to a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the maple just starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low but still slowly bubbling. Simmer for about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In the last minute when the maple syrup is mostly evaporated, stir continuously until the liquid is totally cooked out and the nuts start clumping together (but watch so that it doesn’t burn or go too far and become powdery, not glossy!). Immediately remove from the heat.
  3. Transfer the walnuts to a sheet of parchment paper in a single layer. Sprinkle with the salt and allow to cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes if eating right away and about 15 minutes if you want to store them for later use. Store in a covered container at room temperature.
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Glazed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Walnut recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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