Brownies are a classic favorite dessert all across the States, so it comes as no surprise that everyone is constantly looking for ways to spice up this treat with some of their favorite flavors and tastes.
A well-loved version of the traditional brownie are walnut brownies – a nuttier and richer alternative to the original. There are also several different ways to make walnut brownies.
If you are looking for a unique walnut brownie recipe, then here are our top ten outstanding walnut brownie recipes for you to try!
Perhaps you just want some good old classic walnut brownies – any why not? They are nutty, sweet and a perfect balance or crunchy and chewy, so try this recipe to make some of your very own walnut brownies.
This recipe for some traditional walnut brownies gives you a good and honest taste of walnut and chocolate flavors combined with a soft and thick brownie texture. With the additional crunch of the toasted walnut pieces, you will truly enjoy this earthy and wholesome version of the classic brownie!
Unfortunately, traditional brownie recipes contain a lot of animal products like dairy and eggs, meaning that those on a strict vegan diet could not enjoy the wonderful taste of walnut brownies – but luckily, we have dug out the perfect vegan recipe to make some amazing walnut brownies!
This recipe swaps out animal products for plant-based alternatives such as almond milk and vegetable oil. This will allow you to make the perfect batch of walnut brownies that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans!
They are quick and easy to make, plus they do not taste any different from traditional walnut brownies. They still contain all the sweet and chocolatey goodness that comes with brownies with the added nuttiness and crunch of walnuts. So try out this recipe to get the best vegan alternative to walnut brownies!
Fudge brownies are a favorite all across the States, so why not try adding some walnuts to further enrich this classic dessert?
They are especially gooey and indulgent, with a center that is packed with rich flavor and moist texture. What is so great about this recipe is that the fudge center does not overpower the nuttiness of the walnuts – instead, it complements it and treats your mouth to a melody of both viscousness and crunch.
So if you are looking for a recipe that will give your brownies the additional fudgey flavor and texture, then this is the recipe for you!
Not everyone likes brownies – some people prefer the more subtle flavor of blondies, the brownie alternative without the taste of cocoa powder! So try out this great recipe for walnut blondies.
Walnut blondies feature the same thick texture as brownies and taste just as good. This recipe also contains some semisweet chocolate chunks to bring a little bit of sweetness to complement the nuttiness of the walnuts without overpowering them. They balance each other amazingly well, making them the perfect alternative for those who don’t like a lot of chocolate flavors.
If you have never tried blondies before, then give this recipe a go to sample some delicious walnut blondies!
If you are the complete opposite and love your brownies to be rich and taste strongly of chocolate, then here is a recipe for double chocolate walnut brownies!
Double up on those indulgent chocolate flavors with extra chocolate chips and squares. These brownies are extra gooey thanks to all the melted chocolate this recipe contains, but it’s brought back down to earth thanks to the notes of toasted walnuts. The walnuts also bring a little crunch to these brownies, making them the perfect indulgence for those who love a strong chocolate taste.
So you had better eat these brownies along with a side glass of milk to wash it all down – it’s delicious!
For those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, missing out on some delicious brownies can be heartbreaking – but no more! We have found a great recipe for some gluten free walnut brownies. This way, even those who usually avoid brownies can treat themselves to the delicious chocolate goodness of walnut brownies.
This recipe is simple and easy to follow, and yet still produces the perfect batch of walnut brownies. They just like the original thing with their fudgy texture, strong sweetness with crunchy walnuts. This means that these brownies are the perfect alternative to traditional brownies for those with dietary restrictions.
They can also be enjoyed by vegans as an alternative recipe, although the other vegan recipe we have included in this list is not suitable for those with gluten intolerance.
For an extra rich alternative to the original walnut brownie, try out this recipe that will shake up the flavors and blow away your guests.
This recipe swaps out milk chocolate with a white chocolate, completely changing the taste of these brownies. They contain more notes of vanilla than they do of white chocolate, bringing a slightly more floral taste that complements the earthy walnuts well.
These brownies are also extra smooth and moist thanks to the large helping of double cream used to make the brownie batter, which helps bring out the smoothness of the white chocolate.
So for a lighter and more sophisticated version of the walnut brownie, try out this recipe for some amazing walnut and white chocolate brownies instead!
For another recipe to make a truly indulgent walnut brownie, try out this recipe for salted caramel walnut brownies!
This recipe brings the rich flavors of caramel to the earthy nuttiness of walnuts by making this batch of sticky and gooey brownies. They are strong in flavors chocolate and walnut, and are deliciously drizzled with a very sweet caramel topping. Add as much caramel as you desire, and you can even sprinkle over some extra crunch walnut pieces for some additional flavor!
So if you really want to make a totally delicious walnut brownie that is lavished with sweet caramel, then try out this recipe. With it, you will be able to make a salted caramel walnut brownie that you can serve up as the perfect dessert.
Love the nutty taste of walnut brownies, but find that it’s just not strong enough for you?
Then try out this recipe to make a very nutty version of the brownie – the peanut butter walnut brownie!
Peanut butter is one of the top spreads in the US and you can add it to pretty much anything to increase its richness and nuttiness. This includes brownies and it brings an extra layer of crunch to the texture of your walnut brownies. Both the walnuts and peanut butter complements the other very well, and bind together to make the perfect nutty brownie.
However, chocolate is not left out in this recipe. It is included in a fair amount so it stands out on its own while not overpowering the walnut and peanut butter flavors, allowing you to get a good taste of both nut and chocolate.
So for a perfectly balanced peanut butter walnut brownie, try out this recipe here!
And finally, we have this unique and often underappreciated recipe for a different kind of walnut brownie – date and walnut brownies!
Dates are often overlooked, but they are deliciously sweet and sticky, resembling toffee in both taste and texture. This makes them an ideal ingredient to use in a lot of desserts, brownies included. So for a natural toffee taste and texture without piling loads of sugar into your walnut brownie recipe, why not try adding dates instead?
This way, you get the best of both worlds by bringing dates to your walnut brownies. So give this unusual recipe a try to see if you have found your new favorite version of the walnut brownie!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Should I Store Brownies?
Freshly baked brownies that have been already cut up into pieces can be kept in a bunch of different ways. They can be stored in an airtight container either at room temperature, or in a freezer. Storing them at room temperature will make them last 1 or 2 days, while a whole pans worth that has not been cut up into pieces will last longer for 4 days before turning stale.
Brownies can also be kept in the freezer for 3 months.
How Many Brownies Should I Eat in One Day?
Because brownies are so high in sugar and fat, you should only eat one or half of one brownie every day. They are better enjoyed as a one-off treat or dessert for special occasions, so we don’t recommend you eating a brownie every single day. They are best enjoyed now and again.
Why are Some Brownies Called Blondies?
Because they are not technically brownies at all! Blondies are brownies that do not contain cocoa powder, making them far paler – hence they are called ‘blondies’ instead! The recipe is still the same, just without the cocoa powder. As a result, blondies are less chocolatey than brownies but they can still contain chocolate chips – but this is down to your preference.
And those were our favorite recipes for walnut brownies!
There are lots of ways to make this amazing dessert, but adding walnuts has to be one of our favorites because it is so filling and rich yet still very down to earth. So, we strongly recommend you pick out some of the recipes above that stand out to you and that you give them a try!
Good luck and happy baking!