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Vegan Snickers Candy

Not only are these snickers vegan, but they are healthier for you.  No refined sugars are added.

For the nougat:
1 cup almond butter
4 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

For the filling:
12 large, soft Medjool dates (18 small), pitted (about 3/4 cup packed)
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

For the dark chocolate coating:
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil

 

Chocolate Almond Doughnuts

Chocolate Almond Doughnuts
Baked, vegan, and healthier than your average doughnut.  They are also easy to make and delicious.

1 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
1/3 coconut palm sugar
 (or more if you have a sweet tooth)
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup almond milk
1/3 cup almond butter

Glaze:

½ cup dark chocolate chips
2 teaspoons coconut oil
¼ cup chopped almonds

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Graham Cracker Pie Crust.  As I always say in my videos, this recipe is a smidgeon healthier than most.  That’s because I used my own Homemade Graham Crackers.  Just replace the molasses with honey to get that lighter color.

1 ½ cups finely crushed graham crackers (See link above for my recipe)
1/3 cup butter, melted (I prefer the vegan buttery sticks)
1-3 tablespoons all-natural sweetener (depends how sweet you like it)
9-inch pie plate

Chocolate Chip Energy Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Energy Cookie Dough Bites.  They are gluten free and have zero refined ingredients in them.

1½ cups rolled oats
⅓ cup cashew butter, unsweetened and unsalted
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
2-3 tablespoons milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
⅓ cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Mocha Cookies with Trader Joe’s Coffee Flour

Chocolate Mocha Cookies
My new favorite ingredient is coffee flour.  This recipe is easy to make, not too sweet, vegan, and healthier for you.  Check out my video on Trader Joe’s Coffee Flour to learn more about it.

8 tablespoons (1 stick) vegan buttery “baking sticks,” (8 tablespoons), softened
¼ cup Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons coffee flour
Pinch ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder

Optional: you can add in 1 cup of chocolate chips and or nuts

Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers
Store bought cookies may taste good but they are filled with hydrogenated fats and “white” ingredients like highly processed sugar and flour.  Homemade cookies, in my opinion, taste so much better and are healthier for you.

It will be much easier for you to measure out the ingredients with a scale since there are fractions involved.

8 3/8 ounces graham flour
1 7/8 ounces whole wheat pastry flour
3 ounces coconut sugar (dark brown sugar can used instead)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 ounces unsalted Earth Balance Vegan Buttery stick, cut into 1/4-inch cubes and chilled
2 1/4 ounces molasses
1 1/2 ounces almond, soy, cashew, or any full fat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Healthier Chocolate Brownies

Healthier Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are very good and less bad for you.  They do have a slight coconut flavor from the coconut oil.  But you can substitute another oil in place if you if don’t like the taste of coconut.  I would recommend using an avocado oil.

• 1 cup and a separate bowl with 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate chips
• 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup coconut sugar (also known as palm sugar or coconut/palm sugar)
• 3/4 cup oat flour just blend regular oats in your blender

Optional:  I topped my brownies with a small scoop of Halo Top chocolate ice cream.  Halo Top is a low sugar, low calorie, high protein ice cream. https://www.halotop.com

 

Homemade Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies

Homemade Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies
No need to wait until the few weeks out of the year that Girl Scout cookies are for sale.  You can make your own and make them healthier,  vegan, and for less money.

1 cup almond flour
1/8 tsp salt (heaping tsp)
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
Up to 2 level teaspoons milk of choice (you may or may not need this)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
6 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter of choice)
1/2 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

 

Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies without the saturated fats and processed ingredients.  I also made these vegan but you can substitute unsalted organic butter in place of the butter substitute.

Chocolate Wafers:
8 ounces Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, room temperature
1 cup organic powdered sugar (Make your own Organic Confectioner’s Sugar)
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1 cup cocoa powder (I use Dutched process cocoa powder)
3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

Chocolate Peppermint Coating:
1 pound good quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
natural peppermint oil to taste (a little goes a long way.  You shouldn’t need more than one or two drops)

Fuzzy Navel Smoothie by Vitamix

Not all blenders are created equal and by that I mean the Vitamix is the best.  It’s durable, powerful, and made so well Vitamix only has a handful of employees that handle repairs under warranty because they are made that well.  The downside is that it’s not the most affordable blender on the market.  Don’t despair if you don’t have a Vitamix because this recipe can be made using other high quality blenders as well.

1 navel orange
1 nectarine or peach, pitted ( I did not peel mine but you can if you don’t like the skin)
1 cup ice