Desserts, RECIPES

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Hearts

*Makes 4 large or 12 small chocolates

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter 
  • 3 ounces of 70% chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon of agave

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Over high heat, bring a saucepan with 2 cups of water to a boil. Add a glass or metal bowl on top of the saucepan to create a double boiler. Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter in the bowl, whisk to combine. 
  2. Add the chopped chocolate and continue whisking until completely melted and combined. 
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla, coffee and agave, whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into silicone molds of your choice, I used a medium size laddle and it worked perfectly.
  5. Cool for 30 minutes, then transfer to the fridge and let firm up for at least 3 hours.

I decorated them with gold powder 🙂

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

Breakfast, Desserts, RECIPES

Blueberry Scones

Ingredients 

2 cups of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
8 tablespoons of cold vegan butter
3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 cup of frozen blueberries

For the glazing

1 cup of icing sugar
2 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Instructions for the scones

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat.

In a large bowl, mixtogether the flour, baking powder, ground flaxseeds and sugar.

Add the cold vegan butter, and use a pastry cutter or fork to blend the butter into the dry ingredients until it ressembles coarse crumbs.

Pour in the milk and vanilla, and stir until just combined. Fold in the blueberries. 

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough a few times until it comes together. Flatten the dough with your hands into a 1 inch thick circle.

Using a pizza dough cutter or large well sharpened knife, cut it into 8 pièces, like you would a pizza.

Place the scones side by side onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.

For the glazing

Combine the icing sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

Let the scones cool for 30 minutes, then drizzle some of the glaze onto each scone. Let the glaze set before serving.

Oh so delicious !

Breakfast, Desserts, RECIPES

Applesauce Muffins

Perfect for breakfast, part of a brunch or a snack

*Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of cinnamon
½ tsp of nutmeg
½ cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract

I sprinkled them with 2 tsp of cane sugar & 1 tsp of cinnamon mixed together, entirely optional

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line your muffin tin. Combine in a medium bowl all of the ingredients and stir, texture will be quite doughy. Use a 2 1/2 inch ice cream scooper to fill each liner. Place the muffin tin on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

You’re done, as simple as that !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

Desserts, RECIPES

Cinnamon Buns

*Makes 12 buns

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 ¼ cup + (If needed) of unsweetened soya milk

For the cinnamon sugar filling:

  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the icing: 

  • 1 cup powdered (Icing) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons of unsweetened soya milk


Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400F. Line with parchment paper a 9″x 12″ baking dish (Not a pan, you want the rolls to be placed and holding up side by side with no spacing). For the cinnamon buns to stay soft they need to expand into each other.

  • For the dough:
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in the vegan butter cubes and use a pastry cutter or fork if you dont have a cutter, to cut the butter into the flour until you reach a grainy texture. Pour in the soya milk and combine to make a dough (Add a little milk at a time if you feel the texture is too dry).
  • On a flat surface use your hands to knead the dough together incorporating any leftover dry ingredients until it all comes together into a ball. Put the dough ball back into the bowl and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough: Once the dough has rested, lightly flour a clean flat surface and roll the dough with a rolling pin until you get a 19″ x 14″ rectangle. 
  • Cinnamon sugar filling: Pour the melted vegan butter over the rolled out dough and use a pastry brush to spread the butter evenly over the dough. In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar evenly over the melted butter.
  • Roll the cinnamon buns: Starting from a longer side of the dough rectangle, use your hands to gently roll the dough up. Once rolled, use a sharp knife to cut (In a sawed manner) 12 even rolls.
  • Bake: Place the cinnamon buns in the baking dish, swirl side up, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

  • For the icing: 
  • Whisk the icing sugar, vegan butter, vanilla extract, and soya milk together in a small bowl. Spread the icing evenly over the cinnamon buns.

Heavenly !

Cristina for Peas & Peace

Desserts, RECIPES

Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Coated Donuts

* Makes 12

Ingredients

1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of soya milk
1 tablespoon of unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon vegan butter (Melted)
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Neutral oil spray to coat the donut pan

Coating

1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegan butter (Melted)

Directions for the donuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with the oil spray.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour the soya milk, applesauce, melted vegan butter and vanilla into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix well with a large wooden spoon to combine.
  3. Spoon the batter into the donut pan with a small ladle , filling about 1/2 of the way full. Be careful not to overfill, as the donuts will rise and you might lose your donut hole.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for three minutes in the pan, then carefully transfer to a wire rack, let cool completely.

For the coating

  1. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl, and melt the vegan butter in a separate bowl. 

2. Dip the donuts into the melted butter just one side. Then dunk the donut into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat completely. Once you have coated all 12 if you have any mix left, repeat the coating process minus the butter.

Leftover donuts will keep for two days, covered and at room temperature.

Enjoy ! with a Chai tea or a Cappuccino

Cristina for Peas and Peace