Citrus Poppy Seed Vegan Sugar Cookies

The fluffiest and SOFTEST citrus poppy seed vegan sugar cookies! These are just tart enough, the softest vegan sugar cookie, and rolled in sugar, hello gorgeous! 

Citrus poppy seed vegan sugar cookies on cooling rack

I bet you thought I was allllll done with the lemon desserts, right? NOPE. Turns out, I keep buying lemons over and over again (but always forget to buy more sugar and olive oil, WHY?!) and they end up being the main thing I bake with each week. While I’m not complaining, you have to know that these are not only AMAZING lemon poppy seed cookies, but they are also the base for the absolute BEST vegan sugar cookies I’ve come across in years. (more…)

Lemon Vegan Lime Bars with Shortbread Crust

Vegan lime bars are dreamy, creamy, and have a PERFECT shortbread crust! Made with a creamy cashew filling and a coconut oil crust that will TOTALLY become your new favorite dessert.

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Once again, I feel like I’m hooked on the lemon desserts and I can.not. stop! I was thinking about making these vegan lime bars for MONTHS. Especially since I have my standby vegan lemon bar recipe and perfected my favorite creamy cashew filling with this lemon tart recipe that is still THE BEST in my opinion. To be honest, I didn’t always get to eat all of my own desserts, (more…)

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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Vegan pull-apart bread that is SO fluffy and perfect, packed with fresh orange flavor, cinnamon, and the BEST sweet orange glaze! 

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Hello hello! It feels like it’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten a fresh new post on the blog! I’ve been in this weird in-between mode of having a new job (I’m working for the BEST people), adjusting to working from home full-time, and finding a new routine. It sounds like it’s WAY easier to work from home all the time, right? Don’t get me wrong, it’s so nice and I love it. But, I’ve had to get into a routine (more…)

Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast

An easy and filling ultimate vegan avocado toast topped with crispy split peas! Perfect for breakfast or a simple, hearty snack.

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This is me, the self-proclaimed avocado hater (yep, I do. not. like them.) telling you that I’ve finally found something with avocado that I actually like. It’s true! Honestly, I’ve always been an avocado hater, they are too squishy and green for my taste and if they are on a warm sandwich? Forget it! Nope, not interested. But, once I figured out that you could smash a small amount of avocado on toast and mix all kinds of fun toppings with it (like crispy split peas), I started to change my tune.

An easy and filling ultimate vegan avocado toast topped with crispy split peas! Perfect for breakfast or a simple, hearty snack.

For my once in a blue moon avocado toast (I’m still warming up to it!), I usually go avocado, salt, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce. Simple, doesn’t take too much like avocado and usually keeps me full for a few hours until it’s time for second breakfast. But, I needed to come up with something with a little more staying power and fiber, to keep me full when I’m trying to power through a full day of work or out and about on a weekend. The perfect mix in and topping to solve this ended up being.split peas! I really don’t use split peas enough at all, forgetting about them most of the time until I need a batch for a soup recipe, but they ended up being a perfect topping for my new favorite avocado toast. The trick with this recipe is to prep the night before, with soaking the beans and then making them crispy right before stirring into the avocado mixture for your toast.

An easy and filling ultimate vegan avocado toast topped with crispy split peas! Perfect for breakfast or a simple, hearty snack.

I love that this is one more way to reach the Half-Cup Habit goal of adding ½ cup serving of pulses to your diet just three times a week! Split peas are part of the pulse family (in addition to beans, chickpeas and lentils) and are full of fiber and nutrients that keep me full until it’s time for second breakfast/early lunch. Coming from an avocado hater, that’s a pretty tall order to get me to love avocado toast.

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Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
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  • Category: Breakfast

Description

An easy and filling ultimate vegan avocado toast topped with crispy split peas! Perfect for breakfast or a simple, hearty snack. 


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green split peas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (affiliate link)
  • 1 piece whole wheat bread
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, cover the split peas with water. Let soak for at least 2 hours before making the avocado toast. 
  2. After the split peas have soaked, heat a small skillet with the olive oil (affiliate link) over medium high heat. 
  3. Drain the split peas and add them to the preheated pan. Saute until crispy, about 3-5 minutes. 
  4. While split peas are cooking, toast the bread and scoop out the avocado. Mash the avocado in a small bowl and stir in the red pepper flakes and salt/pepper to taste.
  5. Stir half of the split pea mixture into the avocado mixture. Spread on the toast and top with remaining split peas.

 

Easy Vegan Truffles with Cola

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Perfectly sweet and easy vegan truffles, made with cola! Coconut milk makes these truffles smooth, creamy, and perfectly sweet with lots of dark chocolate.

Let’s talk about chocolate. While some people don’t like chocolate (who are you, very sorry we can’t be friends), I am firmly planted in the ‘love it’ camp. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always gone for the full-on chocolate desserts while eating out or grabbing a dessert at a bakery. Needless to say, I’ve always sprung for the truffles at candy shops and was pumped to be making my own vegan truffles at home. (more…)