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Discover the versatility of walnuts with these delicious recipes for every occasion.

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Walnuts are not only a healthy snack, but they are also a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. From sweet to savory, walnuts add a unique flavor and texture to any dish. Here are some delicious walnut recipes for every occasion:

Breakfast

Banana Walnut Pancakes

These fluffy pancakes are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. The combination of ripe bananas and crunchy walnuts is simply irresistible.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, vegetable oil, and mashed banana.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Cook until the edges start to dry and the surface is bubbly. Flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve with maple syrup and extra chopped walnuts.

Appetizers

Walnut Pesto Crostini

This elegant appetizer is perfect for a dinner party or a romantic date night. The nutty flavor of the walnuts pairs perfectly with the fresh basil and tangy Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF.
  2. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. In a food processor, combine the chopped walnuts, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spread the walnut pesto on each crostini and serve.

Main Course

Walnut Crusted Salmon

This healthy and flavorful dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The crunchy walnut crust adds a delicious texture to the tender salmon fillets.

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ยฐF.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chopped walnuts, panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and press the walnut mixture onto the top of each fillet.
  4. Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the salmon is cooked through.
  5. Serve with your favorite side dish.

Dessert

Chocolate Walnut Brownies

These rich and decadent brownies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. The combination of chocolate and walnuts is simply irresistible.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the flour and chopped walnuts until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the brownies cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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