Orange Juice Coffee Cake: Dairy Free version

Last week I shared a new recipe I had discovered and really enjoyed:Ā Orange Juice Coffee Cake. Because we had enjoyed it so very very much I wanted to make it again. A friend was visiting us from the US and she cannot usually eat dairy so I adapted the recipe to be dairy free. It is really no different but we preferred this version so I thought I would share.

It is lighter and even more orangey!

 

Orange Juice Coffee Cake: Dairy Free

  • Servings: 1 loaf or 12 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:Coffee Cake 2

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • zest of one orange or 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and grease a loaf pan or 12 muffin tin
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together oil and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in egg, orange juice, and zest until fully combined.
  • Gently stir in dry ingredients. Careful not to over mix.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan/muffin tin. Fill muffins 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Muffins will be done. Cover loaf pan so as not to burn the top and bake for 15 minutes more.

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Orange Juice Coffee Cake

Today was a coffee cake day. It’s summer and we are in lazy mode. :p What is better for brunch than an orange juice coffee cake?! Nothing.

Light and refreshing this is a great treat for brunch or tea!

Orange Juice Coffee Cake

  • Servings: 1 loaf or 12 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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CakeINGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup olive oil (this combo makes it very light, use all butter for a slightly denser cake)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (approximately 1 orange)
  • 1 egg
  • zest of one orange (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and grease a loaf pan or 12 muffin tin
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in egg, orange juice, milk, and zest until fully combined.
  • Gently stir in dry ingredients. Careful not to over mix.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan/muffin tin. Fill muffins 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Muffins will be done. Cover loaf pan so as not to burn the top and bake for 15 minutes more.

Oatmeal and Banana Breakfast Pizza

Lately I have been eating a very simple and limited diet because I was just feel icky and exhausted all the time. After two weeks of this, I figured that today I’d make myself a treat.

Oatmeal and Banana Breakfast Pizza

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:Unknown-2

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice (almond, cashew, etc)
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly together in a bowl.
  • Pour into a greased round cake pan.
  • Slice banana on top.
  • Bake at 175C for 20 minutes.
  • Cut and drizzle with honey!

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

I know it isn’t really pumpkin season anymore, but this week I have just been in a pumpkin mood. This morning I thought french toast sounded awfully nice and pumpkin also sounded good so this is what I came up with šŸ™‚

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

  • Servings: 6 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:French Toast1

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbs sugar (if you like sweet french toast add more)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 slices of thick bread
  • butter for pan

DIRECTIONS:

  • Whisk together all ingredients until well combined and smooth.
  • Dip bread in and coast thoroughly. Place in a hot pan and cook until toasted.
  • Serve sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

Breakfast for a rainy day: Chocolate Miracle Bread

There are days when I just need chocolate. Today is one of those days. So I adapted my favorite bread recipe, which I have posted before, to meet my chocolate requirement šŸ˜€ and here we are now. It is delicious with orange marmalade and scrambled eggs!

Chocolate Miracle Bread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup caco powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 rounded tbs instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbs oil
  • 1 cup hot tap water (not boiling)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all dry ingredients together. Add oil and water.
  • Mix briefly and check consistency. If dough is dry, add water, if sticky, add flour. It is best on the sticky side.
  • Mix for 5 minutes.
  • Grease bread pan. Shape loaf. Place in pan. Sprinkle with a dash of sugar. Cover and let rise for 25 minutes.
  • Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with orange marmalade!

 

Pear Dump Cake

Some days just call for fruit and since John can’t have apples anything that calls for them I just use pears instead. This last week Tesco had beautiful pears so I jumped in and bought many many pears! When I came back from the store I went straight to Pinterest to see what I wanted to make. I decided I wanted something that was not terribly sweet and could be a breakfast as well. This recipe was inspired by a gluten free, no-sugar added recipe from SugarFreeMom. The recipe is wonderful and so I just adapted it to what I had in my pantry.

Pear Dump Cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:Dumpcake1

  • 1 cupĀ flour
  • 1 cupĀ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, cooled
  • 4 cups RochaĀ pears, peeled, corred, and sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking soda together.
  • Whisk in eggs and butter until combined.
  • Stir in the pears until coated.
  • Spread mixture into a greased 9 by 13 baking dish.
  • Bake for 45- 50 minutes.

 

 

Rustic Apple Sauce

Last night I just needed a pick-me-up that was fruity and sweet but not a baked good. So I looked around and decided a nice lemony apple sauce was the way to go! I try to remember what my Aunt Dot’s apple sauce tasted like and that is what I tried to replicate. 30 minutes later I was curled up in front of the Sport Relief Bake Off eating this tasty Rustic Apple Sauce. I call it rustic because I was too lazy to peel the apples :p It turned out beautifully!

Rustic Apple Sauce

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:AppleSauce1

  • 3-4 small Braeburn apples (mine were tiny, like lunch box size)
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs Golden Syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

  • Cut apples into chucks and toss into a pot on medium heat. Add in lemon juice and simmer. Once apple juices begin to collect, about 5 minutes, add in golden syrup and cinnamon.
  • Simmer covered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  • Mash with a potato masher and serve.