May 20, 2018

Chewy Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These gluten free cookies are incredible! The chewy on the inside and crinkly on the outside. I have had a lot of gluten free and vegan cookies and these are the best! You won't believe it when you take a bite because they are just too delicious!
Do you like the pink leopard pink background?! 
I always love when I manage to create something that's tasty while being vegan and gluten-free! It can be hard to get the textures and flavors right. 
You'll definitely notice a difference between your standard cookie and these but trust me, it's a good difference! These have the most wonderful flavor and texture!

Chewy Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 24

Ingredients
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
1/3 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup rice flour
1/3 cup oat flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 to salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions
1. Beat together sugars and oil. Add the milk and vanilla and beat until combined
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir to combine the stir in chocolate chips
4. Allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes, in the meantime preheat your oven to 350F
5. Bake cookies on a  prepared baking sheet for about 10 minutes until edges are lightly golden brown

May 14, 2018

Graduation Rosé Cupcakes (vegan)

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If you're anything like me then you love Rosé wine. Personally it is my favorite wine so when Amanda from The Glorious Grape asked me to join her Say Yes to Rosé collaboration, I was down! (pro tip: click the link for some great info on Rosé)
With grad ceremonies coming up I think this would be the perfect treat to serve for your friends or family graduating from high school or post-secondary. 
They would also be lovely for a bridal shower, special get together, or spring party!
These light and sweet cupcakes are accompanied by a delicious and perfectly creamy frosting. 
You can use a couple drops of food coloring in the frosting and/or batter to add a fun color.
These cupcakes have a subtle wine flavor which makes the perfect treat for a special occasion. 
If you wish to have more Rosé flavor then you can add in more Rosé instead of orange juice.
Graduation Rosé Cupcakes
Makes 12

Ingredients

Cupcake
1/4 Rose wine
1/4 orange juice
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

Frosting
1/2 cup vegan or regular cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp coconut oil, softened
1 cup icing sugar
2-3 tbsp Rosé wine
couple drops of red and/or pink food coloring

Directions
1. For cupcakes, preheat oven to 350F and line or grease a 12 cup muffin tin
2. Beat together Rosé wine, orange juice, almond milk, coconut oil, and coconut sugar until well combined
3. Sift in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix batter until smooth
4. Fill tins about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting
5. For frosting, beat together cream cheese and coconut oil until combined
6. Add in icing sugar, Rosé, and food coloring and beat until smooth and creamy
7. Frost cupcakes and serve! Cupcakes should be stored in a fridge
This recipe is part of a collaboration with The Glorious Grape. A wine and food pairings blog. Amanda has a whole series dedicated to rosé

May 2, 2018

Simple Raw Brownies

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I have slowly been becoming obsessed with raw no-bake desserts! And since I especially love chocolate brownies, I knew that I had to make a raw brownie recipe! 
I find these ones reminiscent of Little Debbie's Cosmic Brownies, especially with the sprinkles! Which I used to eat all the time when I was little! 
If anyone knows how to recreate those with a healthy twist but still just as fudgy please let me know ASAP!
These brownies are still better than Cosmic Brownies and maybe even more delicious! They're also vegan, raw, gluten free, paleo, and have no refined sugar!
They contain:

Cocoa powder
Coconut Oil
Almonds
Dates
Maple Syrup
Cinnamon
Salt
Sprinkles (optional)
And they're no bake so you can enjoy them in the hot summer months to come! Let me know if you try them out! 
Raw Healthy Brownies
Makes 6-9

Ingredients

For Brownies
1 cup almonds
1 cup dates
1/4 cup cocoa powder

For Chocolate Topping
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp cocoa podwder
sprinkles (optional)

Directions
1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper
2. Place all brownies ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined and mixture sticks together like a dough
3. Press dough into bottom of loaf pan
4. In a small bowl, microwave coconut oil until melted
5. Add in maple syrup and cocoa powder and whisk together until combined and it looks like chocolate
6. Pour chocolate on top of brownies, sprinkle on sprinkles and then chill until brownies are hardened
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