Archive of ‘baked goods’ category

Coconut Flour Apple Cinnamon Muffins (grain-free)

I just recently discovered the magic of coconut flour for baking, and I’m pretty excited about it! There are so many great health benefits and advantages to baking with coconut flour that it’s almost too good to be true. Here are 6: 1. Gluten free (and doesn’t ruin your baking) Some gluten-free flours either (a) ruin the […]

Organic Okanagan Peach Crisp (gluten-free)

Peaches! These gorgeous, organic peaches from last weekend’s road trip to the Okanagan are absolutely perfect on their own, but a couple were beginning to get a little too ripe so I decided to make a peach crisp. I also had some organic blueberries picked from a local farm and threw some into the mix for […]

Flourless Nut Butter Banana Muffins

A few weeks ago in Cape Town, I posted a recipe for my Flourless Almond Butter Bread – which contains no sugar, oil, or gluten, and is full of wholesome, healthy ingredients. I experimented with this recipe by turning it into muffins and adding just a little bit of sugar to make it more of […]

Nectarine Cardamom & Chia Seed Granola

Granola is one of those wonderfully versatile things. As long as you have some rolled oats, some fat, something sweet, and some nuts and seeds as a base, you can pretty much do whatever you want. This particular granola recipe was really an experiment. I had nectarines that I wanted to use up and thought, […]

Flourless Almond Butter Picnic Bread

Yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year in Cape Town, ending in a spectacular sunset and picnic on the beach. After spending the majority of the day in the ocean, we watched the sun dip into the golden horizon, colouring the sky bright pink and orange, and nibbled on all sorts of delicious […]

Say I Love You with Chocolate Banana Bread

Nothing is really known about the third century Roman Saint, Valentine, other than his name and the fact that he died on February 14th. Some say Valentine’s Day was created as an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday, Lupercalia. Others believe in the legend that St. Valentine refused to sacrifice to pagan gods and was […]

Holiday Apricot & Coconut Granola

Granola is one of my favourite breakfasts or go-to snacks. As you may have noticed, buying good quality granola can be quite expensive, but making your own at home is relatively cheap and allows you to decide what to put in it. I use organic oats and raw nuts and seeds and the great thing […]

Perfection in Gluten-Free Cocoa Brownies

Because we all love brownies… There really isn’t any excuse for these. And they don’t need one. They are simply the best: rich, dark, moist, and somewhat healthy chocolate brownies made with raw organic cocoa powder, coconut oil, and gluten-free sorghum flour. I have been experimenting with different flours for baking, and I must say […]

Gluten-Free Apple Nut Butter Loaf

Baking bread at home has always struck me as something that would be too much of a hassle without a bread machine (not to mention I rarely eat gluten). I have therefore never been too interested in baking bread-like things. But this gluten-free Apple Nut Butter Loaf really is the next best thing to freshly […]

My Favourite Little Drop Cookies

If you love carrot cake and oatmeal cookies then you will love these easy and versatile little drop cookies as much as I do. They take no time at all to make, and are packed with healthy goodness, not to mention they’re gluten- and dairy-free. Actually, they’re vegan. This was not the goal, but a […]

July Book Review: Freedom & Peppadew Muffins

There is nothing quite like the feeling of finishing a good story, reflecting upon that last sentence – those words that seem to carry more meaning than any other sentence contained within the pages of the book – and allowing it to wash over you with a wave of emotions. There is always a subtle […]