The second item depicted (a whole wheat, cinnamon-almond pull-apart loaf) does involve two unrefined sweeteners (just a touch of maple syrup and sprinkling of turbinado sugar), which I'd done well to avoid otherwise. I actually baked it as an experiment prior to a forthcoming care package-making marathon this weekend--a smart move, as I'm not completely satisfied with the results (fluffy, but a bit messy and in need of flavor-tweaking) and would like to mail some sort of bread to go along with the cookie assortment. I've already given a good portion of this prototype loaf to my brother (who has the most massive sweet tooth), so there isn't much left to tempt the carb-junkie of this house (read: me) for the rest of the week.
The spring holidays are upon us, and with them often come a host of celebratory treats. What sweets have been tempting you lately, dear readers? What springtime treats are you enjoying? For some reason, I've recently been reminded of my childhood, pre-vegan fondness for peanut and almond M&Ms, and would so love to have cruelty-free versions available.