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
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:
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!