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Well, ds can't tolerate almonds or cashews, and probably not walnuts. We like pecans (they make wonderful pancakes!), and we use a lot of pine nuts for things where you want a neutral flavor, with a little bit of sweetness. They're expensive, though, so if you can do almonds, I think they'd be a good choice (and a lot of SCD recipes call for them). We use brazil nuts when we're trying to save money, and where you can have a bit less neutral flavor, and definitely not sweet. Ds prefers them for snacking, too. If ds could tolerate them, we'd use cashews, too. I think they're another commonly used nut (nut butter, actually) in SCD recipes.
As I'm looking at this, I'm realizing I haven't exactly been helpful. I think the most common nuts in SCD are almond and cashew (and peanut butter). Pecans are nice to have on hand for a little change of pace (Jane has a cake recipe using them!). Really, almost any nut can be used, so choose the flavors you like the best and that will go with the flavors you like, and get those. And if you have any kind of trouble with tolerating foods, get a good variety so that you aren't eating too much of any one type of nut.
Christie ~ proud Mama to : 5/01, and : 3/07; and proud wife to my since 1992. We have 13 and 2 : It's looking more and more like either a farm or a zoo around here.