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 !

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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 !

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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

Desserts, RECIPES

Red Velvet Cupcakes


Recipe makes 12 cupcakes 

Cupcakes:

1 + 3/4 cup all purpose flour 

1 tbsp cocoa powder 

2 tsp baking powder 

1 tsp baking soda 

2 tbsp red beet powder 

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup of sugar

1 1/2 cups unsweetened oat milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup coconut oil (Melted)

1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Vanilla buttercream: 

200g dairy free butter 

3 cups icing sugar 

2 tsp vanilla extract 

1 tbsp cold coconut milk

Topping:

Sprinkle with colors of your choice for a little shimmer 🙂


Preheat the oven to 338F/170C.

Prepare 12 muffin pan with paper liners and set aside. 


In a large bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, red beet powder & salt. Add in sugar, oat milk, vanilla, coconut oil, vinegar, mix until well combined. Divide batter evenly in a 12 muffin pan. Bake for 20 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream 
Whip butter in the stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, on high speed for 2 minutes. Stop mixer and add the icing sugar. Mix on low speed until incorporated , scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and then add vanilla and coconut cream, mix on high speed for 3 minutes, until smooth. 
Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

You will truly enjoy these cupcakes !

Cristina for Peas and Peace

Desserts, RECIPES

Roasted Almond Chocolates

5 ingredients only and you have yourself a little treat in no time, either for yourself or as a gift !

  • makes 15 chocolates

Ingredients:

1/2 cup melted cocoa butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa powder
45 Roasted almonds, you can also use salted roasted almonds if you wish

1. Melt the cocoa butter in a pan. Remove and add maple syrup & vanilla. 
2. Using a whisk, add cocoa powder and mix until smooth.


Place 2 whole almonds into each of a silicone chocolate mold bottom, then cover with chocolate. Top with an almond or 2….. 🙂


Place in the freezer to firm up for about 15 mins

Remove from mold and place in mini muffin cups of your choice.

Enjoy !

Cristina for Peas and Peace