Dessert

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Chips - NO DAIRY, NO OIL

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Chips - NO DAIRY, NO OIL

One of my favorite muffin recipes is this easy to prepare and very healthy snack. What I really love outside of the moist and sweet taste is the ability to prepare many muffins early in the week, store in the fridge, and eat as needed generally as little snacks. They are easy to take along to work at my contracting jobs, and I imagine you could find a similar benefit. 

10-Minute Neapolitan "Nice" Cream (Ice Cream Substitute)

10-Minute Neapolitan "Nice" Cream (Ice Cream Substitute)

One of the toughest part for many who switch to a whole foods, plant-based diet is giving up sweets. Ice cream is an addicting substance. Something about the sugar content paired with the many flavor options, constantly evolving due to mom-and-pop ice cream parlors that continue to operate and experiment, makes it so appealing. Not to mention the low cost. Fortunately, vegans have ice cream alternatives that allows us to get our fill with a similar taste and texture, and it isn't difficult at all to make. You can make your own Neapolitan, Vegan Ice Cream in just a handful of minutes.

Cranberry Nut Cookies

I absolutely love the combination of cranberries, walnuts, and orange. If you love this combination as well you will love these Cranberry-Nut cookies. They have a hint of orange that is refreshing and delicious. These cookies are dairy, fat, and guilt free. They are perfect for the up-coming holidays...or can even be used as a quick breakfast!

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ cup wheat or white flour
• 1 ½ cup oatmeal
• 1 ½ tsp baking powder
• ½ cup packed brown sugar
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• ⅛ tsp nutmeg
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 1 tbsp orange zest
• 2 tbsp orange juice
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• ½ cup applesauce
• ½ cup almond milk
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
• ½ cup chopped walnuts
• ¾ cup dried cranberries

Click for the full recipe write up!

Peach Oatmeal Bake

Ingredients:

• 3 cups old fashioned oats
• 1 can (29oz) sliced peaches or 5-6 ripe peaches, peeled and chopped
• 2 cups almond or soy milk
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• ¼ tsp nutmeg
• ½ tsp sea salt
• 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp vanilla
• ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

1 Combine all dry ingredients together in large bowl
2 Combine all wet ingredients together in medium sized bowl
3 Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir well.
4 Add in chopped peaches
5 Pour into 9x13 pan. Bake at 350° degrees for 35 minutes.
6 You can add almond milk and maple syrup

Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh pineapple, skin cut off and chopped in small pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and chopped fine
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped fine
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

1 Combine all ingredients in large bowl.

2 Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour.

It’s as simple as that!