Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil (Grain free)

Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil

This vegan apple crisp coconut oil recipe is a  keeper friends! My cousin Saarah, aka my sista from another motha (my aunt actually!) came over during the winter holidays for our annual sleepover.

Seeing as Saarah is my cousin, I’ve known her for her whole life (I used to change her diapers!). She is 10 years younger than me and so we have only recently become close. The deal was sealed when me, my Mom, Saarah and my aunt (Saarah’s Mom) all took a mother daughter trip to Dubai. It was so much fun!

Saarah and I shared a hotel room the for the whole 2 week duration of the vacay and so we basically learned everything about each other. She is super cool! Way cooler than I was at 20. Anywho, Saarah and I learned that we love each not only because we are family! Woohoo! It’s always a pleasure when you genuinely like your family.

I genuinely like Saarah. 🙂 Haha, this post is basically devoted to my love for Saarah! You’re welcome Saarah. 🙂

Anywho, back to the sleepover and the vegan apple crisp. Saarah is currently in her 3rd year of undergrad at McMaster University, in Hamilton, ON. She studies way to hard if you ask me (just joking! 😛 she will do something amazing in life!) and so we barely see each other during the school year. She was off for the winter break and so we had a sleepover. This is how our winter sleepovers go: make fire, make food, eat food, drink tea, make more food, eat more food, drink more tea. 🙂

For dinner we had my Vegan Tempeh Sandwich and had this vegan apple crisp for dessert. It was a hit! Super quick, easy and incredibly satisfying! Some vegan coconut ice cream on top would also be a super delicious addition. 🙂

 

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients for Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil – Apple Filling

  • 6 apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Ingredients for Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil – Crumble Topping

  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions for Vegan Apple Crisp Coconut Oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine all apple filling ingredients in one bowl
  3. Combine all crumble topping ingredients in another bowl
  4. Oil an oven safe pan with coconut oil
  5. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the crumble is browned.
  7. Serve with some vegan ice cream, optional.
  8. Enjoy! 🙂

 

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Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

This vegan chocolate bar recipe is absolutely perfect. My aunt made this for a famjam (a family jam!) and it hit the spot so well! She was kind enough to give me the recipe which I am, in turn, sharing with you. 🙂

I try to limit sugars whenever I can. Although, I like sweets just as much as the next guy (though not as much as my partner Irfan, I’ve never seen anyone inhale cookies like he can!).

Sometimes even we (by “we” I mean healthy nutty people) want chocolate bars. What’s better than a regular chocolate bar recipe you ask? A vegan chocolate bar recipe of course! Here you go, have your vegan chocolate bar already. 😉

If you have a sweet tooth, this will definitely satisfy it. It’s a great travel food that’s packed with protein and free of refined sugar. 🙂

Try it for yourself and see!

Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

  • 1 & 1/3 cups crushed vegan (and gluten free if you’d like) biscuits
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or earth balance
  • ½ cup Maple syrup
  • ¾ cup ground Flax seeds
  • 1 ¾ cups slightly roasted, then ground  Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup slightly roasted, then ground Sunflower seeds
  • 1tsp. orange rind
  • 1tsp.Vanilla extract
  • 1 package vegan Chocolate chips

Directions for Vegan Chocolate Bar Recipe

  1. On a greased  9×14 pan, spread a layer of crushed biscuits.
  2. In another container, mix rest of the ingredients except chocolate chips.
  3. Once well mixed, spread it evenly on the biscuit layer and press down well.
  4. In a double boiler or microwave, carefully melt the chocolate chips.  Spread this melted chocolate evenly on the seed mixture.
  5. You may have to put it in the fridge for half an hour to set.
  6. Once set, cut into bars or squares.
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Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

Friends, I like to eat super clean as you can tell from my grain free sugar free vegan brownie recipe. When deciding to make something to eat, this is what my thought process looks like:

  1. “Is it clean?” I try to minimize sugar in all of it’s forms. This includes carbs!
  2. “Are these foods happygut for my gut?” Our guts like different things. Things that can be happy for your gut may not be happy for mine and vice versa. For instance, although I love the idea of cabbage but my gut doesn’t. It makes me super farty! This makes for uncomfortable and embarrassing situations, not to mention an unpleasant scent for Irfan :S (Irfan is my partner is crime!).
  3. “Is it easy to make?” & “Is it tasty?” These two are tied. I like cooking but I don’t LOVE cooking (which is weirdo because I have a food blog haha), and more importantly I don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking. There are more important things in life like meditation and spending time with people I like. Also, though I like to eat super clean and the prime reason for my food intake is healthy fuel, I like tasty dishes like the next gyal! I grew up with the best South Asian food (shoutout to my Mama!) and have been spoiled with amazing recipes bursting with flavour! I know that food can taste amazing. So, if we have to eat and we must eat clean, might as well make it tasty!

There, now you know what goes on between me and food. 🙂

Anyhow, back to my grain free sugar free brownie recipe. I had a couple of friends come over for dinner and needed to come up with a dessert (based on my criteria above) quick fast. I whipped up this grain free sugar free vegan brownie recipe is no time. It was an absolute hit! I plan on making these again and again 🙂

Ingredients for Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia + 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup 

Directions for Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a small pan (I used a 13 inch x 13 inch pan)
  3. Throw all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Pour and smooth batter into pan
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (or until edges start to brown)
  6. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before you cut into it
  7. Enjoy!

Note: I stored it in my fridge for about 5 days and they just got better and better as the days went on! 🙂

 

 

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Sugar Free Chocolate Balls

Sugar Free Chocolate Balls

O my gawd, these sugar free chocolate balls are soooooooo good! I could eat them all the time, every day, for the rest of my life. They are the perfect amount of sweet. I got this recipe from my aunt, God bless her!

This is my go to make-dessert-to-take-over-to people’s-house.

Check it out for yourself!

Ingredients for Sugar Free Chocolate Balls

  • 1 cup almonds, soaked
  • 1 & 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut + 1/2 cup for coating
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water

Directions for Sugar Free Chocolate Balls

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth (only add 1/2 cup coconut).
  2. Scrape down sides of food processor as necessary.
  3. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup coconut on a plate.
  4. Rolled mixture into 1-inch balls and roll in shredded coconut.
  5. Cover and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

 

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The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe – 13 Yummy Options

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

In the search for the best vegan pumpkin pie recipe, I looked at many options on different blogs. Though, in the end, I decided to make my own version, I wanted to share those recipes that I had marked “to make soon.” I always like to have different meal options available depending on who I am cooking for. We have many different dietary needs in my family so I have to be very careful. I can have a vegan pumpkin pie made out of tofu, for example, but my nephew cannot. I’ve laid out the best vegan pumpkin pie recipes I came across and their corresponding diet details. Let me know if you find this helpful.

You’ll find recipes that are gluten free, grain free, vegan, soy free, nut free, sugar free and raw. All of the recipes are nightshade free, as well.

The number of ingredients and main items listed are for the pie fillings only and not the crust.

For more allergy friendly options, check out my options for a gluten free dairy free pie crust and a vegan whipped cream recipe.

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe with…

Coconut Milk
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk | HappyGut.ca

By HappyGut

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
pumpkin puree, sugar, coconut milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: Full disclaimer, this is my recipe. 🙂 I created it because I couldn’t find another pie that was vegan with coconut milk. It came out absolutely delicious. 

Get recipe here.

Almond Milk
Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie | minimalistbaker.com
Vegan Pumpkin Pie | minimalistbaker

By Minimalist Baker

Ingredients: 8
Main items:
pumpkin puree, maple syrup, brown sugar, almond milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free

Why this makes the cut: Made with almond milk, this recipe is so simple (as the name suggests) and sounds so delectable. 

Get recipe here.

Cashews
Vegan Pumpkin Pie From Scratch | HealthyHappyLife.com
Vegan Pumpkin | HealthyHappyLife.com

By Healthy Happy Life

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
squash/pumpkin, vegan cream cheese, cashews, maple syrup

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains maple syrup)

Why this makes the cut: The sounds of cashews in pumpkin pie just makes my mouth water.  

Get recipe here.

Oats
chocolatecoveredkatie.com
chocolatecoveredkatie.com

By Chocolate Covered Katie

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
pumpkin/
sweet potato puree, coconut milk, rolled oats

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: I like that this recipe has oats in it, I suspects that it will add a denser (more like “regular” vegan pumpkin pie) texture.  

Get recipe here.

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe NO BAKE with…

 Almond/Dairy  Milk
No Bake Pumpkin Pie | Minimalist Baker
No Bake Pumpkin Pie | Minimalist Baker

By Minimalist Baker

Ingredients: 7
Main items:
pumpkin puree, cornstarch, sugar, dairy free milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan (*recommends almond or dairy milk)
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free (*recommends almond or dairy milk)
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: If you dig your no bake pies, this one will not disappoint. The recipe recommends almond or dairy milk, so choose whichever you have handy! 

Get recipe here.

Coconut Milk
No Bake Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Milk | thespunkycoconut.com
No Bake Pumpkin Pie | thespunkycoconut.com

By The Spunky Coconut

Ingredients: 9-10
Main items:
coconut milk, pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, vanilla stevia

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: Another no bake pie with coconut milk. If you can’t have nuts or dairy, this is a great option! 

Get recipe here.

Chocolate
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie | Chocolate Covered Katie
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie | Chocolate Covered Katie

By Chocolate Covered Katie

Ingredients: 6
Main items:
pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, chocolate chips

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: This one has chocolate. Need I say more? 

Get recipe here.

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe NO BAKE with…

Banana
Pumpkin Pie No Bake with Banana | rawrevive.com
Pumpkin Pie No Bake with Banana | rawrevive.com

By Raw Revive

Ingredients: 8
Main items:
pumpkin, dates, banana, almond milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: No guilt, sugar free pumpkin pie naturally sweetened with banana. Yay! 

Get recipe here.

Shredded Pumpkin
Pumpkin Pie No Bake with Shredded Pumpkin | blog.fablunch.com
Pumpkin Pie No Bake | blog.fablunch.com

By Fablunch

Ingredients: 9
Main items:
shredded pumpkin/squash, coconut milk, dates

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*calls for maple syrup or another sweetener)
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: Another no bake sugar free option sweetened with dates and maple syrup.

Get recipe here.

Spiced & Salted
Spiced & Salted Pumpkin Mini Pies | mynewroots.org
Spiced & Salted Pumpkin Mini Pies | mynewroots.org

By My New Roots

Ingredients: 11
Main items:
pumpkin puree, sugar, arrowroot powder

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: I’ll take sugar and spiced anything any day! 

Get recipe here.

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe with TOFU and…

Chocolate
Chocolate Vegan Pumpkin Pie | heendlessmeal.com
Chocolate Vegan Pumpkin Pie | theendlessmeal.com

By The Endless Meal

Ingredients: 9
Main items:
pumpkin puree, brown sugar, tofu, chocolate chips

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: Another chocolate recipe. You can NEVER have too much chocolate. 🙂 

Get recipe here.

Baked Pumpkin/Squash
Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie | vegkitchen.com

By VegKitchen

Ingredients: 6
Main item:
baked squash/pumpkin, tofu, sugar

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: Another simple tofu recipe with only 6 ingredients! 

Get recipe here.

Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin PIe with Tofu & Pureed Pumpkin | aroundmyfamilytable.com
Vegan Pumpkin Pie | aroundmyfamilytable.com

By Around My Family Table

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
pumpkin puree, tofu, sugar

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free

Why this makes the cut: In case you can’t have nuts and coconut, here is a simple recipe made with tofu. 

Get recipe here.

 

 

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Pie Crust – 8 Easy Recipes!

I searched far and wide for an amazing gluten free dairy free pie crust. It turns out there’s many of them! I’ve narrowed it down to 10 gluten free dairy free pie crust recipes. I choose those that I thought were cleanest (i.e. recipes made out of whole foods with ingredients that you would have in your pantry), had the fewest ingredients and that seemed the easiest to make.

They all look superb though the only one I have personally tried is Elana’s. I’d love to hear back about which gluten free dairy free pie crust recipe you choose and why 🙂

I’ve identified if the following recipes are:

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

If you don’t see any of those noted, you can assume that it doesn’t fulfill the criteria.

All of these gluten free dairy free pie crust recipes are nightshade free. 🙂

Check out my recipe for the best vegan pumpkin pie recipe and my vegan whipped cream recipe.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pie Crust with…

Chia
Paleo Vegan Pie Crust | Janeshealthykitchen.com
Paleo Vegan Pie Crust | Janeshealthykitchen.com

By Jane’s Health Kitchen

Number of ingredients: 7
Main ingredients: chia seeds, arrowroot powder, coconut

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains honey/sweetener)

Why this makes the cut: It’s grain free and vegan (not an easy find) with chia seeds! 

Get recipe here.

 

Almond Flour & Egg
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk | HappyGut.ca

By Elana’s Pantry

Number of ingredients: 4
Main ingredients: almond flour, coconut oil, egg

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains honey)

Why this makes the cut: Though not vegan, it is grain free and super delicious (I know because I tried it). 

Get recipe here.

Sweet Potato
By Food.com

Number of ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: sweet potato, rice flour

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: I thought this one was quite unique with sweet potato. 

Get recipe here.

Chickpea Flour
By Meghan Telpner

Number of ingredients: 10
Main ingredients: rice flour, chickpea flour, arrowroot starch

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Protein rich, with chickpea flour, and made with buckwheat flour this crust seems to very similar to “normal” pie crust in it’s texture. 

Get recipe here.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pie Crust No Bake with…

Oats
No-Bake-Pie-Crust | Minimalistbaker.com
No-Bake-Pie-Crust | Minimalistbaker.com

By Minimalist Baker

Number of ingredients: 4
Main ingredients: dates, nuts, oats

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw
✓ Sugar free (*has dates)

Why this makes the cut: Ultra simple and delicious with dates, nuts and oats. 

Get recipe here.

Almond Flour
Gluten Free Pie Crust | chocolatecoveredkatie.com
Gluten Free Pie Crust | chocolatecoveredkatie.com

By Chocolate Covered Katie

Number of ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: almond flour, coconut oil

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*maple syrup is optional)

Why this makes the cut: This is one is packed with protein (almond flour) and has the option to be completely sugar free. 

Get recipe here.

 

Pecan Butter
By Real Food Forager

Number of ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: pecan butter, coconut flour, coconut oil

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: Made with pecan butter, coconut oil and honey, this ones sounds so delicious! 

Get recipe here.

Coconut Flour & Egg
By Coconut Mama

Number of ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: coconut oil, coconut flour

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains honey)
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: Though not vegan, this is a nut free and grain free crust made with coconut flour (instead of the more commonly used almond flour). 

Get recipe here.

 

 

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Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe – 5 Options

Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe | HappyGut.ca

You know what’s better than a whipped cream recipe? A vegan whipped cream recipe. And, you know what’s better than a vegan whipped cream recipe?

Options for easy vegan whipped cream recipes 🙂

I initially started my search for a vegan whipped cream recipe with coconut but didn’t know that there were so many options out there! Coconut is the norm for a vegan whipped cream recipe but I also came across recipes with almonds, cashews and tofu. You should be able to find a vegan whipped cream recipe that caters to your dietary needs / preferences.

Note that the only vegan whipped cream recipe I have tried has been with coconut. That worked well, but I haven’t personally tried the other variations. Let me know how it goes on your end! 🙂

Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe with…

Coconut Milk
Coconut Cream | Minimalist Baker
Coconut Cream | Minimalist Baker

By Minimalist Baker

Number of ingredients: 2-3
Main ingredients: coconut milk, icing/powdered sugar

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: This seems like the perfect vegan whipped cream. 

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Coconut Milk & Sugar Free
Coconut Whipped Cream | ohsheglows.com
Coconut Whipped Cream | ohsheglows.com

By Oh She Glows

Number of ingredients: 1-2
Main ingredients: coconut milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*calls for any sweetener)
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: This one is also perfect but with a sugar free option! 

Get recipe here

Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe with…

Cashews
Vanilla Cashew Cream
Vanilla Cashew Cream | healthyblenderrecipes.com

By Healthy Blender Recipes

Number of ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: cashews, maple syrup

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Raw

Why this makes the cut: This creamy whipped cream seems perfect for cake and other baked goods! 

Get recipe here

Almond Milk
Almond-Milk-Whipped-Cream
Almond-Milk-Whipped-Cream | thecookiewriter.com

By The Cookie Writer

Number of ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: almond milk, xanthan gum, cornstarch

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free

Why this makes the cut: Most people (vegans), are lovers of almond milk. This one has almond milk! 

Get recipe here

Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe with Tofu

by food.com

Number of ingredients: 8
Main ingredients: tofu, oil/vegan butter, maple syrup

✓ Vegan
✓ Raw
✓ Nut free
✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Sugar free (*calls for honey/maple syrup/sugar)


Why this makes the cut
: Need a coconut and nut free option? Here ya go! 

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk

This vegan pumpkin pie recipe with coconut milk is so incredibly delicious and really easy to make. Trust me, I have had many vegan pumpkin pies in my days and this one tops the list for sure! I’m actually eating it while I write this post. 🙂

There are plenty of vegan pumpkin pie recipes out there but most of them call for tofu. I wanted to make a pumpkin pie that was completely allergy free (we have a lot of allergies in our family!) and so I created this vegan pumpkin pie recipe with coconut milk.

My friend Rasheeda came over to help me test out the goods. 🙂 We made a mung bean salad (soon to be posted) and had the pumpkin pie for dessert.

This recipe was so delicious and, better yet, was so easy to make! Many people, including myself, get freaked out at the thought of making a pie crust from scratch. Well, let me tell from the lens of a lazy cook, it is very possible and not scary at all! Try it for yourself and see. 😉

For the crust, check out my post for gluten free dairy free pie crust – you’ll find many vegan options!

Ingredients for Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk

  • 1 can pumpkin puree (398ml)
  • 3/4 cups coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk from the can (the white part, not the clear)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2.5 tablespoons arrowroot powder 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 ground ginger
  • 1/4 ground cloves 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 

Directions for Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Coconut Milk

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Pour filling into a pie crust. If you’d like to make your own pie crust, check out Simple Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Check out my other post for the best vegan pumpkin pie recipe for more vegan pumpkin pie options. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

This is by far the best gluten free banana bread recipe I have found! And trust me, I have tried many. The texture and sweetness is absolutely perfect!

I originally got this recipe from a friend, who found it from a website (see below). I adapted the ingredients to make it gluten free (and vegan, if I want).

It’s kind of too good – I  make it more than I care to share :S  It is my go to “people coming over, o no, I need to make a quick dessert!” or “I want something amazing and sweet and not so unhealthy to eat”. I whip this up super quick and it’s ALWAYS hit. No one has yet been able to taste that it’s gluten free. I think it’s actually better than “normal banana bread” because it’s more moist and lighter.

This is just not the best gluten free banana bread recipe but it’s maybe the best dessert recipe I make!

Serves: 8

Ingredients for The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

  • 1.5 cups rice flour
  • 3/4 cups good sugar (I use coconut)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs (or 3 tbsp chia combined with 9 tbsp water if making vegan)
  • 1 stick butter softened (or vegan butter like earth balance, or you can also probably try with coconut oil although I haven’t done that yet)
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 handful chocolate chips or cocoa nibs (optional)
  • handful of walnuts (optional)
  • handful of shredded coconut (optional)

Directions for The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Heat oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Grease bread pan
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
  4. Mix wet ingredients in another bowl
  5. Mix dry and wet ingredients together
  6. Add chocolate chips or cocoa nibs and shredded coconut, is using
  7. Add remaining chocolate chips and coconut on top
  8. Bake at 350 Degree for 45-50. You may have to cook longer if using a glass pan.

I was inspired from a recipe originally found on a website called Coconuts & Cardamom. The website no longer exists but you can find the Facebook Group here

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Chocolate chip banana cake (gluten-free, vegan)

 

I’ve made this cake so many times and it ALWAYS tastes A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

PLUS it is super quick and easy to make.

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups buckwheat flour
1 cup sugar (brown sugar, coconut palm sugar, natural cane sugar)
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp fine sea salt
2 tbsp chia + 6 tbsp water (or 2 large eggs, at room temperature)
⅔ cup melted coconut oil (or other good quality oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups mashed VERY ripe bananas
⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips (use vegan & gluten-free if that’s what you fancy)
¾ cup coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) – optional

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and oil a 9-inch (23 cm) square metal baking pan.
2. Combine chia with water and set aside
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
4. Add chia + water mixture (or eggs if using), oil and vanilla to flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just blended.
5. Gently stir in bananas, chocolate chips and nuts.
6. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I used the same icing as I used for Chocolate Cake #1

Enjoy!

 

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