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Almond meal cookies with cacao nibs 7 coconutIf you are looking for a flourless cookie recipe, then look no further. This delicious cookie made with our Almond Meal has everything you might want in a cookie and more. Moist in the middle with a little crunch on the outside for that perfect bite. Trying to watch your treat intake after the festive holidays? Then not only do these cookies have calcium rich almonds they also have cacao nibs which are packed full of free radical fighting antioxidants. Now there’s no reason not to try them! Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups Anita’s Organic Almond Meal
  • 1/4 cup Anita’s Organic Cacao Nibs
  • 1/2 cup Anita’s Organic Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup honey (or other liquid sweetener like maple syrup; brown rice syrup etc)
  • 1 egg (or 1 flax or chia seed egg)**
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (we use Artisana or Natures Nuts brands)

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Sprouted spelt and almond butter cookiesQuite often you come across a recipe that just becomes an instant family favourite. It’s one of those recipes that when found in a book, it immediately falls open at the correct page and that page is covered in splashes; dirty finger marks and chocolate stains because it has been used so often. This is one of those recipes in our house. You can use our regular Fine Grind Spelt Flour or All Purpose Spelt Flour instead of the Sprouted Spelt Flour if you wish.Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Anita’s Organic Brown or Coconut Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Almond Butter or other nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup; coconut nectar; barley malt syrup
  • or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup Anita’s Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour
  • 1/4 cup Anita’s Organic Sprouted Kamut Flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract or the seeds from 1 vanilla pod)
  • 1/2 cup Anita’s Organic Chocolate Chips
  • Milk (non-dairy or regular) for binding (about 2 to 3 tbsps)
  • Whole almonds or pecans – optional for decoration

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Cranberry Chocolate Coffee CakeCrumb cakes are always a favourite at coffee time here at Anita’s Organic and this version is no exception. We’ve added a few little seasonal treats and flavours to this crumb cake to elevate its position on the festive dessert table. With warm melty chocolate chips, a buttery cinnamon crumb topping and fresh tart cranberries to contrast the sweetness and add some festive zing. This cake makes a great addition to a festive brunch menu or as a perfect accompaniment to a hot coffee after a long day hitting the malls. Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients

For the crumb topping

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Cranberry Orange Bundt CakeIf you are looking for a truly delightful dessert that embraces all the traditional flavours of Christmas then look no further. This delicious bundt cake packed with tart fresh cranberries, hints of citrus and warm spices just about hits the spot. By using spelt flour the finished result is a little more hearty than a white flour based counterpart but with extra Ancient Grain nutrition who could resist. The orange glaze is not essential but does add an extra bit of zesty zing to the flavour and turns it into a perfect holiday table centerpiece. Enjoy! ~ J

Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • zest 1 orange
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Anita’s Organic Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Anita’s Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (not dried)
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped finely
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic All Purpose White Flour (or All Purpose White Spelt Flour)
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Fine Grind Spelt Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

October 31, 2016

Whole Wheat Dinner RollsI have to say this has become one of my all-time favourite bread recipes and it’s all thanks to Marco at the Pastry Training Centre in Vancouver for sharing this recipe with us. Bread making should be a very relaxing experience and something that should be done with care and attention. I find kneading dough very therapeutic and it helps to relieve any stresses the day may have brought with it. And not forgetting that first slice of freshly baked bread makes everything right with the world! As you can see from the picture the recipe can easily be adapted to make loaves or baguettes but will require a slightly longer baking time. Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients
  • 480g Anita’s Organic Unbleached White Flour
  • 330g Anita’s Organic Whole Wheat Flour Fine Grind or Stoneground (Red Fife also works well)
  • 14g salt
  • 14g fresh yeast (or 7g of dried)
  • 14g of butter (olive oil also works well)
  • 24g sourdough starter (for flavour)
  • 520ml warm water

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Fig & Walnut Bread

October 31, 2016

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
This loaf requires very little kneading and effort. Based on some of the recipes by Jim Lahey – the no knead king of bread making – the longer fermentation period helps to develop a fabulous flavour. This bread makes a delicious breakfast treat’ lightly toasted and spread with a little butter or coconut butter. ~J

Ingredients

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Anita's Organic Whole Wheat Dinner RollsNick from Magpie’s Bakery is a little like one of Santa’s helpers. You don’t often see him but he does exist! He toils away all year producing delicious artisanal sour dough breads for our delectation. He kindly shared with us a delicious Raisin & Fennel Loaf. You’ll need a scale and a little time but it is so worth the wait. Thanks for sharing! Magpies Bakery is now located at 5669 Vedder Road Chilliwack along with The Curly Kale Eatery. A perfect stop for lunch next time you are visiting Chilliwack. Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients

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Harvest Grain Bread

October 31, 2016

Whole Wheat Dinner RollsOur Harvest Grain Muesli is a great mixture of Barley Flakes, Wheat Flakes, Oat Flakes, Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Millet and Sesame Seeds. This delicious mix can be eaten just as is, sprinkled on top of oatmeal or yoghurt, used to make granola, or added to your baking. Here we have added it to a simple bread recipe. This bread is perfect for sandwiches, toast and or dunked in your favourite soup.

Ingredients

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Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf

October 4, 2016

Pumpkin Cranberry LoafThis delicious pumpkin loaf is a great treat to have for breakfast, or any time of day for that matter. Filled with all the flavours you would expect in the fall and a tiny hint of spice. Serve warm from the oven with a little knob of butter or toast slightly the next day to continue enjoying this seasonal treat…..and if there is still some left on day 3 why not ‘french toast’ it! Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped finely
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • (we use Pacific brand)
  • ¼ cup neutral tasting oil
  • (sunflower/canola/light olive)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Cane Sugar
  • ¼ cup Anita’s Organic Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Anita’s Organic Fine Grind Spelt Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin spice (we use Gathering Place Trading Company brand)
  • ¾ cup Anita’s Organic Dried Cranberries

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red-fife-bunsI have made these dinner rolls so many times in the last year my family doesn’t seem to eat anything else! The original recipe calls for Whole Wheat and a perfect recipe it is too, however it also lends itself very well to a few adaptations. I have switched out the whole wheat flour and used Einkorn; Red Fife and Emmer at some time or other and they all work extremely well. You will need a scale for this recipe, this is serious baking ;-) So roll up your sleeves and let’s get kneading! – J

Ingredients:
  • 480g Anita’s Organic Unbleached White Flour
  • 330g Anita’s Organic Red Fife Flour (or Emmer; or Einkorn; or Whole Wheat Fine Grind)
  • 7g dry yeast

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"We've worked with Anita's Organic Mill for more than ten years, and what's impressed us most is not only their passion and commitment to current and emerging organic products, but their flexibility and dependability."

~ Artisan Bake Shoppe