Desserts

Magic Cookies by Andrea Hannemann

This recipe is from Plant Over Processed by Andrea Hannemann. It’s incredibly fast and easy and so yummy!   Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, unsalted (rinsed) 1/2 cup peanut butter (just peanuts, unsalted) 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup chocolate chips   Directions: Preheat oven to…

Pear Tart, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free

Wanting to make a pie for Pi day, this tart came together fast. It was fast because I used ingredients we always have on hand: our REAL Apricot Butter and our REAL Cashew Yogurt for the fantastic gluten-free, vegan pie crust. Of course, you can use commercial brands but we encourage you to get in…

Easy-to-Roll Tart Shell or Pie Crust – vegan, gluten-free

This is my new FAVORITE, easy-to-roll, gluten-free pie crust. It was inspired by Ellen Ecker Ogden‘s book, The New Heirloom Garden. Listen to my interview with the author here. I modified her recipe, amking it gluten-free and vegan. To begin, I make my own yogurt and my own flour mix. You may use commercial vegan…

Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, vegan, wheat-free

We love Peanut Butter Cookies and these are our favorite. They are easy and fast to make. Eat the dough straight out of the jar or press them into cookies. There’s no guilt here, this recipe is made with real food, with no oil, refined sugar or salt. Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup…

Brooklyn Borough Balls

Eric Adams’ book Healthy at Last, A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses has many wonderful recipes in it. After interviewing him about the book, some of the recipes in it inspired this new treat. We have named these healthy, sweet treats in honor of Eric Adams and his work…

The Apple Cake Project

It was the beginning of May when we heard from an IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD listener, Donna, to see if we might help her to modify an old family recipe for an apple cake, making it easy, healthier and gluten-free. Plus, she wanted to try using cassava flour. At Responsible Eating And Living Headquarters, we…

Cuccidati, Italian Fig Cookies, Gluten-Free

  Holidays are about traditions and treats. When I learned about all the Christmas cookies Gary’s family used to make, I was inspired to get baking. One of those cookies is the Cuccidati, the Italian Fig Cookie. Gary has reminisced about it many times. I never had one. Gary’s sister recently told us she was…

Classic French Tarte aux Pommes

Ingredients 8 Apples, organic, cored and quartered lengthwise (We recommend using organic apples. They do not need to be peeled. If the apples are not organic, it’s best to peel them to avoid the concentrated residues of pesticides.) 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup vegan sugar 1/4 cup water 1 Pie Crust, gluten-free 2 Tablespoons vegan butter,…

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

This is another new tradition for our Thanksgiving dessert table. Ingredients 4 Tablespoons ground flax seeds (soaked in coconut milk) 3 cups of coconut milk, separated 1 cup sugar (we use evaporated cane juice) 1 1/4 cups date paste 2 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2…

Tarte aux Pommes version 2

Here’s is an Apple Pie to live for! It’s made with a gluten-free crust and no refined sugar. Ingredients 4 Granny Smith Apples, organic (We recommend using organic apples. They do not need to be peeled. If the apples are not organic, it’s best to peel them to avoid the concentrated residues of pesticides.) 1…

Pear Crisp

We love desserts like these, delicious and nutritious! Ingredients: 5 super ripe pears 1 cup blueberries 1 banana 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup raw almonds Directions: Preheat oven to 350oF. Dice the pears and the banana and mix them with the raisins, oats and blueberries. Put them in an oblong baking…

Banana Peanut Butter Custard Cream

I created this recipe as a cream to spread on pancakes. To my delight, it firmed up like a custard. Not only can this recipe be used as a rich spread for pancakes or crepes but it makes a delicious, quick dessert. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen) 6 tablespoons…

Raspberry Vanilla Cake, vegan and gluten-free

When my mom told recently me she loved raspberries even more than strawberries I decided to make her this Raspberry Vanilla Cake. I wanted it to be gluten-free. I found Celine Ileker’s Vegan Cake recipe and made a few minor modifications. The Swiss Buttercream recipe is from Aquafaba by Zsu Dever. This is a MUST-HAVE…

Sourdough Crêpes, gluten-free

We make Almond Yogurt about every two weeks. When a new batch is done, I like using it for a sourdough batter, like this one. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all purpose gluten-free flour (We use Bob’s Red Mill) 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 cups unsweetened plant milk 1/2 cup unsweetened…

Fresh Fruit Tart – Raw

This Raw Fruit Tart is a variation of our Fresh Fruit Tart recipe with a flour crust. It is a spectacular summer dessert for a picnic, barbecue or 4th of July celebration. Cacao Nibs give the crust a chocolate flavor. Ingredients: Crust 1/2 cup cacao nibs 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds…

The China Study Family Cookbook DOUGHNUTS!

When I interviewed Del Sroufe this week on It’s All About Food I knew I would be making this recipe soon. It’s in his newest cookbook, The China Study Family Cookbook. It is a MUST-HAVE vegan cookbook with all kinds of yummy comfort foods made with REAL ingredients, like this doughnut recipe for example. The…

Frozen, Raw Vanilla Cream Oatmeal Cookies

From one great recipe comes another. This is a variation on our Frozen, Raw Lemon Cheesecake Cookies. Rolled Oats are typically heat treated but truly raw Rolled Oats can be found in some health food stores. Ingredients Cookie Dough: 2/3 cups almonds, 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (For tree nut allergies use sunflower or pumpkin seeds)…

Lemon Cheesecake Frozen Cookies, Raw, Gluten-Free

Raw desserts are simply the best. They satisfy your sweet cravings while filling you with nourishing goodness. Ingredients Cookie Dough: 2/3 cups almonds, 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (For tree nut allergies use sunflower or pumpkin seeds) 1 cup pitted prunes 1 teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract Lemon Cheesecake Filling: 1 1/2 cups cashews (For tree nut…

Chocolate Mousse

This recipe has been modified from Zsu Dever’s Aquafaba cookbook. We recommend learning all the ins and outs of Aquafaba from this great book. 1/2 cup Aquafaba (We used Black Bean Aquafaba but any bean Aquafaba should be fine) 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 Tablespoons sugar (evaporated cane juice) 5 ounces nondairy Dark Chocolate…