Wild Rice Waffles with Pecans (GF) | Swirls and Spice

Wild Rice Waffles with Pecans (GF)

The prospect of wild rice, maple syrup, and rhubarb together on a plate enticed me to get my waffle iron out again.  The resulting crisp, nutty waffles tasted wonderful on their own, but adding cherry-rhubarb maple syrup was a perfect complement to the waffles.  Complex and hefty enough to be a stand-alone meal, I didn’t even miss having bacon. Never have I tasted a heartier … Continue reading Wild Rice Waffles with Pecans (GF)

Berry Lemon Oven Pancake | Swirls and Spice

Berry Lemon Oven Pancake

Oven pancakes are faster and easier than you might think.  There’s a good reason why the Swedes, Germans, and Dutch are known for them.  Not only are “Dutch babies” or oven pancakes delicious, you can whip up the batter in less than five minutes.  Pop it in the oven and 25 minutes later, a hot breakfast is served! I usually wake up hungry.  But pancakes seem … Continue reading Berry Lemon Oven Pancake

Raspberry Rhubarb Apple Crisp {gluten free} | Swirls and Spice

Raspberry Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Loaded with tart rhubarb and tangy raspberries, sweetened with local apples and rich maple syrup, this fruit crisp celebrates the end of summer harvest.  The topping is delightful, made with oats and ground almonds held together with coconut oil (or butter if you prefer) and a touch of sugar and spice.  It also happens to be gluten free.  But mostly it’s a dessert that I … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Cranberry and Coconut Gummy Candies

Had I known that making gummy candy was quicker than Jello, I would have made it long before now! Seriously, gummies take less than 30 minutes to mix, set, and cut, and only require four ingredients. Can it get much easier than that? These candies were so easy that I had time to play around with sweeteners.  I found that maple syrup tasted better than … Continue reading Cranberry and Coconut Gummy Candies