Sweet Potato Coffee Cake

This coffee cake presents a fantastic way to “sneak” vegetables, fruit, fiber and whole grains into your day. Though tempting for breakfast, I recommend saving it for dessert or a special treat because of its sugar content.

If eaten while warm, you can serve this like my Cherry Almond Pull Aparts, and it will yield [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Summer’s Best Blueberry Muffins

Light, nutritious and loaded with summer’s bounty: what a delicious way to start the day! The first time I made these, my 5-year old devoured two of them faster than his father did.

Almond meal provides extra flavor and protein, but if you don’t have any, just use more of the multigrain mix instead.

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Multigrain Sourdough Cornmeal Rolls

These rustic, nutritious rolls are packed with protein, fiber and flavor. The taste of sourdough dominates, complemented by milk and honey and further enhanced by the nuttiness of bulgur wheat.

Gorgeous on their own, these are also perfect for sharing in a basket with butter and jam on the side. Their hearty (and hardy) nature [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Seven-Grain Rolls

After just one try, we’d have to say this recipe is a “keeper.” Intended for—and excellent as—sandwich rolls, these turned out to be just sweet enough to serve at breakfast as well. Given their multi-grain ingredients, these are surprisingly light and fluffy. You’d never guess they contain a high-protein, high-fiber combo of cracked wheat, steel [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

St. Patrick's Day Carbonara

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The first time I saw a recipe for carbonara I was impressed by its simplicity but a little uneasy about the eggs.* After making a batch, I was sold. Using just a few simple ingredients, it provides a great way to get a one-dish dinner on the table in less than [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Multigrain Pumpkin Pancakes

This recipe falls into the semi-homemade category, a lá Sandra Lee, using a boxed mix to speed things up. It includes whole grains and a vitamin-packed veggie for a hearty, healthful breakfast. Enjoy!

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This blog is for sharing home-tested recipes with more whole grains, less fat and fewer calories than similar recipes. If you see something you like, or if you'd like to see more, let me know! - Liesl

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