Walnut Brownies, an ode to nuts

You know what really grinds my gears.  People not liking the idea of something rather than not liking the actuality of it.  Brownies with nuts fall right into this category.  I’m sure you’ve all experienced this scenario before:

Mr Hungry: Ohhh, are those brownies?
You: Sure are!
Mr Hungry: Oh, but are those nuts?
You: Uh-huh….
Mr Hungry: Urgh, I’ll pass.
*Mr Hungry walks away shaking head*

Now, if you’ve tried nuts in your brownies and just can’t get away with them, that’s fine. Each to their own and all that jazz.  But, if you just assume you don’t like nuts to roll with the majority, you’re no friend of mine!

Come on guys, lets unite, lets be friends even.  Just give nuts a chance.  For me.

Thanks to Tiffany of A Spoonful & A Heap for these delightfully nutty beasts! You’re slowly helping me convince my boy that nuts are tasty too ­čÖé


  1. How To Be Perfect
    July 18, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    I feel very similarly about carrot cake, why is everyone always cutting out the nuts?

  2. Jenny
    July 18, 2010 / 5:52 pm

    This drives me mad! My flatmate used to claim he was allergic to nuts until I pointed out that he eats cake with ground almonds in and was just being fussy. I'm not a major nut fan on their own but I love them in cakes and brownies, the textural contrast of soft and crunchy is awesome.

  3. MariaÔÖą
    July 18, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    I would never pass a brownie with nuts or any cake with nuts!Your brownies look so delish. Wish I could have a slice ;o)Mariax

  4. Candy Girl
    July 18, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    I won't hardly eat a brownie without nuts! Your brownies look fantastic.

  5. rebecca
    July 18, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    Yes, I wish I could give nuts a chance, but my kids… I LOVE walnuts in the brownies and so glad that you do too.Your brownies look good and I love how you styled your photo.

  6. Sweet and Savory
    July 18, 2010 / 7:16 pm

    I think,I don't like nuts in brownies and then I have one, I know I love nuts in brownies and lots of other stuff.I throw nuts into main dishes, salads and desserts. I coat fish and meat with them. Delicious.

  7. Shandy
    July 18, 2010 / 8:55 pm

    UGH! To make a judgement without even trying, especially when baked from scratch, is a total pet-peeve. My daughter does that "exact" thing with me . . . drives me crazy. Your brownies look delicious and "GO NUTS!".

  8. Leslie
    July 18, 2010 / 9:44 pm

    Yummy, yummy! Nuts are always welcome in my brownies!

  9. Gloria
    July 18, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    Katie, your brownies look fab. I'm with you on trying things before judging them. I'm constantly trying to coax my hubby into trying the various sweet treats I make. Thanks for stopping my blog. Corn syrup isn't all the exciting…I admit I had rarely used corn syrup before joining SMS. Here's a link to the most popular brand of corn syrup http://karosyrup.com/products.html. Your comment got me curious because I really didn't know what corn syrup was (even though I've used it several times). Apparently "Corn syrup is a mildly sweet, concentrated solution of dextrose and other sugars derived from corn starch. It is naturally sweet. Corn syrup contains between 15% to 20% dextrose (glucose) and a mixture of various other types of sugar…. It controls sugar crystallization in candy, prevents the formation of ice crystals in frozen desserts, enhances fresh fruit flavor in jams and preserves, sweetens and thickens relishes…". Who knew? Hope you enjoy your trip to Florida!

  10. Mrs. G
    July 19, 2010 / 12:17 am

    I prefer nuts in my brownies too. Great pic!

  11. Katiecakes
    July 19, 2010 / 8:57 am

    All these pro nut comments have made my day!Team Walnut :DKatie xox

  12. Anne
    July 19, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Nuts in? Then all the better for me! Chocolate too? Then I am sold ­čÖé I love nutty things in any form, I've not met a nut I didn't like!

  13. Tiff
    July 19, 2010 / 7:34 pm

    I am totally with you on the nuts! I LOVE nuts in baked goods. They help to keep the sweetness from being overpowering and they just add a good flavor! Your brownies look great and I love your picture with the milk in the background, yum!

  14. Eliana
    July 19, 2010 / 8:28 pm

    The nuts in these brownies were PERFECT. I can't imagine having them sans the nuts. Thanks for coming out in defense of nuts.

  15. Anonymous
    July 19, 2010 / 11:26 pm

    love your pic…and i'm with you–the nuts are definitely what makes these brownies complete.

  16. margot
    July 20, 2010 / 1:59 am

    Your brownies look fantastic! I am certainly not opposed to nuts in brownies, but I know they will get consumed faster by others (and therefore not left for me to eat) if I don't add them.

  17. the crafty currant
    July 20, 2010 / 9:26 pm

    Thanks for your lovely comment. What a lovely blog … I must make time to read all of your back posts!! I never come across local blogs thanks for letting me know you are there x

  18. Rebecca
    July 21, 2010 / 3:16 pm

    I'm with you! I'm a fan of nuts!! I think most of the time they just add a bit of something extra! YUM!

  19. Nina
    July 25, 2010 / 5:02 am

    I agree. I want to try everything once. I hate making the same thing twice.

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