Fruit Crisp Crumble {oil-free, vegan + gluten-free}

Fruit Crisp Crumble {oil-free, vegan + gluten-free}

Rhubarb and Mango Fruit Crisp

Fruit Crisp Crumble {oil-free, vegan + gluten-free}
Seasonal fruit or frozen, this easy crisp is a go-to for a delicious breakfast or dessert after a veggie bean soup or other light meal. If you're using a tart fruit like rhubarb, consider pairing it with a sweeter fruit like mango or even dates or other dried fruit. No need for oil - there is plenty of natural fat in the nut or seed butter.
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breakfast, dessert
Serves:: 4-5
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Ingredients:
  • BOTTOM FRUIT LAYER:
  • 8 cups chopped juicy fruit or berries
  • ¼ cup dates, raisins, or other dried fruit (opt)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamom
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup or dark agave or brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup water or fruit juice (a bit more for berries or other less juicy fruit)
  • CRUMBLE TOPPING:
  • 1¼ rolled oats (gluten-free tested, if needed)
  • ¼ cup whole-grain flour (find gluten-free flour here)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds or chopped Brazil nuts or pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup liquid or dry whole sweetener (coconut sugar for example)
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup - ½ cup nut or seed-butter (cashew, almond, tahini, etc)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare chopped fruit into a 10"x10" glass pan, or ceramic deep dish (or equivalent).
  3. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon, drizzle with liquid sweetener and water or juice.
  4. Mix topping ingredients in a bowl incorporating the nut or seed butter into the dry ingredients with clean hands. Crumble the topping over the fruit, distributing evenly.
  5. Bake at 400F for about 30 minutes until fruit is soft and juicy. Serve warm or at room temperature, as is, or with yogurt or kefir topping. Or, of course - ice cream!

Sweet Corn Muffins {gluten-free + vegan}

Sweet Corn Muffins {gluten-free + vegan}

These corn muffins make a great breakfast muffin or a compliment to savory meal dishes like soup or chili. Or, spread with cashew cheeze, avocado butter, or nut butter.
Don’t be afraid to play with additional ingredients, incorporating fresh or frozen corn kernels, raisins, chopped dates, apple chunks, or other yummy surprises, including other spices!
Sweet Corn Muffins {gluten-free + vegan}
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Breakfast, Dinner, Snack
Recipe Type:: Baked
Serves:: 1 dozen
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Ingredients:
  • DRY:
  • 1 cup corn meal (or corn grits)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, or cashews, ground into meal
  • ½ cup millet or brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup garbanzo or amaranth flour
  • ¼ cup chia seed flour (ground chia seeds)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • WET:
  • 2 cups apple sauce
  • ⅓-1/2 cup maple syrup
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup raisins or dates
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • 1 tsp chili powder and/or cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chilies
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. (NOTE: Sunflower seeds and chia seeds or cashews can be ground into “mealy” flour using a coffee or spice grinder.)
  3. Fold in any optional spices.
  4. Add apple sauce and maple syrup and mix well.
  5. Fold in any optional ingredients.
  6. Line muffin tines with paper muffins liners, or oil muffin tin. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Sweet Corn Muffin photo

Sweet Corn Muffin

 

Sweet Corn Muffins {gluten-free + vegan} photo

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Sweet Corn Muffins {gluten-free + vegan} photo

Sweet Corn Muffins {gluten-free + vegan}

Fermented Lentil Flat Bread

Fermented Lentil Flat Bread

This is a “think-ahead” recipe because the batter is made at least 12 hours prior to cooking. Flat-breads that are “soured” (fermented) using ground bean or lentil flours are called a variety of names around the world: dosas, roti, chapati, crepes, or socca, etc. It is often used instead of utensils, hand held, to scoop up thick stew-like dishes like curries and dahls.

Lentil Flat Bread
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Serves:: 6
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Ingredients:
  • DRY:
  • 1 cup lentil (or chickpea) flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp cumin or coriander seeds (opt.)
  • WET:
  • 1¼ cups warm water
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • OTHER:
  • oil for lightly spraying or brushing the pan
  • FILLING SUGGESTIONS:
  • - curried veggies
  • - leafy greens and herbs
  • - fresh tomatoes
  • - seed or nut cheeze
  • - paté or spreads
Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl measure flour, salt, and any spices.
  2. Pour water an lemon juice into dry mixture and stir to incorporate.
  3. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and set in a warm place (on the stove or a clean corner of the kitchen counter).
  4. Allow to sit overnight (12-48 hours) to become fermented.
  5. Place a non-stick pan on medium heat. Spray or lightly brush a small amount of oil into the pan between each flat bread.
  6. Give the batter a stir. Pour only the amount you need to thinly cover the bottom of the pan.
  7. Allow to bubble and become dry into the center before flipping to the other side.
  8. Repeat for each flat bread, transferring the cooked ones onto a large plate while the others cook.
  9. You can fold each flat bread in half to fill, or serve on the side to use as utensils.

 

Fermented Lentil Flat Bread photo

Fermented Lentil Flat Bread

Curry-filled Fermented Lentil Flat Bread photo

Curry-filled Fermented Lentil Flat Bread

 

Peanutbutter Banana Monkey Muffins

Peanutbutter Banana Monkey Muffins

Kid-friendly, peanut-butter-fan friendly, chocolate-lover friendly,…little monkey friendly! Easy muffins for a lunch replacement, afternoon snack, or healthy breakfast.

Peanutbutter Banana Monkey Muffins
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Serves:: 1 dozen
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Ingredients:
  • WET:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • DRY:
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup garbanzo flour
  • 2 Tbsp chia seed flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch - ⅛ tsp salt,
  • (depending if PB is salted)
  • OPTIONAL:
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips -or- raisins (or both!)
  • OPTIONAL PB FROSTING:
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • Whisk ingredients together until thick and creamy.
  • Frost muffins, decorate with a banana slice if desired, and enjoy.
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tin with paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mash ripe banana with a fork or potato masher.
  3. Whisk in peanut butter, maple syrup, water, and vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl, blend together dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry mix to wet and stir.
  6. Blend well and fill muffin tin, dividing batter into each cup. If you’d like to add a slice of banana on top of each muffin before baking it will become sweet and creamy.
  7. Bake 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely if frosting. Frosting is completely optional depending on your little monkeys’ desires!

 

Peanut Banana Monkey Muffins {gluten-free, vegan} photo

Peanut Banana Monkey Muffins {gluten-free, vegan}

2 Easy No-Bake Pie Crusts {gluten-free + vegan}

2 Easy No-Bake Pie Crusts {gluten-free + vegan}

I love these simple, press-pan pie crusts not only because they take such little time to prepare, but also because they are delicious and versatile!

With the addition of rolled oats, Crust #1 is a bit lighter, however both have rich flavors.

The filling options are endless and these crusts can also be baked should you want to fill it with sliced apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon, or other fruit fillings.

Easy No-Bake Pie Crust {gluten-free + vegan}
I love these simple, press-pan pie crusts not only because they take such little time to prepare, but also because they are delicious and versatile!
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Serves:: 1 pie crust
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  • CRUST #1:
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted (about ¾ cups)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • pinch salt
  • CRUST #2:
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • pinch salt
  • TIP:
  • If dough isn’t sticky enough to hold together, drizzle a tiny amount of dark liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave, brown rice syrup, etc) into it.
Directions:
  1. Directions for both crusts are the same:
  2. Pulse the ingredients in a food processor with the “S” blade until the dough holds together when pressed between fingers (usually about 2 minutes.)
  3. Then transfer dough to lined pie plate or spring form pan, pressing down firmly with fingers. Voila! (It’s a good idea to also dust the pan or plate with rolled oats to avoid sticking.)

 

Non-Bake Pie Crust w/ Lemon Filling

Non-Bake Pie Crust w/ Lemon Filling

Pecan Shortbread {gluten-free + vegan}

Pecan Shortbread {gluten-free + vegan}

No dairy butter here, yet these vegan, gluten-free babies are rich and decadent, and intoxicating while baking! Dipped in chocolate, they are out-of-this-world wonderful!

Pecan Shortbread {gluten-free + vegan}
No dairy butter here, yet these vegan, gluten-free babies are rich and decadent, and intoxicating while baking! Dipped in chocolate, they are out-of-this-world wonderful!
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Serves:: 1 dozen
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  • (Chocolate dipped - optional)
  • Makes: 1 dozen
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 oz dark dairy-free, GF chocolate (bar, chips or chunks for melting)-optional[/b]
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place pecans, flour, and salt in food processor and process until finely ground.
  4. Add maple syrup to processor and allow to bind.
  5. Roll dough into balls about golf ball size (these are rich!) and flatten with the palm of your hand, or the bottom of a drinking glass. You can press a slice of pecan into the top if desired.
  6. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on bottoms.
  7. Transfer to a rack or plate to cool. (If you are going to dip them in chocolate, it can speed up the setting of the melted chocolate to put the cookies in the a fridge or freezer for a while first.)
  8. Melt the chocolate in a microwave in 1-minute spurts, or over a double boiler (NOTE: be careful not to get steam or water in the chocolate.)
  9. Dip each cookie half way into the melted chocolate and set them on the parchment paper (or wax paper) lined baking sheet or plate to set.

 

Pecan Shortbread Chocolate Dipped

Pecan Shortbread Chocolate Dipped

Pecan Shortbread w/Chocolate

Pecan Shortbread w/Chocolate