The angle: All your favorite cakes and goodies, gussied up with whole grain flours and natural sugars.
Recipes for right now: Blueberry Cinnamon Scones, Vegan Animal Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Apricot Cherry Bread, Berry Almond Breakfast Bread, Honey Kamut Bread, Raspberry Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cloud Cake
Who would enjoy this book? Home bakers eager to expand beyond white flour and white sugar.
• Who wrote it: Jennifer Katzinger
• Who published it: Sasquatch Books
• Number of recipes: 75
• Other highlights: There are good, solid health reasons to start moving away from white flour and refined white sugar, but Jennifer Katzinger makes it very clear in Honey & Oats that health isn't the only reason to start cooking with ingredients like buckwheat flour, teff flour, and maple syrup. Not by a long shot! These ingredients also take our favorite baked goods and actually make them better — biscuits actually taste sweeter with kamut flour; a carrot cake made with maple syrup tastes richer.
While the book isn't entirely gluten-free and vegan, there are enough recipes in both categories that people following (or cooking for people who follow) either diet will be more than happy. Gluten-free and vegan variations for other recipes are also given whenever possible.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Honey & Oats by Jennifer Katzinger
• Visit the author's website: Jennifer Katzinger
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