The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains Book Announcement

Big announcement time!

I’m not pregnant and I’m not moving back to the US (at least not yet) so that can only mean one thing…

I’m writing a book!

The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains will be all about 100% whole grain desserts! This book is different from all the other whole grain books as this one is devoted solely to desserts and every recipe will be 100% whole grain. Exciting, right?! :D And just like on the blog, the recipes will be created in a way so that you can’t tell that they’re whole grain. All without any processed ingredients! Except maybe chocolate chips and extracts. And a can of sweetened condensed milk so that you can make dulce de leche. I sure hope you can live with that! ;)

The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains – 100% whole grain desserts that are every bit as good as the more traditional kind!

If you recognize that picture, that’s because you saw it in my healthier molten lava cakes post. The cover is only the preliminary one and the book will be full of new recipes and pictures!

The ancient grains featured in the book are emmer, spelt, einkorn, quinoa, teff, buckwheat, and barley. If you’re not interested in ancient grains or don’t have access to them, don’t worry! Every recipe with ancient grains will have also been tested with regular whole wheat or white whole wheat flour. So as long as you have a bag of white whole wheat, you’ll be able to make every recipe in the book! I’m also avoiding any unusual ingredients. One recipe has almond meal and one has wheat bran, but that’s as weird as it gets.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like it when cookbooks have some of the recipes without accompanying pictures, so each and every one of the recipes in The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains will have a picture. And because what’s a post without some pictures, I’m tossing in a few pictures of recipes you’ll find in the book!

100% Whole Grain Strawberry Almond Mascarpone Tart
100% Whole Grain Strawberry Almond Mascarpone Tart

I’m working really hard to include as many variations as possible. I like butter but I know a lot of you prefer coconut oil so I test every recipe with both. I’ve also been testing different sweeteners! I always list the “regular” sweetener like brown sugar or granulated sugar but whenever possible, I list a natural sweetener (coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup). And to make the cookbook accessible to everyone around the world, cups and grams are listed for every recipe meaning there’s no need to convert any of the recipes!

And of course… I’ve been playing around with different flours to see which one works best with each recipe. All of this means I’ve tested each recipe about 5-10 times. It’s crazy. So if you’ve been wondering why I’ve only been posting once a week for the past few months, now you know. ;)

100% Whole Grain Buckwheat Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies
100% Whole Grain Buckwheat Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies – these happen to be gluten-free, too!

There will be 75 recipes in the 6 chapters of Bars, Blondies and Brownies, Cakes and Cupcakes, Cookies, Pies and Tarts, Crisps, Cobblers and Crumbles and Extras. Almost all of the recipes will be totally new, with a few favorites from the blog thrown in!

The focus of the book isn’t on gluten-freerecipes but there will be some of those included, too! There will also be quite a few dairy-free recipes.

I’m still coming up with recipes so anything I’ve just said could change but I’m really not anticipating any big changes.

100% Whole Grain Orange Pumpkin Gingerbread
100% Whole Grain Orange Pumpkin Gingerbread

Any recipes you’d like to see in the book?! I still have a few open spots and would love to hear any requests!

The book won’t be available until March 2, 2015 but you can already pre-order it. To pre-order, click here!

Sweet Side of Ancient Grain Preorder

I know it’s a long way off but if the price drops between now and when the book is released, Amazon will charge you the lowest rate. So go order now before you forget! ;)

Thanks to everyone for being so patient with me and my lack of posts. I hope to get back to normal in a month or two!

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40 comments on “The Sweet Side of Ancient Grains Book Announcement” — Add one!

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says
    August 5, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    Pre-ordering today! Eee! I love the cover. It looks great!!!

  • Theresa says
    July 12, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    yay! don’t forget to breathe! and i’m lucky to be able to say that the pictures look as great as the baked goods tasted. :)

    • Erin replies to Theresa
      July 13, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

      Haha. Yay! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
    July 2, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    OMG OMG I am SO EXCITED and SOO happy for you! You are gonna write the best darn book ever! Congrats lady!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    June 30, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    Congratulations on your book, such exciting news! :)

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
    June 29, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

    Congrats, Erin!!! That is so exciting for you!

  • Jodie@FreshHomeCook says
    June 27, 2014 @ 3:39 am

    Wow – this is great news Erin! What a fantastic project & way to showcase your amazing recipes. Congratulations! :)

  • bridget {bake at 350} says
    June 27, 2014 @ 2:58 am

    Congrats! It will be here before you know it! :)

    • Erin replies to bridget {bake at 350}
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

      Oooh! I feel like a celebrity with you commenting over here. :D Thank you! And it can’t get here soon enough. ;)

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
    June 26, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

    Congratulations, Erin! I am so excited for you and I can’t wait to see it! You had me at dulce de leche. :)

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
    June 26, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

    YEAH!!! Congratulations!! So happy for you, can’t wait to see it!

  • Becca from ItsYummi! says
    June 26, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    I’m SO excited for you, Erin! I’ll be emailing soon :)

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
    June 26, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see it!

  • Nora (A Clean Bake) says
    June 26, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

    This is awesome!!!! I love the concept for this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

    • Erin replies to Nora (A Clean Bake)
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much for your help so far, Nora! It’s been awesome working with you. :D

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
    June 26, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats, Erin! I can’t wait to see it! What a fun adventure!!

  • Megan says
    June 26, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Wow, congratulations!!! Your pics are amazing and look so decadent – I can’t believe you tested all those recipes (and twice butter/coconut oil!!), your house must have been bursting with sweets!

    • Erin replies to Megan
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

      Thank you! And haha. I wish I were testing recipes twice! We’re up to the 10-15 range per recipe. Sooo ready to be done with that part! ;)

  • Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
    June 26, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    Congratulations, Erin! How exciting! This is an amazing idea for a cookbook – I seriously love the theme. We could all use some healthy ancient grains in our desserts. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • Erin replies to Nancy @ gottagetbaked
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

      Thanks a bunch, Nancy! I can’t wait, either. It’ll be a super exciting day! :D

  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies says
    June 26, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

    Wow, congrats! Love this idea for a cookbook and totally appreciate a photo for every recipe.

    • Erin replies to Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

      YES! I can’t stand it when I don’t know what the final product is supposed to look like. Very annoying, though I don’t think the author is ever to blame – just the publisher. :(

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
    June 26, 2014 @ 4:43 pm

    Big congrats to you! This is seriously so amazing!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog says
    June 26, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    Erin, this is such big news. I’m so excited for you. You should be so very proud. I can’t wait to buy the book.

  • Susan says
    June 26, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    Congratulations on doing the book! It’s a wonderful idea, and it makes me wish that I could fit baked goodies into my eating plan (unfortunately I can’t afford the calories or the carbs). I’m certain your book will be a success, because most people will still want their desserts, even when they are trying to eat healthier.

    • Erin replies to Susan
      July 5, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

      Thank for the kind words, Susan! I’m really surprised and honored that you follow my blog despite not being able to eat so many sweets in your diet. Thanks for being a great and supportive reader, as always! :)

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
    June 26, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    It’s about time!!! I’m so happy for you my friend!!!! Congrats!!


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