Apple cinnamon muffins

When it gets chilly outside and the choice of seasonal fruits at the shops gets smaller and smaller apple cinnamon muffin are a good option for your weekend baking. When I was younger muffins were my favourite thing to bake, so now whenever it's rainy and gloomy outside I fell like throwing a  batch together. These are made with spelt flour, sugar and cinnamon coated apples and not that much sugar and oil, which makes them a yummy option for your new year resolution breakfasts! Apple cinnamon muffins Makes 12 For the batter Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup spelt flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1  1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsb cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup lightly … [Read more...]

Banana, almond & pecan breakfast parfait

  Going back to school or work after the holidays is a very hard thing to do, for some reason Christmas holidays pass more quickly than any other holiday and it sometimes seems impossible to find the motivation to complete your everyday tasks. One routine I find hard to get back to is breakfast. During the holiday is all about late morning breakfasts, pancakes and comfort food, so when I am back to my 15 minute breakfast routine I need to make sure that something very special is waiting for me in the fridge. This year I came up with this "indulgent yet not so bad for you" breakfast parfait, made with maple caramelized almonds, Greek yoghurt and roasted bananas. It's super easy to put together and can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge, just make sure you add the … [Read more...]

Chestnut, chocolate & pears cookies

Being Italian, eating chestnuts during the holidays is a must, whether it’s roasted chestnuts that I picked up in the woods with my family, chestnut paste on toast or chestnut flour in baked goods, I think that nutty sweet flavour just makes every food taste cosier!  The combination of chocolate chip cookie (i.e. one of the cosiest food in the world) and chestnut taste absolutely awesome! Brown butter and pear just make everything more nutty and flavourful! Chestnut flour is naturally sweet so these cookies contain less sugar than most chocolate chip cookies, pears also keeps them chewy on the inside while the outside is nice and crispy. Inspired from the Top With Cinnamon Cookbook Recipe (makes 15 cookies) Ingredients 5 oz butter 1 cup chestnut flour ¾ cup + 2 … [Read more...]

Oh-So Yummy Holiday Panini’s!

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own. I love entertaining during the holidays! I especially like it when I’m organized and can throw a stress-free easy holiday party. My go to recipe are super simple mini Panini’s. They can be filled ahead and then ready to be cooked in just a few minutes. And there’s always a filling to please everyone! What can be better than that? A few weeks ago, I shared my holiday shopping trip to Walmart where I purchased all the stuff I needed for my party. Now I’m ready to reveal my Oh-So Yummy Holiday Panini recipes. They are a super simple effortless way to entertain this season. My star ingredient is the delicious King’s Hawaiian rolls “Original Hawaiian Sweet 12 Pack Dinner Rolls” for the … [Read more...]

10 Irresistible Overnight Breakfast Recipes

Have you ever woken up and thought, 'I'd really like a delicious breakfast, but don't want to wait 5 hours for it to be finished? We have! That's why we've listed our 10 favorite overnight breakfast recipes. Simply prepare them the night before and they'll be ready by morning! You can't get much easier than that. Let your fridge or slow cooker do all the work for you! 1/Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter - Baked Bree 2/Overnight Honey Wheat Cinnamon Rolls - Minimalist Baker 3/Berry Banana Overnight Oats - Sweet Remedy 4/Overnight Iced Coffee at Home - The Bitten Word 5/Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole - Iowa Girl Eats 6/Pecan Sticky French Toast Casserole - Little B Cooks 7/Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats - Chocolate & Carrots 8/Overnight Chocolate Chip-Toffee Monkey Bread - Portuguese Girl … [Read more...]

Mini chocolate & coconut mini eclairs

A few years ago I was working in a pastry shop that mainly sold éclairs. There were about a billion different flavours and 3 sizes: the regular one, the tiny one and the small one, known as "baby" éclair. Needless to say, baby éclairs were my favourite, aside from having the cutest name in the world, they also have the perfect size for snacking and trying different flavours. These baby/mini éclairs are filled with whipped coconut cream and chocolate ganache. They're also dipped into melted chocolate. And sprinkled with flaked coconut. And da-da! the cutest and most delicious French dessert is ready to be devoured! Notes: You can freeze the (piped) choux pastry and bake it when you are ready (no need for defrosting). Choux pastry recipes usually suggest to … [Read more...]