Vegan Almond Kruidnoten Loaf Cake | Moist and Fluffy

Vegan almond kruidnoten loaf cake with almond extract and Dutch “kruidnoten”. This cake is very light and fluffy. You can use gingersnaps or gingerbread crumbs instead of kruidnoten.

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Did you enjoy my Sinterklaas recipes so far? There’s only one week left so we’ve come to my last Sinterklaas recipe of 2017. Boy, time flies when you’re having fun! This last recipe is a vegan almond kruidnoten loaf cake. It’s a fluffy loaf cake with soft chunks of kruidnoten and a strong almond flavor. Now, I’ll be honest with you guys: this vegan recipe isn’t healthy -it still contains sugar- but I promise you it’s definitely a delicious cake. Even if you’re vegan you can enjoy the holidays with yummy baked goodies. In addition, this cake is very easy to make (batter ready in less than 5 minutes!) and you need just a few simple ingredients. Read more

Almond Pumpkin Spice Duo Cookies

Double trouble: Thick and soft almond cookies combined with pumpkin spice cookies. Stuffed with almond chunks.


Cookieswap day!!! I’m so excited to share today’s recipe. Just like last year, I entered the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year. The cookie swap is a foodbloggers charity event that partners with Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. Foodbloggers around the world receive addresses of 2/3 other foodbloggers and bake cookies for them. It’s like a secret santa. (Continue reading to see which cookies I received.) And today is the day every single one of those foodbloggers shares the recipe to their cookies. (Continue reading to see which cookies I received.) Last year I made white chocolate chip cinnamon cookies. This year spent endless hours in the kitchen perfecting the recipe for these almond pumpkin spice cookies. They’re soft, thick and so delicious! Read more

BAKERY STYLE Almond Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

Soft and fluffy almond muffins with chunks of almond and chocolate chips! Finished with a buttery crunchy streusel top.


A while back my boyfriend planned to visit his old colleagues and asked me if I had time to bake a something delicious for him to bring along as a treat. As almond muffins were on my to-do list for a while (and as I haven’t baked any muffins for a while), I decided to make chocolate chips almond muffins for him. Bakery style. Fragrant and (ofcourse) super soft. As a bonus, I added buttery crunchy streusel on top. That’s right, streusel! Cause, who doesn’t like streusel, right? These muffins are super fluffy with chunks of almond (and chocolate!) and a delicious crunchy muffin top. And did you know muffins are crazy easy too? I love baking muffins. No fuss and little dishes 😉


Muffins or cupcakes?

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Kruidnootjes Frangipane Tart

A Dutch Holiday-themed frangipane tart. Amazing spice flavors from the Kruidnootjes combined with soft and creamy almond frangipane. This tart works great with ginger snaps too! Perfect easy pie for the holidays.


Only three more weeks until Sinterklaas! I’m not doing anything special, but there’s just something about holidays that get me excited. Maybe it’s the themed food. Or just food. Probably the latter. 😉

Last week I shared a Sinterklaas(/Christmas) ice cream with you guys. (It’s no churn!) Silky smooth with salted caramel and kruidnootjes! And today’s recipe will be revolved around kruidnootjes all over again. And it’s going to be SO GOOD. My taste testers dived right in and after all crumbs were devoured they demanded the recipe asap. And if you’re looking for a Christmas recipe, keep on reading and substitute the kruidnootjes with ginger snaps. Yes, it’s okay to think of Christmas recipes in November. Read more