We’ve Got It Cracked!

Earlier this month we launched our brand-new campaign  ‘Got It Cracked’ with daily ideas on the best way to enjoy California Walnuts.

From breakfast to dinner, we’ve ‘#GotItCracked’ with thirty different ways to enjoy a handful of California Walnuts.

We asked some of our friends to help us out, so among the ideas will be suggestions from Healthy Living James (@HealthyLivingJames), Nic Ludlham-Raine (@NicsNutrition) and Luce Hosier (WhatLuceEats).

Luce has made some incredible California Walnut Brownie Cookies, that are already going down a storm, and James’ Walnut and Black Bean Burger is one not to be missed.

Nutritionist Nic has also offered some great advice on why California Walnuts are so good for you, so be sure to take a look out for this in a new blog coming soon to her site.

In addition, keep an eye out for top tips on how to store your California Walnuts, information on how to make the most of them and why you should be eating walnuts in the first place! We’ve really #GotItCracked.

Here’s a little taster of what has happened so far – make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook for loads more recipes, top tips and much much more…

 

 

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#GotItCracked Day 8️⃣ We’ve got #BakingCracked, with a little help from our good friend @whatluceeats ☺️ We should all say a little thank you for this recipe. We couldn’t choose between brownies and cookies, so Luce came up with a bake that meant we didn’t need to: California Walnut Brownie Cookies. Come on admit it – this is going on your to bake list isn’t it? 😉 Ingredients 🔘140 g dairy free butter 🔘100 g light brown sugar 🔘100 g caster sugar 🔘2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 🔘4 tablespoons of dairy free milk 🔘200 g dark chocolate 🔘1 teaspoon of baking powder 🔘240 g plain flour 🔘15 g cacao powder 🔘140 g chopped California Walnuts 🔘Sea salt flakes (optional) Instructions 1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 180c and line 2 large or 3 small baking trays. Chop the dark chocolate into chunks and melt 50g of it. Put the melted chocolate to one side. 2️⃣In a large bowl add the dairy free butter, light brown sugar and caster sugar. Using an electric whisk to cream the ingredients together. 3️⃣ Add the vanilla extract, dairy free milk and 50g of melted chocolate and whisk again until combined. 4️⃣ Now add the flour, baking powder and cacao powder and using a spatula combine well. 5️⃣ Save a handful of chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks and empty the rest into the mixture. Fold so they’re evenly scattered throughout. 6️⃣ Next split the mixture into approximately 16 balls and place them on the baking trays with plenty of space in between. 7️⃣ Flatten slightly and push the remaining chocolate and walnuts into the tops of the cookies. 8️⃣ Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes and leave to cool slightly before sprinkling with sea salt flakes and enjoying!

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​#GotItCracked Day 4️⃣ Getting a handful of walnuts in everyday is super easy – take a look at this Carrot Cake and Walnut Smoothie by @nicsnutrition! Nic says ‘walnuts are ideal to include as a part of a healthy and balanced diet because they are rich in healthy unsaturated fatty acids (including omega-3), and provide protein as well as fibre too. They are also super versatile as you can eat them straight from the packet as a nutritious plant-based snack, or incorporate them into both sweet and savoury recipes. I was lucky enough to see California Walnuts being harvested on my honeymoon in 2017, and now I’m crushing them up to put on our toddler’s morning porridge – it’s a lovely memory to have!’ #SnackingCracked #WellnessCracked #GotItCracked

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