Vegan Waffles – I Want You Every Day

IMG_20160625_084639 Oh My Goodness.

If I had an easier waffle maker to clean, I would literally be making these every single day of my life.

*Side note – does anyone know if there are easy to clean waffle makers? Mine has a cord attached to it and I have to hang that out of the sink while I rinse off the waffle iron part of it and I’m like.. This can’t be safe*

You might as well just make a waffle IV.  The first time I made them, I forgot to put in baking powder, and they still came out awesome.  This picture here is from my second attempt.  And trust me,  I will be making more.

Waffles are essentially some flour, vegan chocolate chips, agave/honey, oats, oil, and maybe some baking powder or water/almond if you don’t forget.  When there are so few ingredients, how could you not try and make them?

I got my recipe from the Minimalist Baker, but like I said – I messed it up a few times and it still came out fine.  And my fine I mean amazing.  You should try them too.

Raw Vegan Brownies – Beware – lots of sugar.. But soooo goood!

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YES!

AMAZING!

SUGAR!

That’s how I feel right now.  I am amazed.  I just made the no-bake raw vegan brownies from minimalist baker, which you can find here.

As always, I did things a bit differently, but they still turned out fantastic!!

I always use my Ninja blender, because that’s all I have for mixing.

I used ALL the dates, and I didn’t put them in the blender a few at a time.  I just threw half in, blended, and then the other half right after.  No time for single dates!

I used only half the coconut oil since I don’t like it that much.

I used a little less sugar, and a finely granulated sugar not a powdered sugar, so my frosting came out more dense and less fluffy.

I didn’t have any baking pans available today and I didn’t want to wash them, so I shaped my brownies into a heart to surprise bf when he gets home.  Hooray!

 

Here are some snapshots along the way:

No Bake Vegan Brownies Progression Photos

My Best Banana Ice Cream Yet – Raspberry

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It was so delicious, so tart, and I spent extra time blending it so I didn’t add more almond milk.  That gave it a creamier consistency.  Fantastic!

2.5 Bananas (some frozen)

12 oz. Raspberries (frozen)

A splash of almond milk to help it blend.

Banana Bites

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The times that I fell off the vegan wagon were times that I was craving chocolates and more bread-carb-intense foods.  I have found a way to fix those cravings!

Banana Peanut butter chocolate bites! Delicious.  I remember seeing these on someones instagram, and then I couldn’t remember who’s it was, but the closest thing to what I made I found over at A Healthy Slice of Life. 

I didn’t freeze mine, just popped them in the fridge and they were great.

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As I made more batches I got the hang of it, and made it a little more efficient.  I put the PB in a little bag and cut the corner off so that I could squirt it onto the banana to make the sandwich.  Then I used toothpicks to hold it all together and dip it in the melted chocolate, and when I figured out the gloriousness of wax paper – my life was ten times better.

You should all make these now.

Hot Chocolate Can Be Vegan Too!?!?!

Check out this awesome recipe I found for hot chocolate over at Veggie and the Beast!IMG_20150117_085133

It was simple to make, and satisfied my cravings.  Once again, I tested it out on my non-vegan boyfriend, and surprisingly – he approved!  It had a more bitter taste but was still creamy and fulfilling.   It also took longer to make than I expected, but as I have gotten more accustomed to this vegan thing, I have learned to enjoy the process of knowing what is in the foods I am eating.

You should all head over to the Veggie and the Beast page and check out the recipe and give it a try.  🙂