All posts tagged: cinnamon

Cinnamon Buns

  I woke up this morning thinking about cinnamon buns, I went about my day but the thought of warm, sticky, cinnamon bread just kept popping into my mind, eventually I couldn’t ignore it. This is the problem with cravings and being 5 months pregnant. So I went online and found an easy, no fuss recipe, I did a couple adaptions and voila! Ingredients 1 packet instant yeast 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup butter 1/4 tsp salt 2.5 cups all purpose flour (plus some extra for rolling) 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar, divided 1 tbsp of brown sugar Instructions In a large sauce pan (or in a bowl in the microwave at 30 sec increments), heat the almond milk and 3 Tbsp of butter until warm and melted, never reaching boiling. Remove from heat and let cool to the temperature of bath water. It should be warm but not too hot or it will kill the yeast. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let …

Guilt-Free Brownies!

These brownies were super easy to make and absolutely delicious, plus they’re pretty much guilt free as there is no added sugar and they’re very high in fiber. Ingredients 2 cups (about 200g) dates, pitted 1¼ cup walnuts, ground finely 1 cup almonds, ground finely ¼ cup pistachios, shelled and ground finely 1 cup cocoa powder ¼ cup cacao nibs 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoons Coffee Grinded 1 teaspoon sea salt dash of cinnamon    Instructions In a food processor, ground the walnuts, almonds, and pistachios until fine. Next add in the pitted dates, a few at a time helps, repeat pulsing and blending until the mixture has come together. Add in cocoa powder. Pulse to combine again. In a large mixing bowl, pour this mixture, add in melted coconut oil, cacao nibs, and remaining ingredients. Using a spatula or your hands, stir. In a lined (with parchment paper) 8×8 square pan, spread the brownie mixture in and start to evenly press down until you form a brownie layer. Chill for at least …

Mini Fall Pies and Tarts!

This past weekend we took advantage of the fabulous weather and drove to Andrew Scenic Farms, this farm is a family run business and definitely doesn’t have the long line ups and wait times that other apple picking farms have. We spent about 2 hours there, had a pony ride, picked raspberries and apples and then enjoyed some lunch. On Sunday, my son and I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making these delicious mini tarts. First you’ll need some custard, this recipe is scaled down as you don’t need that much, my son (who is 2 years old) really enjoyed making this, lots of mixing and whisking! Buttermilk Custard 3/4 cup of sugar 2 tbsp of. flour 1/4 cup of butter, softened 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 cup buttermilk Mix sugar and flour; cream with butter. Add eggs, vanilla, salt and buttermilk. Raspberry Mini Tarts (recipe makes 6) Preheat oven to 350 F Pastry Recipe (I used Martha Stewart’s – I find it’s better to add a little more …