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.


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.