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Old 02-27-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Cashews In Banana Bread??

I'm making a double batch of banana bread today. I only have a few pecans. Have some cashews (salted) in the freezer. Do ya'll think it would ruin the bread if I chopped those up with the pecans and threw them in??

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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I do. Because of the salt and because I don't think cashews are a good fit even if they are unsalted.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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I do. Because of the salt and because I don't think cashews are a good fit even if they are unsalted.
I kinda thought they weren't a good fit either. I don't want to ruin the bread. Meh, I've made it without the pecans in the past and it was still good. It will just be real shy of nuts this time.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #4
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I think it would be nice Annie, cashews and bananas go nicely together, IMO... It couldn't hurt to try it...
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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I think it would be nice Annie, cashews and bananas go nicely together, IMO... It couldn't hurt to try it...
Maybe I could try with half the batter?? I may do that. I know that I have read recipes where people use peanuts or peanut butter and that doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:16 PM   #6
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I've washed the salt off nuts when the recipe calls for unsalted nuts and I couldn't find or didn't have, then popped them in the oven to lightly toast and get rid of any excess moisture they may have soaked up. Alternatively, you could just decrease the salt in the batter.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:22 PM   #7
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I think as long as they aren't salted they'd be fine, too. I'm pretty sure any kind of chopped nut would work, at least for me. In the quantity I use them they are more for texture anyway. I use walnuts instead of pecans.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:16 PM   #8
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Well, I threw caution to the wind and tried the cashews in half the batter. Put the pecans in the other half. I'll let you all know how it turns out.

Call me a wild woman.

Note: My recipe doesn't call for salt, but I rinsed the cashews before I chopped them.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #9
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Well, I threw caution to the wind and tried the cashews in half the batter. Put the pecans in the other half. I'll let you all know how it turns out.

Call me a wild woman.

Note: My recipe doesn't call for salt, but I rinsed the cashews before I chopped them.
Annie I think you will be pleasantly surprized!!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:24 PM   #10
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I was just about to post that I think cashews sound terrific with banana bread, pecans too. Anxiously waiting the taste test.
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