Flourless Mango Mini Muffin + Donuts | Swirls and Spice

Flourless Mango Mini Muffins and Donuts

The surprising thing about these flourless mini muffins (and donuts) is that they actually taste better the next day.  Is that hard to believe?  Then you had better verify my statement. What happens is that the moisture levels even out, resulting in a surface layer that is moist enough so that ginger-sugar coating clings beautifully.  Just be sure to dip them in the sugar coating shortly … Continue reading Flourless Mango Mini Muffins and Donuts

Orange Oat Muffins | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree

Gluten Free Orange Oat Muffins

Waking up to warm homemade muffins makes a chilly winter morning doable. I like a hearty bowl of oatmeal sometimes, but it doesn’t have quite the allure that a tender muffin does.  And these muffins are brimming with a bright orange flavor that complements the oats within them. Rising before dawn is not what anyone in my household likes to do, but after a leisurely winter break, that’s … Continue reading Gluten Free Orange Oat Muffins

Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Busy mornings are better when I can grab a muffin from our homemade stash.  As the pace of life quickens, however, it can be tricky to squeeze in time for baking. That’s one reason I love to make muffins–they go in and out of the oven faster than loaves. My oldest daughter is always hankering for fresh-baked goods, and I can more easily oblige now, thanks to my … Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter and Lentil Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Lentil Buttercream Frosting

Tender coconut cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate peanut butter frosting are the home-baked version of candy aisle bliss.  However, unlike candy, these treats have a hidden healthy twist! Chocolate and peanut butter are an inspired match.  So are chocolate and coconut.  These cupcakes fuse all those crave-worthy flavours together in each tender bite.  And the frosting is both sweet and healthy!  How can anyone resist … Continue reading Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Lentil Buttercream Frosting

Savoury Cilantro Popovers {Gluten Free}

Poll a group of people and you will find few, if any, who are undecided when it comes to the taste of cilantro (or coriander).  I fall into the cilantro lovers’ camp most definitely!  But should you find yourself on the other side of the aisle, fear not.  You can easily swap in fresh basil or even baby spinach leaves.  And in all of these variations, … Continue reading Savoury Cilantro Popovers {Gluten Free}

Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Oatmeal Cups | Swirls and Spice

Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Oatmeal {GF}

Upside-down baked oatmeal cups are ideal for a weekend breakfast or as part of a simple holiday brunch.  Soaking the oats gives a light and fluffy texture to these lovely fruit-topped oatmeal cups.  Oats also contain the anti-nutrient phytic acid, some of which gets broken down during the soaking process, yielding a more nutritious breakfast option. This was actually my first attempt at baked oatmeal, … Continue reading Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Baked Oatmeal {GF}