Helping you out with those New Year’s resolutions and continuing on with healthy eating posts for January. We already covered eating more veggies with our bonus recipe of the month available only for subscribers: cauliflower rice using the slicer/shredder attachment. (subscribe to get bonus recipes every month!) Next we tackle eating more whole grains. If you are used to eating white flour bread, quick bread is a great segue into the realm of whole grain baking, and eating. The heartier flavors and textures of whole grains work well and taste great in recipes such as quick breads, muffins, pancakes and waffles. I love this Spelt Oat Bread because it isn’t sweet, so you can go either way with it: spread on a little Greek yogurt and drizzle with honey for a filling breakfast or serve alongside a hearty minestrone for a healthy dinner.
Saffron buns are traditionally baked around Christmastime in Sweden, especially in celebration of St. Lucia Day on December 13th. Delicately perfumed with saffron, with an adorable “S” shape and a traditional topping of raisins or decorative sugar; these buns certainly have a holiday vibe. While I am not Swedish, and had actually never tasted a saffron bun until I started testing out this recipe, I hope you enjoy my adaptation of them. This is also the second in a three part series using one of our favorite flours, King Arthur Flour. King Arthur All-Purpose Flour helps keep these buns fluffy despite rich ingredients like ricotta and butter.
If you subscribe to the blog, then you know that we are dedicating August and September to new breakfast, lunch and snack ideas, just as summer comes to an end and a new school year begins. This month started out with a bonus post of Toasted Coconut, Millet and Banana Muffins. (Subscribe to receive bonus posts every month!) Full of whole grains, honey and banana goodness, they make great snacks and on-the-go breakfasts. Next up, a whole wheat yeasted waffle batter that is made up at night and then stashed in the fridge until the next morning for a quick and easy breakfast your family will love. Because, who doesn’t love waffles? And leftover waffles can be frozen for your own healthy version of those ones you pop in the toaster, or used in lieu of sandwich bread to mix up the ol’ PB&J.