Understanding which two or more different flavors can be well blended to provide a pleasurable experience when consuming desserts and cuisine is the key to creating flavor pairings. To determine which flavor complements which substance, it is important to experiment.
When it comes to blueberries and walnuts, the two go well together, and there are many different recipes you could try. We have listed a few to help you out.
Do Blueberries and Walnuts Go Together Taste and Texture Wise?
In a Bowl: Put some blueberries in a bowl alongside walnuts. Eat with slices of cheese for a unique flavor.
Salad: Even though blueberry and walnut salad is rare, you can try making it to find out if the taste suits you
Dessert: Blueberry walnut bars, blueberry lemon walnut bread, and blueberry walnut banana bread are some delicious desserts you can try
Blueberry and Walnut Recipes
1. Blueberry with Walnuts and Cheese
The addition of blueberries adds just the right amount of sweetness to this healthy nut and cheese snack. Plus, it’s all quite portable for nibbling on the road.
- 1/2 cup blueberry
- 10 halved walnuts
- Cheddar cheese, 1 oz.
- Place the blueberries, walnuts, and cheese on a small plate or in a sealable container to take with you when you’re on the road.
2. Blueberry Lemon Walnut Bread
In this simple bread recipe, the sharpness of lemons balances out the sweetness of walnuts. Blueberries bring a splash of color and a punch of antioxidants.
- 2 cups flour, all-purpose
- 1 cup chopped California walnuts
- 2 tablespoons powdered baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- salt (1/4 teaspoon)
- 1 cup sugar (granulated)
- lemon zest (about 2 teaspoons)
- a quarter cup of buttermilk
- two eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp. oil (canola)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 tbsp. sugar (granulated)
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Toast walnuts in a dry skillet over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Combine all-purpose baking soda, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing basin. To combine the ingredients, whisk them together.
- Combine the sugar, buttermilk, lemon zest, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and oil in a medium mixing bowl. Just mix everything with a whisk.
- In the center of dry ingredients, make a well. Mix in the liquid ingredients gently to combine. Fold in the walnuts and blueberries gently.
- Pour the mixture into an 8 by 4-inch loaf pan that has been greased and dusted. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes in a preheated oven or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clear. Cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan and allow it to cool at normal temperature.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and lemon juice. Bring this mixture to boil over heat, then decrease heat and continue to stir until sugar dissolves.
- While the bread is still warm, brush it with the glaze.
3. Blueberry Walnut Bars
Kids won’t be the only ones who enjoy this sweet treat, thanks to the energy-boosting oats, walnuts, and blueberries. These snacks are also helpful for health-conscious parents.
- 2/3 cup walnuts, ground
- Graham cracker crumbs (1/2 cup)
- 2 tbsp. sugar + 1/3 cup sugar (split)
- 1/3 cup oats, old-fashioned
- decreased by 3 tablespoons
- melted full-fat butter
- 1 reduced package (8 ounces)
- Cream cheese that is low in fat
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
- Vanilla extract (1/2 teaspoon)
- 1/2 cup whipped topping (low-fat)
- 2 tbsp. blueberry preservatives
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh
- Combine the cracker crumbs, walnuts, 2 tablespoons sugar, oats, and butter in a small mixing basin. Put cooking spray on an 8-inch square baking dish and press the mixture into the bottom.
- Bake at 350°F for 9-11 minutes, or until set and lightly browned around the edges. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Cream together the cream cheese and the remaining sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Mix in the orange juice and vanilla extract. Lastly, fold in the whipped topping. Cover the crust with the mixture.
- Heat preserves on high for 15-seconds or until warmed in a microwave-safe bowl; gently whisk in blueberries. Pour over the filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. Blueberry Walnut Salad
A simple, tasty salad with berries, almonds, and greens that is suitable for any season.
- 1 package (10 ounces) assorted salad greens
- 1 pint blueberries, fresh
- A quarter cup of walnuts
- Salad dressing (1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette)
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- In a large bowl, toss the salad greens with the blueberries, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette. Top with feta cheese to serve.
5. Blueberry Walnut Crumble
A delicious walnut crumble can be easily made with blueberries and topped with crumbly streusel.
For blueberry filling
- 6 cups (36 oz.) blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Lemon juice (two teaspoons)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon extract of vanilla
For crumble topping
- 3/4 cup of flour (I used white whole wheat)
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar or coconut sugar
- A quarter teaspoon of cinnamon
- 5 tbsp. unsalted cold butter or coconut oil, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 cup oats, rolled
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using cooking spray, coat an 8×8-inch square baking dish.
- In a large mixing basin, combine the berries, zest, lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar, and vanilla to form the blueberry filling.
- In a separate large mixing basin, combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon to form the crumble topping. With a fork, cut in the butter until it’s the size of peas. Combine the walnuts and oats in a mixing bowl.
- Sprinkle the mixture on top of the blueberry filling in the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Bake for 45 minutes, or until blueberries are cooked and bubbling. Allow 15 minutes for cooling before serving. Serve with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.
Blueberries and walnuts taste great together, so don’t hesitate to try the recipes listed above.