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Naked Apple Pie

naked apple pie healthy snack

If you are confused by the title, “naked” refers to the fact that this dessert doesn’t have a crust. It is basically apple pie filling. While it has the comforting flavors of apple pie, it is a healthier snack option. Leaving out the crust makes this recipe vegan and gluten-free. I also made it refined sugar-free. Delicious and easy on the hips, that sounds like a win-win to me! Continue Reading…

Cakes/ One Bowl/ Sweets

Apricot Swiss Roll

apricot swiss roll

Apricot Swiss Roll or “Biskuitroulade” is an Austrian classic. Fluffy dough combined with fruity jam creates a deliciously simple dessert. With only 5 ingredients, that you surely have at home, it makes a wonderful treat to enjoy with your coffee or tea! It is also THE dessert to bake when you are unexpectedly hosting guests. It looks impressive but is so easy and quick to make.

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Cakes/ One Bowl/ Sweets

Zucchini Honey Cake

zucchini honey cake

I have a confession to make: I love to eat cake for breakfast! I like to start my day with something sweet. During the week I try to stay away from cake (in the mornings!) and eat my delicious porridge most days. But on the weekends I like to have my pancakes, french toast or a “breakfast cake” like my Zucchini Honey Cake. Continue Reading…

Easter/ One Bowl/ Sweets/ Vegan

Carrot Hot Cross Buns

carrot hot cross buns

When I was in London, I saw hot cross buns in every bakery. So I did a little research and learned that they are a classic Easter treat in England, comparable to “Osterpinzen” in Austria. Apparently Hot Cross Buns are traditionally served on Good Friday. The cross on the sweet yeast buns represents the Cross of Christ. Intrigued, I tried my hands on this Easter treat but gave them my own little twist. I added finely grated carrots, orange zest and a orange-flavored icing. I also made the yeast dough dairy-free and almost vegan.  Continue Reading…