2017-01-26

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Yield: 20 brownie bites

INGREDIENTS:
- 460g black beans drained from can
- 2tbsp chia seeds + 6tbsp water
- 2tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2tbsp almond butter
- 60g white granulated sugar
- 60g light brown sugar
- 60g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2tsp baking powder
- 1/4tsp salt
- 1tsp vanilla extract


(1) Soak chia seeds in water. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before use.

(2) Preheat oven to 180c. Get 20 silicone cupcakes moulds ready, or slightly grease a mini muffin pan.

(3) Combine all ingredients, except coconut oil, in a food processor. Process to form a smooth batter. Add coconut oil while the food processor is running.

(4) One medium size ice cream scoop of batter per brownie, divide batter into moulds or muffin pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

(5) Remove brownie bites from cases and let them cool completely before serving and storage.


2017-01-16

Vegan Carrot Cake

Yield: 2lb loaf (for 12 servings)


INGREDIENTS:
- 200g plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 2tsp baking soda
- 2tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4tsp salt
- 140g mashed banana
- 150g sifted light brown sugar
- 4tbsp vegetable oil
- 350g grated carrot
- 150g small pineapple pieces drained from can
- 70g desiccated coconut
- 50g chopped walnuts


(1) Line a 2lb loaf pan with baking paper. Preheat oven to 165C.

(2) In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.

(3) In another bowl, whisk together mashed banana, sugar, and oil. Then, add all remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined.

(4) Pour the wet mixture into the dry. Mix until well combined.

(5) Transfer batter into loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for at least 1 hour 10 minutes, and until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

(6) Leave to cool on wire rack before serving. ENJOY!!!

2017-01-09

Carrot & Apple Oatmeal Porridge with Raisin & Walnut

FOR 2 SERVINGS


INGREDIENTS:
- 300g carrots, grated
- 1 apple ~ 100g, grated
- 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8tsp ground ginger
- 1/8tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8tsp ground cloves
- 30g raisins/sultanas
- 100g porridge oats
- 250ml non-dairy milk
- 270ml water
- 2tbsp honey
- 20g walnuts, chopped


In a saucepan bring all ingredients except honey and walnut to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stir constantly. Remove from fire and stir in honey, followed by walnuts. Serve hot!