These are the most popular recipes of 2017 according to you!
Your favourite recipes of the year are showing us allll of the trends
All year long we tell you what recipes you should be making; all 17 of these holiday cookies for example, or hey, what about these snacks for your kid? But with 2017 coming to a close, let's take a look back at the recipes you're most into. You visited the recipes below the most this year. You shared them, bookmarked them, and hopefully cooked them all, and if you If you haven't, maybe now's the time. There's a reason these are the best.
Whether it's brownies with black beans or a tourtière that doesn't actually have meat in it, this list says alot about you and Canadian cooks, we'd say. The trends we see are that bold flavours are the most exciting to you, you're searching for healthier treats, and, naturally, you're still reallllly into chocolate. Same. A surprising star was this Ginger Tea, which took the crown for 2017's most popular recipe on our site. Zingy yet practical — isn't this a metaphor for all Canadians, really?
So dive into the best roundup of recipes we've gathered yet. Find something to cook for dinner tonight or a snack tomorrow, because whatever you choose from here, you know it's a winner.
Real Canadian flavour
Ask outsiders what Canadian food is and they'll probably list off back bacon, maple syrup, and poutine. And fine, we love those things. But a quick look at some of the top recipes from our site and you'll see what Canadians are really eating — foods from a the patchwork of international flavours that make us us. From ever-popular Jamaican Beef Patties to an on-trend Spicy Ramen Noodle Bowl, you'll see that CBC Life readers know that the best part of being Canadian is that we embrace all aspects of our cultures and food is no exception.
Vegetarian comfort food
Cashews are the new cheese and 2017 was the year of the vegetable according to this theme that we spotted in our numbers. Comfort food is always a winner but vegetarian comfort food was extremely popular. With your increasing shift to more plant-based meals, we're happy to be right there with you with our 2018 offerings.
No surprise to see a recipe for nachos in our top recipe pull, but from Vegan Nachos to refined-sugar-free Power Balls, the recipes below show that we all expect to partake in a modern way, you could say. The list below of some of the hottest snacks of the year are very much updated treats for today. Whether you're consciously making healthier choices or you're just looking for new ways to enjoy old faves, look no further for than these top recipes.
Easier baking recipes
So it seems like you're into baking, but you want it to be easy. And we hear you! We totally see why faves like this No Knead Rosemary Focaccia top the list. You can start it the night before and bake it off the next day after work — no kneading, ever. And how about these No-Wait Cheddar Biscuits which help you bake more efficiently? Yup, the winners below will make home bakers out of all of you, no patience required.
Chocolate is a favourite flavour perennially, and the popularity of these recipes proves this year was no different. What is interesting is the range of chocolate recipes you're into. From a show-stopping Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with White Chocolate Icing to these Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins that could pass for breakfast, these best-of chocolate recipes for 2017 will deliver your chocolate fix around the clock, really.