Fitness Group Seed Muffins

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Oct 312016
Photo of seedy muffins

These muffins were such a favourite at The Fitness Group.  I was recently asked for the recipe and thank goodness, somone still had it!

  • 3 cups whole grains-wheat, triticale,oatmeal,7 grain cereal, cracked wheat (I used Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Cereal – pictured)
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 C. raw sugar
  • 1 C. sunflower oil
  • 1 C. dried cranberries (could also use currants, raisins, or chopped prunes)
  • 1/2 C. each of poppy, sunflower, sesame seeds and/or millet
  • 1 1/2 to 2 C. unbleached flour sifted with 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp. baking soda

Roast sunflower and sesame seeds at 300 for 10 minutes. cool.

Combine whole grains and buttermilk and let sit 10 minutes.

Beat eggs.

Add eggs to buttermilk with vanilla, oil and sugar.

Add currants, the rest of the seeds and stir til combined. Add flour mixture and stir until just barely combined.

Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Constance’s Carrot Cake

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Aug 172014

photo (16)2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp all spice

1/2 c olive oil
1 c brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
6 c grated carrots

grate all your carrots first and set aside

combine oil, sugar in mixer.  beat eggs in one at a time.  add vanilla

 then add baking powder,baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice

in a plastic bag put in your 2c.whole wheat flour and add all your
grated carrots. and shake it all up.

(this method keeps the carrots from sinking to the bottom of your cake)

add the carrots and flour  to the rest of the batter, fold together.

Use an extra long loaf pan, a 9 x 13 pan or 2 x small regular loaf pans, or any pan you like.

bake at 350   approx. 45min.

cream cheese icing

4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c  butter
1 c icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

beat cream cheese, butter, add sugar, add vanilla.

Have fun making this yummy cake!

Constance Wong, Yoga Enthusiast

Gambier Cookies

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Jul 262014

Gambier Island is one of my favourite places in the world – I grew up swimming in the ocean and running through the trails behind our cottage.  Now, I enjoy weekends here with friends and family.  One of my dear friends, Barb Cornish, passed along this recipe to me.  I hope you love these cookies as much as I do.


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granola or oats (not instant oats)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup any type of nuts (we used walnuts and pecans)
  • 2/3 cup cranberries
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy; add eggs and mix well.
  3. Mix together granola, flour, baking soda and salt and mix well into butter/sugar/egg mixture.
  4. Add nuts, cranberries and chocolate chips and mix well.
  5. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten to your own preference for thickness/size.
  6. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom.