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Summer Updates

It's already the last week of July and we're in the full swing of summer.  We've been having a great time in the sunshine and enjoying the extra Wednesday markets :)  This week, we've got some new hours coming up and we're also highlighting some of our favourite summer treats!

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July 13, 2018

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All the options

This week, Instagram launched a new feature on their stories where you can ask a question.  We love this feature and thought it was great to hear back from some of our clients.  We got a few questions regarding different categories of baking and thought it would be great to share some of our responses here.  We're happy to offer a wide range of categories to suit many of our clients.  To date, we can offer treats for those who are keto, gluten free, high protein and vegan.  This week, we're going to break it down a bit further.

 

 

Keto - Anything we make with the name Keto in the title will offer less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving.  These items are higher on the fat scale and lower in carbohydrates.  You definitely don't need to be following the Keto diet in order to enjoy these but if you are, they will fit perfectly into your day.  A few of these items are flourless and the items which do use flour have either almond or coconut flour.  We use Truvia as a sweetener, all of which results in a lower net carbohydrate count.  In the Keto family, you'll currently find Keto Cups, Keto Cookies, Keto Cake and 2 kinds of Keto Bread.  

Protein - Anything we make with the word protein in the title will have some added protein.  We increase the protein content in a few different ways with a clean source whey, eggs, greek yogurt, nut butters and beans.  These options are the perfect breakfast on the go, post workout or on the go snack or a late night craving crusher.  The added protein helps to level out blood sugar, keep you full longer and assist with recovery.

Vegan - We make a few vegan options which are free from all animal products.  If you have  sensitivity to eggs or dairy these would be a great option.  We currently have 2 items on the menu, brownies and cookies but look for more coming soon.  

Gluten Free - We have a few options that we make completely gluten free.  We never use any wheat flour only oats, coconut or almond flour.  However, if you're Celiac and need to ensure 100% gluten free we have a few options for you.  Any of our muffins, brownies, cakes and keto cups will be gluten free.  

Our hope is to always have a healthy treat available to all types of diets.  We're always playing around and expanding our menu so stay tuned.  We also love suggestions and ideas so if there's something you are after, shoot us a message.  We love a challenge to health-ify a treat!

July 05, 2018

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The sugar high...

Very often, someone will walk by our booth at the Market, gaze over all our treats and immediately put their arms into an X.  They shake their heads and say things like "Oh, I can't have that!"  I always realize they think our products are full fat, full sugar, ect.  Sometimes I get that chance to chat with them and explain what we offer but other times they're already running away in fear of caving into a craving.  This week, I thought we'd take some time to talk about what makes our products different from a standard treat and why you can have just one without any negative consequences. 

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It's my birthday and I'll have cake if I want to!

This past week, I celebrated my birthday.  I won't go tell you how old I am but I will tell you about the amazing cakes we had.  Last year, there was a major cake catastrophe.  Nobody brought a cake!  I showed up to my birthday party with no cake... what's a birthday without cake?!  This year, everyone came prepared.  We had a small gathering of family and friends complete with 4 different cakes.  I think everyone who came brought one!  I also came prepared and made my own cake.

This got me to thinking about some fun and new cakes we can offer.  We have always offered our Protein Birthday Cake which is a white cake with white frosting and sprinkles and new a few months back added our Keto Cake.  This week, we updated 2 new flavours of cakes to include Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting and my personal favourite, Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting

 All our cakes are made without the use of white flour or white sugar.  We use either gluten free oats, coconut flour or almond flour.  Our sweetness is derived from Truvia which is a blend of stevia & erythritol.  This makes our cakes perfect for those who are diabetic, celiac, following a low carbohydrate or low sugar diet and basically anyone who wants to make their health a priority!  You could of course, order any of our cakes for special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, ect.  However, these cakes are so healthy that you could order one up just for fun.  Have a slice for breakfast, for a snack, for a late night treat, girls night.... whenever!  Everything is under 25 grams of carbohydrates and less than 150 calories per slice!  

 

Buff Bakery Carrot Cake

Keg Carrot Cake

Buff Bakery Red Velvet Cake

Metro Red Velvet Cake

Buff Bakery Birthday Cake

 

Safeway Birthday Cake

Calories 150 951 150 470 100

660

Fat 1 55 4 25 3

32

Carbohydrate 23 104 20 58 12

86

Fibre 6 3 1 1 1

1

Protein 15 10 16 4 9

4

 

If you're craving something sweet this week, check out the cake page! We're also bringing the Protein Birthday Cake to the Market this Saturday as well so if it's just a slice you're after, get there early!  Nobody ever said you can't have cake for breakfast :)

Cookies & Cream Protein Cake

We've also been highlighting our Protein Baking Mix this month and this week, we're sharing our Cookies & Cream Protein Cake recipe.  

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June 14, 2018

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Father's Day

Our aim at Buff Bakery is to provide a variety of treats to suit many different needs.  We have options for Diabetic, Celiac, Keto and those wanting some extra protein.  This week, I thought we'd break down some of our top cakes and highlight their health points.  If you have a dad with some special dietary needs this weekend, we can help!

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June 07, 2018

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Chocolate Avocado Protein Brownies

Well it's officially the first week of June which means that summer is fast approaching and the long days of sunshine are here.  There is nothing better than sitting outside until 10 PM and still having that small bit of sunshine.  Insert a Buff Bakery treat to make that scene even better :)

Warm weather also calls for fresh tastes and seasonal fruits.  To stay in season, we launched our Raspberry & Blueberry Cheesecake Keto Cups this week.  These little guys will not disappoint!  Only 1 gram of net carbs per serving, they make the perfect little craving crusher. 

We're also highlighting some of our Fudgey Chocolate Protein Baking Mix recipes.  You'll find the mix throughout the city at Vitality Natural Food Market, Kelly's Nutrition and of course, online!This week it's the Chocolate Avocado Protein Brownie.  Super rich and moist.  This one can also be made with a lower carb count by using Lily's dark chocolate.  So if you're following a ketogenic or wanting to really keep sugars and carbs down, just make that small substitution!  Enjoy :)

Chocolate Avocado Protein Brownies

200 g Fudgey Chocolate Buff Bakery Protein Mix

2 Eggs

1 Large Avocado

6 tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together Protein Mix and Eggs.  Mash avocado and add to mix.  Transfer your mixture into a well greased 9x9 inch baking pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Bake for approx. 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Once cooled, cut into 9 squares.  If you want to decrease the carbohydrate count in this recipe, use Lily's dark chocolate!

Nutritional Information (per serving)

8 grams of fat

20 grams of carbohydrates (2 grams of fibre, 5 grams of sugar)

8 grams of protein