Nuts & Seeds

When it comes to superfoods, nuts and seeds are definitely two of the front runners. Find protein-packed recipes using nutty favorites like pine nuts, cashews, and pistachios, or mighty seeds such as sunflower, chia, and pumpkin that'll add a boost of nutrition to for your sauces, desserts, drinks, and much more!

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How to Roast and Peel Chestnuts

The sweet, comforting scent of roasting chestnuts is an instant pick-me-up on a cold evening. Want to roast them at home for the holidays? Here's how.

The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars 3221
The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Coconut-Sugar Hummingbird Cake

This classic southern cake can be over-the-top sweet. Enter coconut sugar, a sweetener from the sap of the coconut tree's flower buds. While it has no coconut flavor, it does bring a caramelized, almost savory complexity to baked goods. It's perfect in a cake that's plenty sweet (as well as moist), thanks to the fresh banana and pineapple. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.32 stars 901
Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

Rating: 4.05 stars 21
As if a deeply chocolatey cookie wasn't enough of a treat, these little treasures have a creamy peanut butter filling too. 

Basic French Macarons

Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.

Chicken Schnitzel with Dill and Sesame

All the delicious crunch of fried chicken, with less mess—that's the elevator pitch for schnitzel. Pounding the breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook in a flash. We season the flour and the panko mixture, not just the meat, and add sesame seeds for a nuttier crunch. Serve the dish with Watercress-Apple Relish for a bright, peppery counterpoint.
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Soaked Chia Seeds

This make-ahead mix lets you power up with omega-3s, fiber, and protein. You've no doubt heard all the buzz about nutrient-packed chia seeds. Well, here's a super-easy way to include them in your daily routine.

Chocolate-Coconut Bars

Rating: 3.69 stars 824
These decadent bars are inspired by Hello Dollies, a popular Southern dessert.

Banana Nut Muffins

Here's how to bake banana nut bread in quick and easy individual portions. Stash some in the freezer so you always have breakfasts and snacks ready to go.

Carrot Cake

Rating: 3.37 stars 1515
Beneath this towering yet unpretentious appearance lies multiple layers of moist, mildly spiced cake that are flecked with carrots and pecans and enveloped by a generous coating of cream cheese frosting.

Loaf-Pan Buckeye Brownies

To satisfy a serious chocolate craving whenever the mood strikes, bake a half-batch of brownies in a standard loaf pan. Inspired by buckeye candies, these treats are run through with a ribbon of rich peanut-butter cream that takes on a caramel flavor in the oven. 
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German Chocolate Bundt Cake

German chocolate cake is defined by its iconic coconut-pecan frosting; for this recipe, we've bucked tradition and tucked it inside of this Bundt cake instead. Here's the trick: Transfer the batter to the pan, then spoon on the gooey goodness—we used a small ice cream scoop for easy release and evenly distributed dollops. It settles into the middle while baking, so when you cut through that glossy ganache, a scrumptious surprise awaits.