• Jan 17...Happy Brazil Nut Day!

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    Blogger of the Day: Katie at kokonut kitch

    Brazil nuts are a yumfully natural nut with a different twist. They’re not harvested like other nuts, which are most often grown on farms. Brazil nuts can only reproduce with the help of orchid bees so Brazil nut trees can only grow in forests where these orchids are found. Harvesting is done by hand, providing jobs and boosting the local economy…yay! The high fat content of Brazil nuts makes them perfect for baking into sweet treats, mixing into nut burgers and topping off casseroles…and covering with chocolate too! :)

    Katie’s an Aussie blogger with superawesome skills when it comes to vegan baking! Check out these Braziltopped muffins, then go visit her site…she’s got a pancake cake post up that will spin you silly with an instant sugarcraving! :)

    Sweet Potato Muffins with Brazil Nut Crunch
    Ingredients:
    Muffins:
    all-purpose flour
    sugar
    baking powder
    salt
    ground cinnamon
    nutmeg
    ground ginger
    sweet potato
    coconut milk (or other non dairy milk)
    vegetable oil
    molasses
    Crunch:
    brown sugar
    vegan margarine
    brazil nuts
    salt

    Details and directions at Sweet Potato Muffins with Brazil Nut Crunch
    According to the Rules of the Interwebs, you shouldn’t post someone else’s entire recipe, only part of it with a link to the rest, unless you’ve changed the recipe up bigtime.

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    Have you tried Brazil nuts? Do you like nuts mixed into cooked and baked things, or just eaten out of the shell? What’s your favorite way to crack a nut?

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