Vegan Baking and Sweets

Pumpcorn Bread (Pumpkin Cornbread)

Pumpkin cornbread by Debbie Adler from Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats

Here’s an ingenious fusion of fresh cornbread and pumpkin bread that’s perfect for winter holidays or everyday meals. Perfect to serve with meatless chili and other plant-based stews! Recipe contributed by Debbie Adler, from Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery.* ©2013 Harlequin books, reprinted by permission. Photo by Carl Kravats.

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Superfood Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

Superfood Chocolate Pudding by Christina Cavanaugh from Begin Within Nutrition

Two of my favorite superfoods, sweet potatoes and raw cacao, are whipped together to make a delicious treat! This one passed by all my testers, young and old! Not only does this scrumptious dessert satisfy a sweet tooth, it will leave your skin glowing!  Both sweet potatoes and raw cacao are two of the best foods you can consume for radiant skin! Recipe and photos contributed by Cristina Cavanaugh, from Begin Within Nutrition. 

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Awesome Almond Chia Pudding

Raw Almond Chia Pudding from Tess Masters' The Blender Girl

Please enjoy this super easy 5 minute chia pudding as a salute to super easy healthy recipes made in a blender! This is one of go-to quick desserts if somebody comes over for dinner at the last minute or I feel like a quick treat. I LOVE this almond version that tastes like marzipan. But you could add vanilla extract and stir in a mashed banana and a teaspoon of cinnamon, or stir through berries or other fruit. Recipe and photo contributed by Tess Masters, from The Blender Girl, reprinted by permission. more→

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Super-Power Chia Bread

Super-Power Chia Bread by Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows

Chewy, hearty, and dense—this isn’t your average slice of bread! Packed with 9 grams protein and more than 7 grams fiber per slice, this bread will keep you going for hours and is a healthier alternative to store-bought bread. Since it’s a staple in our kitchen, I make a double batch every week. Feel free to play around with the herbs and spices as you see fit! Gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, soy-free, sugar-free option! Recipe and photo from The Oh She Glows Cookbook* by Angela Liddon.

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Vegan Chocolate Fudge with an Omega Boost

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This super-easy, rich tasting vegan chocolate fudge gives you a nice dose of Omega 3s, as it features hemp or chia seeds and walnuts. Made in minutes, it needs about an hour of refrigeration to set up. If you can’t wait that long, pop it in the freezer!

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Mom’s Turtle Cookie Squares

Turtle Cookie Squares from Laura Theodore

For years, my mom has been making a dairy-based version of classic turtle cookies for the holidays. Several years ago we decided to create a vegan version, which is as good as—or maybe even better than—the original recipe.

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Nutty Chocolate Protein Bars with Chia Seeds

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These snacks are a lot like candy, but their sweetness comes from dates, which are high in iron and fiber, unlike refined sugar. The bars will need to be refrigerated to firm up the chocolate, but after that, they’re good to go. Take them with you hiking, camping, or on a road trip. Be sure to also keep some at home for a wholesome, handy snack. Recipe adapted from Extraordinary Vegan* © 2013 by Alan Roettinger, reprinted with permission of Book Publishing Company.  more→

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Teff Cookies

Peanut Butter Choco Chip Cookies from Leslie Cerier

These vegan and gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are made with nutrient-dense, iron-rich teff flour. With just a few ingredients, you get a whole lot of flavor! Recipe contributed by Leslie Cerier. Photos by Tracey Eller.
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