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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two must have ingredients for your vegan Christmas cookies: cranberries and walnuts. It doesn’t get anymore Christmas-sy, than that.
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.
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.
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.
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17 Vegan Walnut Recipes (Sweets & Treats)
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