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

Lemon Zucchini Bread with Almonds {Gluten Free} | by Swirls and Spice

Iced Lemon Zucchini Bread {Gluten Free}

Go ahead and reach for seconds of this iced zucchini bread.  It’s moist, lemony, and very hard to resist just one more slice! Do you have a favorite fall quick bread?  It seems like trays of cookies and sliced homemade quick bread are requirements this time of year.  While I love a rich slice of spiced pumpkin bread, this new Lemon Zucchini Bread is bumping all the other … Continue reading Iced Lemon Zucchini Bread {Gluten Free}

12 Glute-Free Party Appetizers and Sweets | Swirls and Spice

12 {Gluten Free} Party Starters and Sweets to Welcome the New Year

Whether you are gathering with friends to ring in the new year or just relaxing with family during a bowl game or favourite movie, bite-sized foods are where it’s at.  And all the better if those delicious bites can be made ahead and enjoyed by all (including those who eat gluten free). Some day I dream of hosting open houses with bountiful buffets where I … Continue reading 12 {Gluten Free} Party Starters and Sweets to Welcome the New Year

Pistachio Almond Cookie Brittle {Gluten Free} | Swirls and Spice

Pistachio Almond Blondie Brittle

Christmastime is near.  And that often calls for trays of something sweet to munch on, for which blondie brittle is perfect.  Neither ridiculously sweet nor tricky to pick up, this Pistachio Almond Blondie Brittle is an ideal party guest. And it would make great company for my Hot Chocolate Cookie Brittle and Double Chocolate Cookie Brittle with peanuts.  All of three them can also be … Continue reading Pistachio Almond Blondie Brittle

Almond Supreme Cookies

Almond Supreme Cookies {Grain Free}

Almond Supreme Cookies are a splurge meant for the holidays. Packed with almond paste and almond flour, chewy almond goodness awaits you after crunching through the almond coating. Do you like baking with almond flour?  Because you will after tasting these cookies.  Usually I hesitate to make recipes that call for almond flour alone, because it is more expensive than other flours.  But some recipes … Continue reading Almond Supreme Cookies {Grain Free}

Blueberry Peach Clafoutis

Sweet fruit framed with an egg-rich batter makes this blueberry peach clafoutis superb for dessert or brunch fare.  You could perhaps call this an oven pancake, but “clafoutis” sounds much more chic. When I went off to college, my interest in the culinary arts began to blossom.  Already equipped with basic cooking skills thanks to my mother, I began collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes … Continue reading Blueberry Peach Clafoutis