I tend to arrive home from trips away with souvenirs of sunburns, blister on my feet or colds mingled with new cute pictures of the sweetie and I. This recent trip to Seattle yielded a prize to savor and share: a new favorite breakfast.

We found ourselves habitually lingering over breakfast at Le Pichet, enjoying the simplicity of a petite breakfast muddled with the wrappings of a French title. Yaourt fabrication maison au miel et noix? How about thick whole milk yogurt with a sunken treasure of honeyed walnuts? I heard your heart just speed up in anticipation didn’t I?

House-made yogurt with honey and walnuts is a breakfast easily assembled to enjoy through out the week and on special lazy weekends with a baguette, butter and marmalade.

honeyed walnuts with yogurt

Honeyed Walnuts with Yogurt

Honeyed walnuts: toasted walnuts preserved in honey
Preheat oven to 350F.

Distribute in a pan 1-2 cups of walnut halves and pieces. The amount I use is as many walnut pieces will fit into a mason jar. Toast until fragrant and slightly golden. Tip the warm toasted walnut halves and pieces into a glass storage jar (like a mason jar). Cover with honey. This jar will keep indefinitely at room temperature on the shelves of your pantry or cupboard.

Assembly
This breakfast is best enjoyed with a high quality yogurt, and in a small cup.
Using your best whole milk plain yogurt, spoon about 1/2 cup into a serving dish. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of your honeyed walnuts into the middle, pushing down slightly to create a nearly hidden sunken treasure.

Enjoy!

8 Comments

posted March 7th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Oh My God.

That sounds so great. And a perfect way to use up the walnuts in the cupboard and the homemade yogurt that I can’t eat fast enough before I have to make more. You’re my new hero!

- Megs
posted March 9th, 2009 at 7:16 am

ooooh yum.
I’m totally going to try this out :)
Thanks for the tip!

posted March 17th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

oh, my. Yes, I am going to try this. So yummy!!

posted March 24th, 2009 at 9:42 am

Wow! How can something so simple look and sound so good? I am definitely going to try this out soon!

posted April 1st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

This looks so incredibly delicious! I can’t help but wonder about the texture of the walnuts being submerged in honey for so long – do they stay crunchy? Does the honey crystalize?

- jubilant cerise
posted April 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Such a simple and elegant idea! I made this over the weekend with pecans (I like them better than walnuts) and two kinds of older honey that had crystallized. I don’t go through honey very quickly, what can I say? Followed the same recipe except that I warmed the jars of honey in water over the stove to de-crystallize them, and then poured over the nuts. So good and makes breakfast feel special. I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog!

- AC
posted May 16th, 2009 at 10:35 am

Mmmm I LOVE honey with yogurt! I bet the walnuts made it soooo delicious!

posted June 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I like the pecans idea.

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