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Chickpea Pancakes

These pancakes use chickpea flour to create a protein packed guilt free breakfast! Make a big batch and freeze for busy mornings!

Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is a classic German pancake / popover served for breakfast. In this version, I have a little cheat to make it super simple to prepare – pancake mix! I do recommend serving immediately after this dish comes out of the oven, otherwise the caramel will harden and get stuck to the bottom of your skillet (it won’t come out nicely). If you want to slice a few pieces after the caramel has hardened, just pop it back in the oven for 5 minutes to make it easy to slice once again!

Pecan Pumpkin Spice Bread

This is truly scrumptious bread for breakfast, an afternoon tea or even a dessert. Freshly roasted squash in combination with the molasses and spices make this bread a special treat!

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Cornbreads

These mini cornbreads pack a lot of flavour from the roasted tomatoes and garlic! I made them in mini loaf pans for a fun presentation, but you can also use a full sized loaf pan instead.

Vegan Zucchini Date Bread

A really great healthy zucchini bread with no added oil! There is lots of zucchini in here to give it the moisture needed and the pure maple syrup doesn’t hurt either! This bread is perfect for a healthy breakfast or afternoon treat. It will store on the counter for 3-4 days or slice it up and freeze for about 6 months.

Cheddar Chive Fougasse

Fougasse is really beautiful bread made by creating small slits in the bread prior to baking. Its great for a brunch get together, served with a bit of apricot jam. This bread freezes really well – store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.

Raisin Pumpkin Seed Bread

Such a beautiful bread to serve guests for a homemade breakfast treat! Just a hint of cinnamon gives this bread that extra special touch! You can also slice up the bread and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 4 months. Just take out slices and toast when the craving hits!

Peanut Butter and Apple Toast

This recipe comes from the classic PB&J that everyone knows and loves! Instead of jam though, I use fresh apple slices for a crisp and refreshing contrast to the creamy peanut butter! Great for a breakfast, lunch sandwich or a post workout snack!

Skillet Cornbread

This is such a beautiful presentation for a cornbread served straight out of the skillet! Its great for a casual brunch get together or the big game day! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this is a square baking dish.

Decadently Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

This Banana Bread tastes so incredibly decadent that you will never believe it is actually pretty healthy! With whole wheat flour, lots of fresh banana and flax seeds you won’t feel guilty serving chocolate cake for breakfast!

Spinach and Cheese Bourekas

Bourekas are hand pies, originating in the Middle East. They are made from puff pastry and can be filled with a variety of things such as cheeses, potatoes, or spinach. In this version I fill them with sautéed onions, spinach and feta cheese. Heavenly! You can make a big batch and freeze the fully cooked bourekas for up to 6 months in freezer bags and defrost a few at a time to munch on. Or if you prefer freeze the uncooked bourekas on a baking sheet, covered tightly with aluminum foil. When ready to serve, bake the entire batch as directed adding 10 minutes to the cooking time. This recipe will make about 18 bourekas.

Potato Bourekas

Bourekas are hand pies, originating in the Middle East. They are made from puff pastry and can be filled with a variety of things such as cheeses, potatoes, or spinach. In this version I fill them with potatoes and onions. Heavenly! You can make a big batch and freeze the fully cooked bourekas for up to 6 months in freezer bags and defrost a few at a time to munch on. Or if you prefer freeze the uncooked bourekas on a baking sheet, covered tightly with aluminum foil. When ready to serve, bake the entire batch as directed adding 10 minutes to the cooking time. This recipe will make about 18 bourekas.

Zucchini Muffins

This is a great guilt- free muffin for breakfast or as an afternoon snack! Because of all the fresh zucchini, these muffins are extremely moist – you won’t believe that there is no oil in them whatsoever! This recipe makes 15 muffins; you can store them in a re-sealable bag in your freezer for up to 6 months.

Cheddar-Chipotle Cornbread

This is delicious served on the side of a black bean soup or even as a bread for a brunch. It is slightly spicy, smoky and cheesy!

Mini Fig and Apple Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a French dessert where the fruit is cooked underneath the pastry, in order to serve it is flipped over. In this version I use fresh figs which caramelize beautifully! Muffin tins are used here to create individual tarts. You can serve them for dessert or even as a first course for a formal brunch. : if you are preparing these deserts in advance, prepare steps 1-4 up to the day before. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Just before serving complete steps 5 and 6 (if it has been refrigerated – it should cook for 20-25 minutes instead).This recipe will give you 12 tarts.

Deconstructed Apple-Berry Strudel

This desert is a cross between a pie and a strudel. One day I opened up a package of filo dough and realized that all the sheets were torn. Instead of getting upset that I couldn’t use it for a traditional strudel I came up with this recipe!You could make this strudel a few hours in advance. Just before serving put it back in the oven for 5 minutes.

Blueberry Turnovers

These turnovers are absolutely delicious especially when hot out of the oven. You can prepare them in advance; keep frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months. When you want to serve them, allow to defrost on the counter for at least 30 minutes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375 to heat up. This recipe makes 24 turnovers.

Rita’s Easy and Healthy Banana-Oatmeal Snacks

This recipe comes from a close family friend, Rita. When she first told me about it, I was quite skeptical – in my mind there was no way these cookies would hold! Surprisingly however, despite the fact that they are missing the essential (and unhealthy) “cookie ingredients” such as flour, butter, sugar and eggs – they work, and are quite yummy I might add! Great for a breakfast on the go, or an after workout snack.

Rosemary Parmesan Cheese Straws

These crisp and airy cheese straws are just so elegant to serve instead of a bread basket at a dinner party or as a lovely hors d’oeuvre for people to grab and munch on! They are also extremely easy to make, as I used a great cheat here – store bought puff pastry.

Feta-sundried tomato muffins

This is not a usual combination that one would find in a muffin recipe, but it is delicious! Definitely worth a try!

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