Category Archives: Desserts & Jams

Vegan Christmas Fruitcake

I’ve always loved handmade fruitcakes: rich, dark, complex flavors just get better as the weeks of sprinkling with brandy pass. When we first began eating a plant-based diet, I thought that holiday fare might be less than festive, but upon looking closely at my favorite fruitcake recipe, I found that creating a compliant treat was easy—mashed bananas or applesauce create … Read more

Vegan Baked Apples

It was a dark and stormy night…so she made baked apples. I actually use my local bakery’s no-fat cinnamon-sunflower seed granola for the stuffing, adding some nut butter (sometimes) and maple syrup, but here’s an approximate breakdown of their ingredients.

Vegan Baked Apples
Makes 4 large servings or 8 smaller servings (half-apples)

4 large firm baking apples, cored
2 cups Read more

Banana Bread

Although I’ve listed the chocolate chips as an optional ingredient, I personally consider it a core ingredient in banana bread. Those little melty chocolate spots within the sweet banana bread add even more joy to tastebuds!

Banana Bread
Makes one loaf

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour*
3/4 cup oat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 
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Couscous Cake with Berry Topping

Years ago, I used to make this simple no-bake dessert all summer, with whatever fruits were in season. Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and apricots all made their appearances. Then for some reason, I stopped making it, and only recently remembered how much I like its cool, lightly-sweet, simplicity. The quantities of the liquids can be played around with, meaning you … Read more