Vegan Baking and Sweets
These bars are the perfect power-packed pick-me-up with nuts, hemp seeds, dates, and chunks of dark chocolate. No need to reach for an unhealthy snack! Recipe by Heather Pace, from Sweetly Raw Desserts, @ 2015 Quarry Books. Photo by Melissa Welsh. Reprinted by permission. more→
These bites are one of my favorite desserts yet! Consider these my lazy-girl’s take on classic Almond Joys. The base is a naturally-sweetened, no-bake coconut cookie dunked in dark chocolate and topped with a roasted almond and more chocolate. Serve these delectable bites as a simple dessert, or enjoy throughout the week as a relatively guilt-free snack! Recipe from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by Dana Schultz © 2016, reprinted by permission of Avery Publishing. more→
When a snack attack sneaks up on us, we can’t get enough of these little squares paired up with a cold glass of unsweetened coconut-almond milk. The good news is they’re quite nutritious on top of being delicious—so thumbs way up if you feel like having seconds. Recipe and photos from The Great Vegan Protein Book by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. @2015, Fair Winds Press. Reprinted by permission. more→
These flaky, savory lemon fennel scone bites are so perfect when enjoyed straight from the oven that we feel they don’t need anything to accompany them. But if you really must, they pair beautifully with savory dishes homemade or store-bought vegan cheeses. Recipe and photo from Vegan Finger Foods: More Than 100 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Bite-Size Eats Everyone Will Love by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. Published by Fair Winds Press @2014. Reprinted by permission. more→
We’ve taken a look at the best thing ever (also known as peanut butter cups) and gone one step further, replacing the chocolate candy bottom with a mini brownie. You’ll realize what a brilliant idea it was when you get your fingers on (and sink your teeth into) the resulting chewy, super rich goodness! Recipe and photo from Vegan Finger Foods: More Than 100 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Bite-Size Eats Everyone Will Love by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. Published by Fair Winds Press @2014. Reprinted by permission. more→
Saint Patrick’s Day celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish people and what better way to pay tribute than with Irish soda bread. For a vegan recipe as mouth-watering as any that will be eaten by those wearing the green this year, we turned to our good friends at the Spiral House in Saugerties, New York, and their recently published book, For Goodness Sake: Plant-Based Recipes from the Spiral House Kitchen © 2015, featuring recipes by Chef Diane Hagedorn and photographs by Andrea Barrist Stern. more→
This cinnamon-scented raisin quick bread will make any kitchen feel cozy. Using no eggs or dairy, this moist bread is perfect for breakfast or with coffee or tea. After the first day or so, the sliced bread is good toasted. Serve with jam, vegan buttery spread — or just plain. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
It’s back to the 1960s with these hearty (but not heavy) crunchy granola muffins! Use your favorite homemade or bulk-purchased granola for these easy vegan muffins. If you want to do the from-scratch route, try our Classic Crunchy Granola — a perfect fit! These make a nice breakfast, on-the-go snack, and are fabulous with a cup of coffee or tea on a cold day. Photos by Evan Atlas.
“Easy as pie” surely does fit this 6-ingredient vegan pie — a luscious combination of apples and cranberries, perfect for fall. If you love the tart burst of healthy fresh cranberries, you’re sure to love this pie. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
It doesn’t get much better than gathering with good friends on a crisp, fall morning, all bundled in your favorite team’s colors, preparing to cheer on the best players in the league. That is, unless you could somehow combine your love of football with your vegan diet.
Typical tailgate parties conjure up visions of grilling meat, dairy-laden dips and egg-based sweet treats that leave very few options for the true vegan. Vegans are accustomed to making do with the odd carrot stick or packing their own snacks at parties, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Luckily, you don’t have to throw out every tailgating guide to create a vegan tailgater’s dream. more→
Your own homemade chunky applesauce is the key to this flavorful cake. That way, the cake is just as much (if not more) about the fruit than the batter. It’s a healthy cake to snack on and to add to portable lunches, as well as to serve to fall and winter company. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Pop this easy vegan quick bread into the oven while your favorite soup is simmering on the stove. It’s made with wheat and rye flours, plus cornmeal. Or, serve it with jam to accompany your favorite warm beverage — coffee, tea, or cocoa. You’ll love this moist loaf! This makes one loaf, about 10 to 12 slices. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→