Taste the Top 10 Pinterest Flavor Trends for 2016

Well, this is Pinteresting. Take a look at the top 10 food flavors trending right now in Pinterest's Flavor Report 2016, and get ideas for tasting the trends yourself.

Paella and Turmeric Milk
Paella and Turmeric Milk.

1. Saffron has been called the most expensive spice in the world, so it's a good thing a little bit of its earthy/floral flavoring goes a long way. Try it in Paella I, and get top-rated saffron recipes.

2. Turmeric is this year's darling of the functional food set as scientist explore its beneficial effects on diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, depression, and arthritis. Everyone's loving it in Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk); here's how to use turmeric in more recipes.

Coconut Flour Brownies and Chef John's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Photos by Buckwheat Queen and n00dles.

3. Coconut is taking baking and cooking by storm in the form of coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut milk, and just plain coconut meat. Give these gluten-free Coconut Flour Chocolate Brownies a try, and find all the coconut recipes your coconutty heart desires.

4. Pineapple (go figure) is a surprise hit on the flavor-trend list. Maybe everyone is longing for a tropical getaway? If you want to make Chef John's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, you'll like these tips for cutting up a pineapple.

Cashew Milk and Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers
Photos by Buckwheat Queen.

5. Cashew milk is edging out almond milk in the alt-dairy field by virtue of being creamier and less nutty tasting. Taste this trend with cashew milk, and learn how easy it is to make the freshest-tasting nut milks at home.

6. Chickpea flour is a gluten-free, high protein alternative to wheat flour. These Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers are made with it, and so are all these chickpea flour recipes.

Basil-Cucumber Mojito and Creamy Cilantro Pesto
Left to right: Photos by Kim's Cooking Now! and Christina.

7. Basil is going beyond savory caprese salads and pestos, and strutting its herby stuff in sweets and cocktails, too. Try it in Basil-Cucumber Mojitos, and explore more basil recipes.

8. Cilantro is apparently taking over where basil left off in the pesto category. Give this Creamy Cilantro Pesto Sauce a try; and if you need more cilantro recipes, we've got you covered.

Mocha Semifreddo and Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes
Mocha Semifreddo and Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes.

9. Coffee liqueur comes as a surprise on this list, but I'm fine with putting coffee in everything, aren't you? You'll love it in this cool, creamy mocha semifreddo. And guess what? You can DIY coffee liqueur (homemade food gift idea!). Find lots more recipes using coffee liqueur right here.

10. Tapioca got back on the foodie radar when bubble tea started showing up everywhere, but tapioca flour is now making its mark in gluten-free cooking and baking. Find out how it tastes in these Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes.

What new (or new to you) flavor trends will expand your food horizons next?

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