Looking to use up a pack of whole or chopped walnuts? Want to bake an easy cake or batch of cookies? Or, try using walnuts in our savoury recipes, such as simple salads or a vegetarian main. See our recipes below for plenty of inspiration, or try our ground almond recipes, almond recipes, pecan recipes and superfood recipes.


Easy walnut recipes

Date and walnut cake

Crunchy walnuts and sweet dates is a classic combo for a reason: try it here in this simple all-in-one loaf cake.

Date and walnut loaf cake with a slice cut

Banana and walnut loaf cake

Roast whole walnuts, then chop to use in this simple bake. This easy loaf cake will be ready in just over an hour and is perfect with an afternoon cup of tea or coffee.

Sliced banana and walnut loaf cake sitting on a wire rack with a blue napkin in the background

Cauliflower, walnut and apple salad

Make your salad so much more exciting with thinly sliced cauliflower florets, cubed apples, raisins, toasted walnuts and a quick mustard dressing.

A cauliflower salad with parsley and apple cubes

Sweet-sour grilled aubergines

Roughly chopped walnuts are scattered over aubergines, oregano, onion, feta, sumac and sesame seeds in this colourful veggie salad.

Sweet-sour griddled aubergines with candied walnuts, sumac and red onion

Salted honey caramel and walnut slice

You’ve tried salted caramel, but how about salted honey caramel? Impress your friends with these grown-up, multi-layered teatime treats.

Salted Caramel Slice Recipe with Walnuts

Stilton, chard and walnut wellington

This stilton, chard and walnut wellington is packed with big, bold flavours and looks impressive but is still easy to make.

Stilton, chard and walnut wellington, with end cut off

Classic vegan carrot cake

This classic frosted carrot cake is made with a surprising (vegan) ingredient that guarantees a moist sponge every time. Top with extra chopped walnuts for added texture.

Vegan carrot cake topped with walnuts on a white cake stand

Chocolate, meringue and walnut cookies

These dark and white chocolate cookies with walnut and meringue pieces are an easy afternoon treat that's crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle.

Double Chocolate Walnut Meringue Cookies

Italian flatbread with pear, walnut and gorgonzola

The combination of gorgonzola, pears and walnuts is usually found in a salad, but works brilliantly in this molten cheesy bread. It’s great served hot but equally good when packed into lunchboxes the day after.

Italian Flatbread Recipe with Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola

Charred onions with balsamic, walnuts and ricotta

Brush sweet onions in a balsamic honey glaze, bake until tender and serve with dollops of creamy ricotta for an easy veggie side.

Walnut layer cake

This walnut layer cake is a dry textured sweet cake with a satisfyingly nutty flavour. The meringue frosting adds a showstopping topping to the classic bake. Walnut cake is ideal for afternoon tea, as a celebration cake or simply to enjoy as a snack with a cup of tea; plus, it's really easy to make.

Cheese and walnut scones

Our freezable cheese scones take just 30 minutes to bake and make a great emergency snack that can be baked straight from frozen. The toasted walnuts give them a little extra crunch.

Cheshire cheese and walnut scones

Smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with pomegranate

Try this simple yet flavoursome salad recipe with crunchy pomegranates served with flatbreads. Use a handful of chopped walnuts to add crunchy texture.

Smoked Aubergine Salad Recipe with Pomegranates

Coffee and walnut Swiss roll

A Swiss roll is always fun to make, and this grown-up version of the classic recipe is just so delicious with its coffee, walnut and creamy mascarpone filling.

Coffee Swiss Roll Recipe

Cavolo nero, pink grapefruit, avocado and walnut salad

This salad, with its contrasting textures and flavours, is striking to look at and packed full of the nutrients our bodies crave. Plus, it's vegetarian, low in calories and gluten-free.

Cavolo nero, pink grapefruit, avocado and walnut salad

Coffee and walnut cupcakes

Coffee and walnut cake is a teatime favourite. We've given the classic a modern makeover with this recipe, which turns it into a cupcake. Pipe the icing sky-high for maximum cake drama.

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes Recipe

Potted gorgonzola with figs and candied walnuts

This recipe for potted gorgonzola with figs and candied walnuts makes a great dinner party starer. Coat the walnuts with golden brown and caramelised, then leave to cool.

Potted Gorgonzola With Figs And Candied Walnuts Recipe


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