Strawberry chia pudding

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled
1 1/2 cups (or one 13 1/2-ounce can) coconut milk or almond milk
1/4 cup honey, or to taste
1 vanilla bean, scraped, or 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
1/2 cup chia seeds

Place the strawberries, coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and lime zest in a blender and blend until smooth.
Taste and add more honey if desired.
Place the chia seeds in a large bowl, pour the strawberry mixture on top, and whisk thoroughly. Let stand for 10 minutes and whisk again.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.
Stir the pudding before serving.
The longer it sits, the thicker the pudding will become; if it is too thick, whisk in a little water (or coconut water).

Spoon into individual cups or bowls and garnish.

Serves 4-6

Note:
Sweeteners: Honey may be substituted with other sweeteners like maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.
Garnish ideas: strawberries, coconut flakes, lime zest, chopped or slivered nuts, fresh mint.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Chip Filling

8 ounce non-dairy cream cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons Ener G Egg Replacer
2 tablespoons warm water
1/3 cup sugar
6 ounces vegan chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In large bowl, sift flour through salt. In a food processor, blend water through vanilla. Add flour mixture and pulse until well blended.
In another bowl, using a hand mixer or electric stand mixer, blend until frothy, egg replacer and water. Add cream cheese and sugar and beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Fill 18 paper-lined cupcake cups half full of batter.
Top each with 1 tablespoon of chocolate chip filling and 1/2 teaspoon nuts.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until top springs back when gently pressed.

Makes 18 cupcakes

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G-Replacer
2 tablespoons warm water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or white vinegar
1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping
1 tablespoon non-dairy butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°

Blend 1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G-Replacer with the warm water in a blender until frothy.
Mix lemon juice with the non-dairy milk. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes.
In a food processor, mix well sugar through milk mixture. Add rhubarb and pecans or walnuts, then pulse for 5 seconds.
In a separate bowl combine flour through salt. Add to rhubarb mixture until just blended. Spoon batter into 18 paper lined muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.

Topping
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Scatter mixture over filled cups and press lightly into batter.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned.

3 teaspoons Ener G Egg Replacer
4 tablespoons water
1/2 cup nondairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
4 slices bread, 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick (vegan challah works well)
4 tablespoons nondairy butter, divided
maple syrup
sliced fruit, optional

In a blender, blend until frothy Egg Replacer with water.
Add milk, vanilla, if using, cinnamon powder, if using, until well mixed.
Pour 1/2 of mixture in a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Add bread slices and rest of liquid mixture. Allow the bread to absorb the liquid, about 10 minutes.
Preheat large frying pan on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When melted, add 2 slices of the bread. Fry for 3-4 minutes, or when underside is golden. Then flip the bread over and fry for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat process with the 2 remaining slices of bread.
Top with sliced fruit, if using. Pour maple syrup over fruit.

Serves 2

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water to cover, then drained
1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted (or not)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease muffin tins or use paper cupcake liners.
In a medium-size bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and
salt together.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and oil together, then
add the mashed bananas. Stir in the water and vanilla and
mix thoroughly. Add the flour mixture, along with the
drained cranberries and nuts. Stir to mix.
Fill each muffin tin halfway with the batter. Bake for 20-30 minutes,
until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Yields 24 medium muffins

3 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer (equivalent to 2 eggs)
4 tablespoons water
1 cup non-hydrogenated, nondairy butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats (not instant)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups nondairy semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use a non-stick cookie/baking sheet

In a food processor or blender, whip the Egg Replacer and water together, until it’s thick and creamy – blending it this way results in a better consistency than blending by hand.
Using an electric mixer or food processor, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until well blended.
Add the Egg Replacer mixture and thoroughly combine.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the oats.
Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture just until it begins to form a dough.
Add chocolate chips and nuts (if using) and stir to combine.
Place dough in a bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate one hour.
To create uniform cookies use a mini ice cream scoop.
Bake cookies for 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.
Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies

1/4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, softened
1/4 cup nondairy cream cheese softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Use an electric stand mixer or a hand-held mixer to cream together margarine and cream cheese until just combined. Beat in confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Beat until smooth and creamy, then mix in the vanilla. Spoon frosting into a bowl. Keep tightly covered and refrigerated until ready to use.

Note: Tofutti Cream Cheese works well.

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1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan buttery stick, or another non-dairy substitute
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons Ener G egg replacer
4 tablespoons water
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup nondairy sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan or a Bundt pan with cooking spray and dust lightly with flour.
In an electric mixer or food processor, cream vegan buttery stick and sugar until thoroughly mixed.
Whisk until dissolved completely, the Ener G egg replacer and water.
Then add to the sugar mixture.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add the bananas, vanilla and sour cream. Mix on medium speed.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Add to the banana mixture.
Pour into prepared pan. Smooth batter evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes or until top lightly golden. Do not over-bake.

Note: Can be frosted with a Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting, if desired.

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

If using all purpose flour, for every cup of flour, remove 2 tablespoons of flour.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (coconut oil or canola oil)
2 tablespoons water or almond milk
Few drops of vanilla extract
dash of salt
pinch of instant coffee powder (optional)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons all purpose flour

In a 12 ounce coffee mug, whisk well – oil, water, vanilla extract, salt and coffee (optional).
Add sugar and cocoa powder, whisk thoroughly. Add flour and whisk well.
Microwave for 60-75 seconds: 60 seconds for molten bottom; 75 seconds for uniformly done.
Enjoy with a spoon and maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Use caution – brownie will be hot!

This is a great frosting to use when filling and frosting cakes and cupcakes. Make sure the baked goods have cooled before frosting or the frosting will melt and will not adhere to the baked goods properly. Once frosted, cover to prevent the frosting from becoming hard.

1/2 cup nondairy butter, at room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons nondairy milk, or more as needed
Food coloring, optional

With an electric hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth. With the mixer on low speed, add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, milk, and
food coloring (if using).
Once all the ingredients are well combined, beat on high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk, if it is too dry.
Cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying until ready to use.
Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Rewhip before using.

Yield: enough for one 8 or 9 inch cake