Category Sweets

Vegan Spelt Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are vegan and made with spelt flour. They are easy-to-make and would be great topped with a vegan buttercream. Vegan Spelt Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients 1/2 cup soy milk 1/2 cup sugar 2 and 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp vanilla 3/4 cups spelt flour 2 and 1/2 tbsp […]

Maple Pumpkin Scones

These scones are soft and moist, with melding flavours of pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple. The maple glaze is the perfect amount of sweetness. I also learned you can make powdered sugar at home. Just whirl white sugar in a coffee grinder for 10 seconds, and you’ll get powdered sugar. Maple Pumpkin Scones Ingredients 2 cups […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

I don’t have a thankfulness connection for this recipe, except a general thankfulness for the winning combination that is peanut butter and chocolate. I tried to make my own chocolate and oatmeal crust here, and it was less than stellar, so I’d suggest using an Oreo cookie crust like this one. Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie […]

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

For today’s gratitude: I am grateful for my family. I have a loving, wonderful family and many fond memories of childhood. Chocolate chip cookies were one of my favourite childhood treats. I remember making cookies with my mom and my sister, and eating indecent amounts of cookie dough. My mom would disappear to the pantry, […]

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Biscotti–“twice-baked” cookies–go great with afternoon coffee. Biscotti are easy to make at home, keep for several days in a cookie tin, and are very adaptable. Here, I’ve followed this hazelnut biscotti recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but I substituted almonds for hazelnuts. Chocolate Almond Biscotti Ingredients 2.5 cups white flour .5 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp […]

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not very adventurous. I like what’s known and familiar. But I also like these cookies. They are familiar–chocolate chip cookies!–but with a surprising coconut twist. The coconut gives the cookies a deeper, more complex flavour than your run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookies. The coconut and oatmeal combine to give them a wonderful, chewy texture. You […]

Banana Walnut Breakfast Cake

This cake is only slightly sweet, is made with whole grains, contains no oil or butter, and is packed with bananas and nuts, which makes it appropriate breakfast food in my books. The caramelized walnut-sugar streusel is candied and crunchy, contrasting with the soft, barely sweet cake. Made using only whole wheat flour, the cake […]