We are in the middle of pear season, so it is the perfect time to use up those ripe pears in baked goods! These scones are simple, but so good and ready in under an hour. They happen to be vegan as well, since they are made with coconut instead of butter, milk and eggs. They make the perfect weekend morning treat and a great addition to a brunch spread, or to enjoy with some tea or coffee!
Tis the season for ice cream! One of my favorite things to make in the summer, is home made ice cream! It is fun to create new and interesting flavors, and I can make a much heathier version than store bought. This ice cream is vegan, because it contains a coconut milk base. I combine it with almond butter and fresh cherries plus a little vanilla and the result is a creamy, delicious sweet cherry ice cream! If you don’t have an ice cream maker, I have included directions for making it without one.
It can be fun to make your own popsicles at home, and it is also heathier because you can make them delicious without loading them with sugar. These ones feature flavorful organic berries and smooth coconut milk for a refreshing and heavenly combination!
I love a good fruit shortcake in the summer! Strawberry is the most popular, but blueberries are delicious in a shortcake as well! This one uses home made biscuits, and blueberries cooked to sweet perfection along with vegan coconut whipped cream for a delicious combination! It is the perfect way to showcase those Summer blueberries!
It is fun to make your own Easter candy at home, and that way you know exactly what goes into it! One of my favorites growing up was raspberry cream truffle eggs, so I like to make my own healthier version now! These are always a big hit at Easter, and they happen to be vegan and gluten free!
Many commercial white chocolate bars contain dairy and bad oils, but if you make your own at home, you can do so with quality ingredients and I think they taste even better! These ones happen to be vegan, and you can customize them with other flavors if you like! They would be perfect for upcoming Valentine’s Day!
If you want to make a dessert that is decadent and delicious, yet quick and easy for Valentine’s Day this year, these Pot de Cremes are the perfect option! They also happen to be vegan although you would never guess by tasting them because they taste like they contain cream. They come together in about 10 minutes and you could even make them the day before!
There is nothing like a warm mug of hot chocolate on a cold Winter day! So I like to make my own hot chocolate mix to have on hand. Most store bought ones contain dairy, but in this one I use coconut milk powder instead of milk powder to keep this one plant based. It is really delicious, and also good for gifting!
Tis the season for Christmas cookie baking! One of my favorites is always thumb print cookies. They are easy to make and so delicious! These ones are an almond butter cookie base with a raspberry pomegranate jam filling! They are festive, sweet and they happen to be vegan as well but you would never know by tasting them. These would make the perfect addition to your holiday cookie plate!
These muffins are the perfect weekend baking project! They are easy to make, healthier than traditional muffins, and really delicious, especially warm from the oven! If you would like to make them gluten free, just use Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour in place of the whole wheat pastry flour!