Both my daughter and I are huge fans of Pine Nuts. It’s wonderful that my daughter, Katie, is not actually allergic to them because they provide a nutty flavor that was so desperately missing from our lives. We try to incorporate them into many different meals or snacks. I especially love them in salads, paired with a strawberry vinaigrette and YUM, my taste buds are dancing.
We have never tried baking with them before. A little nervous about it at first, I wasn’t quite sure how to go about making some sort of baked good with them. Then, I remember a recipe I saw earlier from Country Living called Cinnamon-Pecan Spirals. It looked so delicious, so naturally I was pretty bummed out that it had Pecans in it and Katie wouldn’t be able to try them. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to try out baking with Pine Nuts. The Pine Nuts could work as a beautiful replacement for the Pecans, providing that nutty flavor and making the best Vegan Cinnamon Pine Nut Spirals ever!
I did some quick adjustments to the recipe to make it allergy-friendly and I whipped out my allergy-friendly puff pastry. I use Pepperidge Farm’s Puff Pastry Sheets. Honestly, this puff pastry has gotten me through some tough times. Whenever I’m in the need for a quick breakfast or dessert, a good puff pastry baked good is perfect. I’ve used it before in my Easy Vegan Peach Pastries and they are heavenly! Puff pastry is so easy to use and SO GOOD. It was perfect for this dish.
Honestly, these Vegan Cinnamon Pine Nut Spirals are the easiest things to make. You will absolutely LOVE them!