Together, fruits and nuts make an energizing combination. They can be eaten in all sort of ways, and it’s so easy to start enjoying this combination while following a plant-based diet. The nuts help keep you fuller for longer, and the fruit offers many important nutrients. If you’ve been wanting some new fruit and nut recipes, or are just a huge fan of this combo, this roundup is for you! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Chocolate Fruit and Nut Doughnut Cookies
It’s a doughnut … it’s a cookie … it’s a doughnut cookie! This delectable Chocolate Fruit and Nut Doughnut Cookies by Karen Kitto are crunchy, chewy, soft, sweet, crisp, and ultra chocolatey. Adding in some of your favorite tea adds floral and herby notes to the cookies. Plus, these sweet treats contain no refined sugar!
2. High-Protein Date and Nut Energy Balls
As a mid-day snack or to boost your energy before going to the gym, these High-Protein Date and Nut Energy Balls by Julie Zimmer are packed with high protein and heart-healthy fat and fibre. If you’re busy and on the go, popping one or two balls will keep you going until your next meal.
3. Cherry Nut Bars
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These Cherry Nut Bars by Laura Ryan are so easy to make, but must be cooled completely before enjoying them. This recipe uses cherry juice and agave nectar, which get cooked down to make a thick, almost caramel-like sugary binder. It’s also the element that brings the stickiness and the jelly-ness to the granola bar. To make this even better, this recipe only calls for 8 ingredients and it’s gluten-free!
4. Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts
Granola never tasted so good! This Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts by Karen Sheer is sweet, crunchy, and chewy! Instead of oats, it’s made from gluten-free matzo mixed with natural sweeteners, cinnamon, nuts, and lots of dried fruit. It’s perfect for breakfast, snacking, or dessert.
5. Nut and Fruit Breakfast Loaf
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Breakfast breads are easy to make and the ingredients can encompass anything you’re craving or have on hand! If you’re looking for an effortless morning go-to that’s packed with everything from nuts, oats, carrots, to cranberries..you need this Nut and Fruit Breakfast Loaf by Gabrielle St. Claire.
6. Nutty Tropical Fruit Granola Bars
These Nutty Tropical Fruit Granola Bars by Tori Cooper are a small glimpse into paradise. Young coconut meat, pineapple, pistachios, and orange juice all rolled into oats and shaped into bars. Fruity and delicious!
7. Sauerkraut Salad With Apples and Walnuts
This Sauerkraut Salad With Apples and Walnuts by Bianca the Green Creator is easy to make, delicious and will support a healthy gut because of all the good bacteria. It is a truly delicious combination of contrasting flavors and textures, with the toasted walnuts, grated carrots, fresh chunks of tart Granny Smith apple, and cumin. This makes a wonderful addition to sandwiches or a side to a hearty dinner.
8. Raw Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Butter
This Raw Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Butter by Amber St. Peter is just amazing. It’s warm and sweet, and it is just like a spreadable waffle topping. With a little natural sweetness added courtesy of the raisins, and just a kick of flavor from the cinnamon, you’ll have a delicious waffle-worthy topping…great on toast, too!
9. Seasonal Fruit and Nut Millet Bake
This Seasonal Fruit and Nut Millet Bake by Judy Moosmueller is a very simple and basic recipe, perfect for using leftover (or frozen) fruit, nuts and some cooked millet, which is by far my favorite of the ancient grains. Millet is not only alkalizing to the body but is also considered a “smart carb” with lots of fiber and low simple sugars, which will help keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day.
10. Oat and Hazelnut Banana Granola Bars
These Oat and Hazelnut Banana Granola Bars by Attila Hildmann are perfect for an on-the-go snack. The crunchy hazelnuts paired with dark chocolate make for a heavenly treat that won’t pack on the calories. Easily substitute dried bananas for your favorite dried fruit for fun variations.
11. Almond Coconut Granola Bars
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Here’s a Almond Coconut Granola Bars by Jennifer Strohmeyer that’s reminiscent of Almond Joys. These very moist, cake-like vegan bars will have you wondering if you’re eating something unhealthy, but these are definitely heart-healthy (and heart-shaped). They are even yummier the next day.
12. Chickpea, Sweet Potato, Kale, Dried Fruit and Cashew Tagine
This one’s on us! From grains and legumes to veggies, fruits, herbs, nuts and seeds, this spicy Chickpea, Sweet Potato, Kale, Dried Fruit and Cashew Tagine by One Green Planet is a world of healthful flavors all simply cooked together in one melting pot. If you have a ceramic tagine, by all means use it for an authentic and impressive presentation.
13. Trail Mix Energy Bites
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Enjoy trail mix in bite form with these Trail Mix Energy Bites by Kat Condon! Made from rolled oats, cooked quinoa and loaded with nuts and dried fruit, these bites are a great energizing on-the-go snack!
14. Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks
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This Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks by Holly Jade are delicious and have a hidden layer of jam and dried fruit, finished off with an oat crumble. The incorporated dried cherries give a lovely chewy texture to these flapjacks while adding in an extra burst of cherry flavor.
15. Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Bars
These sweet and incredibly satiating Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Bars by Harriet Porterfield are quick-to-make compared to traditional energy bars. Create your own combination by swapping out ingredients depending on what you have in your pantry.
If you’re all about the fruit and nut combo, check out these 25 Energy-Packed Snack Balls That Will Jump-Start Your Day!
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