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What’s for Dessert?

Posted on August 07, 2015 by The VRG Blog Editor

By Lily Donofrio

(Serves 8)

½ cup melted vegan margarine
2 cups raw almonds thoroughly crushed

½ cup almonds
½ cup coconut milk
2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons agave nectar

Add-Ins: Cocoa powder, cherries, caramel, peanut butter, blueberries, or whatever you desire.

Blend filling ingredients together until smooth. Layer the crust in a pie pan and press down until stuck to the sides and even. Pour the filling onto the crust. Place your desired add-in on top and put in the freezer until solid. Enjoy!

Avocado Mug Cake
(Serves 1)

2 Tablespoons mashed avocado
4 Tablespoons flour
3 Tablespoons organic sugar
½ Tablespoon baking powder
2½ Tablespoons almond milk
½ Tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix ingredients together and place in large mug. Place in microwave for 1-1:30 minutes.

Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas
(Serves 1)

Cut 1 banana into medium slices.
Coat slices in cinnamon and sugar.
Place in pan lightly coated with oil over medium heat.
Place banana pieces in pan and flip after about 1 min.
Cook other side for another minute.

Peanut Butter Cookies
(Makes about 2 dozen cookies)

1½ cups of all purpose flour
½ cups brown sugar
¾ cup chunky peanut butter
½ cup melted vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients together thoroughly into a dough. Spoon out and form into balls. Place balls on a greased baking sheet, spread out evenly. Press balls down with a fork to flatten while leaving an impression. Bake for 15 minutes or until soft and golden brown.

Cinnamon Apples
(Serves 1)

1 honey crisp apple sliced
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
½ Tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon ginger powder
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together, pour into a small pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until soft.

Mashed Sweet Potato
(Serves 1)

1 cooked sweet potato, soft enough to pierce all the way through with a fork
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon ginger powder
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Peel the skin off of the sweet potato, mash, and then mix in all of the other ingredients. Put in a dish and sprinkle on topping (below). Eat warm.

½ cup chopped walnuts
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons melted vegan margarine

Combine all topping ingredients thoroughly, ensure that there are no clumps.

Lily wrote this article while doing an internship with The Vegetarian Resource Group.

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