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baking with whole grains

Chocolate Chip Cookies with a fibre hit

chocoalte chip cookies cooling on a rack

Whole wheat flour is not a whole grain flour, by adding wheat germ that whole wheat flour becomes a whole grain flour. This is one of my favourite recipes for chocolate chip cookies, I love the crunch and the fact that one cookie has 2 grams of fibre. ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil ½ […]

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Whole Grain Biscuit Bread

whole grain quick bread

Makes – 8-16 pieces This giant whole grain quick bread is easy to make and tastes like a biscuit. Serve it with soup or chili or just as is. Dry Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour plus extra for kneading, approximately ¼ cup ½ cup natural wheat germ ½ cup ground flaxseed ½ cup […]

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Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits

a tray of biscuits loaded with blueberries

Makes 12 These blueberry breakfast biscuits are loaded with blueberries. I’m talking jammed packed full of blueberries. The dough is basically just holding the blueberries together. These biscuits are less sweet than most biscuits because as a cookbook author I wanted the flavour of the blueberries to sing out, not the sugar.  Think of these […]

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Mairlyn’s Homemade Whole Grain Bulk Pancake Mix

High fibre whole grain pancakes

  Say goodbye to store bought pancake mixes and hello to healthy homemade. You can make this Whole Grain Bulk Pancake Mix and store it in your fridge for up to 1 month or freezer for up to 3 months. When the pancake urge hits you, measure out milk, add eggs, oil and the correct […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies using whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oat bran and rolled oats. ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted non hydrogenated margarine (see baking note below) ½ cup (125 mL) dark brown sugar, packed ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated white sugar 1 omega-3 egg 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract […]

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Gingersnaps – a Smith family tradition

Baking gingersnaps is a Christmas family tradition at the Smith house. My dad was diagnosed with heart disease when I was in university and it was one of my missions to create heart healthy foods for him. When I discovered canola oil I switched the original gingersnap recipe that contained shortening to heart healthy canola […]

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Oatmeal Cookies with raisins or chocolate chips

This oatmeal cookies are made with whole grains. Teaching your kids how to cook is a life skill. Get then excited to join you in the kitchen and make these heart healthy whole grain cookies together. Depending on their age they can find ingredients, measure, stir, or spoon out cookie dough.   ½ cup (125 […]

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