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Vegan Maple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan Maple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a first.  The recipe I’m about to show you is something I came up with, inspired by a dozen other recipes and bakers, drawing upon my successes in trying their recipes and what I’ve learned from reading their (far superior) blogs.  I’m super excited to bring you this recipe, so let’s get to it!

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Why, hello there…

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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Baking, Uncategorized

 

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Double Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Last November I featured the recipe for Orange Spice Cookies from “The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies“, by Laurie Sadowski, which still holds the reigning position in my recipe collection for my favorite vegan recipe.  Recently I tried another of her recipes, intrigued by the concept of using tahini, a sesame paste, as the substitute for eggs and butter.  Tahini on its own is remarkably strong stuff, but when baked with a significant quantity of maple syrup the end result is delightfully flavorful with a noticeable, but not unpleasant, kick from the tahini complemented well by the rich sweetness of the maple syrup.  After faithfully following Laurie’s recipe for the first batch that I made, I decided to test out a theory of mine:

There is no recipe that cannot be improved by the addition of cocoa powder.

Baked double chocolate tahini cookies on a cooling rack

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Posted by on August 3, 2014 in Baking

 

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Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Brownies

The inspiration for this recipe came from Amy-Lyn at Bushel & A Peck and her recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins.  I had a vague idea of doing something with bananas and chocolate when I went searching for recipes and hers came up with the added bonus of already being specified as gluten-free.  I noticed that coconut oil was mentioned as an alternative to butter, and it wasn’t a big step to swap out milk for almond milk, resulting in a recipe that’s not only gluten-free, but vegan.  Since I keep on the lookout for vegan recipes I figured I’d give a vegan conversion of Amy-Lyn’s recipe a try.

Banana chocolate chip mini brownies

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Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Baking

 

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Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

I mentioned last time that I’d be back soon to baking something with chocolate, considering the string of chocolate-less recipes I’d been trying, and I promise that is still the plan.  The first recipe for February does however involve a slight detour on that plan and another fruit-filled recipe.  Many thanks to Ketty and Kristy over at Keepin’ it Kind for this recipe.  I’ve had “jam-filled thumbprint cookies” on my to-bake list for a while and this recipe served nicely to check that item off.

Raspberry almond thumbprint cookies

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Baking

 

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Apple Cinnamon Cookies

The first recipe for 2014 comes to you courtesy of Leslie Hammond and Betsy Laakso’s book, “Gluten-Free Desserts“.  I have a couple other recipes earmarked in their book on account of the great pictures and the convenience of the recipes being explicitly gluten-free to begin with.  I chose this one on the appealing thought of making something heavily involving apples.  That makes for three fruit-centric recipes in a row after December’s Blueberry Honey Oatmeal Squares and November’s Orange Spice Cookies, all notably lacking chocolate.  Don’t worry though, we’ll soon be back to something that makes appropriate use of unhealthy amounts of chocolate.

Cooling cookies

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Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Baking

 

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Orange Spice Cookies

As I’m typing this there is snow on the ground outside, but when I baked these cookies last week the weather still vaguely resembled autumn and that was my inspiration for choosing them.  The recipe is courtesy of Laurie Sadowski and her recipe book “The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies“.  I picked up her book at “Canada’s Gluten-Free Market”, an expo on all things gluten-free back in June that was a riot of gluten-free-ness and a good deal of fun.

Thanks to Laurie’s allergy-free efforts the recipe didn’t call for any modifications on my part.  These cookies are not only gluten-free but dairy-free, nut-free, and contain no refined sugar.  This chalks them up alongside the Vegan Maple Nanaimo Bars for allergy-friendliness (though my current iteration of the nanaimo bars includes nuts) and I’m also happy to report that they’re right up there in the “delicious” and “don’t last very long once offered to people” categories as well.

Orange spice cookies

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Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Baking

 

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Vegan Maple Nanaimo Bars

Back in April I attempted to make nanaimo bars by taking Leanne’s recipe from Healthful Pursuit and changing a significant number of the ingredients.  Perhaps not surprisingly that didn’t work out so well and I’ve been meaning to try again but stay closer to the original recipe.  I’m happy to report that my second attempt worked much better!

Vegan maple nanaimo bars

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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in Baking

 

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