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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Mikko Publishing (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980134900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980134902
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Winner of The USA Book News 2009 Best Books Awards in the categories of Baking and Desserts



Nominated for the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards



Silver award winner in the Living Now Book Awards


"The Lemon Laced Blueberry Cookies have a nice chewy/crunchy texture and delicate lemon flavor, very satisfying."  —Amy Sherman, San Francisco-based food writer


"Your desserts made with olive oil are absolutely scrumptious. Who needs butter?"  —Carol Ainsworth, owner, Great Olive Oil Tours


"Hands-down, the best brownies I have ever made. They are both chewy and crunchy, and the chocolate flavor is scrumptious."  —Gatehouse News Service



"The pecan coconut bars rocked."  —Alisa Flemming, editor-in-chief, Go Dairy Free


"After testing some of the recipes, we were delighted to find the olive oil proved every bit as good as butter or shortening. They actually turned out better in taste and texture."  —Columbia Daily Tribune

About the Author

Micki Sannar is an instructor of nutritional cuisine. She lives in Highland, Utah.

More About the Author

Olive Oil Queen Micki Sannar, is all about using healthy oils to create flavor magic. When her family faced pressing health concerns, she had no idea that her desire to bake desserts using only olive oil rather than shortening or butter would turn into a culinary innovation and global intrigue. A tiny person packed with as much flair, flavor, and fun as her recipes, her unique and surprising global creations are sure to wow the taste buds and comfort the soul, while bringing simple gourmet into the home kitchen.

Right out of the gate her book, Olive Oil Desserts: Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking, was a huge success. It won multiple cooking awards and was featured on Amazon as a "mover and shaker" in the industry. Her next original cook book, Aroma & Olive Oil ( released September 2012) will be sure to please as she introduces the happy marriage of olive oil and CPTG essential oils, taking cooking to new therapeutic heights.

With more than 25 years of experience, Micki is a sought after local and national cooking celebrity, instructor, and cooking competition judge. She has whipped up her scrumptious concoctions on numerous stages including the National Dessert Convention, QVC's in house kitchen, and Utah's Home and Garden Show.

Micki is a happily married mother of 4. She enjoys boating, camping, snorkeling, wave running, writing recipes, reading (especially cookbooks), and spoiling her friends and family with late night treats. It's always a party when Micki is around.


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Anyone who loves to bake needs this cookbook.
K. Ray
I've tried several of these delicious recipes and have absolutely loved them!
R. Murdock
You wouldn't think olive oil would taste good in a dessert, but it does!
Katie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joanne on September 9, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you want to lower your cholesterol but not give up sweets, this book is for you. It's not just sweets, but breads, scones, muffins, pie dough, etc..But beyond that, if you have food allergies or cook for someone who does, this serves double duty. The substitution charts in back allow you to swap out eggs (sev'l choices for sweet or savory substitutions) and dairy (even buttermilk) easily. You also have a conversion chart to use w/your previous recipes by swapping out high-cholesterol butter or margarine with olive oil, thereby making the desserts healthier and even lighter b/c the olive oil to butter ratio is less. I made Lemon Sugar Cookies and swapped out the one egg (b/c my toddler granddaughter is allergic) with 1/4 cup of applesauce. They were cookies we ALL could eat, they looked exactly like the picture, were delish, and received raves...better than a bakery. The olive oil pie crust is great, don't even need to mix it in the food processor, a simple wooden spoon brings this one together, easy as pie (no pun intended) to roll out too! The book is esthetically beautiful to look at, makes a good gift or coffee table book; but this one will most likely take up permanent residence in my kitchen!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By llinywa on May 4, 2010
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I've only made the "ginger roos" and they were very good! The rest of the desserts look like they will be great too, I can't wait to try them! The only drawback is there is no nutritional information with the desserts. This would have been a bonus for calorie counters.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By donbo on April 5, 2009
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This new cookbook featuring Olive Oil Dessert recipes has opened up our eyes to making desserts more healthful and they taste great too. We've tried several of the recipes and have found them to be delicious, user friendly and have become new family favorites.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By shrinking footprint on February 20, 2011
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I am an avid baker who was searching for healthier alternatives to butter. I tried different types of "heart-healthy" margarine but the taste and texture was always way off. Luckily, I received this cookbook for Christmas and am very happy with the results. I never before tried using olive oil for baking desserts but am very pleased with both the taste and texture. Also, the butter flavored extract is a clever trick for those treats and cookies that usually have a familiar buttery taste. My favorite recipe so far is the Blueberry Streusel, especially served a bit warm with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt or low-fat ice cream. It was very moist and delicious. The brownie recipe on page 71 is to die for! Moist, chewy and so fudgy! I also appreciate finally having a recipe for a butter-free graham cracker piecrust as well as a regular flaky piecrust that doesn't use 'trans-fat laden' shortening. This book will get alot of use in my kitchen. Highly reccommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Lowe on May 18, 2009
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I have tried several of these recipes and they are very good and easy to make. The comfort cake is to die for and I don't make chocolate cake any other way now! Also, a favorite is the blueberry muffin recipe with the crumble topping. My family loves them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Murdock on April 28, 2009
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If you love desserts, this is the cookbook for you! I like to look at dessert cookbooks just to salivate over the pictures. I've tried several of these delicious recipes and have absolutely loved them! Plus its nice to know that there is heart healthy olive oil in them. I've always been big on butter, so I wasn't sure desserts with olive oil would taste good. But trust me, they are delicious! One of my favorites is the Cinnamon Twisties. They are so light and tasty. I only meant to eat a couple, but ended up eating a whole plate full....Easy to do when you're pregnant. This yummy dessert is one of my latest pregnancy cravings...I just can't get enough of them!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Kamauoha-wilson on March 29, 2009
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I love desserts and these recipes allow me to indulge without eater's remorse. They are delicious and I actually like them better than similiar recipes that call for butter, vegetable oil or shortening. My husband and kids love them too and no dessert from this book has lasted in my house for more than 5 minutes. I haven't tried one of Micki's dessert that I haven't absolutely loved. I am buying this book for my mom for Mother's Day. It's been a long time since I have felt passionate about a cook book. 5 stars!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Valerie Gray on April 17, 2011
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Micki Sannar started looking for healthier ways to make desserts after discovering she and her husband had elevated cholesterol levels. She started using olive oil and was so pleased with the taste that she wanted to share them and put them in this book. The beginning of the book includes information on heart health and types of olive oil. Chapters include Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Muffins & Sweet Breads, and Pies & Crisps. The book contains lots of colorful, mouth watering photos, but I do with there was one for each recipe. The recipes are all easy to understand and contain ordinary ingredients. My only suggestion is in the future to include the prep and cooking time, it's so much easier to decide what you're making when you know that and it's easy to find. So far I have only made the Comfort Cake and Micki's Simple Brownies - both were absolutely delicious. I'm looking forward to trying the Blueberry Streusel and the Chocolate Lava Lava Cake.
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