Posts Tagged ‘almonds’

Almond Honey Cake with Berry Syrup + review of Vibrant Food

I have two great things for you today: an amazing (and healthy!) almond cake recipe along with a review of the cookbook, Vibrant Food by Kimberely Hasselbrink. 

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First, let’s talk about this almond cake: it’s a dense cake made with pure almond flour (so it’s gluten-free), lightly sweetened with honey, and made with olive oil. Thought it’s a dense cake, it’s far from heavy; this would still be considered a light dessert. I can assure you that this was an amazing cake because it was finished in my house before the end of breakfast – this only happens when true perfection has been created! Scroll down for the full recipe. 

IMG_5783Onto the book review: 

If you haven’t heard of Vibrant Food, it’s cookbook showcasing the various fruits and vegetables of each season. The book has four main sections, one for each season. Recipes coordinate with the vegetables and fruits that tend to grow during those seasons.  (more…)

Vanille Kipferl

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These delicious German cookies are made with plenty of almonds and butter, giving them a distinctly sweet crunch.  

vanillekipferl.2Normally made around Christmastime, these are great cookies to make throughout the winter.

vanillekipferl.3Light and sweet, these little cookies are seriously addicting.  (more…)

Baked Apple Muffins

Sometimes people confuse muffins and cupcakes, despite the fact that cupcakes are iced and muffins aren’t. I think this is because oftentimes muffins are just as sweet as cupcakes and really shouldn’t be able to pass as a breakfast item. 

baked apple muffins.1I don’t think anyone would ever confuse these muffins for cupcakes. Why? Because they’re so hearty and delicious in a way a cupcake could never be. 

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They have a sweet crunch, due to the apple-raisin-almond combo.  (more…)