Fresh Recipes to Try this Fall
Now that we're wrapping up the summer months, fall is on its way, and I'm so ready for those cooler temps. But it's just not the change in weather I'm excited about. It's also the food! From pumpkin to cinnamon, this time of year is full of the scrumptious flavors of fall. This year, I thought I’d experiment with California walnuts to create a few recipes just for you to try at home.
Walnuts are a versatile ingredient for all of your fall cooking, and just one handful (around 1 oz) provides 4 grams of plant-based protein, 2 grams of fiber and an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5g/oz). They're crunchy, add texture, and complement just about any dish, from salads to a stir fry to all your best baking creations. And this first recipe just might be your new fall favorite dish!
Check out these Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. These are everything you love about this time of year. Each sweet potato is stuffed with the tartness of cranberries, the sweetness of cinnamon and brown sugar, and the buttery, crunchy goodness of walnuts. It's the perfect combination of fall harvest flavors and adds a fulfilling dish to the table for everyone to enjoy.
When life gets busy, walnuts are key for making quick snacks too. This Apple Spice Walnut Trail Mix is our next recipe that's great for on-the-go snacking that the whole family will love. Simply add a cup of walnuts and brown sugar cereal squares on a baking sheet, coat with oil, and sprinkle with your favorite fall spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Let it bake for about 10 minutes until perfectly toasted. After it's cooled, add some dried apples and cranberries and top with white chocolate chips for a fuel-filled snack to get you through the busy fall season.
For maximum freshness, store your walnuts in the fridge so they are always ready to satisfy. To try today's recipes and explore even more ways to do more with walnuts this fall season, check out the following link at walnuts.org. You'll be glad you did!