17 Vegan Walnut Recipes (Sweets & Treats)

By Mira

These mouthwatering vegan walnuts recipes prove that walnuts are not just for noshing on as a snack. This versatile tree nut is a fabulous ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes. Walnuts lend themselves especially well in baked goods. They are meaty, crunchy, and have a distinctive nutty flavor. Oh, and they are extremely nutritious with protein and heart-healthy fat.

Vegan Walnut Dessert Recipes


1. Raw Walnut Cream Pie

vegan walnut recipes
Photo: Healthy Happy Life

I think most vegans contemplate going raw and some of us stay there. Raw walnut cream pie fits right in with a crunchy walnut and oat crust topped with sweet coconut cream that is swirled with chocolate.


2. Coffee and Walnut Cake

Coffee and Walnut Cake
Photo: Domestic Gothess

If you like to start every day with a cup of java, then you will enjoy a cake that is laced with coffee. This walnut cake has coffee in both the batter and the buttercream icing. It hits all the marks for the coffee lover and will give you an extra burst of energy.


3. Walnut Crescent Cookies (GF)

Walnut Crescent Cookies (GF)
Photo: Sarah Bakes G-Free

If you are both vegan and gluten-free, you simply must try your hand at these walnut-filled crescent cookies. They are crisp, sweet, and flaky.


4.  Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Walnut Scones
Photo: Okonomi Kitchen

Walnuts and maple are like an autumn marriage. Walnut maple scones are crunchy on the outside with soft interiors. Serve these scones with a cup of hot tea and you have a crazy good breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.


5. Walnut Cake with Walnut Frosting

Walnut Cake with Walnut Frosting
Photo: Zucker & Jadgwurst

Are you nuts about walnuts? Sorry for the pun. But if you are, you have to try this walnut cake. There are ground walnuts, chopped walnuts, and walnut butter. Not sure about you, but I think walnut butter is insanely good and not just for spreading on toast.


6. Walnut Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Walnut Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Photo: Neurotic Mommy

Walnuts in brownies trump peanuts, as this recipe nods to. And I have to mention that these brownies are also no-bake. They are creamy chocolate-on-chocolate goodness with walnuts added for texture.


7. Cranberry and Walnut Tart

Cranberry and Walnut Tart
Photo: Baked Ambrosia

I don’t think we can do the winter holidays without cranberries and walnuts. Tart berries and earthy nuts are paired with dates, cinnamon, and maple to create an epic dessert tart to grace your festive table.


8. Baklava

Photo: Yup, It’s Vegan

Anything baked in phyllo is special, IMHO. Vegan baklava filled with walnuts and agave nectar satisfies a phyllo lover’s craving. This is a seriously good version of a classic Greek sweet treat to enjoy any time of day.


9. Slovenien Walnut Cream Cake

Slovenien Walnut Cream Cake
Photo: The Vegan Harmony

This layered cake blows my mind with how pretty it is. Sweetened walnuts and tofu cream are sandwiched between chocolate cake, almond cake, and bread dough to make this traditional holiday treat.


10. Chocolate Date Caramel Walnut Tart

Chocolate Date Caramel Walnut Tart
Photo: Gourmande In The Kitchen

Being a paleo vegan can be challenging. Yet, this rich chocolaty walnut tart is the ultimate paleo and vegan dessert. I think it would be awesome with a steaming cup of coffee on a rainy winter afternoon.


11. Raw Walnut Fudge Bars

Raw Walnut Fudge Bars
Photo: Talida Voinea

Another no-bake vegan confection that is worth the effort is walnut fudge. As the creator points out, walnuts are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber. This raw fudge is packed with nutrition.


12. Coconut Maple Walnut Granola

Coconut Maple Walnut Granola
Photo: Ahead of Thyme

Homemade vegan granola with plant-based yogurt is weekday breakfast perfection, especially if you are a busy person. Commercially available granola brands are often full of sugar or honey. I really can’t believe how easy this walnut, oats, and maple granola recipe reads. I will be making it.


13. Pumpkin Chocolate Walnut Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Walnut Muffins
Photo: Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Do you ever find yourself searching for the perfect vegan muffin recipe that will satisfy your non-vegan family and friends? These pumpkin, chocolate, and walnut muffins may just be the ticket.


14. Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies
Photo: Baker by Nature

Two must have ingredients for your vegan Christmas cookies: cranberries and walnuts. It doesn’t get anymore Christmas-sy, than that.


15. Raw Walnut Brownies

Raw Walnut Brownies
Photo: The Healthy Maven

I absolutely love this recipe because it only has 4 ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to whip up. If you aren’t much of a baker, no-bake vegan and paleo brownies should be in your repertoire.


16. Walnut Sticky Buns

Walnut Sticky Buns
Photo: Little Swiss Baker

A good sticky bun from the bakery on Sunday mornings is a special treat. That is exactly where my own love for walnuts began. Warm vegan walnut-filled sticky buns pull apart just like the ones from the pastry shop hot out of the oven.


17. Coconut Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Walnut Cookies
Photo: Healthy Happy Life

Walnut and vegan chocolate chip studded cookies probably won’t even make it off the sheet pan when they come out of the oven. I think the smell of them baking will have everyone gathering in the kitchen in anticipation. And that is okay and quite the compliment to the chef.


What are your favorite vegan walnut recipes?

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17 Vegan Walnut Recipes (Sweets & Treats)

These mouthwatering vegan walnuts recipes prove that walnuts are not just for noshing on as a snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • walnuts
  • oats
  • maple syrup
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