There is one ingredient that our sweet owner and chief baker, Ilana Kadonoff, won’t eat on its own. In fact she despises it! But she insists on including it in her brownie recipe because she believes it was meant to be there.

Ilana doesn’t like walnuts… that is, unless they’re in brownies! She insists that’s what they were meant for, and that’s where they belong.

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Walnuts add the perfect texture, flavour, and crunch to our gluten-free, vegan brownies, which we all believe should be fudgy, not cakey, have an intense chocolate flavour, but not cloyingly sweet. Most people insist butter and eggs are essential for the perfect brownie, but not us. We all think ours is perfect just the way it is!

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our brownies and gourmet frozen brownie batter at many amazing retailers, including Healthy Planet, Organic Garage, Ambrosia Natural Foods, Goodness Me, Essence of Life Organics, Espresso Post, Fresh Restaurants, and the Lazy Tulip Cafe, or order directly from us and pick up at office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


Put that waffle iron to good use! It’s not just for making a hearty weekend brunch anymore –  it will allow you to whip up easy and delicious cookie waffles that the whole family will enjoy.

A waffle iron is a cooking appliance (probably hiding in the back of your cupboard) that dates back to the 14th century. It has two hinged metal plates moulded to create an elaborate pattern as it cooks your waffles. Throughout history, designs have included a coat of arms, landscapes, religious symbols, and the traditional honeycomb pattern that is most widely recognized today. General Electric produced an electric prototype in 1911, and started popping up on counter tops in 1918.

The secret recipe:

  1. Warm up the waffle iron. Plug it in, turn it on.
  2. Prepare your cookie dough. If you love baking like we do, then you can prepare your cookie dough from scratch following your favourite recipe. But to save you time, we’ve prepared our sinfully delicious cookie dough recipes (gluten-free and nut-free options) made with plant-based ingredients, free of GMO’s, dairy, eggs, preservatives and refined sugars (available at these amazing retailers).
  3. Grill your dough. Add your dough to your waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Your cookie waffles are great the way they are, or you can serve them like a regular waffle. Plate and drizzle a sweet sauce over top like chocolate, caramel, or date, and serve with nuts and fruit!

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the cookie waffles you make with our dough, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


No matter how you pronounce it, this chewy, buttery nut is amazing for both our health and our taste buds. They’re great on their own, and even better (in our opinion anyways) wrapped up in a sweet chocolaty treat. We show the pecan our love by including it in a number of our sinfully delicious desserts, like the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bar, Hello Dolly, and Chocolate Chewy Nut Bars.

This month’s challenge:

Show us your pecan love! Do you enjoy them on their own, sprinkled over a salad, in a sweet treat, or in a totally unique way? We will be selecting a winner to receive a $25 Sweets from the Earth Gift Certificate!

You can submit your photos in any of the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #PecanLove
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #PecanLove

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is April 30, 2016 (be sure to check back for next month’s challenge, too!). Make sure your accounts are not set to private so we can see your sweet posts. You can find our sinfully delicious desserts at these fine retailers.

Sweet Inspiration:

Our sinfully delicious, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, Chocolate Pecan Caramel Bar.choc-pecan-bar

As a vegan company, we are always excited to share as much plant based power as possible. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and sharing the inspiration with the rest of our sweet community!

Sinfully Delicious Challenge details + FAQs.

 


Although we spend a great deal of time and creative effort to come up with new and exciting cupcake favours for all to enjoy (and we hope you do!), we can’t believe our most popular cupcake is the most understated. Our vanilla cupcake remains a favourite among our customers all year round, by a long shot.Vanilla CupcakeThis classic choice has just the right amount of sweetness and natural vanilla bean flavour, and it’s made with top quality ingredients you can feel good about enjoying: organic unbleached wheat flour, organic evaporated cane juice, sunflower oil, organic tofu, organic soymilk, natural oil blend (palm fruit, sunflower, soya, canola, flax, olive), tapioca starch, non-alum baking powder, sea salt, vanilla bean.

All of our cupcakes are non-GMO, vegan, peanut and nut-free, sesame-free, dairy-free, egg-free, cholesterol-free, refined sugar-free, free of artificial colours and flavours, trans-fat free, and are certified kosher. Try saying that five times fast –or don’t and just enjoy biting into one of our sinfully delicious sweets!

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our cupcakes at many amazing retailers, including Fresh RestaurantsThe Big Carrot, Tsaa Tea Shop, and Nature’s Emporium, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


Is it a breakfast sandwich? Is it an after-school snack? Is it a satisfying dessert? Yes, yes, and yes!

A slider is a small sandwich, typically referring to a burger, but covers any small sandwich (in our case, on a muffin!). The original sliders were first made by burger chain White Castle. These tiny burgers were sold for five cents each until the 1940’s. According to thekitchenproject.com, there is evidence that the term “slider” was what the US Navy called burgers in the 40’s and 50’s. Today we’re taking the slider to sweet new plant-based heights, with our sinfully delicious creation!

Muffin-sandwich The secret recipe:

  1. Choose a muffin. Feeling fruity? Or more in the mood for chocolate? How about something veggie-based? Whatever your preference, we offer muffins baked in our nut-free bakery or muffins baked in our gluten-free bakery, all of which are free of dairy, eggs, preservatives and refined sugars.
  2. Slice in half. For even halves, slice through the top to the bottom of the muffin, or to preserve the muffin top (perhaps for pretty plating), slice off the muffin top from the bottom.
  3. Spread on your favourite filling. Anything goes! If it’s safe to enjoy nuts, try nut butter and jelly, or a chocolate hazelnut spread, or for a nut-safe sandwich try seed butter and banana, or your nut-free vegan ice cream.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Muffin sliders are delicious served warm OR cold! Warm your muffin in the oven or microwave and spread on PB&J, or chill your muffin slightly in the fridge or freezer to make a chewier, refreshing ice cream sandwich.

 

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the muffin sliders you make with our muffins, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, battling for top ranks with dessert. But rather than fighting it out, we think we should all get along and invite dessert to the breakfast table – so long as it’s made with all natural, real food ingredients, and free from GMOs, artificial colours and flavours, preservatives, and refined sugars. Thankfully, all our desserts qualify!

This month’s challenge:

Show us your dessert for breakfast! Think anything that satisfies your sweet tooth AND is good for you. We will be selecting a winner to receive a $25 Sweets from the Earth Gift Certificate!

You can submit your photos in any of the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #BreakfastDessert
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #BreakfastDessert

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is March 31, 2016 (be sure to check back for next month’s challenge, too!). Make sure your accounts are not set to private so we can see your sweet posts. You can find our sinfully delicious desserts at these fine retailers.

Sweet Inspiration:

Our apple beet loaf made in our own dedicated peanut and nut-free, vegan facility in Toronto.

apple beet loafAs a vegan company, we are always excited to share as much plant based power as possible. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and sharing the inspiration with the rest of our sweet community!

Sinfully Delicious Challenge details + FAQs.


There’s a good reason our Flourless Cashew Cookie is the creamiest, richest, most decadent cookie you will ever taste. It doesn’t contain dairy, we don’t use eggs, and there’s no gluten. So, what’s our secret? Cashew Butter. And lots of it.

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In fact, 70% of each cookie is made up of creamy, rich, decadent cashew butter (and no fillers or artificial anything). It’s made simply with all natural cashew butter (dry-roasted cashews, sunflower oil), organic evaporated cane juice, organic tofu, baking soda, sea salt – that’s it! This cookie is non-GMO, vegan, wheat and gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, cholesterol-free, refined sugar-free, trans-fat free, and is certified kosher.

We suggest you try it with a tall, cold glass of soymilk.

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our cookies at many amazing retailers, including Fresh Restaurants, Nadia’s Market, Ambrosia, Nature’s Emporium, The Big Carrot, Noah’s Natural Foods, Georgian Health Foods, Mochaberry, Espresso Post, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive. If you’re outside of the GTA or you’d like to send a care package to a faraway friend, we can ship boxes of Cashew Cookies nationwide!


If you’re not already obsessed with cookie butter, you’re about to be. Spread it on toast, fruit, ice cream, sweet crackers, or it right off the spoon.

In 2007, several Belgian companies began marketing a paste made from Speculoos shortbread cookies, now sold around the world under various brands and names: as Speculoos Cookie Butter (by Trader Joe’s), Biscoff Spread, or Lotus Speculoospasta. This form of spreadable cookies has a consistency ranging from creamy to granular or crunchy. We’re going to mix it up with this recipe made with plant-based ingredients that are free of GMOs, preservatives, and refined sugars.

The secret recipe:

  1. Choose your cookies. What are you in the mood for? Chocolate Chip? Double Chocolate? Oatmeal Raisin? How about Cashew?! There’s no wrong choice, so pick what you’ve got and throw it into the blender or food processor.
  2. Add some oil. Organic coconut oil is our preference. Start with just a little, and add as required.
  3. Blend until smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides if necessary to make it a smooth and creamy consistency.
  4. Transfer into an airtight container. Keep in the fridge up to 1 month (if you can manage to make it last that long!).
  5. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Package your cookie butter in beautiful jars to give as gifts!

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the cookie butter you make with our cookies, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


Chocolate cake, chocolate fudge, chocolate bars, double chocolate cookies, chocolate cheesecake, we love it all! And the best part is we enjoy our chocolate guilt free (the way we think it should be enjoyed!). Our sweets are all-natural, 100% vegan (no animal by-products), dairy and egg free, cholesterol free, lactose free, trans fat free, non-hydrogenated, low in saturated fat, GMO free, free from artificial colours and flavours, preservative free, free from refined sugars, AND… sinfully delicious.

This month’s challenge:

Show us your chocolate love!  Think you love chocolate as much as we do? We want to see proof. We will be selecting a winner to receive a $25 Sweets from the Earth Gift Certificate!

You can submit your photos in any of the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #ChocolateLove
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #ChocolateLove

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is February 29, 2016 (be sure to check back for next month’s challenge, too!). Make sure your accounts are not set to private so we can see your sweet posts. You can find our sinfully delicious desserts at these fine retailers.

Sweet Inspiration:

An adorable veggie-saurus excited to enjoy his chocolate cream filled cupcake.

An adorable veggie saurus excited to enjoy his chocolate cream filled cupcake

As a vegan company, we are always excited to share as much plant based power as possible. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and sharing the inspiration with the rest of our sweet community!

Sinfully Delicious Challenge details + FAQs.


You may have seen our vegan cheesecakes in the freezer section of your local grocer, and maybe you’ve even picked one up and enjoyed (thank you!). But would you believe, our best-selling cheesecake isn’t even boxed and sold at retailers across the country? Nope, our best seller is custom order!

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Our Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes are only available 7” and 10” round (as opposed to our Chocolate, Wild Blueberry, and Espresso flavours which are square and available either boxed or round). They were originally intended to be sold to restaurants to serve to guests with their house syrups and fruit toppings. Customers started reaching out to us to request to pick up vanilla cheesecakes from our bakery, and to our surprise, these pick-up orders have surpassed our retail cheesecake sales!

All of our nut-free dairy-free cheesecakes are made with nutritious ingredients like organic spelt and organic tofu. The gluten-free versions include a blend of flours including whole grain brown rice and sorghum. Like all of our sweets, our cheesecakes contain no preservatives or refined sugars.

We can finish with a swirl of chocolate on top and chocolate shavings around the outside, on request, or we can inscribe a message on top at no extra charge. Our Vanilla Bean Cheesecake and our Blueberry Cheesecake are both available either nut-free or gluten-free.

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can order your own vanilla cheesecake directly from us and pick them up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.