12 Baked Goods You’ll Go Nuts For

Nuts-lovers, rejoice! This one’s for you. There’s no shortage of desserts out there that won’t benefit from a punch of nutty flavor and texture from peanuts, pecans, walnuts, or almonds. Nuts and nut butters give baked goods an extra boost of rich, fatty flavor. And with so many options, there’s a nutty dessert recipe out there with your name on it. From a classic pecan pie to a nut-filled banana cake, here are 12 to get you started.

Cakes for Nut Lovers

If you haven’t yet considered baking up a tender cake loaded to the brim with nuttiness, there is no time like the present to make it happen. Sheet cakes, snack cakes, and other single-layer cakes are the best way to add some texture with crunchy nuts. But don’t forget the power of nut butter — swirl it into the batter or fold it into a lush buttercream. And if peanut butter isn’t your thing, cashew or almond butter are fantastic options.

Toasted Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies(Image credit: Izy Hossack)

Nut-Filled Cookies

Cookies are perhaps the most well-known way to get a bite-sized dose of sweet nuttiness. Classic peanut butter cookies double down on peanut butter and chopped peanuts, and if you’re a serious almond-lover, macaroons are for you.

How To Make Kentucky Bourbon and Walnut Pie(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Nutty Pies and Bars

Just about anytime you come across a pie or pie-inspired bars filled with walnuts, pecans, or any other type of nut, you can be sure you’re in for a sticky-sweet, ultra-indulgent dessert.