VEGAN Chocolate-Glazed Donuts

Who doesn’t love donuts??? Yeah, thats what I thought. Everyone loves donuts and these dairy-free chocolate glazed donuts are nothing short of a kitchen-made-miracle. They only take about 20 minutes to make including cook time and there is no deep drying required! This was the first time I made these and definitely not the last! They are seriously cute making them perfect for birthday parties or work parties. I love playing with sprinkles too, they make so many different sizes and shapes. Your local grocery store probably sells cute little faux pearl sprinkles and all kinds of unique edible toppings! Applesauce and maple syrup are used in place of sugar for the donut batter so the largest a amount of sugar is in the chocolate glaze, which could easily be modified if you’re trying to cut out sugar! Pro tip: if you don’t have a donut mold, use your regular muffin tin and create the donut shape by crushing tin foil balls into small balls, place into the center of the muffin mold and pour the batter around the tin foil. Remove tin foil ball after baking ūüôā

Prep time: 5 min       Cook time: 15 min       Serves: 6

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Ingredients

Donut batter

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

chocolate glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • vegan sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 6 indent donut pan with nonstick spray
  • Combine all ingredients for the donut batter and whisk until smooth
  • Pour the batter into the donut pan and smooth the tops with a spatula
  • Bake for 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Let cool for 5 minutes, then invert onto wire rack to cool completely
  • Combine the ingredients for chocolate glaze and mix until completely smooth
  • Dip each of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and return to wire rack to let any excess glaze drip off
  • Add any sprinkles or desired toppings. Work quickly, the glaze will harden fast

RAW VEGAN Strawberry Cheesecake

It’s raw, its vegan, it’s beyond delicious, and it is beautiful!!!! This vegan cheesecake will be sure to have everyone at your next family gathering begging you for the recipe! It’s hard to believe only a handful of vegan ingredients can combine to make this stunning dessert, all while maintaining ZERO refined sugars. It does need to freeze for about 3 hours, so make it before dinner so it can chill and set while you eat. It was so hard to wait, but so worth it! Besides freezing, it takes about 15 minutes to make. It really can’t get any better. This is the perfect recipe to bring to ¬†Mother’s Day brunch tomorrow, especially if you’re looking for a last minute gift idea! When in doubt, go with vegan strawberry cheesecake!!!!

Prep time: 15 min (does not include soaking cashews or freezing)       Serves: 8

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked overnight then drained
  • 2 cups strawberries plus more for decorating
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup dates divided
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In food processor, combine the pecans, oats, salt and 1/2 cup dates. Blend until the mixture is soft but grainy. Press the mixture into the bottom of a large tart pan
  • Again in the food processor, combine the strawberries, cashews, dates and maple syrup. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add on top of the crust and smooth out. Decorate with strawberry and kiwi
  • Freeze at least 3 hours to set then slice and serve

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Rustic Apple Tart

This rustic apple tart dessert is the apple of my eye….get it?!?! I know, I’m hilarious. This ¬†fool-proof, fail-safe recipe is so straight-forward and simple. The uncomplicated combination of butter, sugar, and fresh fruit will appeal your senses and bring you a sense of contentment and calm. This rustic apple tart isn’t too sweet, it’s just right thanks to the natural sweetness of the apples balanced out by a teaspoon of lemon juice. Every bite is pure enjoyment. It’s the perfect dish to bring to any family gathering especially since they can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven.

Prep time: 10 min    Cook time: 15 min    Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 3 baking apples
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut puff pastry sheet into 6 even rectangles
  • Place puff pastry rectangles onto large baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Peel and slice apples and toss with lemon juice
  • Melt butter and sugar. Add apples and toss together
  • Arrange apples as desired over puff pastry. Pour any remaining butter and sugar over apples.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Serve warm

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VEGAN Chocolate Mousse

Your prayers are about to be answered, friends. This creamy, rich chocolate mousse is not only vegan, it has NO added sugar, dairy-free, gluten-free, and literally takes 5 minutes to make!!! I know what you’re thinking…how could it possibly get any better?? Well, it does! There are only 5 ingredients and they’re all super healthy. Banana and avocado are the main ingredients so not only is this a creamy treat for your tastebuds, you can feel really good about indulging because every bite is filled with fiber, potassium, and vitamins!! This vegan chocolate mousse needs no further introductions, the pictures will speak for themselves!

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Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • *optional* 2 tsp agave nectar*

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes then serve

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Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

This is THE best vegan/vegetarian dessert know to man. Packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats this Peanut Butter Chia Pudding makes for an easy, kid-friendly snack you’re going to want to keep hidden for yourself! It’s THAT good. I thought the chia seeds wouldn’t fly with Sofia but she didn’t even seem to notice-I’m sure the peanut butter helped. If you are just now discovering chia seeds, prepare to have your mind blown. Chia seed benefits include promoting healthy aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and a great source of Omega-3s, which are essential for brain development in babies. So yeah, I¬†guess we could consider chia seeds a superfood.

Prep time: 2 min    Serves: 4-6

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or nut butter of your choice
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into food processor and blend until well combined
  • Refrigerate at least one hour. Pudding will thicken as it sits

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*top with yummy fruits of your choice*