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Jan 9, 2014 06:24 PM

I have some of a bunch of nuts and such. What to do?

I've got a handful of pecans, a handful and a half of almonds, a handful of walnuts...and a big ol' bag of sunflower seeds.

I do have stuff to make a trail mix--coconut flakes, raisins, mini chocolate chips. I was wondering, are there recipes that include various types of nuts?

First thing I can think of is a cake...but I actually don't recall hearing of a cake like that haha

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    1. re: MrsPatmore

      I made that nut brittle for Christmas and it was excellent.

    2. Mix into chocolate chip cookie dough or brownie batter, or both....

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      1. re: Springhaze2

        The obvious escaped me! This would be good!

      2. You know, nuts on their own are pretty good. As is.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            That's true, however, the OP asked: "are there recipes that include various types of nuts?" So telling him that nuts taste good all by themselves is not responsive.

            1. re: MrsPatmore

              You want recipe? I'll give you recipe.

              1. Take nuts. Whatever kind you have on hand.
              2. Mix
              3. Eat.
              4. Repeat Step 3 as necessary.

          2. Sounds like you have granola makings! I make this recipe constantly- but i omit the buckwheat groats and do 1 1/3 cups oats and 1cup quinoa. Just swap in the nuts/seeds you have on hand. The coconut oil is a key ingredient though, so don't skip that.

            You could also make nut butter if you have a food processor- it's really delicious. I like the roasted flavor so i toast the nuts first- and its perfect for odds and ends of nuts. I would make nut butter with all the nuts and then stir in the sunflower seeds at the end for some crunch. This is a good guide:

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            1. re: Ttrockwood

              That granola recipe sounds great and I happen to have a lot of the ingredients on hand. Like the idea of switching out more oats and quinoa for the buckwheat groats. Thanks for posting the recipe and suggestions, Ttrockwood

            2. I used Alton Brown's recipe for granola as a base for Christmas gifts, with alterations that included a variety of chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts). The recipe calls for coconut, and I also added a bunch of chopped dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries, cherries and apricots). Everything else I did as directed.

              I got raves back from the family, including appeals to "please never make this again, I cannot stop shoveling it in my face" from my carb-avoiding sister. :) It was fun to just throw ingredients into a bowl and have it come out so well!