Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy-free, Gluten-free options)

These are the old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookies that I remember from my childhood. Very sweet (you can use less sugar) and oatmeal-y. A favorite for dunking in milk or simply for late-night indulging. These DO call for a LOT of sugar, and if you wish to use less, please do! Be sure to replace the volume […]

Versatile Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Muffins

Muffins are wonderful gems for breakfast, dessert, snacks, covered dish suppers, packed lunches and more. They are quick to mix together and get baked and muffins can be sweet, savory, filled with yummy fillings, or just plain. Take a plain muffin recipe and add veggies or fruit or chocolate chips for different occasions. I love this […]

Rich Chocolate Brownie Cake

My friend Selma asked me to rework her recipe to make it healthier. I ended up with a whole new recipe that has become a favorite in our home. Thanks Selma! Yield: one 9 x 13 pan 24 servings 1 3/4 cups organic whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup organic soy flour 1 cup sucanat […]

Cheesecake Bars (with goat cheese)

1/2 cup butter (or cold pressed oil) 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup almonds, chopped fine 2 1/4 cups organic whole-wheat pastry flour 1/4 cup honey 1 cup creamy goat cheese 2 tablespoons soy milk 1 egg 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Mix first four ingredients until crumbly. Set aside 3/4 […]

Black Bean Peanut Butter Cake

Black Bean Peanut Butter Cake Adapted by Vickilynn Haycraft “There are many variations of this recipe; this is my family’s favorite.” Yield: 12 slices Preparation Time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 45 minutes 2 cups cooked black beans, drained 2 large eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups sucanat 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, natural […]

No-Fat Apple Crisp

Yield: 15 servings Preparation Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 30 minutes 8 medium apples, cubed or sliced 4 cups rolled oats 2 cups whole-grain flour, freshly ground **(Kamut works nicely here) 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup honey 1 cup seedless raisins 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 cup apple juice Place […]

Easy No-Wheat Applesauce Cake

“This recipe is a moist cake that has the buttery flavor of Kamut, while not too overpoweringly sweet.” Yield: 15 servings Preparation Time: 10 minutes Baking Time 25-30 minutes 2 cups Kamut flour, freshly ground if possible 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3/4 cups seedless raisins 1/2 cups natural, expeller-pressed […]

Oat Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies Preparation Time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 25 minutes Mix well in one bowl: 1 cup extra virgin olive oil, or butter 3/4 cup pure maple syrup 3/4 cup honey 1/2 cup flax seed mixture (see below) 1 tablespoon vanilla Mix well in another bowl: 4 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 cups barley […]

No Wheat Carrot Cake

Yield: 15 servings Preparation Time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 50-60 minutes 1 1/2 cups organic canola oil 5 large eggs, separated 1 cup honey 1 cup oat flour 1 cup brown rice flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups finely grated carrots Separate the eggs and set the whites […]

Quick Vegan Chocolate Cake with Cranberries

Shalom, There is snow on the ground and a chill in the air. It’s time to B-A-K-E!!! What is it about home baking that warms the heart as well as the hearth? I don’t know, but I gladly give in to its call! Today I made this easy, very quick whole wheat chocolate cake with […]