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Category: Baking

Fruit ‘N’ Cereal Protein Squares: Lemon Ginger (Gluten Free)

These fruit ‘n’ cereal protein squares are not your typical protein bar. Light, chewy and fruity, they require no protein powder whatsoever. The perfect light snack that will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient… Confession (actually, no). Non-confession: I don’t use protein powders.  a) I’m not a smoothie fan. If I was, I could see my use of protein powders potentially heightened…

Pumpkin Raspberry Buckwheat Loaf with Crystallized Ginger (Gluten Free)

This gluten free pumpkin raspberry buckwheat loaf will surprise all your senses. Soft without being overly moist, heart healthy chia seeds help create the perfect chew while a mix of buckwheat and oat flours yield a perfect lightness and cake like texture.  Guys. I am EX. CI. TED to share this recipe with you today. SO excited.  Why? Because this may be the most unique, beautiful and – I’ll admit…

Vegan Sweet Potato Date Muffins

These vegan sweet potato date muffins have been a favorite of mine for years. Wholesome and filling, yet delectably sweet and moist using whole grains and minimal ingredients. They combine the dynamite combination of sweet potatoes and dates which will be sure to make your next breakfast or snack a real sweet treat.  So there’s this vegan take out style restaurant in Toronto called Urban Herbivore. It’s been one of my favorites…

Navy Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not quite your grandma’s  – but she’d never know! These navy bean chocolate chip cookies are sweet and chewy, all while being packed with nutrient dense real-food ingredients, vegan and refined sugar free. A true power cookie! Okayyyyy. Give me a break. YES I am back with yet another baking recipe involving beans.  Beans are just the magical fruit – didn’t you know!? I could get my brother to sing the…

Chickpea Blueberry Muffins (Gluten and Grain Free and made with beans!)

These Chickpea Blueberry muffins are gluten and grain free and packed full of healthy plant based protein. Made with real chickpeas and quinoa flour,  their light and velvety texture is impossible to resist.  So, a weird fact about me. If there’s anything that can get me all talkative and giddy, or almost immediately turn my bad mood on its head, it is the mention of sneaking weird ingredients into baking.  It started when I…

The Best Banana Muffins (Vegan and Sugar Free)

Whoooooo needs more banana muffins!? … don’t answer that.  I figured if there were a trillion other recipes for “best banana muffins” out there, why couldn’t I have one too? (am I being sassy?) Besides, if you are anything like me, you seriously can’t have enough muffin recipes. Each one I come across still excites me and makes it onto the “to make!” list.  Muffins are just…

Pear Fig Chia Bran Muffins (And My Most Used Baking Tips)

Pear Fig Chia Bran Muffins. It may be a mouthmfull, but believe me you don’t want to leave any of it out!  Over the years – and after countless baking experiments (successes and oh so many failures), I’ve been able to accumulate a few tips and tricks that I now use each time I turn on the oven. BAKING TIP #1:  Set your oven 50 degrees higher than what the recipe calls…

Pumpkin Baking: Zucchini Muffins and Vegan Scones

Pumpkin Baking.  My favorite fall activity.  For years I’ve been collecting/hoarding baking recipes to one day try. Many get made… many don’t.  I love experimenting with different flours and “weird” ingredients (#beans #veggies). Ever since I was very little, I’ve always loved making up experiments and mixing things together. Lucky for my taste-testers, I’ve grown from the days I’d make…

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