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1st March 2012

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Frosty No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
from oh she glows:
Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
1 large banana
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp buckwheat groats (optional)
1 tsp cocoa powder
Sweetener, if preferred
Directions:
1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for about 60 seconds being careful not to burn. Remove from microwave and stir so the rest of the chips melt.
2. Roughly chop the banana and mash it into the melted chips with a fork.
3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients into the chocolate & banana and stir very well until all oats are coated with chocolate.
4. Line a plate with parchment and drop about 7 cookies onto it. Alternatively, you can use muffin liners. Freeze for about 1 hour or until firm. Cookies will firm up, but they won’t become solid and will remain chewy. Leave in the freezer for a quick chocolate fix any time of the day! Makes 7 small cookies at 80 calories each.

Frosty No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

from oh she glows:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp buckwheat groats (optional)
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • Sweetener, if preferred

Directions:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for about 60 seconds being careful not to burn. Remove from microwave and stir so the rest of the chips melt.

2. Roughly chop the banana and mash it into the melted chips with a fork.

3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients into the chocolate & banana and stir very well until all oats are coated with chocolate.

4. Line a plate with parchment and drop about 7 cookies onto it. Alternatively, you can use muffin liners. Freeze for about 1 hour or until firm. Cookies will firm up, but they won’t become solid and will remain chewy. Leave in the freezer for a quick chocolate fix any time of the day! Makes 7 small cookies at 80 calories each.

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Source: ohsheglows.com

12th February 2012

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Better Than Nutella
Vegan nutella that has only half the calories of storebought nutella!
double bonus :)
Makes approx. 2 cups
2 cups raw hazelnuts (240g)
1 1/2 T pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup plus 2 T agave or sugar (could use stevia)
1 packet stevia, or 1 T more agave or sugar
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
2-3 tsp oil (Can be omitted, but it’ll be a little less smooth.)
1/2 cup milk of choice (I used Almond Breeze)
Roast hazelnuts for 10-14 minutes at 420 F. Rub them together in a paper towel to get the skins off. (It’s ok if a few stubborn skins won’t come off.) In a food processor, blend the nuts until they’ve turned to butter, then add all other ingredients and blend a long time until it’s smooth like Nutella! (I think I blended off-and-on for a full two minutes in my Cuisinart.)
Calories per tablespoon: 57 (would be less if you used a no-calorie sweetener like stevia, splenda, etc.)

Better Than Nutella

Vegan nutella that has only half the calories of storebought nutella!

double bonus :)

Makes approx. 2 cups

  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts (240g)
  • 1 1/2 T pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 T agave or sugar (could use stevia)
  • 1 packet stevia, or 1 T more agave or sugar
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp oil (Can be omitted, but it’ll be a little less smooth.)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used Almond Breeze)

Roast hazelnuts for 10-14 minutes at 420 F. Rub them together in a paper towel to get the skins off. (It’s ok if a few stubborn skins won’t come off.) In a food processor, blend the nuts until they’ve turned to butter, then add all other ingredients and blend a long time until it’s smooth like Nutella! (I think I blended off-and-on for a full two minutes in my Cuisinart.)

Calories per tablespoon: 57 (would be less if you used a no-calorie sweetener like stevia, splenda, etc.)

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Source: chocolatecoveredkatie.com

11th February 2012

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Skinny snickerdoodles!
only 40 calories per cookie, and completely vegan (not to mention delicious!) :)
3/4 cup ww pastry flour (or white) (See below for notes on a gluten-free option)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (just under level)
1/4 tsp cream of tarter (optional)
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup white sugar (or sucanat)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 tablespoons nondairy milk of choice
1/4 cup vegan butter sub, such as Earth Balance
Preheat oven to 330 F. Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. In a separate bowl, melt the vegan butter, then stir in vanilla and milk. Pour dry into wet and mix again. Form balls. For true snickerdoodles, roll each ball in a mix of cinnamon and sugar (either equal parts OR two parts sugar to one part cinnamon, depending on how cinnamon-y you want your cookies). If you want soft cookies, you’ll need to get the balls very cold. (So roll the balls, cover in the cinnamon-sugar, then fridge until cold.) Cook for 9-10 minutes. They’ll look way underdone when you take them out, but that’s ok.
from chocolatecoveredkatie.com. seriously, check this site out. this girl is adorable, and she has the yummiest, healthiest, clean, vegan desserts i’ve ever seen!

Skinny snickerdoodles!

only 40 calories per cookie, and completely vegan (not to mention delicious!) :)

  • 3/4 cup ww pastry flour (or white) (See below for notes on a gluten-free option)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (just under level)
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (or sucanat)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons nondairy milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter sub, such as Earth Balance

Preheat oven to 330 F. Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. In a separate bowl, melt the vegan butter, then stir in vanilla and milk. Pour dry into wet and mix again. Form balls. For true snickerdoodles, roll each ball in a mix of cinnamon and sugar (either equal parts OR two parts sugar to one part cinnamon, depending on how cinnamon-y you want your cookies). If you want soft cookies, you’ll need to get the balls very cold. (So roll the balls, cover in the cinnamon-sugar, then fridge until cold.) Cook for 9-10 minutes. They’ll look way underdone when you take them out, but that’s ok.

from chocolatecoveredkatie.com. seriously, check this site out. this girl is adorable, and she has the yummiest, healthiest, clean, vegan desserts i’ve ever seen!

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Source: chocolatecoveredkatie.com

7th February 2012

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Vegan Chocolate Brownies

first recipe on this blog.. eep :) hope you guys like it. from chocolatecoveredkatie.com. she has some great recipes.

(Makes 8 brownies)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup ww pastry flour (or white, or you can try spelt or gluten-free)

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup sweetener (splenda, stevia)
  • 1.5 oz  soft tofu or mori-nu firm or lite firm (about 1/8 box)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce (use only 1/4 cup if using 3T oil)
  • 1 to 3 T oil (I use coconut oil. Canola is ok too.)
  • 2 T non-dairy milk (soy milk, almond milk, etc.)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: you can throw in some chocolate chips

Combine dry ingredients, and mix very well. In a blender, combine wet ingredients and blend until smooth. (I use a Magic Bullet cup.) Pour wet over dry and stir, then pour into a 4×6 oiled pan (or double the recipe and use an 8×8). Cook for 12-18 minutes at 325 F. I’m not sure why this is the case, but these brownies seem to taste ten times sweeter if you don’t eat them for at least an hour after they come out of the oven!

My fudgey variation: (Highly recommended!) If you want them extremely fudgey– as in “so gooey you need a fork to eat them”—cook the batter for only 8-10 minutes. Then put the pan in the fridge to cool for at least a few hours..

Notes: If you’re expecting these brownies to taste like brownies from a boxed mix, you’ll need to use dutch cocoa processed with alkali as your cocoa powder. Also, you can use agave or maple syrup as your sweetener. Reduce applesauce to 1/4 cup, but be aware that your brownies will be a bit denser.

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 2g
  • Protein: 1g

Tagged: dessertchocolatebrowniesveganhealthyyummyrecipescookingvegetarian

Source: chocolatecoveredkatie.com