Oatmeal Crisps

Admittedly, before making this recipe, my only experience of “Oatmeal Crisp” was in a bowl with milk. I was very curious what these would produce with the fat/flour ratio and quick baking time. They could as easily be called “Caramel Crisps” because the brown sugar and butter at this high temperature essentially caramelizes – the…

Glory Muffins

A hearty muffin that’s perfect for breakfast on the go. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup mashed banana 4 eggs 1 cup oil 2 tsp vanilla 1 apple, peeled and grated 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup…

Rolled Oatmeal Cookies

This was another of those recipes where I didn’t know quite what I was making until I was done. Growing up I used to LOVE the “Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies” – crunchy, salty, sweet. I could nosh on a half dozen without noticing. These remind me of those. Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups flour…

Tiny Tea Cakes

I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to try this recipe – they are mix between traditional shortcake and a jam-filled thumbprint cookie. I love the crispy sugary outside and the soft buttery inside. I definitely want to make these again for a gift, entertaining or a bake sale. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups…

Standard Rolls

The name says it all – a basic roll recipe that is soft and light. Ingredients 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 cups soy milk, hot 6 tbsp Earth Balance 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp salt Approx. 6 cups bread flour Yield: 12-18 large rolls In the bowl of your…

Marshmallow Cookies

This was another of my Grandma’s recipes that was a complete surprise until the very end. On the recipe card with Grandma’s handwriting she called them “Elephant Tusks” and I realized that this is in reference to what the “dough” sort of looks like before you slice the cookies. Being a plant-based eating home with…

Applesauce Streusel Loaf

This delicious, understated gem of a recipe really surprised our family – in a good way! It was gone within days. Next time around I would like to experiment with pieces of fresh apple in the batter and streusel. Loaf Ingredients 3/4 cup Earth Balance 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 1/4 cups…

Sweet Buns

This is a great recipe for Family Day – homemade bread feels so intergenerational to me. It evokes memories of my mother and grandmother leaning over the counter as they knead in the kitchen, the overwhelming smell permeating through the house. Kneading bread is one of the few hands-on teachings my mother ever gave me…

Bran and Date Muffins

My kids love these – the sweet bites with plenty of chopped dates trick us all into thinking we’re eating a treat, but are getting quite a good amount of fibre. Ingredients 1/4 cup Earth Balance, melted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sour soy milk 1 egg well beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp…

Air Buns

This is a recipe I kept putting off trying because of the several long rises of the dough. I finally made it and everyone in the house agrees this is, by far, the best of Grandma Donna’s bun recipes. They are somehow both fluffy and dense at the same time. We’re already planning for the…