September 10, 2018

Tahini Date Cookies

7:30 PM 0 Comments
These cookies are perfect! They're vegan, gluten free, sugar free, and deeeelicious!
The dates add such a chewy sweetness to them that can't compare to anything else! Dates are truly one of the best things!
Dates are one of nature's best foods! 
- first of all they are a natural sweetener
- they're high in antioxidants
- high in fibre to keep you full!
- they're a great source of energy
I'll definitely be making these cookies many more times. They're so simple to make and wonderfully healthy.

Tahini Date Cookies

1 1/2 cup oat
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup lightly packed dates
pinch of salt
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
2-4 tbsp almond milk (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
2. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until it forms a dough. Add optional almond milk if the dough isn't sticking together
3. Shape into cookies into balls and then gently flatten on the baking sheet
4. Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly brown and let cookies cool on sheet

September 2, 2018

Summer Squash Bread with Chocolate Chips

8:23 AM 0 Comments

Our garden has produced a lot of huge veggies this year including yellow squash!
We have more than we know what to do with so I decided to get creative with baking. I got to thinking that maybe I could make a sweet bread with some of the squash since you can make things with pumpkin or zucchini so why not squash?
Don't get scared off because there's squash in here. I promise you that it will almost just like zucchini bread except a little more fun!
This bread tastes so good fresh out of the oven. You can eat leftovers cold or heat them up with a slather of peanut butter which makes them even more delicious

Summer Squash Bread

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup grated squash
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Place grated squash in between some paper towels and allow it to sit to drain any excess water
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla
4. Stir the Greek yogurt into your wet ingredients
5. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients using a spoon or spatula
6. Stir in grated squash and chocolate chips
7. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean