Vegan Donut Holes

Vegan donut recipeI’m not normally one for making and eating dessert. However, for the start of my husbands birthday week I wanted to make him a special breakfast. Scouring Pinterest I came across this recipe for glazed donut bites using store-bought biscuit dough.

They are very easy to make and even easier to veganize. You can find cans of vegan refrigerated biscuits at most stores. I buy a Pillsbury one at Meijer’s. I also subbed Earth Balance butter and unsweetened cashew milk for the butter and milk.

Thanks Recipe Swagger, my husband loves them!

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Easy Vegan Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Recip

Although worth the time, cinnamon rolls can be a very time-consuming task! This vegan cinnamon roll coffee cake is every bit as good but without having to spend all morning baking! It takes about 10 – 15 minutes to assemble and 20-25 minutes to bake! I just whipped some up for Easter morning… although I did have to taste it, but only to make sure it was good! 😉 and oh was it ever!

Instead of making it in a pan, you could also use a cupcake tin for individual servings!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup unsweetend applesauce
1 replaced egg w/ Ener-g Egg or your favorite egg replacer
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I use rice milk)
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 recipe spicy topping (below)
1 recipe Glaze (below)

Directions:
Combine applesauce, vegan egg, and non-dairy milk. Mix together dry ingredients then add to milk mixture and mix well. Spray 9x9x2 inch pain with non-stick spray and pour mixture into it. Sprinkle with spicy topping making sure to cover all areas. With a spoon (or your finger!) gently poke some of the topping down a little into the flour mixture. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before drizzling glaze on top.

Spicy Topping:
Mix together 2 Tbsp melted vegan butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, until well combined. The mixture will be crumbly.

Glaze:
Combine 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar and 3 Tbsp water and whisk until smooth.

Vegan Almost Raw Blueberry Dessert Bars

vegan almost raw blueberry bars recipeFor my husbands birthday last week a friend made him some blueberry streusel bars. They were delish! I ate them for breakfast, snacks & dessert until sadly, they were gone. Craving more I decide to make a batch myself but wanted to cut down on the sugar and make them healthier to alleviate some of my guilt. The results were amazing! A friend of mine even gave them the “best dessert EVER” award!

Even though there are 3 parts to the recipe, the crust, filling & topping, it’s actually pretty easy to make! The recipe uses nuts in the crust & the topping and although it’s a healthy fat, you may opt to cut down on some of the fat by replacing some of the nuts in the streusel topping with oats. Enjoy!

CRUST:
2 cups walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla

Add crust ingredients to food processor and process until crumbly. Pat down into bottom of pan.

FILLING:
4 cups blueberries
1/2 cup sugar or 1/2 cup pitted dates (processed until fine)
4 teaspoons potato starch or corn starch
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tbsp water.

Put all filling ingredients in saucepan. Lightly mash blueberries leaving them chunky & cook on low until desired consistency. spread over crust.

STREUSEL TOPPING:
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup unsweet coconut
2 cups dates
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg.

Process streusel ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle on top of blueberry filling. Chill until crust sets, about an hour. Eat. Yum!

Variations:

– Substitute blueberries with mixed berries

– Substitute blueberries with diced apples