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Fueling Success: Back-to-School Nutrition with Fresh Baked Whole-Grain Snacks and Breakfast Foods

Fueling Success: Back-to-School Nutrition with Fresh Baked Whole-Grain Snacks and Breakfast Foods

As the summer days gradually give way to the crisp air of autumn, it’s that time of year again—back to school season. As parents and educators, we want nothing but the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health and well-being. A crucial aspect of setting them up for success is ensuring […]

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Baking History and Traditions: All About Ancient Grains

Baking History and Traditions: All About Ancient Grains

Ancient grains have stood the test of time, providing sustenance to civilizations for thousands of years. Amaranth, Teff, Sorghum, Millet, Quinoa, and Buckwheat are among these ancient treasures that continue to capture the imagination of food enthusiasts today. In this blog post, we’ll explore the rich history and traditions surrounding these grains and delve into […]

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Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

This whole wheat cookie recipe appeared in an early Kansas Wheathearts Bake and Take Day  brochure and has been a long-time favorite cookie. It is an easy recipe to make and deliver to an elderly person or special friends.  INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon […]

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Baking for Others: Whole Wheat Butterscotch Brownies

Baking for Others: Whole Wheat Butterscotch Brownies

The brownies are made with whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. Whole wheat flour performs almost exactly like all purpose flour, but it has more fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is a great option if you want to easily incorporate some whole grains into your baking because it can be substituted for all purpose […]

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Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

Nutty, hearty whole-grain flour makes great pizza. This thick crust features a touch of honey and a long overnight rise to bring out all the nuances of flavor. Recipe courtesy of King Arthur Flour

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Spring Baking Provides a Wealth of Educational Opportunities

Spring Baking Provides a Wealth of Educational Opportunities

Spring is a magical season with gardens bursting forth in vibrant colors and fresh flavors. What better way to celebrate this bountiful time of the year than through spring baking? Not only does it provide an opportunity to indulge in delightful treats, but it can also become a valuable teaching tool for children to learn […]

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Bake for Family Fun Month: A Time to Celebrate, Bond and Enjoy Delicious Meals Together!

Bake for Family Fun Month: A Time to Celebrate, Bond and Enjoy Delicious Meals Together!

The Home Baking Association has designated February as Bake for Family Fun Month, a national celebration dedicated to encouraging families to spend quality time together in the kitchen. This month-long event is all about creating memories, learning new baking skills, and of course, indulging in some yummy treats. Here are the dates to mark on […]

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November is National Bread Month

November is National Bread Month

November is a great time for pumpkin spice and everything nice, but it’s also the perfect time to celebrate National Bread Month. The wheat that U.S. farmers grow is exceptionally adept at creating tasty, homemade bread, so be sure to celebrate this homegrown holiday. One bushel of wheat can produce 90 loaves of whole wheat […]

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Boost Your Nutrition Through Baking this March

Boost Your Nutrition Through Baking this March

by Sharon Davis, Home Baking Association March is known for being “nutrition month” in school and community education circles. One way to celebrate is home baking to boost nutrition. HomeBaking.org has some great connections for you. First, go with wholegrain-rich baking—both enriched and whole grain flours provide great vitamins, protein complex carbohydrates and fiber.  Bake […]

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Bake for Family Fun

Bake for Family Fun

The Home Baking Association (HBA) has designated February as “Bake for Family Fun Month” and has resources, recipes and activities to help families get started in the kitchen! Each week you will find designated recipes, baking activities and opportunities to spend time together in the kitchen. From toddler to grandparent – baking is the perfect family activity. […]

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