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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


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

Vegan French Toast

Vegan French Toast
This is a very easy and very good French Toast without using  eggs.  The banana gives it sweetness and has the thick texture needed to coat the bread.

1 banana
1/2 cup almond, soy, cashew, or coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 dates
4 slices bread


Chocolate Bowls

Chocolate Bowls.
Looking for a quick, easy and impressive party idea?  Look no further.  All you need are small balloons and chocolate to make the bowl.  Fill them with any treat you choose.

I made these with bittersweet chocolate but you can use white chocolate, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate.

Chocolate Cocoa (Cacao) Butter Buttercream

Chocolate Cocoa (Cacao) Butter Buttercream
This buttercream recipe stands out from all of the others in that real food grade quality cocoa butter is one of the ingredients.  I’ve used cocoa butter in other recipes but not often because it’s very expensive and I can only find it on the internet.  To purchase food grade quality cocoa butter here is the link 

6tbsp cocoa butter,  melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (more for darker, and i often use dark cocoa powder)
2  1/2 – 3 cups powdered sugar (depending how sweet you like it)

1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream (or coconut cream)
1/2 tsp chocolate extract (You can sub vanilla extract)

Make your own chocolate extract

Gingerbread Brownies

Gingerbread Brownies.

Right off the heels of the Christmas holiday season most would be tired of gingerbread.  Not me.  I can and do eat it year round.  Here is my recipe for gingerbread brownies.  They are very rich and moist and prefer to cut them into bite size pieces.  If you choose to make your own Organic Light Brown Sugar check out my recipe here.  Also, you will need a kitchen scale to follow this recipe and if you don’t have one, you can buy one for cheap at Walmart.

250 grams Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks OR unsalted butter
300 grams dark chocolate, chopped (bittersweet, semi-sweet or a combination of both can be used)
4 eggs
1 1/3 firmly packed cups (330g) brown sugar
1 1/3 cups (200g) plain flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 cup (35g) cocoa, sifted
Icing sugar, to dust



Polish Lemon Sandwich Tea Cookies.

Polish Lemon Sandwich Tea Cookies also known as Cytrynowe Ciasteczka, if you speak or read Polish, remind me of the kind of cookies you would see during tea time at the Ritz.

To make these cookies you will need:

Yields 30 sandwich cookies

Cookie Dough:
2/3 cup superfine sugar
8 ounces room-temperature butter
1 large lightly beaten room-temperature egg yolk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon (reserve 1/2 teaspoon for filling, see below)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cookie Filling:
1/3 cup room-temperature butter
4 cups organic confectioners’ sugar (make your own Organic Confectioner’s Sugar)
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
Milk as necessary

Confectioners’ sugar

Baywatch Decorated Cookies

Baywatch Cookies
This is the latest in my Classic TV cookie collection.  Every time I make TV themed cookies the theme songs keep playing in my head the entire time I’m decorating them.  To make these cookies, I used the following pictures.

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Here is my Gingerbread Recipe
To learn how I make templates for these cookies check out my Birdhouse Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie French Toast

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie French Toast.  That is both a mouthful to say and to eat.  It’s both clean eating and so delicious.  In this recipe I use one of my favorite health food products – Suzanne’s Specialties Ricemellow.

Ricemellow is a healthier version of marshmallow fluff.  It’s widely available in health food stores and many grocery stores now stock it as well.  In Wegman’s it’s in the health food section.  In the Shop Rite near me, it’s right next to the marshmallow fluff.

To make this recipe you will need:

2 slices bread (I used a multigrain bread)
1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk but any will work)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp coconut sugar or raw sugar (you can use any natural sweetener)

1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the filling:

1 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp Ricemellow

Almond Butter Brownies

Healthy doesn’t have to be boring and these almond butter brownies are not.  They won’t last long in your home, guaranteed!

1 cup almond butter
1 egg (to make this vegan: 2 tbsp flaxseed plus 3 tbsp water)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 up semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Bars

Creamy, chunky, sweet and salty.  These bars are no-bake, clean eating, and I made them vegan.  If you don’t follow a vegan diet, you can use regular butter in place of the vegan sticks.

6 tablespoon Earth Balance Vegan Buttery sticks, melted
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 ounces whole wheat pretzels, crushed (about 1 cup of crumbs)
2/3 cup organic creamy peanut butter
1 cup organic confectioners’ sugar, sifted (I made my own.  Here is the recipe)

For chocolate topping:
3/4 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
1 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
coarsely chopped whole wheat pretzels