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10 tasty recipes with nuts and seeds

Are you partial to pumpkin seeds or all about almonds? These protein-packed, nutrient-dense recipes will fill your little peanuts up good.

By Amy Valm

10 tasty recipes with nuts and seeds

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Fruit and Nut Steel-Cut Oats

Any bowl of oats is automatically made better with a handful of freshly chopped nuts. This one calls for sunflower seeds and chopped walnuts. Lightly toast them in a dry pan over low heat to bring out their flavour—big time. Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Steel-Cut Oats

bowl of oatmeal with blueberriesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

Sweet and savoury take-out-worthy noodles are within your grasp. This recipe is an in-house favourite that whips up in less than 30 minutes. Kids will love showering their bowls with chopped peanuts, shredded carrot and slivered green onion. Get the recipe: Chinese Dan Dan Noodles

bowl of noodles with ground pork, shredded carrot, green onion and peanuts

Apple and Pear Superfood Crumble

Pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds give this fruity crumble a nutritious boost. What we’re saying is: You should totally eat it for breakfast. Get the recipe: Apple and Pear Superfood Crumble

bowl of apple crumble with ice creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Kale Pesto

Pesto is a cheesy green that can do no wrong. This one whirls kale with pine nuts, edamame (hello, protein!), olive oil, garlic and Parmesan. You win. Get the recipe: Kale Pesto

A bowl of pasta with green pesto on itPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

As the name implies, these are so good they need no further improvements. Sunflower seeds sneak in a bit of crunch. Get the recipe: Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

stack of homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookiesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Maple-Olive Oil Granola

Sweet and salty is what you want from a granola—and this one delivers. Loaded with oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and pecans, you’ll want to sprinkle a bit of that good salt you’ve been saving over the top for the perfect finish. Get the recipe: Maple-Olive Oil Granola

small bowl of yogurt and granola with fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

Skip expensive store-bought fruit bars in favour of this simple homemade one. Once you’ve pulsed all the goodies—dates, cashews, pepitas, dried apricots and flax seeds!—the hardest part is waiting for it to set in the fridge. Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

10 tasty recipes with nuts and seedsPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Summon your little sous chef for a fun job of scooping out pumpkin guts (or buy a bag of raw ones at the bulk store). These seeds are sweet, crunchy and just the right amount of salty. Get the recipe: Cinnamon-Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

10 tasty recipes with nuts and seedsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Coconut Chia Pudding

Small but mighty, chia seeds absorb whatever you douse them in, creating a perfectly thick and rich pudding. They’re high in fiber, healthy fats and protein, too, so that doesn’t hurt. Get the recipe: Coconut Chia Pudding

10 tasty recipes with nuts and seedsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Carrot Curls with Pine Nuts

Sometimes the simplest salads are the best salads. This one is just carrot, cilantro, olives and pine nuts tossed up in a sweet Moroccan dressing. Get the recipe at Chatelaine: Carrot Curls with Pine Nuts

10 tasty recipes with nuts and seedsPhoto: Michael Alberstat

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