Baking with Nuts

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This post comes courtesy of Jennifer Farley, blogger, recipe developer and food photographer at Savory Simple

 

Need some inspiration for your holiday baking? Nuts are a wonderful addition to baked goods; they lend flavor, crunch and nutritional value. Pecan pie and chestnut soup are standard fall delicacies, but what are some other options?

 

Jazz up an old recipe by adding nuts to cookies, cakes, cobblers, pies or breads. You can substitute all-purpose flour with almond or pistachio flour, or swap out milk in a recipe for almond milk. It’s delicious!

 

For best results, purchase nuts raw and then toast in the oven at 350°F until they are fragrant and light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

 

Here are some recipes for deliciously nutty baked goods from Savory Simple and Williams-Sonoma.

 

Pistachio Cardamom CookiesPistachio and cardamom pair beautifully in these rich, moist cookies. What sets these treats apart from others is the pistachio flour and paste, unusual ingredients that are easy to find. 
Vegan Granola BarsSwap out store-bought protein bars with these delicious homemade granola bars, which are full of energizing ingredients — like almonds and cashew butter — to keep you going. 

 

Apple Torte with Pine Nuts and RaisinsThis Tuscan cake makes the house smell divine while it bakes. Pine nuts and raisins elevate a simple apple torte to the next level.
Banana-Nut BreadThe distinctive tropical flavor and fragrance of bananas, along with their meaty texture, make them a satisfying addition to quick breads. Choose walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts (or a mixture of the three) for subtly varied flavors.
Brown Sugar-Macadamia Nut Coffee CakeButtery-rich macadamia nuts have a pleasurable, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. They work wonderfully in this delicate, flavorful coffee cake.

 

About the author: Jennifer Farley is the owner, recipe developer and food photographer of Savory Simple. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where she trained in classic French technique. Jennifer currently works as a recreational cooking instructor and social media marketer. She resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area and can often be found exploring the local culinary scene in search of new inspiration.

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