Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on Roasted Chicken

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on Roasted Chicken is the a unique taste that let’s you celebrate the berry season with style.  If you’re a berry lover and want to experience every flavor possible, this recipe is a must make!

I cooked them on a rack over a foil covered baking sheet so the clean up was a snap.  You’ll want to cook the chicken with a simple salt and pepper first and add your sauce in the last few minutes of roasting.  Prepare the sauce while the chicken is in the oven and presto – easy, healthy dinner.

If your family eats a lot of chicken, this is a budget-friendly meal that changes up the flavour wonderfully and the kids will love this.  If you decide to make this in the cooler months, frozen raspberries will do just fine.

I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical to take the first bite – they looked delicious but raspberry and chicken?   No need for hesitation – scrumptious!   The raspberry flavour is absorbed into the skin and it tastes like a natural combo – a home run!

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on Roasted Chicken

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on Roasted Chicken  is the a unique taste that let's you celebrate the berry season with style.  If you're a berry lover and want to experience every flavor possible, this recipe is a must make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: raspberry chipotle sauce
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks (8-10)
  • kosher and freshly ground black pepper t
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pints raspberries
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobe sauce, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons adobe sauce (from bottle of chiles)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (raw, if you have it)
  • Fresh basil or cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels, ensuring it's completely dry. Generously salt and pepper and place on oil-sprayed baking rack on top of foil covered baking sheet or large casserole pan.
  • Roast chicken for 30 minutes, check on it at 20. Use your thermometer - we want it at 185 F.
  • While chicken is roasting make your sauce. Spray a medium sized saucepan and sauté onions and garlic for 4-5 minutes until onion is translucent.
  • Add raspberries, chiles, adobe sauce, lime juice and honey. Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. (see note about raspberry seeds in post)
  • When chicken is close to being done, remove from oven and baste one side generously with sauce. Return to oven and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove, turn chicken and baste again, returning to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes, tented, before serving.
  • Top with fresh herbs and sesame seeds if desired.
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This healthy and Gluten Free Banana and Raspberry Bread is the perfect summer brunch treat! Made with whole grains, almonds, and entirely fruit sweetened, and then flecked with summer raspberries and dark chocolate chips.

Gluten free banana bread with raspberries and dark chocolate chips cut into thick slices.

This recipe was submitted by Michelle at Sunkissed Kitchen, a partner of Barrie Hill Farms.

Brunch-worthy Raspberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

Who doesn’t love a good banana bread? This banana bread takes it to the next level with the addition of fresh raspberries, and dark chocolate chips.

Not only is this banana bread “next level,” it’s also good for you! This healthy gluten free banana and raspberry bread is made with whole oats and almond flour, and is entirely fruit sweetened. Not a drop of refined sugar, or even honey.

A bowl of banana bread batter with raspberries and dark chocolate chips.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana and Raspberry Bread

Making a loaf of this delicious bread out of whole ingredients couldn’t be easier.

I always start this bread out by grinding whole oats into an oat flour. Buying the store milled oat flour is too fine and the bread loses some of it’s wonderfully hearty texture.

When making sugar free desserts, make sure you’re using high quality fruit. There’s no sugar being added to this healthy banana bread, so your bananas need to be ripe and spotty, and your berries need to be of good quality. I buy organic raspberries – they are one of the “dirty dozen.” They might not always show up on the list, but they are one of the most heavily pesticide doused produce items.

I like using big, sweet medjool dates when sweetening a quick bread or cake recipe, but using other date varieties is fine. Make sure your dates are fresh and soft so they blend up well into the banana bread batter.

Tips for Banana Raspberry Bread

  • Make it Gluten Free: If you need this recipe to be gluten free, be sure to buy certified gluten free oats.
  • Make it Ahead: This loaf freezes beautifully. Be sure to wrap it tight in plastic wrap, and then seal in a freezer ziplock bag. Allow to defrost on the counter when ready to serve.

Banana and Raspberry Bread

This healthy gluten free loaf is the perfect banana bread -- lightly fruit sweetened, and studded with summer raspberries and dark chocolate chips. The perfect healthy banana bread for all occasions.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, gluten free bread, healthy banana bread
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 279kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil virgin
  • 5-6 medjool dates 3 ounces, pitted
  • 3 bananas ripe (12 ounces peeled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats gluten free, if necessary
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips plus more for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add oats to a blender, and process to form a fine flour. I find that store bought oat flour is too fine and gives breads a slighly sandy texture, so I recommend grinding your own for this recipe. Set oat flour aside and rinse blender.
  • Add almond milk and dates to the blender. Warm coconut oil until its liquid and slightly warm. Warming it ensures it doesn't solidify when mixed with the cold ingredients.
  • Process the dates, milk and oil until it becomes a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash with a fork. Leave some texture to the bananas. Since this recipe is fruit sweetened, it's very important to use ripe and sweet bananas.
  • Add the eggs, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt, along with the date paste, to the bowl with the bananas, and stir to combine.
  • Add the oat flour and almond flour, and stir just until there is no more dry flour.
  • Add the raspberries and dark chocolate chips, and gently fold into the batter.
  • Line and loaf pan (8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2) with baking paper, and add batter to the pan. Sprinkle additional oats and chocolate chips on top, if desired.
  • Bake for 50 minutes-1 hour, until the center of the loaf is set. Allow to cool before slicing.
  • This bread is delicious served warm or cold. Store sealed tight in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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Berry French Toast Casserole

This Berry French Toast Casserole mixes delicious berries with an even sweeter french toast and can be made with lots of tasty additions. Anyone that likes to eat breakfast for dinner will love this sweet treat that makes a great breakfast (or dinner!).  The crunchiness of the granola adds to the already wide variety of textures in this dish that everyone is going to love.

two small bowls of berry french toast casserole

Berry French Toast Casserole: An All-Day Treat

Berry French Toast Casserole is now my favorite meal!  Oh boy, I could have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  The best thing is that you don’t need refined sugar when you’ve got the sweetness from all those berries PLUS I added some pure maple syrup and freshly squeezed orange juice.  Gotta love it, right?

If you’re like me and demand some texture in your food then I’ve got that for you too.  A delicious maple granola tops this treat – love that extra tasty crunch! My friend, Fran, from Not Yer Granny’s Granola hand-bakes it in small batches and it’s chock full of natural, healthy ingredients.   Of course, this doesn’t require three berries.  If you just want to use one that works just fine, too.  For a berry nut like me, I would have used 10 varieties if they were available to me!

A pan of baked french toast surrounded by bowls of berries.

Locally Bought & Locally Made

I love it when I can create a meal with locally made products. The berries are from Barrie Hill Farms, the delicious eggs, freshly baked bread, and pure maple syrup are from local markets and the milk is from a local company, Sheldon Creek Dairy. Don’t you love the little bottle shaped like a maple leaf for the maple syrup?  We’re very proud of our syrup up here, ha!

a photo showing an open container of a dozen eggs and a row of maple syrup and small pieces of bread

You can make this in a baking dish or let the kids help make up their own ramekins.  You can also prepare this the night before and just cover and refrigerate.  I simply poured the egg mixture over the bread and let it sit on the counter for 30 minutes before tossing it in the oven. The flavors were top notch so either way will work depending on your schedule.

This doesn’t have to be just for the weekends.   By preparing it the night before, it’s an easy and delicious way to start your weekday as well.  I especially love this recipe because it’s a year-round treat.  You can even use well-frozen berries in the winter!  I think we all need more french toast, don’t you?

Don’t forget to share your photos with me on Instagram with the hashtag, #BarrieHillFarms.  I want to know what you’re going with your berries this summer.  Cheers!

Berry French Toast Casserole

You don’t need loads of refined sugar for tasty french toast. Sweeten it with berries, pure maple syrup and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason @ Simply Fresh Dinners

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf whole grain bread or challah, farmer’s market bread – your choice
  • 8 eggs you can use 4 eggs and 4 egg whites if you prefer)
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk, whole milk, skim milk)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp orange juice freshly squeezed
  • zest from 1/2 the orange
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen)
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup granola
  • extra maple syrup for drizzling

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup, extract, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg. Whisk well.
  • Oil a baking dish (about 9 x 13) or ramekins and fill with bread.
  • Pour the liquid mixture over the bread and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes, mixing once or twice to be sure all parts of the bread are moistened.
  • Mix in the blueberries.
  • Bake the casserole at 350 F. for about 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with half of the granola; return to oven and bake another 15 minutes or until there is no longer any liquid between the bread.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Top with raspberries, blackberries and remaining granola. Drizzle with additional maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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2 small white bowls of berry french toast casserole with a square container of blueberries and some blueberries scattered on the table

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2 glasses of a wine spritzer recipe with peaches and raspberries

A Refreshing Raspberry And Peach Wine Spritzer Recipe

It was 38 C (100 F) here yesterday once you factor in the humidity so I decided a cool refreshing drink was in order once happy hour rolled around.  Luckily, I had some beautiful raspberries from the farms and this drink came together very easily.  You’ll want a zesty or aromatic white wine like Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Grigio for this tasty drink.  It’s as simple as adding some club soda, ice, raspberries, peaches, and mint.  You could also use peach wine and sparkling water and have similarly delicious results!

I thought I’d be clever and make some fancy ice cubes but those didn’t quite work out.  I tried freezing some mini rose buds in an ice cube tray but I should have googled it before to get some help.  This type of thing falls under the ‘craftsy’ kind of thing and I fail miserably in that category.  I figured it out later without googling.  Simply put the bud in the tray and fill it up halfway and let it freeze.  Once it’s frozen, fill it up the rest of the way.  Simple right?  Didn’t occur to me at the time!  I think it would be very pretty though and I’ll be doing it next time.  Just be sure you use edible flowers. Or some raspberries in ice would be great, too.

2 glasses of white wine spritzers with raspberries and apples on a silver tray

 A Wine Spritzer On A Budget

It just occurred to me that this is a budget-wise drink for larger gatherings.  Your wine bottles will go a lot further and you’re finding a sneaky way to get some healthy foods into your friends, too.  There are less than 10 ingredients and all of them are not heavy on the wallet.  Are you budget conscious? I guess we all are, aren’t we? No need to spend lots of money on incredibly expensive wines, just go and find one of your favorites but don’t worry if you go a bit cheaper because the fruits will bring out the aroma and I am sure it will still be delicious! Let us know what wine you used, snap a photo and share it on Instagram by using the hashtag #barriehillfarms

Update:  I met a wonderful lady on Facebook named Suzanne from Capizzanno Olive Oils and Vinegars who has made a wonderful suggestion for this drink.  She added 2-3 tablespoons of Blenheim Apricot and I just know it must have been fabulous!  Thanks for the tip, Suzanne!

What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? It’s getting warmer here and I can’t wait to make this Raspberry and Peach Wine Spritzer Recipe again!

Raspberry And Peach Wine Spritzer Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason @ Simply Fresh Dinners

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle white wine Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Grigio are good choices.
  • 1 litre club soda
  • 2 pints raspberries
  • 2 peaches sliced
  • a large handful of mint leaves
  • ice
  • Optional and most definitely delicious – 2-3 tablespoons Blenheim Apricot (a blend of aged white balsamic with no refined sugars). See notes and links in post.

Instructions

  • I would suggest a 2/1 ratio for the wine and club soda for a nice refreshing drink.
  • Mix in pitcher or individual glasses.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 44.6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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2 glasses of a wine spritzer recipe with peaches and raspberries

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