Baked Rhubarb Donuts

Well I just barely missed National Donut Day, but I’ll definitely be saving this recipe for next year. I got a pan for baking donuts a while back and have been meaning to put it to good use, this turned out to be the perfect recipe.  You can use any cake base to make baked donuts, but you can also scale back the sugar and use a muffin recipe.  This recipe is very similar to the one I use in my Parsnip Muffins, but without all the cinnamon... Read More

Nut-free/Grain-free Banana Bread Muffins

I have always loved banana bread, but not everyone can enjoy it because of nut allergies or gluten-free/wheat-free diets.  The good news is that the already fruity flavors of banana bread are easily made more healthy with other natural ingredients. These little treats are extra special because I think they are the first baked good I have ever successfully made that are completely wholesome.  I didn’t need to use any processed sugars or flours,... Read More

Parsnip Muffins and Blood Orange Mimosas

I rarely follow recipes word for word.  I’ve been toying around with the proportions in this Whole Wheat Apple Muffin recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but with everything except apples.  I tried them with blueberries, pear, and now, shredded parsnip.  I got the idea for from a very gingery parsnip cupcake I had at Four Cafe.  I bulked up these muffins with some extra ground flax seed, as well as fresh and ground ginger. I made them with some... Read More

blood orange and poppy seed spelt muffins

i haven’t been able to make it out to the farmers’ market much lately, but this weekend when i arrived at the one in silver lake i was greeted by bushels of beautiful blood oranges.  i thought to myself, “what better way to use these blood oranges than with one of citrus’ best friends, poppy seeds? and where do poppy seeds feel more at home than in a wholesome muffin?” after trying my hand at all-oat crackers, i am... Read More

Persimmon Aat Muffins

Persimmons are so adorable.  They look like tiny little pumpkins, except they are tender and sweet. They have a unique, some would say unpalatable, taste if eaten when not ripe enough, but they are irresistible when baked into treats or dried. They are most definitely in season right now so you can find them at the farmers’ market or even in some grocery stores.   Persimmon Oat Muffins 1 c soy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp almond... Read More