Vegan Banana Pudding with Gluten Free Almond-Oat Cookies

Vegan Banana Pudding with Gluten Free Almond-Oat Cookies

This is my take on the classic Banana Pudding:). A creamy pudding made with non dairy milk(coconut & almond), dates & vanilla, gluten free oat cookies & fresh bananas layered in a parfait cup and topped with coconut whip cream. This recipe serves 3… with left over cookies:) For the Pudding: 1/3 – 1/2 cup Dates, Softened 3 Tbs. Tapioca Starch ⅛ tsp. salt 1 Can Coconut Milk 3/4 Cup Non Dairy Milk 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender till smooth. Heat in a small saucepan till it thickens. Chill. For the Cookies: These are simple cookies that are not too sweet. I love the texture that it adds to the pudding. 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil, melted 1/4 Cup Apple Sauce 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup 1 Flax Egg (1 Tablespoon Ground Flax mixed with 3 Tablespoons Water) 1 Tablespoon Vanilla 1 Cup Oat Flour 1 Cup Almond Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Powder Pinch of Salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flax egg and set aside. Whisk together the oat flour, almond meal & baking powder, set aside. In another bowl, combine the coconut oil, apple sauce, maple syrup, flax egg & vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix till smooth. Chill batter for about 30 minutes. I made small cookies, and dropped about 2 teaspoons of batter for each. Bake for 12-15 minutes, till the edges are slightly golden. Click Here for an Easy Coconut Whip Cream...
Lemon Blueberry Muffin

Lemon Blueberry Muffin

These hearty yet light blueberry muffins are delicious treat to take on the go, or a snack to send to school. It’s not overly sweet, and has a texture similar to a sweet cornbread. Makes 10-12 muffins. ¾ Cup Non-Dairy Milk like Almond, Coconut or Soy Milk 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice Zest of 1 Lemon 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil, melted 1/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Honey ¼ Cup Coco Palm Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla 1 Cup Cornmeal 1 Cup Spelt Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder ½ teaspoon Baking Soda ½ teaspoon Salt 1 tablespoon Flaxseeds, ground 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the lemon juice, milk and zest in a small bowl. Let sit for a few minutes while you gather the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together cornmeal, spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & flaxseeds. Set aside. Mix coconut oil, honey, coco palm sugar and vanilla into the lemon juice and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir until just combined. Fold in the blueberries and spoon into muffin cups. Bakefor about 22-24...
Chocolate Chia Hemp Pudding

Chocolate Chia Hemp Pudding

Creamy, Decadent & Healthy all in one bite. Pact full nutrients this pudding makes an indulgent post workout breakfast, snack or dessert! Chia Seeds are not only a great source of fiber, but also loaded with antioxidants & a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp Seeds give this treat a boost of protein & additional omega 3 fatty acids which aids in reducing inflammation. 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Almond Milk 5 Dates 1 Banana 1/4 Cup Cacao 1 tsp Vanilla Pinch of Sea Salt 1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup + 2 TB Chia Seeds Blend together all the ingredients except the chia seeds till smooth. Whisk in the chia seeds and let chill till it thickens up, about 1 hour.  Top with any garnishes that you may have on hand. We enjoyed it with bananas, chopped almonds, goji berries & shredded coconut. This recipe is a little bittersweet, feel free to add a drizzle of honey or maple....
Valentine Brownie Cake Pops

Valentine Brownie Cake Pops

This is more of a method of making raw cake pops than a recipe. I made these in an attempt to use the leftover brownie from cutting out heart shapes.   This is what you need: Leftover Raw Brownies & Frosting (Check out the recipes here) Pop Sticks Desired Toppings Chocolate Coating Chocolate Coating 1/4 Cup Cocoa or Cacao 1/4 Cup Raw Agave 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil Pinch of Salt Blend together till smooth and pour into a small bowl. Directions: Roll leftovers into 1 1/2 – 2 inch balls. Rotate one side of the ball in the chocolate coating, put the stick in that side then rotate the other side in the chocolate coating. Once the ball is coated, roll into desired toppings and chill till the coating has hardened. This only takes a few...
Raw Valentine Brownies

Raw Valentine Brownies

Valentines Day is only a few days away and it doesn’t get any easier than with this simple healthy & delectable raw brownie recipe. I brought a batch of these to work and the response was incredible. They couldn’t believe that these were not baked and sweetened with only dates. Decadent yet simple & quick. 1 1/2 Cups Pecans or Walnuts 1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds 1/2 Cup Cocoa or Cacao Powder 2 – 2 1/2 Cups Dates, Soaked for 10 minutes (2 Cups if you like it dark) 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Pinch of Salt Optional Toppings (Shredded Coconut, additional nuts or freeze dried fruit ground to use for sprinkles… I used dried pomegranate) Pulse nuts & seeds in a food processor till you have a fine crumb. Add in the dates & remaining ingredients. Pulse till you have a crumbly sticky dough. Press dough into an 8×8 inch pan lined with parchment. Frost brownies (chocolate frosting recipe follows) if desired, chill for about 20 minutes in the freezer and cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Makes about 12 heart shaped brownies depending on the size of your cutter. Not sure what to do with your leftover pieces from the cutting out the heart shapes? Two choices come to mind, eat the pieces or make Raw Cake Pops. Chocolate Frosting Recipe adapted from the Rawtarian. 1 Cup Dates, softened 1/4 Cup Cocoa or Cacao 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil 2/3-3/4 Cup Water 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Pinch of Salt Pinch of Cayenne Blend all the ingredients in a food processor till smooth and creamy. Spread on...
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Creamy, Decadent & Healthy all in one bite. Pact full nutrients this pudding makes an indulgent post workout breakfast, snack or dessert! Chia Seeds are not only a great source of fiber, but also loaded with antioxidants & a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp Seeds give this treat a boost of protein & additional omega 3 fatty acids which aids in reducing inflammation. 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Almond Milk 5 Dates 1 Banana 1/4 Cup Cacao 1 tsp Vanilla Pinch of Sea Salt 1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup + 2 TB Chia Seeds Blend together all the ingredients except the chia seeds till smooth. Whisk in the chia seeds and let chill till it thickens up, about 1 hour.  Top with any garnishes that you may have on hand. We enjoyed it with bananas, chopped almonds, goji berries & shredded coconut. This recipe is a little bittersweet, feel free to add a drizzle of honey or...