There are so many delicious things you can make with walnuts. This week we are going a bit NUTS and offering you three different walnut recipes. All are nutritious and delicious and worth a try! They are also very very quick and simple - variations on the theme of "put everything in the food processor and you're done". Perfect!
The first of our three walnut recipes is is taken from exceedinglyvegan. Walnuts work extremely well in pates thanks to their strong taste. Their rich quality oils make for a wonderfully creamy texture.
75g Totally Nuts Activated Walnuts 150ml water
2 tbsp corn starch
2 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp miso paste
1/3 tsp garlic powder
1/3 tsp onion powder
1/3 tsp smoked paprika
pepper to taste
1. Add everything to a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Pour mix into a pan on medium-high heat. Stir constantly while heating to prevent burning. After a short time the mix will thicken. Cook for a couple of minutes longer then transfer to a flat dish.
3. Pat down and smooth.
4. Set in the fridge for 1.5-2 hrs.
5. Serve on toast, crackers or raw veggie sticks. Yum!
Another super easy but super delicious recipe, this time from thespruceeats. This is a wonderfully versatile recipe that you can tweak slightly and use as either a sweet or savoury sauce. Add to cooked fruit or cakes, or omit the sweetener and instead add a little spinach or some herbs to make into a creamy sauce for pasta.
2 Cups Totally Nuts Activated Walnuts 1 Cup almond milk
1/4 Cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1. Blend almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt in a blender for 10 seconds or so.
2. Add the nuts and blend again until totally smooth (up to a minute). You might need to stop and scrape the sides down.
3. Chill for 30-45 minutes before using.
Raw Walnut Brownies
Think flattened bliss balls with chocolate icing…. I love how such simple recipes can taste so amazing! I guess most of it comes down the the quality of the ingredients. This recipe uses the brownies from minimalistbaker, but her icing used powdered sugar so I use a replacement ganache from eatbeautiful
1 1/2 Cups Totally Nuts Activated Walnuts
1 Cup Totally Nuts Activated Almonds
2 1/2 Cups dates, pitted
3/4 Cup Cacao powder
2 Tbsp Cacao nibs
1/2 Cup Cacao powder
1/2 Cup coconut oil, melted and partially cooled
2 pinches salt
1. Process 1 Cup of the walnuts and the almonds in a food processor until finely ground.
2. Add cacao powder and sea salt. Transfer to bowl.
3. Add dates to food processor and process until chopped to small pieces. Remove.
4. Return the nut and cacao mixture to the food processor and gradually add the dates while the processor is running.
5. Keep processing until you reach a dough consistency.
6. Add in the last of the walnuts and the cacao nibs.
7. Press into a parchment lined 8x8inch dish and cool. Add ganache before cutting.
1. Mix cacao powder and coconut oil in a small bowl, and gradually add maple syrup.
2. That’s it! Spread on the brownies and slice once they have cooled slightly in the fridge.