Flourless Cardamom Coconut Date Squares | Swirls and Spice

Flourless Cardamom Coconut Date Squares

Lightly sweetened oats spiced with cinnamon and cardamom surround the naturally sweet date filling in these squares, creating layers of warmth and richness.Cardamom has the power to transform a standard recipe into something remarkable.  Rice pilaf?  Better with cardamom.  Swedish tea ring?  Adding cranberries and cardamom elevates it into a fragrant, beribboned wreath.  And there’s chai, like the mix I use in Chai Chokadbollar, which is simply incomplete without cardamom. I had a strong inkling that … Continue reading Flourless Cardamom Coconut Date Squares

Cherry Coconut Pudding Popsicles

While I love strawberry season, the deeper flavour of cherries should not be missed.  Now that summer is officially here, cherries are in season at last! And when cherries meet coconut, it’s a storybook match.  How I did I discover this?  The neighbourhood bakery of my childhood made some of the most amazing cherry coconut bars I have ever tasted.  They were my mom’s favourite.  … Continue reading Cherry Coconut Pudding Popsicles

Cherry Watermelon Popsicles {100% Fruit} | Swirls and Spice

Cherry Watermelon Popsicles

All fruit, totally refreshing cherry and watermelon blend together in these popsicles. Frosty fruit treats take the edge off summer’s heat in a most delicious way. Bring on the sunshine–so long as we have our freezer stocked with naturally sweet popsicles.  I really would rather steer clear artificially coloured sugar water, which somehow becomes popular once it is frozen.  Real fruit tastes so much better.  … Continue reading Cherry Watermelon Popsicles

Banana Coconut Spice Cookies with Turmeric

Just four simple ingredients and “bam!”–you’ve got cookies!  Coconut and banana need no other sweetener, so these flourless cookies are impossibly healthy too! When I want to make cookies both delicious and healthy, I usually turn to sweet potatoes.  My Cocoa Nut Breakfast Cookies and Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies are proof of this trend.  But sometimes I would rather skip shredding or cooking sweet potatoes.  … Continue reading Banana Coconut Spice Cookies with Turmeric

Peach Spice Oat Bars | Swirls and Spice

Spiced Peach Oat Bars

Made with simple pantry ingredients, these oat bars and their peachy goodness are entirely within reach all year round!Finding a juicy fresh peach is not an easy thing.  Last summer we struck out and were disappointed with the peaches available; I have craved good peaches ever since.  Thankfully, canned and frozen peaches make it possible to taste one of my favourite fruits any time of … Continue reading Spiced Peach Oat Bars