Mix crushed walnuts into plain yogurt and top with maple syrup.
Add walnuts to healthy sauteed vegetables.
Walnuts are great in baked goods and breakfast treats. Some of our favorites include zucchini walnut bread, carrot walnut muffins and apple walnut pancakes.
Puree walnuts, cooked lentils and your favorite herbs and spices in a food processor. Add enough olive or flax oil so that it achieves a dip-like consistency.
Sprinkle walnuts onto salads.
Add walnuts to your favorite poultry stuffing recipe.
To roast walnuts at home, do so gently-in a 160-170 F (about 75 C) oven for 15-20 minutes-to preserve the healthy oils. For more on the effect of high heat roasting on nuts, please see the following article.
Make homemade walnut granola: Mix together aproximately 1/2 cup of honey, 3 to 4 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses, a tablespoon of vanilla, a dash of salt, and a teaspoon each of your favorite spices, such as cinnamon, ginger and/or nutmeg. Place 6-8 cups of rolled oats in a large bowl and toss to coat with the honey-blackstrap mixture. Then spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 F(135 C) for 45 minutes. Cool and mix in 1/2 to 1 cup of walnuts.