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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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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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Snowball CookiesWe all love cookies anytime of the year and they come in so many different varieties. There are functional, dare I say, healthy cookies for post work outs and school lunches or breakfast cookies to eat on the run, sandwich cookies as a delicious dessert, delicate cookies for afternoon tea and big man sized cookies to satisfy those big appetites. But there are a few that we don’t tend to eat all year round. Those that we save for special moments or celebrations throughout the year. Traditional recipes that may have been handed down through the generations, those recipes that please our taste buds and fill our hearts with memories of dear loved ones and precious times. These snowball cookies are definitely one of those recipes. A special cookie that has a special place on a any Christmas cookie plate. They are light and buttery, a little shortbread-like, with the decadence of chocolate. Dusted with snow like icing sugar they are a definite must try this festive holiday. Enjoy! ~J

Ingredients
  • ¾ butter (or non-dairy alternative)
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Icing Sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¾ cup Anita’s Organic Chocolate Chips
  • 1 ¼ cup Anita’s Organic All Purpose White Flour
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Almond Flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Anita’s Organic Icing Sugar (for dusting)

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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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Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

October 4, 2016

Raw Pumpkin CheesecakeIf you are looking for a no fuss dessert this Thanksgiving, then look no further. This dessert is simple to make and a perfect dish to grace any dinner table. Taste the pumpkin filling mixture and the date caramel sauce as you are making them and add more pumpkin spice if you feel so inclined. Buy the cans of coconut milk (you will need 2 cans) a few days before you plan to make the cheesecake and keep them in the fridge. Also make sure you choose a brand that is organic and known to be very thick. We use Native Forest Coconut Milk. This will take time to set so its best to make the day before you need it. So Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy this scrumptious dairy free, grain free and egg free dessert. Yum!! ~J

Ingredients

Crust

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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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Barley-Flour-Chocolate-Cake

This vegan chocolate cake is super light and can lend itself to many applications. Here it makes a perfect slab cake but can also be baked in sandwich tins for a round layered cake. Top with your favourite fudge frosting or sandwich it with whipped coconut cream; fresh sliced berries and drizzle with a rich chocolate ganache. The choices are endless, enjoy! – J

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This month we have covered high tea – with the Sprouted Kamut Scones; the Sprouted Wheat French Bread is a fabulous addition to any lunch platter and then, drum roll please, we have dessert!!! I came across this recipe a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to try it. The ‘Oh How She Glows’ website has two versions of the crust for this recipe; below you will find the baked version. It is the kind of dessert that really takes no time at all but has fabulous visual appeal and tastes divine. And no one will ever know that there are avocados in it! Enjoy.

Crust Ingredients

Double Chocolate Torte

  • 1 cup + 6 tbsp Anita’s Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Anita’s Organic Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tsp  non-alum baking powder
  • 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup white sugar OR 1/2 cup sugar + 1/3 cup Sucanat
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (we used organic corn starch)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp + 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup non- dairy milk
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup

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If you are looking for something to pull together quickly for an afternoon tea; a lunchbox treat or a snack on the go these brownies are divine! Most raw recipes call for nuts but for those of us with allergies this recipe works just fine!

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Hulled Hemp Seed
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 3 tbsp Anita’s Organic Cacao Powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

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Ingredients:
  • ½ cup Canola oil
  • ½ – ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/ ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Anita’s Organic Kamut Flour
  • 2/4 tsp Anita’s Organic Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Kamut Flakes
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan Salt
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon

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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