It’s absolutely NO secret that if you’re in the Midwest in the summertime, cherry is the name of the game! Vegan cherry crumble bars are the PERFECT combo of sweet, crunchy, easy, and packed full of cherry goodness. Kind of like vegan cherry pie, but in a much easier to make and eat crumble bar form!
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If there’s one thing that I will NEVER ever quit doing in the summer..it’s baking! It might be 95 degrees out and 80 degrees in our very old, but very cute house and I’m still going to be cranking up the oven to make pizza on Friday nights and bake cookies as an after dinner treat. Thankfully, (more…)
The best flavors of the season, apples and almonds, come together in a hearty and sweet vegan apple crisp!
There must be somewhat of a run on brilliant cookbooks, because today I’m back with an apple crisp recipe from one of the prettiest cookbooks out at the moment! Ashley from Blissful Basil came across my radar a few years ago, with a flair for colorful recipes and gorgeous pictures that I always click over to read when a new blog post comes into my reader. Ashley is somewhat of a hero to me, because she not only wrote this beautiful cookbook, but also works a full time job as a (more…)
A vegan blueberry crisp bar that is easy, quick and so good with the season’s best blueberries!
Making these vegan blueberry crisp bars have been quite the journey in themselves, so I’m happy to finally have the recipe and be sharing them with you! It all started when I bought a huge container of blueberries at Trader Joe’s (my happy place) last week. I was downing them and putting them into overnight oats like nobody’s business, but knew that a.) I couldn’t keep eating this many blueberries straight up and (more…)
Are you one of those people who already has their Christmas shopping done? As in like, you were already out and doing it before Thanksgiving even got here? I have to tell you that I am NOT. As much as I like being a planner, Christmas shopping just doesn’t come easily to me. I either find the perfect gifts at odd times (middle of summer, no where near the persons birthday, etc.) or I just can’t think of a dang thing to give them that they haven’t bought themselves already (more…)
Pull out your apples and vanilla extract, it’s time to start the fall baking!
Usually this time of year starts the pumpkin craze and things start quickly speeding towards the ‘dangerously close to the holidays’ territory. For me, I like to take a beat and enjoy the idea of baking without sweating my butt off (hi summer heat!) and enjoying all the cozy flavors like cinnamon, spice, apples and, occasionally, pumpkin. I won’t include holiday baking in here, but mainly focusing on the nice in-between season of baking that involves just baking to bake and enjoying the late summer/early fall bounty that is popping up everywhere. Ok, spatulas ready? Let’s do it!
Chocolate Doughnuts with Ginger Spice and Chocolate Glaze– Let’s start with donuts! Ginger just makes me think of fall and all those spiced flavors, so candied ginger just takes things one step further. Chocolate is a clear winner in all dessert situations, obviously.
Maple Pecan and Dark Chocolate Vegan Cinnamon Rolls- Homemade cinnamon rolls are way easier than you think and maple just brings this into fall baking territory. Swap out pecans for another nut if you want to, but I think this is the culmination of decadent and perfect brunch fare for a fall meal.
Caramel Apple Crisp Ice Cream– Ice cream doesn’t seem like a logical pick for cooler months, but really, I’ll eat ice cream any dang time. Adding in crispy crunch and a swirl of caramel sauce takes using up apples to another level. Put this on top of some actual apple pie for a totally weird pie-on-pie situation!
Vegan Apple Pie Biscuits– These came from the genius mind of Joy The Baker, so I can’t take credit for these beauties. I took these to a food blogger potluck last fall and watched them disappear before we could even get out the ice cream for topping.
Caramel Apple Crisp with Streusel Topping– Another apple crisp! The topping to filling ratio is perfect on this one, since I like to always have maximum crunchy topping in a fruit crisp, so warm this up, top with vanilla ice cream and call it done.
Apple Spice Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting– The frosting is what really makes this cake, along with the fact that this was one of my co-workers favorites to date and is pretty easy to bring together in an afternoon. Double up to make a pretty layer cake or keep it the same and try not to eat all the cream cheese like frosting before finishing the cake.
Pepita and Pecan Pie Pumpkin Bread– Finally, some pumpkin! I mashed together two favorites, pecan pie and pumpkin for the ultimate fall bread. This loaf was gone in less than a week and is perfect toasted and with a smear of vegan butter before inhaling.
When I first set out to make this pie, I was sure I didn’t want it to have a traditional knead and chill crust, one that took time and a little too much effort for this particular week for me. Not wanting to forgo the crust completely, my mind turned to a crumbly, streusel topping that had rolled oats, brown sugar and lots of crunchy bits, which are always necessary. But that was for the top, right? (more…)