Sweet treatsMention desserts and sweet snacks and everyone smiles. We enjoy this burst of flavour at family gatherings, over coffee and a chat with friends, or as a welcome delight any time. Here is a list of just some of the sweet treats we make. We’re always exploring new recipes to share with you. Some of our items are vegan. Drop by and see what we have today!
: Look for this symbol to identify our vegan friendly options
Tall Grass Cinnamon BunsTall Grass is synonymous with cinnamon buns. Our Cinnamon Buns and Cinnibles are made fresh throughout the day at both our Wolseley bakery and at The Forks Market. The secret to this most popular Tall Grass sweet treat is actually no secret at all – it’s our fresh milled organic whole wheat flour that makes the difference!
CakesWe usually have at least three varieties of cake available each day. These popular cakes are also available in half and full pan sizes for your larger events. Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company offers two types of icing. The icing made at The Wolseley bakery is vegan. The icing at Tall Grass at the Forks Market is not.
Carrot cakeWe combine Manitoba carrots with coconut, pineapple, and almonds, to create a moist and flavourful cake. Topped with classic cream cheese icing, everyone loves carrot cake.
We know people who are secretly in love with our chocolate cake, and whose friends rely on them to bring it as a hostess gift, ensuring a return invitation. It is so chocolately, and the icing is so thick. The chocolate cake and icing made at the Wolseley bakery is vegan. . And our chocolate cake and icing make at The Forks Market are not vegan.
Lemon Poppy Seed CakeAnother customer fave, this zesty creation is a perfect combination of tart lemon flavour and the unique crunch of poppy seeds. The lemon curd filling and white icing take taste buds to new heights. One piece is rarely enough.
CookiesOur display case is constantly being refilled with a steady stream of our popular and satisying selection of cookies. Choose one or pick up as many as you like.
Chocolate Chip CookiesEveryone loves chocolate chip cookies! It’s the combination of cookie dough and chocolate, which creates a taste and a crunch that keeps us all coming back for more. And then there is the organic Manitoba Red Fife flour that is our starting point.
Folk Festival CookiesBorn at the Winnipeg Folk Festival more than 20 years ago, these seed-fllled delights can power you through a mainstage concert, with sufficient energy to get up and dance along to the music. Tie-dyed t-shirt optional.
Ginger Snap CookiesFeaturing our delicious Spelt flour, these soft ginger snap cookies are just the right size with just the right amount of spice, for dipping or enjoying as-is. Often tolerated by those with gluten sensitivity, Spelt has a low glycemic index.
lemon cookiesBrushed with fresh lemon, these light, tart cookies are perfect for a late afternoon tea with a visiting duchess, or just your friends, should royalty not be available.
Oatmeal Raisin CookiesOrganic Manitoba Red Fife flour, organic local rolled oats and a generous portion of plump raisins create the perfect oatmeal cookie. We think we’ve nailed it.
Fruit LoavesWe bake a variety of fruit loaves throughout the week and the seasons. Our selection is always changing and always satisfying. Some use white flour, others use a mixture of white and wholegrain flour.
Banana Coconut Fruit LoafMoist and tasty, this loaf starts with our own organic Manitoba Red Fife flour and then we add lots of bananas and a handful of shredded coconut. Try it yourself or share with a friend.
Blueberry Lemon Fruit LoafTropical lemons meet with wild local organic blueberries. Picture a conga line of black bears dancing through the boreal forest (or your family enjoying dessert).
Chocolate Zucchini Fruit Loaf
The palate of those who are not certain about zucchini will delight in this loaf, if only because of the fabulous chocolately flavour! A loaf made moist by a wonderful prairie garden bounty in this terrific taste combination.
Pumpkin Pecan Fruit LoafA seasonal harvest favourite in response to the plethora of pumpkins blessing the prairie autumn gardens and fields. We use the time-honoured practice of hand-pressing the pumpkins which are delivered from local farms. Fall is prime time to enjoy pumpkin in so many forms.
MuffinsOur muffins are a satisfying snack size, true to the the traditional proportions of the muffins your mum used to make. We have some regulars, while others are baked seasonally or in rotation. Morning glory muffins have the distinction of being made with Spelt flour, which features a low glycemic index and is often tolerated by people with low gluten sensitivity,
Apple Rhubarb MuffinsThe tart kick of local rhubarb combines so well with the gentle nature of prairie apples. Honest flavours of our region.
Banana Poppy Seed MuffinsThe moist texture of this sweet tropical fruit pairs well with the crunchy nature of poppy seeds. Share them with a friend.
Berry muffinsWe create these with a selection of blueberries, cranberries, Saskatoons and rhubarb. Where else can you find this many berry varieties in a single muffin?
Morning Glory Muffins
We start with our organic ancient grain Spelt flour and blend in carrots, raisins, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, and apple. Watch for a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds on top. Often tolerated by those with gluten sensitivity. Spelt has a low glycemic index. A vegan favourite.
Pumpkin Pecan MuffinsAn autumn favourite, these seasonal specials are anticipated annually by our customers. The rich flavour of pecans goes so well with pumpkin.
Raisin Bran MuffinsFond memories of your grandparents’ kitchen are evoked with these classic muffins. Made the old fashioned way. You just don’t mess with granny’s recipe.
PiesOften the sweet highlight of family dinners and community fall suppers, Tall Grass pies honour this tasty tradition. And our deep dish pie tins ensure that no matter the size of the slice, it is always thick, as well as delicious. Varieties change with the blessings of the seasons.
Apple pieA basket of apples make up the most notable elements of this pie. Our pastry features a woven top worthy of proud presentation.
pecan pieThe first word of this tasty favourite is ‘pecan’, because of the vast number of pecans found in this pie. Yummm!!!
Prairie Fruit PieThis pie celebrates the bounty of Manitoba fruits that are available throughout the growing season. The variety of berries may change from spring to harvest. The result is always delicious.
pumpkin pieLocal farmers bring us their pumpkins by the truckload in the fall. Beautiful orange pumpkins in all sizes. Among many other things, we turn them into deep-dish pumpkin pies, with a pastry maple leaf on top. Available seasonally.
Rhubarb strawberry pie
A great combination of tart and sweet, this pie is a classic summer treat. Whether it is a Rhubarb strawberry pie or a Strawberry rhubarb pie is dependent upon the year and the blessings of Mother Nature. Whichever the blessing, ice cream goes wonderfully with this pie.