Vegan Maple Pecan Bars

Are you ready for the perfect fall dessert? Vegan Maple Pecan Bars are the ultimate sweet treat for autumn! 

Vegan Maple Pecan Bars- Are you ready for the perfect fall dessert? Vegan Maple Pecan Bars are the ultimate sweet treat for autumn!

Guys, these Maple Pecan Bars are out of this world good and the perfect way to kick off your fall baking. It was 80 degrees when I baked these maple pecan bars and I maybe had to turn on the air conditioning one last time to truly enjoy having the oven on, but it was all worth it in the end. Think of these like a shortbread-y crust topped with a big batch of quick caramel and a healthy dose of pecans folded in. The brown sugar in these maple pecan bars gives off a caramel taste to both the crust and topping, while coconut cream is mixed into the topping to make everything creamy and dreamy. True fall baking heaven! (more…)

How to Make the Best Vegan Cookies (+ a few of my favorite vegan cookie recipes)

Wondering how to make vegan cookies that are perfectly chewy and crunchy? These 4 tips will guarantee perfect vegan cookie success!

How to Make the Best Vegan Cookies- Wondering how to make vegan cookies that are perfectly chewy and crunchy? These 4 tips will guarantee the best vegan cookie success!

When I first embarked on my journey through vegan baking, one of the things I knew I had to nail quickly was how to make vegan cookies. It’s the one thing my mom always requests when I ask what she wants me to bake and bring her (hi mom!) and it’s the one dessert I grew up on, day in and day out. One of the most vivid memories I have growing up is holding a fresh cookie in my hand, marking many significant times in my life. Growing up, my friends and I purchased warm chocolate chip cookies after high school, eating them as fast as we could before marching band practice. When I was in college I often made cookies for my roommates (or let’s be honest, boys) and spent the weekends dreaming about the full size kitchen back home where I could bake any and everything I could ever want. Cookies have even marked time up (more…)

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons

Looking for the perfect vegan macaroons? Look no further than this chocolate dipped cookie version! 

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons- Looking for the perfect vegan macaroons? Look no further than this chocolate dipped cookie version! Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons- Looking for the perfect vegan macaroons? Look no further than this chocolate dipped cookie version!

I just stole one of these vanilla bean macaroons out of the freezer, biting into the hard exterior and trying to eat it before the chocolate dipped bottom started melting onto my fingers, with no luck. If I’m going to be 100% honest here, I probably ate about 3 cookies worth of dough while I was (more…)

Vegan Strawberry Shrub Float

A sweet and tart strawberry shrub float, making the most out of the last of the summer berries and ice cream!

Vegan Strawberry Shrub Float

Well here we are, it’s Friday and I’m just now getting around to getting this strawberry shrub float recipe up and it feels like the week went by in a flash! After seeing just about everything Minneapolis has to offer over the holiday weekend (including brunch with this lovely lady), I came back full and happy, but with the realization that 1.) crap it’s September and 2.) I still haven’t eaten my fill of summer ice cream. (more…)

Vegan + Gluten Free Peach Waffles with Mint Coconut Whipped Cream

Perfectly crispy vegan and gluten free peach waffles, topped with vegan mint coconut whipped cream and fresh peaches!

Vegan + Gluten Free Peach Waffles with Mint Coconut Whipped Cream- Perfectly crispy vegan and gluten free peach waffles, topped with vegan mint coconut whipped cream and fresh peaches!Vegan + Gluten Free Peach Waffles with Mint Coconut Whipped Cream- Perfectly crispy vegan and gluten free peach waffles, topped with vegan mint coconut whipped cream and fresh peaches!

 

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I never ever thought I would say this, but these vegan and gluten free peach waffles are BETTER than my original favorite waffle recipe. No joke, I was on struggle street with gluten free baking for a while. Outside of baking out of Ashley’s doughnut cookbook, I haven’t really touched on gluten free baking much. Partly because it scares me and partly because I don’t always want to have to buy ALL the (more…)

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