Rum balls are a holiday staple and this twists adds two more fall flavors, pecans and maple, to make the perfect holiday concoction! Two tips that really bring the best out of these Maple Rum Truffles with Toasted Pecans: toasting the pecans, which enhances their flavor by toning down the bitterness and bringing out notes of caramel, and using high quality chocolate such as Valrhona or Ghiradelli versus your average chocolate chips….
This super quick and easy banana cake with pecans and walnuts is gluten-free (made with almond and oat flour) and a healthier version of a comfort cake – just what we all need now that fall is soooo close! This is one of my all time favorite cakes and I’ve been making it for years now. It’s everything you want in a cake: fluffy, moist and airy. And with warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, all-spice and nutmeg – paired with the pecans and walnuts – it is just perfect for this time of year. Which of course does not stop me from making it all year long… oh no, if you just leave out those spices, this cake will make a great addition to a summer picnic….