The vegan desserts have come a huge way in the last few years. With so many new ingredients so easily available e.g., vegan butter, organic powdered sugar, vegan desserts are so much fun and easy to accomplish.
And….you don’t even have to be vegan to enjoy these desserts.
Ingredients like whole grains, nuts and seeds, dried and fresh fruits can be prepared in simple way with delicious outcomes. Vegan cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, fruit bars, smoothies and vegan crips made from wholesome ingredients will please the most difficult taste buds while furnishing vitamins and minerals!
Vegan brownies are a popular vegan baking choice – popular because they are quite straightforward to make. A delectable rich and chocolaty brownie recipe can be so simply altered for vegan brownies that your non-vegans won’t know the difference from the “ordinary” brownies.
Some of the simple alternatives such as these will do magic in making vegan desserts:
1. If the recipe doesn’t make use of vegan butter, then apple cider vinegar is a common addition to a vegan baking recipe.
2. Soy, almond or rice milk are common substitute for milk products in Vegan baking.
3. Egg replacements are available if a recipe demands eggs and keep the flavour and consistency of the dessert you’re making.
Unlike the ordinary cakes, vegan cakes are a much healthier dessert option as they are completely saturated fat free and cholesterol free. One of my simple but absolutely delicious vegan dessert recipes, I can assure will be a great addition to your family meals.
- 2 tbsp oil (vegetable or olive)
- 1 medium to large onion - chopped
- 2 cloves garlic - chopped
- 1 green chilli - finely chopped
- 2 large tomatoes - washed and chopped
- 1 cup lentils - washed in colander
- 1.5 cups rice - washed and soaked in 3cups of water for 15 minutes
- 1 cup green beans - washed, each bean cut into 3-4 pieces
- 10 raw cashews - chopped
- 1 ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1. 8 oz. (200g) plain whole meal flour
- 4 oz. (100g) vegan margarine
- 4 oz. (100g) raw cane sugar
- 1 tbsp syrup
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/3 pint (175ml) orange juice (or use soya milk)
- 2 tbsps baking powder
- 2 tbsps cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp orange peel, finely grated (or chopped nuts)
- Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180 °C / 350 °F.
- Cream together margarine, sugar, and syrup.
- In a jug, stir bicarb, or soda into orange juice and add to bowl. Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt and gradually stir into the bowl.
- Add orange peel. Spoon the mixture (which will be quite sloppy) into a medium sized square tin.
- Generously sprinkle the top with more sugar.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until cooked in the centre.
- Cool briefly in the tin and then turn out onto a wire rack.
Good vegan desserts will delight your whole family and can be so nutritious that they’ll become an occasional breakfast highlight or afternoon snack.