Tag Archives: baking

Black Sesame Cacao Energy Bars

5 ingredient wholesome no-bake energy bars! Naturally sweetened with dates. Studded with cacao nibs. And loaded with my favourite nuts (cashews) and seeds (sesame) to rev up your energy!

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie (dairy-free)

IMG_1930Pumpkin pie is my favourite dessert of all time. I could make pumpkin pie before I could even scramble an egg, following the instructions on the back of the E.D. Smith label religiously at every Thanksgiving. I even hoard extra cans of pumpkin and evaporated milk in the pantry for easy access to make it again, and again throughout the winter. The way I like my pumpkin pies are extra spicy, with freshly grated ginger and even some black pepper, and generous amounts of pumpkin spice in a smooth rich pumpkin filling. Served fresh from the oven with vanilla ice cream, or next day cold and jammed in a mason jar to eat on-the-go, this pie always delivers.

This year, I substituted evaporated milk with coconut cream for y’all dairy-free friends. The texture and taste is largely the same, and more importantly, everyone can have a slice 🙂 !

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The Ultimate Loaded Cookie

These chewy cookies are absolutely packed with all sorts of goodies, and though some may call them breakfast cookies, they are really anytime cookies, whether on-the-go or to savour with tea. Why I love them? The base is oats. The glue is crunchy nut butter. The sweetener is a whole banana and apple butter. And the filler are seeds, cacao and dried fruits. No sugar or oil added. Gluten-free. Delicious. Continue reading

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

Chocolate Bird’s Nests are fun decorative treats to welcome Spring and celebrate Easter! These 2 ingredient no-bake chocolate nests are easy to make, and kids can get creative filling the nests with toppings like mini eggs, marshmallows, and jelly beans. Alternatively, top with toasted nuts for a healthier treat. These are sure to impress kids and chocolate lovers this weekend. Happy Easter! IMG_1664   Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Looking for an excuse to have dessert for breakfast? Here’s a cookie recipe that will make a decadent indulgence guilt-free thanks to some protein powder and natural nut butter forming the bulk of the batter. I threw in some oats for healthy fibre and because I love the chewiness of them in my cookies. But, of course, you can easily reduce this or replace with coconut or almond flour if you want to go the extra low-carb mile. Did I mention it only takes 20 minutes to throw together from start to finish? Yep. These are ready in a snap when you are hungry and in a hurry!!! Continue reading