Fruit and nut is an impeccable combination because you get the sweetness and smoothness of fruits but the crunch and decadence of nuts. They complement each other so well and can be baked, cooked or mixed in so many different combinations and recipes!
Check out these 10 awesome, delicious fruit and nut recipes that range from cookies to granola bars to bread loaves – there is something for everyone!
1. Chocolate Fruit and Nut Doughnut Cookies [Vegan, Grain-Free]
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It’s a doughnut … it’s a cookie … it’s a Chocolate Fruit and Nut Doughnut Cookie! Karen Kitto’s delectable fusion of a doughnut and a cookie are crunchy, chewy, soft, sweet, crisp, and ultra chocolatey. Adding in some of your favorite tea adds floral and herby notes to the cookies. Plus, these sweet treats contain no refined sugar!
2. Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Granola never tasted so good! This Matzo Granola with Fruits and Nuts by Karen Sheer is sweet, crunchy, and chewy! Instead of oats, it’s made from gluten-free matzo mixed with natural sweeteners, cinnamon, nuts, and lots of dried fruit. It’s perfect for breakfast, snacking, or dessert.
3. Seasonal Fruit and Nut Millet Bake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Judy Moosmueller’s very simple and basic Seasonal Fruit and Nut Millet Bake recipe is perfect for using leftover (or frozen) fruit, nuts and some cooked millet, which is by far my favorite of the ancient grains. Millet is not only alkalizing to the body but is also considered a “smart carb” with lots of fiber and low simple sugars, which will help keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day.
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These little Fruitty and Nutty Breakfast Jars of goodness by Kelly Fielding will be your new obsession. These mason jar overnight oats are a great way to get a good, wholesome breakfast on the go. This recipe strikes the perfect balance of crunchy nuts and seeds, and soft, chewy fruits, each with their own flavor. If you’re not on the go, serve these in a bowl with a dollop of coconut yogurt.
5. Mint Chocolate Medallions With Fruit, Nuts, and Flaked Coconut [Vegan]
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These small Mint Chocolate Medallions with Fruits, Nuts and Flaked Coconut sweets are so easy to make and they’re perfect for impatient people who have a sweet tooth. Smooth dark chocolate pairs wonderfully with crunchy nuts and chewy dried fruit. These also make a great homemade gift, but you might want to double the batch — one for you, and one for everyone else. Sofia Von Porat nailed it!
6. Toasted Quinoa Cereal with Pistachio and Figs [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Crunchy, toasty and oh-so-packed with protein, this perfectly spiced bowl of Toasted Quinoa Cereal with Pistachio and Figs makes a great topper for coconut yogurt, fruit and smoothies, or pair it with milk for a cereal alternative. Amy Height’s recipe keeps for months in a sealed container (keep in the fridge for best results) which means you can be enjoying this for breakfast whenever you please!
7. Nut and Fruit Breakfast Loaf [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Breakfast breads are easy to make and the ingredients can encompass anything you’re craving or have on hand! If you’re looking for an effortless morning go-to that’s packed with everything from nuts, oats, carrots, to cranberries..you need this Nut and Fruit Breakfast Loaf by Gabrielle St. Claire.
8. Nutty Tropical Fruit Granola Bars [Vegan]
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These Nutty Tropical Fruit Granola Bars are a small glimpse into paradise. Young coconut meat, pineapple, pistachios, and orange juice all rolled into oats and shaped into bars. Fruity and delicious! Tori Cooper hit the spot!
9. Fruit-Sweetened Triple Coconut Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
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Sara Grandominico’s soft Fruit-Sweetened Triple Coconut Cake is loaded with coconut flavor! Whoever said cake can’t be good for you clearly hasn’t met this one. This recipe is healthy, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. A single layer cake that’s super easy, but a total crowd pleaser. This vegan coconut cake is perfect for the warm weather seasons. Coconut just screams tropical, warm, fun, and summertime.
10. Dragon Fruit Cheesecake With Coconut Oat Crust [Vegan]
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These little Dragonfruit Cheesecake with Coconut Oat Crust by Travis Piper have an excellent tropical flavor punctuated by the perfect deep pink color, thanks to dragon fruit. The filling, made from vegan cream cheese and cashews, has a rather New York -style cheesecake consistency that will knock your socks off.
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