Olive Oil Vegan Biscuits

Olive Oil Vegan Biscuits- The best homemade vegan biscuits, made with olive oil and not vegan butter, creating the flakiest and fluffiest vegan biscuits!

I can honestly say that these olive oil vegan biscuits are one of the recipes that I’ve been MOST excited about in the last few weeks. Sometimes I get caught up in making crazy desserts that incorporate a million different things or techniques. when really all I want on a Saturday morning is a good ol’ biscuit slathered with jelly. These vegan biscuits were born out of the need for a biscuit that could be thrown together in time for breakfast, but don’t use gobs of vegan butter or coconut oil. (more…)

Blender Iced Vegan Matcha Latte

Iced Vegan Matcha Latte- An easy and quick blender iced vegan matcha latte, made in under 5 minutes and perfect for spring!

Back in action! Last week was kind of an unintentional blog break, between life, having too much fun during the previous weekend (i.e. I’m too old to stay up super late anymore) and the overall rain that had me feeling just blah, I’m happy to be back on the blog today sharing my favorite iced vegan matcha latte recipe. I’ve been intending to share a matcha latte recipe for some time, since it’s one of those recipes that I make so frequently that I don’t really give another (more…)

Hydrating Cucumber Spinach Smoothie

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I feel like this start to the week has already flown by (seriously, where did Monday go?!) and I’m ready for a cucumber spinach smoothie and a lot of  getting things done today. It kind of feels like time sped up and it’s almost April, but there are no complaints on my end! I’m a notorious winter hater, so when spring is finally showing that it really will come back to play, I’m really ready for it. Although we haven’t had the best of weather lately (i.e. lots of rain), I will say that getting up into the 40s and 50s has been something that feels wonderful. The warmer-ish weather has gotten me thinking about smoothie, berries, and all the (more…)

Citrus Almond Muffins

Citrus Almond Muffins- A sweet and light version of the perfect vegan muffin, citrus almond muffins with a crunchy topping of sliced almonds!

This post is sponsored by Zevia. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this space possible! 

At this point, it seems like I have a muffin recipe for each and every season. From a cranberry version to a version that incorporates the best apples in the the fall, so why stop now with this almond muffin recipe? I am ready for spring to get here already, but really, I will miss the citrus that the winter season brings. Lemons will always be forever a favorite, but grapefruit and orange will keep being something that I wish could stay in season all year long.

Citrus Almond Muffins- A sweet and light version of the perfect vegan muffin, citrus almond muffins with a crunchy topping of sliced almonds!

Since we are just on the cusp of spring making an appearance, I combined my favorite citrus of the season, grapefruit and lemon into a perfectly fluffy almond muffin recipe. One of the best things about this recipe is that they come together super quickly and I almost always have everything on hand to whip up a batch, win win! I do have to say that muffins have been one of the hardest baked goods to nail down, so I’m super happy with the base recipe that came out of these muffins. Fluffy, perfectly tender and all around just the right amount of sweet, so they are like a dessert..but still breakfast. I personally think a good smear of lemon curd would be perfect on these, since they already have a hint of lemon and what couldn’t benefit from a little more lemon curd?

Citrus Almond Muffins- A sweet and light version of the perfect vegan muffin, citrus almond muffins with a crunchy topping of sliced almonds!

I realized that I have another lemon recipe coming later this week, so sorry (but not sorry) for the citrus overload! The recipe for Thursday got rave reviews at work, so I’m pretty proud that it was a crowd pleaser all around. Happy Tuesday! Hope you have a lovely mid-week.

Citrus Almond Muffins- A sweet and light version of the perfect vegan muffin, citrus almond muffins with a crunchy topping of sliced almonds!Citrus Almond Muffins- A sweet and light version of the perfect vegan muffin, citrus almond muffins with a crunchy topping of sliced almonds!

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Citrus Almond Muffins

A sweet and light version of the perfect vegan muffin, citrus almond muffins with a crunchy topping of sliced almonds!

Ingredients

  • For the flax egg:
  • - 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • - 3 tablespoons warm water
  • - For the muffins:
  • - 2 cups all purpose flour
  • - 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • - ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • - ½ teaspoon salt
  • - ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • - 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • - 1/2 cup Grapefruit Zevia
  • - Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • - ½ cup almond milk
  • - 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Mix together the ground flax seed and water and set aside. This will form your 'flax egg' and gel up while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line and grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  3. - In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. - In a large bowl, beat together with a hand mixer the coconut oil, granulated sugar, vanilla, flax egg, Grapefruit Zevia and milk. Beat until combined and creamy. The batter with be a bit runny, but we still have to add the flour mixture, so it's ok!
  5. - Gradually add in the flour mixture in three parts until batter starts to come together and no flour streaks remain.
  6. - Scoop muffin batter into the tins with a ¼ cup scoop, making sure the batter comes just about ⅔ of the way up the cups. Top each with the extra sliced almonds. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops are golden and spring back when lightly touched.

 

Lazy Maca Steel Cut Oatmeal

Lazy Maca Steel Cut Oatmeal- An easy and lazy version of steel cut oatmeal! Made overnight on the stovetop and with minimal work, with a kick from a spoonful of maca.

Happy Pi Day (3.14)! I know, this isn’t pie, but it is a big, warm bowl of the easiest maca steel cut oatmeal and that’s almost as good, right? I actually do have a tart recipe in the works that was meant to be for today, but after editing and prepping the whole maca steel cut oatmeal post, I realized that I really should have scheduled the tart to go out on a day like today. Please say you will forgive me? Anyway, today might be a major snow day for you if you are on the East Coast/Midwest (ours was actually yesterday), so today seemed like a perfect day to share my new favorite way to prepare steel cut oatmeal. (more…)