Recently on Pinterest, I came across a gem of a website called chocolatecoveredkatie.com. I don’t know about you, but I have always had a sweet tooth. The cool thing about this website is that it has tons of recipes for popular desserts, but they are pretty healthy! How cool is it to be able to eat a delicious dessert and not even have to feel guilty? All of the recipes and vegan and look absolutely delicious! I have been baking something different everyday this whole past week and everything has been very yummy so far!
My favorite recipes so far are the 5-minute carrot cake for one:
- 1/4 cup spelt flour (or white flour, or Arrowhead Mills gf)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 “egg” of choice (flax, chia, or I used 1/2 tsp ener-g. If you must, you can omit completely. It just won’t rise as well.)
- 1.5 tablespoons xylitol or brown sugar (coconut or white sugar will also work)
- 1 packet NuNaturals stevia (or 1 more tablespoon sugar or xylitol)
- 1/3 cup canned carrots, drained (or steamed carrots, peeled) (for a variation, sub with 1/4c pureed pumpkin) (60g)
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon oil or more milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients (not carrots). If you have a blender (or Magic Bullet), mix all wet ingredients and blend. (Option for those without a blender: simply fork-mash the carrots very well before combining with the other wet ingredients.) Then mix dry into wet and stir. Pour into greased ramekins, a little dish, or a mug. (I used two 1/2-cup ramekins.) If using the microwave, cook for 1 minute 20 seconds (or more or less, depending on the strength of your microwave). Or you can cook this in the oven at 350F for around 15 minutes. Let cool before trying to pop out. Serves 1-2.
and the Banana Bread for One:
(Feel free to make in a mini loaf pan, if you don’t want a muffin)
- 3 tbsp flour (30g) (I used spelt)
- heaping 1/16th tsp salt
- 1 heaping tbsp very-ripe banana (20g)
- scant 1 tbsp oil, pre-melted vegan butter, applesauce, or combo (I used 10g coconut oil)
- 1tbsp liquid, or more or less as needed to moisten batter (milk of choice, or water)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking powder, and tiny pinch baking soda (for flavor)
- Sweetener (For normal tastebuds, 1 to 1 and 1/2 tbsp sugar. If you use liquid sweetener, cut back on other liquid. You can also use stevia. I omitted sugar, but most will probably want some.)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the dry, mix the wet, then add the two together. Pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 10-14 ish minutes. (Or you can microwave it.)
Next on my list to try is this Chocolate-Chip Cookie Pie (without sugar!)
How yummy does that look?! It makes me hungry just looking at it!
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite dessert of all time?
For me it would probably be cookie dough ice cream or cheesecake. I have to say though, during Christmas I always make molasses cookies and sugar cookies that are sooooo good. They aren’t just any old cookies. These two recipes are out of this world! Maybe I will post those recipes later in the fall for all of you!