Nutty Corner Recipe

Freshly grounded walnuts and spelt flour – what a delicious combination!

Nutty Triangles

Another round of converting a traditional Austrian recipe into a slightly more healthy version. I found this recipe in my mom’s recipe treasure box. I still have fond memories of eating those nutty corners when growing up.

My Mom’s Original Recipe in German

The regular flour got replaced with Spelt Flour. Since whole wheat flour usually requires a little bit extra moisture, I added 1/4 cup of soy milk. Instead of regular sugar, I used brown sugar. Butter got replaced with a plant based margarine which is made for baking.

Using My Mom’s Kitchen Utensiles

The recipe asks for an extra step to create the nutty top layer. I promise, it is worth putting the little extra time in ;o)

Austrian Ingredients

For the base layer:
300g (2 Cups) Whole Wheat Spelt Flour
200g (1/2 Cup) Brown Sugar
100g (1/4 Cup) Margarine
1/4 Cup Soy Milk
1 Egg
Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Baking Powder

Between base and top layer:
3 Tsp Low-sugar Berry Jam

For the nutty top layer:
150g Ground Walnuts
100g (1/4 Cup) Brown Sugar
100g (1/4 Cup) Margarine

My Best Kitchen Helper Ever!

Step No 1.

Grind the walnuts either in a food blender or nut grinder until they are finely chopped.

Fresh Ground Walnuts

Step No 2.
Prepare the base layer. Mix the ingredients for the base layer and blend until it forms a dough.

Use Soy Milk As Needed

Step No 3.
Spread the dough on a pan layered with some parchment paper. Flatten dough with rolling pin into a 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick square.

Be Creative – Rolling Pin Replacement

Step No 4.
Add a layer of berry yam on top of the base layer.

Jam Layer

Step No 5.
Prepare the nutty top layer. In a medium sized pot, head the margarine and butter until it melts. Add the ground walnuts and stir until it thickens.

Melting Margarine and Brown Sugar

Step No 6.
Let the nutty layer cool off before you spread it on top of the yam.

Nutty Layer

Step No 7.
Bake in oven @ 160 C (320 F) for 20 minutes.


Let it cool off before you start cutting it into squares. Split the squares diagonally to create triangles. For those who like chocolate, you could dip one corner into some chocolate frosting.

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