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Substitue for Walnuts?

eenie1 Nov 17, 2011 05:17 AM

I'm making an apple spice bundt cake for Thanksgiving that looks absolutely delicious and calls for walnuts in streusel that goes in the middle but I'm allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Anything I can substitute with or should I just leave them out or scrap the streusel part all together? (It's in this month's Cooking Light if anyone has it lying around!)

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  1. Gio RE: eenie1 Nov 17, 2011 05:27 AM

    Just omit the nuts all together and make your crumbly streusel topping with butter, flour and white sugar.

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      Woodensandals RE: eenie1 Nov 17, 2011 05:30 AM

      For a streusel I would leave them out altogether, but for other recipes that call for nuts on top (decorative) I often use oatmeal. We have nut allergies in our family too.

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        seamunky RE: eenie1 Nov 17, 2011 09:13 AM

        how about pumpkin seeds?

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          eenie1 RE: seamunky Nov 17, 2011 09:52 AM

          All great ideas!! I've been buying raw pumpkin seeds and roasting them (yum!) and I eat oats all the time so maybe a combination of the two with the oats toasted a bit too!!

        2. pinehurst RE: eenie1 Nov 17, 2011 10:03 AM

          Or toffee bits?

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            laliz RE: eenie1 Nov 17, 2011 10:18 AM

            we have nut allergies too. try not too finely crushed pretzels.

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