Vegan banana mocha loaf

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ingredients:

2 cups of gluten free flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted

1 mashed banana
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup coffee
3/4 cup non dairy milk

to make:

Preheat oven to 350•f

Mix dry ingredients together, remember to sift flour and cocoa to prevent lumps after baking!

Next add wets; banana and coffee(warm) mix well!

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Spray a loaf pan and spoon in the batter. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

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This loaf is so so easy to make. Simple ingredients make a great morning treat! Anything with chocolate and coffee is breakfast food to me!!! Add some sugar onto while cooling or leave it as is and enjoy with tea or coffee!

Enjoy!

Cranberry jam

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This recipe is so easy to do, your table will be set for non-turkey day!!!

Ingredients:
1 bag of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
Pinch salt
Splash of vanilla
1 tablespoon of oj

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To make:
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Mix well an cover.

Place on a stovetop on low heat. When the mix begins to fully steam, you an remove the top and continue to cook.

The mixture will begin to gel and the berries break up. At that point keep stirring every few minutes so the bottom doesn’t burn.

After about 30 minutes it should be about done. If you want it more jam then preserve esq, just cook a bit more and purée in your favorite mixer.

Enjoy on your favorite morning toast, with toffutti cream cheese or with your thanksgivukkah feast this year!!!

Cranberry smoothie

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup of fresh cranberries
1/2 cup peaches
1/4 cup raspberries
1/2 cup guava juice or apple if you don’t have guava
1/4 cup coconut milk
Tablespoon of vegan protein powder
Almond milk to top off

I used fresh cranberries and frozen berries, all organic. Just because its cold out doesn’t mean we can’t use fall fruits to make healthy smoothies!

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I use plant fusion vegan protein powder. I love the taste and it is soy, dairy and gluten free.

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Here is what the site has to say about it:
PlantFusion is a nutritionally-complete plant protein supplement that happens to be highly digestible AND free of common food irritants. The combination of four exceptional plant proteins scores a perfect 1.0 on the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). PDCAAS is the gold standard for rating the quality of protein for human nutrition.

Just combine all ingredients and blend! The coconut milk gives it a nice rich flavor. I topped it with almond milk because its les fattening than a whole can of coco milk 😉

Enjoy!!!

Apple compote

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Do you make pie every holiday and dream of yummy fillings? Well here is a really yummy and easy apple compote that is great for pie, pockets, pancakes or even with ice cream!

Ingredients:
6 apples (granny smith)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon rum (optional)

to make:

Wash, peel, and core the apples. Granny Smith hold up the best while cooking and have a lot of flavor.

Cut the pieces into cubes as even as you can make them.

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Put all ingredients into a sauce pan and cover with a parchment circle or wax paper with a hole in the center.

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Let simmer until the apples begin to steam and then remove paper and stir.

Stir occasionally so the pieces cook evenly and don’t turn to applesauce.

When they are golden brown and slide easily off a fork, the apples are done!!

Put directly into a pie shell and bake, or cool in the fridge and save for a Rainy day! Yummy!

Enjoy!

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Vegan banana chip loaf

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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large bananas mashed
1 cup canned coconut milk, mixed well before measuring
½ cup oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)

Preheat oven to 350•f

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Mix dry ingredients (yes, that’s my gingerbread man mixing spoons I. The back!)

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Add wets one at a time. Mix in mashed banana well, lastly, add the chips and mix to combine

Pour the mixture into a sprayed brownie pan or loaf pan (makes 2 loaves)

Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester comes clean!

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Serve warm with tea or coffee! This loaf is so delicious and perfect for fall as the leaves are turning! The smell of the spices baking will fill your home with eager foodies waiting for spice!

Enjoy!

Beets & Blueberry baby food

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This recipe is Fiamma’s favorite! I know, a baby who loves beets and hates pears an apples! Weird but true.

Ingredients:
1 small beet
1 large banana
1/2 cup blueberries

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Combine all ingredients, washed and beet peeled in your babycook or a sauce pan. The babycook needs level 2 for water and if you have a pan, add about a 1/4 cup of water.

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The babycook light will go off when done! So awesome, I really can’t get enough of this machine!

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If you have a pan, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Then purée the mix smooth in your blender or babycook!

Serve right away or freeze up to 3 weeks!

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I love the color and flavor, wear a bib for sure and enjoy!!!!

Vegan Ginger honey muffins

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup gluten free flour
3/4 cup sugar (cane sugar)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup non-dairy milk
1/4 cup wildflower raw honey
1/4 cup or more candied ginger pieces

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This recipe is very easy and I just love ginger. The honey is very flavorful and adds a great taste, more so than using regular processed honey, which will make the muffins a bit too sweet.

Preheat oven to 350•f

Combine your dry ingredients. Slowly add wets and then mashed banana.

Add the honey and ginger last and mix I combine.

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Now spoon the mix into lined muffin pan.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until golden an a tester come out clean.

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Yummy! Ginger is so good for you and I add these chips to everything. I also are a bunch while making the muffins!!! Haha. I hope everyone is having a lovely fall and enjoy!’