That day has finally arrived lovies...the day I present to you the best cinnamon rolls I can come up with. Let me tell you they are divine. Because it took me so long to get them to you and 4 tries to get them right, I have also included 4 different (and all wonderful) icing recipes!
Whether it be too much butter, not enough cinnamon, the wrong kind of flour...you name it, I wasn't satisfied with it. I'm only bringing you the best...but so they don't totally go to waste, here are a few snapshots of my failed attempts:
Attempt #1: too dry because I used whole wheat flour
Attempt #2: Not enough cinnamon...
...I wonder where it all went, oh yeah! All over my counter.
My third attempt should have been successful but I accidentally grabbed the whole wheat flour again and couldn't be sure if the final changes would make for a successful cinnamon roll. I also baked them in a muffin tin which I don't recommend.
These treats are far from healthy, but a fantastic, vegan baked good you should indulge in every once in a while. I'm sure you deserve it! So without further ado...here's the final, beautiful, melt in your mouth product!
Happy Easter lovies! I hope you are having a splendid day...and I have a splendid treat to end it for you!
From the moment Cinnamon Pear Dumplings showed up on my laptop screen...I was drooling over them. What made them 10 times more drool-worthy though, was the Ginger Tea Syrup. Little did I know I would have so much trouble finding ginger tea! Dont ask me why...
Then my next dilemma was to find a vegan pie crust (because I was too lazy to make one myself). I quickly decided that instead of dumplings, I would make phyllo triangles! Obviously the triangle part didn't work out...but no matter! These turned out sweet, a little messy (but worth it!), and surprisingly light! A well-rounded dessert in my opinion. Well...more like divine.
I know...I know, this isn't a very attractive picture. The stickiness made them hard to work with, but if I make them again soon, I will post a better picture!
I am an Oh She Glows addict. With good reason I think! She is the reason I got into veganism and food blogs in the first place. Her story is so inspiring, her recipes are always perfect, and her energy is just infectious. So once again, a wonderful recipe thanks to Angela Liddon. I have tweaked it just slightly because I couldn't find hemp seeds and I didn't add salt because I basically don't add salt to anything if you haven't noticed... I'll explain another day.
Making nut butter from scratch if highly rewarding and cheaper than buying natural nut butter youself. Pluuus you can customize the heck out of it! If you are "newer" to this blog, I would encourage you to check out my post on Chocolate Pecan Butter. It is dangerously good. This particular recipe is also phenomenal and more practical for day to day use. Spread it on toast, have it in a sandwich, in a Green Monster, with Overnight Oats or with a banana or apple (my favorite way).
I really have no words. After 7 pages on stress and cardiovascular disease, I was conviced I would have a heart attck myself. So I apologize, but I am in no mood to write more. Hopefully you will enjoy these cookies as much as myself, my roomate, and her friends did!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Recipe can be found here. Post Punk Kitchen is an awesome vegan food blog, stay and check out some of her other recipes while you're there!
Note: I did not have chocolate extract so I used more vanilla, and I used So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk (not the heavy stuff) instead of almond milk. 10 minutes was plenty long enough for a crunchy outside and soft inside. : ) My batch made 22 cookies.
Nutrition Facts (1 of 22 cookies): 135 calories, 5.5 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1.4 g protein, 59.5 mg sodium, 21.7 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 13.3 g sugar, 9.9 mg calcium.
Some fondly refer to it as monkey bread...but I had personally never heard that term until I got to college. I don't actually know if this recipe would be similar to anything you might usually make, this is a family recipe; just slightly tweaked to make it vegan : )