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chocolate cinnamon-spiced banana bread

chocolate cinnamon-spiced banana bread

When chocolate, bananas and cinnamon come together you’ve got yourself a quick bread that’ll become a regular in your kitchen. Reason enough to head to the over-ripe bin at your local grocer and stock up on bananas – simply throw them in the freezer and you can make this anytime you like.

chocolate pudding cake

When does it get any better than when chocolate, pudding and cake run into each other? I rest my case. I’m not sure what the magic is when the top becomes the bottom, and the bottom becomes the top, but it sure is a clever trick!

chia seeds

chia seeds 1

Talk about superseding – these babies should be superseding all seeds and be crowned the super seed of all time. But first a little backstory – remember chia pets? If we’d only known we should’ve been eating the seeds instead of growing them, we may be a collectively smaller planet! Chia seeds are like little…

biscotti with almonds, cranberries & cornmeal

cranberry cornmeal biscotti

Biscotti is a cookie that is easy to make, lasts for weeks and is the perfect companion to a cup of coffee, tea, chai or hot chocolate – dippin’ and dunkin’ never had it so good!

cornbread jalapeño muffins

Cornbread jalapeño muffins combines the best of cornbread and a little spice in a tasty muffin bite. The creamed corn brings the moisture and the kernels bring the crunch for a unique and delicious alternative to plain ‘ole cornbread.

pancakes with whole-grains & buttermilk

pancakes, whole -grain buttermilk/feature

Whole-grain/wheat pastry flour can replace white flour in most recipes, especially these heavenly whole-grain buttermilk pancakes. Nix the white, go for something heartier and do your health a favour in the process.

banana bread with olive oil, cranberries & chia seeds

banana bread with olive oil dried cranberries & chia seeds

Banana bread is a classic quick bread with so many possibilities! The add-in possibilities are endless as is your choice of flours, fats and sweeteners. So next time you have over-ripe bananas headed for a batch of bread, don’t miss the opportunity to make it memorable!

banana bread laced with millet & granola

banana bread with granola & millet

Basic banana bread is a blank canvas for so many other ingredients; from nuts, to seeds, to dried fruit and quick-cooking grains. So make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to customize each loaf, upping both the nutrient factor and the flavour factor! Keep it basic and traditional or come up with unique signature combos to make it your own.

coconut lemon muffins with chia seeds

glazed lemon coconut chia seed muffins

A new spin on lemon poppy seed muffins – healthier whole-grain pastry flour stands in for regular, pumped up chia seeds stand in for poppy and coconut oil & flakes bring added flavour & texture, not to mention added health benefits! With muffins like these, you can dig in on a regular basis!

focaccia with whole wheat, onions, garlic & rosemary

whole-wheat foccacia

Foccacia is one of the easiest breads to make at home, you can flavour as you wish, stuff it for sandwiches, toasted alongside soup or just enjoy as is – with a dish of olive oil and balsamic vinegar alongside – it’ll be gone before you’ve said pass the foccacia!