oatcake

“Oatcake” For One

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After years of pancakes followed by stomach aches,

I’ve finally found a solution!

oatcake

These oatcakes, are vegan, clean, and just the right amount of sweet. 

& the funny thing is…

I kind of just made it up as I threw ingredients into a bowl, so they’re super easy to make. If I can do it, you can definitely do it.

 ***I did not know oatcakes existed until I thought I had an epiphany and called it an oatcake. Only to find, in my research, that oatcakes are a Scottish thing and they usually include butter, so here is my clean, vegan version.

Vegan Oatcake for One

Ingredients:

• Handful of oats

• 1-2 Large spoon-fulls of apple sauce

• Couple shakes of cinnamon (adjust to taste)

• Swig of vanilla

• 1 Mashed banana

Directions:

1. Mash the banana with a fork

2. Add the apple sauce + oats

3. Add the cinnamon + vanilla

4. Cook in skillet over medium heat for a couple minutes

5. Top it off with some honey

*adjust amounts of ingredients to however mushy/dense you like your pancakes – I just added enough oats to where it seemed chunky enough to cook in a skillet.

**blending the oats first into an oat flour would be SO ideal if you want more of a homogenous PANcake rather than a chewy OATcake

Super sweet oatcake for one!

^.^

Soft & Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

Desserts

 cinnamon cookies  

I’ve been hunting for a super simple go-to cookie recipe for days and haven’t gotten too much luck, which I interpreted as a sign to experiment.

So I remembered my grandmas best sugar cookie recipe, which I have never attempted to recreate.

She’s definitely well known for these cookies, but unfortunately, they’re not the cleanest. It’s sad because they’re SO good, but they contain butter and sugar. I nearly caved and went for the butter, but I really wanted to pull through and decline to be content with what I know.  

My resolution: substitutes!  

cinnamon cookies  

I simply replaced the butter with avocado & the sugar with coconut sugar! There’s so many alternatives for butter and sugar, but that’s just what I had on hand. 

The conversion for the butter:

1 c of butter = ½ c avocado

I didn’t even do a conversion for the sugar, so I used the amount that the original recipe called for. 

cinnamon cookies    

I made half of them without a ton of cinnamon + sugar and half with a LOT. The ones with a LOT are really good and taste better than the plainer ones, in my opinion. 

 

Soft & Chewy Cinnamon Cookies

Ingredients:

½ c mashed avocado

1.5 c coconut sugar

3 egg whites

2.75 c all purpose flour 

3 tsp baking powder (or 2 tsp cream of tartar + 1 tsp baking soda)

.25 tsp salt

3 TBS coconut sugar

2 TBS cinnamon


Directions:

1. Set oven to 350

2. Mix avocado, 1.5 c sugar, and egg whites or eggsubstitute 

3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet

4. Mix coconut sugar and cinnamon 

5. Roll dough in sugar+cinnamon mixture

6. Create shapes!

7. Bake and enjoy with a hot cup of masala chai and fruit 😀

 cookies, tea, and fruit 

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Desserts

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c Oats

1 c Oat flour

1 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

1/4 c + 1 TBS Maple syrup

3 TBS Coconut Oil

3 TBS Unsweetened Applesauce

Directions:

1. Mix the wet into the dry

2. Form cookies with hands

3. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes

Enjoy with a fresh glass of cashew milk or almond milk 😀

Strawberry + Kiwi Popsicles

Desserts

Popsicles

Strawberry-Kiwi Popsicles

Serving size – 6 popsicles       |        Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/4 c orange juice or any fruit juice

5 strawberries + 1 for slicing = 6 strawberries

1 kiwi + 1 for slicing = 2 kiwis

Directions:

1. Blend orange juice, strawberries, and kiwi in blender

2. Pour into molds

3. Add sliced strawberries and kiwi

4. Freeze!

Popsicles

Enjoy!

Vegan Raw Chocolate + Health Benefits

Desserts

The health benefits of raw chocolate are amazing:

– antioxidants [mainly flavonoids]

– cancer fighting

– cardiovascular [healthy heart]

*contains caffeine & threobromine, which are stimulants so eat in moderation.

In addition to the amazing health benefits, it’s incredibly easy to make & only took 10 minutes to prepare.

Raw Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 c melted refined coconut oil or Shea butter 

1 c maple syrup or any sweetener

1.25  c cacao powder

additions – ginger slices, raisins, blueberries, chia seeds, pepitas, cranberries, coconut flakes anything you want

Directions:

1. melt coconut oil – do not microwave; I boiled water and put the coconut oil jar in the pan until it was all liquid

2. add maple syrup

3. while stirring, add cacao powder

4. freeze

5. enjoy when frozen!

*it melts pretty fast outside, so it must be eaten right away! but the cool part is that if it does melt, simply refreeze it!

recipe adapted from therawtarian

I put ginger slices, raisins, cranberries, & honey in this one:

Raw chocolate

Raw chocolate

YUM! Enjoy 😀