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Nut-free topping for candied sweet potato casserole?

I'm making a candied sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving but every recipe I've found calls for pecans as the topping. I have a nut allergy (to all tree nuts and peanuts, but not to seeds) and would love to find a crunchy tasty topping that I can substitute for the pecans. Any suggestions?

asked by Juliette Dallas-Feeney over 4 years ago
7 answers 11983 views
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

Or wonder if you could toast some quinoa, mix it with a little brown sugar and butter and achieve a nice crunchy top that way. (Never actually done that, but seems like it might work.)

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Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

Toasted pumpkin seeds could be nice.

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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 4 years ago

Try oats (not instant); they work really well in a crumble topping

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added over 4 years ago

I would a seed smaller than pumpkin- maybe sunflower. But the crumbled snaps sound good too.

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hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

When boulangere tested my sweet potato casserole recipe last year she used rolled oats for the topping with good success. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added over 4 years ago

How about some nut free granola?

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