Category Archives: breakfast & brunch

pancakes with whole-grains & buttermilk

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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 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.

french toast with cinnamon

french toast with cinnamon

Get your morning eggs & toast all in one fell swoop – and when you whip a batch of this ridiculously simple dish, you’ll wonder why you ever thought breakfast came in a box!

whole-wheat spiced pumpkin muffins

whole wheat pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin purée should be in every cook’s pantry! When you realize the versatility of this professional baker’s secret you’ll be turning out much more than just pies!

crêpes with wild rice, herbs & spices

wild rice crepes

Load your next batch of crêpe batter up with a whack of wild rice, upping the protein and fibre factor in a serious way! Pulverize a little wild rice in the batter, and stir more in, to make a much healthier version than those made with the white stuff. Fill, fold, wrap or roll around just about anything – or drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy as is!

banana bread in a blender

How to make a basic banana bread is easy, with the simplest of ingredients and it all starts with overripe bananas. Each loaf can be flavoured up differently with all kinds of additions: chocolate chips, toasted nuts and or/seeds, dried fruit, raisins, grated carrots, coconut, spices, cocoa powder, citrus zest or flavour extracts.

popovers

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Popovers, yorkshire pudding, dutch babies – whatever you call them – they’re easy and simple to master and are a welcome addition to any and all meals!

cinnamon buns

cinnamon buns

Making cinnamon buns at home is easy, and with a simple recipe, you are assured perfect buns every time! Ice them or not and wow your family with these sensational cinnamon buns you made from scratch!

mincemeat apple crisp tarts

Mincemeat apple crisp tarts take the best from the tart world, the best from the apple crisp world and bring them together to create a tasty treat for any dessert table – holidays or not!

zucchini or (broccoli) fritters with scallions & goat cheese

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Fabulous fritters! And the most important thing to remember is – please, please, pleeeease don’t let a fritter recipe take you down, meaning the only thing that must make it into a vegetable fritter is the vegetable, flour, egg and s&p – any special flavourings, cheeses or other additions are merely extras and should not stop you from frying up a fritter!