The BEST 100% whole wheat & honey bread recipe. It's quick to make, stays moist and delicious long after its baked, and uses healthy and simple ingredients. Great sandwich bread!
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Bake the Best Whole Wheat & Honey Bread

As I’m writing this post, I have two loaves of this yummy whole wheat & honey bread rising in my oven. I’ve gotten into the habit of making a couple loaves every week or more lately, and we use it for our morning toast or sandwiches throughout the week. It’s the best 100% whole wheat bread I’ve ever made, and it stays moist and delicious long after it’s baked. This bread also compliments my diet of avoiding white flour and white sugar – it’s sweetened with honey, and it’s made all whole wheat flour. You can even add extra yummy and nutritious fillers like oats and flaxseed.Continue reading

Bake Healthy Egg Breakfast Muffins
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Bake Healthy Egg Breakfast Muffins

Starting October 1st, we made a diet change in our home. We decided to cut out as much white sugar and white flour as possible. I have thyroid disease (hypothyroidism), and it seems to have been really affecting my health lately – especially my digestive health, it seems. I asked my Dr if I should try going gluten-free, but he suggested to simply cut out more processed foods to see if that helped. It really, really has. It’s been hard, but it’s also been fun to experiment with some more creative meals and snacks that don’t have white sugar or flour in them. One of our latest favourite breakfasts and snacks are these tasty egg “muffins” that are so simple to make and honestly so yummy. I usually make a dozen or two every Sunday, and then I refrigerate them for easy re-heating and snacking throughout the week. My natural tendencies are to grab something sugary or bready for a snack, so having things like these, some cut up fruit and some veggies has really helped steer me in a different direction when I’m hungry.Continue reading

Tips for making perfect soft pretzels
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Tips for Making Soft Pretzels

Secret: I am totally in love with soft pretzels. I made a batch a little while ago that I just loved so much that I had to take out my DSLR camera and photograph them. That’s how much I adored them. I’ve made quite a few different pretzel recipes over the years, and I think I’ve finally figured out the tricks to make them turn out delicious every time. I’m going to share them with you today. Ready?Continue reading

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies by The DIY Mommy
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Make Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

A few weekends ago, I went on a crazy baking bender. It was a little cooler than it had been previously, two of my friends just or were having babies, and I just had the urge to bake for them (and for ourselves). I came across this absolutely epic oatmeal cookie recipe on the back of the dried cranberries package that I modified and simply had to share with you. These cookies are SO yummy, and they’re the perfect snack for school lunches. I really like them with cranberries, but this recipe is also fantastic with chocolate chips or (ew!) raisins (if you like raisins).Continue reading

Vanilla Yogurt Streusel Banana Muffins by The DIY Mommy
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Bake Vanilla Yogurt Streusel Banana Muffins

I have a thing for sweet muffins (as evidenced by this recipe and the one you’re about to read). I also enjoy making banana bread and banana muffins… we always pile our over-ripe bananas in the freezer and they’re the BEST for baking with! These vanilla yogurt streusel muffins were a happy little experiment after a particularly large amount of Costco bananas went prematurely brown (is it just me, or are Costco bananas bad like that?).Continue reading

German Baking: Apple Crumb Cake - The DIY Mommy
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German Baking: Apple Crumb Cake (Apfel Streuselkuchen)

If you come from a German background like I do, you’ll know that baking is very high on the priority list.

I love my German heritage. I think it’s part of why I like to make things with my hands so much – whether they be crafts or food.

Fall makes me re-catch the baking bug, so I thought I’d blog my way through my family’s classic German baking recipes. A warning: you’ll be seeing a lot of cakes and cookies here in the near future made with good ol’ fashioned butter, sugar and flour! I find German baking recipes very simple and hearty. Anyone can make (and eat) these goodies!
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