snacks

Almond butter gives these vegan blondies a rich, decadent taste. Bake up a batch for a snack, a party, or any excuse to have a delicious treat!

Print

Vegan Almond Butter Blondies with Chocolate Chips

Vegan almond butter blondies sit on a wooden block with sprigs of mint
  • Author:Oh My Veggies
  • Prep Time:40 min
  • Cook Time:25 min
  • Total Time:65 min
  • Yield:9 blondies

Ingredients

2/3 cup almond butter

1/2 cup sweetened almond milk

3/4 cup coconut sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour, unbleached

1/4 cup almond meal

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 pinch salt

3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) | 350°F | gas 4. Grease and line an 20 cm | 8″ square baking pan with greaseproof paper.
  2. Combine the almond butter, almond milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Beat well until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the flour, almond meal, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and fold thoroughly until combined. Finish the batter by folding in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden-brown and dry to the touch on top.
  5. Remove to a cooling rack. Once cool, turn out and cut into nine squares before serving.

Article source: https://ohmyveggies.com/vegan-almond-butter-blondies-with-chocolate-chips/

This simple Zucchini Roll-Up recipe makes a great side or snack with kid-friendly delivery of grownup taste profiles and healthy ingredients.

Print

Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

Grilled zucchini strips wrapped around a ricotta-herb filling next to a lemon slice
  • Author:Oh My Veggies

Ingredients

3 zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices

1 tablespoon olive oil

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Discard the outermost slices of zucchini and brush the rest of the slices with the oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated grill or grill pan for about 4 minutes on each side, or until tender.
  2. In a small bowl combine the ricotta cheese, parsley, basil and lemon juice, mashing with a fork.
  3. Put 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture about 1/2-inch from the end of a zucchini slice. Roll up and place on a platter. Repeat with the rest of the zucchini slices.

Article source: https://ohmyveggies.com/grilled-zucchini-roll-ups/

The classics are classics for a reason, and this Zucchini Bread is no different. It’s an easy, healthy bread recipe that will have your friends and family asking for seconds.

Print

Classic Zucchini Bread

zucchini bread in mint green ramekins on a white counter behind a split zucchini bread muffin in front
  • Author:Oh My Veggies
  • Prep Time:15 min
  • Cook Time:20 min
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Yield:12 servings

Ingredients

3 cups white whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 fresh large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups light-brown sugar, packed

3 cups grated zucchini, packed

1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F / 180º F. Grease ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the first seven ingredients. In a separate large bowl, whisk together applesauce, eggs, and vanilla and mix well, whisk in brown sugar and mix until smooth.
  3. Add zucchini, stirring to incorporate; add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in walnuts.
  4. Divide batter evenly between ramekins, filling each one three-quarters full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Rotate tins halfway through the baking process to promote even baking.
  6. Transfer tins to a wire rack; let cool completely before turning out. Serve.

Article source: https://ohmyveggies.com/classic-zucchini-bread/

These mushrooms look professional, but are incredibly simple to prep and make and full of fresh flavor. Change up the mushrooms and cheese for a different spin.

Print

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom caps stuffed with tomatoes, olives, and cheese rest on an earthenware plate on a table
  • Author:Oh My Veggies
  • Prep Time:15 min
  • Cook Time:30 min
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Yield:4 servings

Ingredients

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

1 1/3 cups pitted black olives, chopped

1 large egg, beaten

3 cups grated mozzarella

small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped

12 large chestnut mushrooms, brushed clean

1/4 cup olive oil

kosher salt, to taste

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/400 degrees F.
  2. Stir together the sun-dried tomatoes, olives, egg, mozzarella, and seasoning in a mixing bowl.
    Remove the stems from the mushrooms and spoon the mozzarella filling into them.
  3. Arrange in a roasting dish and drizzle with the olive oil.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden-brown and tender. Season with black pepper before serving.

Article source: https://ohmyveggies.com/simple-stuffed-mushrooms/

vegancinnamonrollsovernight-7069

vegancinnamonrollsovernight-6961

vegancinnamonrollsovernight-6968

Wow, it was not my intention to disappear from the blog for so long! I tell you, this parenting gig isn’t easy. It just swallows me up at times.

March and April were a couple of the hardest months we’ve had since becoming parents of two. We were struggling to stay afloat and not sleeping much. I started to feel depressed/anxious on and off (which worried me a bit, given my past struggles), and was at a loss for how to write about what I was going through. For a while, I lost the motivation to do many of the things I normally enjoy. The past few years have been amazing and intense and emotional and exhilarating and exhausting. The phrase “burning a candle at both ends” comes to mind. My kids are my world and being a mother is my favourite role in life, but it’s so damn hard sometimes. That’s just the honest truth. Some days you just survive. But then there are those daily moments that take my breath away…make my heart burst with love and my eyes well with tears, and it’s like…oh yeah. THIS. This is it. This is what makes it all worth it a million times over. Grateful doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel.

Thankfully, we seem to be in a better phase right now: we’re all getting more sleep, and the kids have been much happier. I’m soaking it up! My motivation has also returned and inspiration seems to be everywhere lately. Despite the incessant rain of late, things are feeling fresh and new again. My birthday is coming up in a week, so the timing couldn’t be better.

If you’ve been following me on Insta Stories, you may have seen the development of these cinnamon rolls over the past couple weeks. Cinnamon rolls for DAYS, you guys!! Working off my Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe from way back in 2010, I made a classic cinnamon roll—vegan styles, of course. Why the heck didn’t I have one already? I do not know. My goal was to make the recipe foolproof without sacrificing that amazing cinnamon roll experience we all know and love, and based on my taste testers’ reactions I’d say it’s a big crowd-pleaser. (One of my pals said they remind her of her grandmother’s cinnamon rolls!) Don’t be put off by the number of steps; I wanted to provide a lot of detail so you wouldn’t be left hanging (that’s the worst). Also, be sure to see my notes on how to prep these the day before (you know I tested that, too), so you can wake up and bake fresh cinnamon rolls with minimal bleary-eyed fiddling in the kitchen. I know what we’ll be enjoying on Mother’s Day, and I can’t wait to celebrate with our crazy little fam…

makeaheadvegancinnamonrolls

4.9 from 52 reviews
Print

By Angela Liddon

Fluffy cinnamon rolls topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting; these are great to whip up for special occasions or laid-back weekend mornings. There are quite a few steps, but don’t panic! I promise, as long as you read everything over before you begin, you’ll be fine—they’re actually quite easy to make. Even though this recipe technically requires about 2 hours and 45 minutes total time, only 30 to 40 minutes of that are active. The remainder is rest and bake time, during which I encourage you to kick up your feet and relax! See my tips below for how to make these the night before, too. I adapted this recipe from my Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls (2010).

Yield
10 to 12 rolls
Prep time
35 Minutes
Rest time
1 Hour, 45 Minutes
Cook time
24 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the yeast:
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) sugar
  • 1 packet (8 g) quick-rise instant dry yeast
For the dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups + 3 tablespoons (430 g) all-purpose white flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (73 g) cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) fine sea salt
For the cinnamon sugar filling:
  • 1/2 cup (110 g) cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (10 g) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) vegan butter, melted
For the pan sauce and frosting:

Directions:

  1. Set aside a 9- by 13-inch casserole dish.
  2. For the yeast: In a small bowl, add the warm water. Make sure it’s not too hot; it should feel like warm bath water (approximately 110°F/45°C). Stir in the sugar until mostly dissolved. Now, stir in the yeast until dissolved. Set aside for about 6 to 7 minutes so the yeast can activate (it’ll look foamy when ready).
  3. For the dough: Flour a working surface for later. Add 2 cups of flour into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Melt 1/3 cup butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove the pot from the burner and stir in the almond milk, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt. The mixture should be lukewarm—if it’s any hotter let it cool off for a minute. Stir in all of the yeast mixture until just combined.
  5. Pour the wet yeast mixture over the flour and stir with a large wooden spoon. Stop mixing once all of the flour is incorporated and it looks a bit like muffin batter, about 15 seconds.
  6. Add in the remaining 1/2 cup and 3 tablespoons flour. Mix with a spoon for several seconds. Lightly oil your hands and roughly knead the mixture until it comes together into a shaggy, sticky dough. It’ll probably stick to your fingers (even with the oil), but that’s normal. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface.
  7. Knead the dough for about 3 to 4 minutes until it’s no longer sticky to the touch; it should be smooth and elastic. While kneading, sprinkle on a small handful of flour whenever the dough becomes sticky to the touch. Don’t be afraid to add some flour; I probably use between 1/2 and 3/4 cup while kneading. Shape the dough into a ball.
  8. Wash out the mixing bowl and dry it. Oil the bowl (I love to use a spray oil for ease) and place the ball of dough inside. Flip the dough around so it gets lightly coated in the oil. Tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the oven with the light on (or simply in a warm, draft-free area). Let the dough rise for 60 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar filling. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon and set aside.
  10. Make the pan sauce: In a small pot, melt 1/2 cup butter (you can use the unwashed pot from before). Remove half of the melted butter (eyeballing it is fine) and put it in another small bowl (this will be spread onto the rolled-out dough before adding the cinnamon sugar). With the scant 1/4 cup melted butter remaining in the pot, stir in the 2 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar until combined (this is the pan sauce). Pour the pan sauce into a 9- by 13-inch casserole dish and spread it out.
  11. After the first dough rise, re-flour your working surface and grab a rolling pin. Roll the dough into a large rectangle, approximately 20 by 14 inches.
  12. With a pastry brush, spread the remaining melted butter onto the dough, covering the entire surface. Sprinkle on all of the cinnamon sugar filling, leaving a 1/2 inch around the edges without any sugar.
  13. Grab the end of the dough (short side of rectangle) and roll it up, rolling as tightly as possible. Place it seam-side down once it’s rolled up. Use a serrated knife to slice 1 1/2 inch–thick rolls. You should have 10 to 12.
  14. Grab your cut rolls and place into the prepared pan, cut-side down, a few inches apart from one another. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, place into the oven with the light on, and allow them to rise for 45 minutes.
  15. Meanwhile, prepare the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting.
  16. After the second rise, remove the rolls from the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  17. Remove the plastic wrap. Bake the rolls for 23 to 26 minutes at 350°F (180°C), until lightly golden in a few spots. Remove from oven and allow the rolls to cool for about 10 minutes.
  18. Frost the rolls with the cream cheese frosting. Slide a butter knife around each cinnamon roll and lift it out. (Alternatively, you can pop them out first and frost each roll individually.) Serve immediately and enjoy!
  19. If you have leftovers, you can wrap them up and chill them in the fridge for up to 48 hours. I like to reheat unfrosted rolls in the oven on a baking sheet for 5 minutes at 350°F (180°C). The oven returns them to their amazing gooey-soft state! Alternatively, you can freeze the cooled unfrosted rolls (wrap them in a layer of plastic wrap, followed by tinfoil) for a week or two. To reheat, simply unwrap and pop them frozen onto a baking sheet and into the oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 350°F (180°C) until warmed throughout. The edges get a bit crispy, and it’s oh so good!

vegancinnamonrollsovernight

Article source: http://ohsheglows.com/2017/05/09/vegan-cinnamon-rolls-with-make-ahead-option/

Vegans do not consume any animal products from meat to dairy to honey! All food is derived from plant sources, including fats, carbs and proteins. While the reasons to go vegan can be for health or ethical purposes, it can be a life-changing, and sometimes scary, decision to make.

It is very easy for a vegan diet to meet the recommendations for protein as long as calorie intake is adequate. Strict protein planning or combining is not necessary. The key is to eat a varied diet.

If you’re following a vegan diet and fall into one of those categories, experts recommend tweaking your diet to ensure you’re getting the key nutrients. Here is the Ultimate DIY Vegan Cookie Board to get healthy eating tips from.

vegancookieplatterholiday-16vegancookieplatterholiday-10vegancookieplatterholiday-5vegancookieplatterholiday-7

This may have been the most epic blog post and photoshoot I’ve ever tackled. It’s my last post before Christmas, and I think it’s safe to say we’re going out with a bang this year! I hope my roundup inspires you to create your own vegan cookie board—big or small—this holiday season. If you make one and share it online, I’d love to see. Be sure to use the hashtags #ohsheglows, #osgcookies, #GETINMABELLY, and #SantaGoesVegan…okay, I suppose the last two are optional.

Yesterday morning, in the throes of a nasty cold, all I could think was: “WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO!?” Here I was, buzzing around the kitchen, decorating cookies at light speed while Arlo played quietly with his educational toys (just kidding, he screamed at my legs..bahaha). I wish you could’ve seen me running between my kitchen and photography studio during naptime, pleading with the Nap Gods for five more minutes of photoshoot time. Luckily it all came together with some major hustling.

Check out these two behind the scenes photos! Organized chaos. 😉

vegancookieplatterholiday-2

Can you spot the gingerbread escapee below? LOL. It’s like a scene straight out of Shrek.

vegancookieplatterholiday-3vegancookieplatterholiday-9

As you’ll see in the graphic below, we’re playing around with a new photo feature. Please humour me by hovering over the red dots near each cookie grouping to display a fun pop-up box. I actually find all that clicking around quite satisfying…almost like popping bubble wrap! I’d love to hear whether you like this sort of thing. If so, we’ll do more in the future. (Note: the image is being cut-off on mobile devices. We’re looking into it!)

1. Gluten-free Snickerdoodles

A festive favourite. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and a dash of turbinado after baking. Recipe is online here. Or find the non-gluten-free version here.

2. Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats

Riffing on the classic Rice Krispie Square, these treats can be iced and sprinkled in advance for a pop of colour. I like to cut them into triangles for “tree” shapes around the holidays. Recipe available on the Oh She Glows Recipe App and on the blog.

3. Eggnog Crunch Biscotti 

A great companion to coffee or a latte, these crispy eggnog biscotti have a wonderful nutty flavour too. If you don’t have vegan eggnog on hand any plant-based milk works in a pinch. Recipe on Oh She Glows.

4. Gingerbread People

What’s a holiday spread without gingerbread buddies? These are fun for kids to help make too. Recipe from the Oh She Glows Recipe App (inside the Cookie Lover’s bundle).

5. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

With a quick prep and 10-minute chill, these bites are perfect for whipping up just before guests arrive. Recipe from The Oh She Glows Cookbook, page 235.

6. Triple Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Kid- and freezer-friendly for easy prep, any leftover cookies are perfect for breakfast the next morning, not that you’ll have any to speak of! Arlo LOVES these cookies. Recipe from Oh She Glows Every Day, page 205.

7. Ultimate Flourless Brownies

Rich and decadent, these gluten-free brownies with an almond butter base will make your kitchen smell amazing before guests arrive. Recipe from Oh She Glows Every Day, page 199.

8. Pillowy Pumpkin Snacking Cookies

Nut-free and kid-friendly, these cookie are a lighter complement to the the board’s richer desserts. Recipe from Oh She Glows Every Day, page 217.

9. Lightened Up Magical Coconut Bars

Lightened up without butter and using unsweetened coconut, these bars still feel totally indulgent. Recipe on Oh She Glows.

10. Chewy Molasses Spelt Cookies

A holiday classic. I like to dip half in white chocolate and decorate with chopped candied ginger to punch up colour on the plate. Recipe is on the blog and in Oh She Glows Every Day, page 219.

11. Chocolate Macaroon Truffles

Rolled in matcha, these truffles add a sweet festive look to the board. For a more traditional macaroon flavour, you can stir shredded coconut into the truffle mixture. Extras make a lovely host gift too! Recipe on the blog.

12. Chocolate-Almond Espresso Cookies

Rich and perfect for dunking in after-dinner coffee or tea. Dip cooled cookies in melted vegan white chocolate for the ultimate treat. From Oh She Glows Every Day, page 207.

13. Peanut Better Balls

Peanut Butter Balls were a Christmas treat in my house growing up, and this lightened-up freezer-friendly version is perfect for making ahead before putting together your board. Recipe on the blog and in Oh She Glows Every Day, page 231.

14. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

My twist on the classic peanut butter cookie. They’re gluten-free and freezer-friendly, too. From Oh She Glows Every Day, page 213.

vegancookieplatterholiday-4vegancookieplatterholiday-11vegancookieplatterholiday-13vegancookieplatterholiday-15vegancookieplatterholiday-14

Cookie board styling ideas:

If you’re looking for some festive styling ideas for your cookie board, feel free to play around with some of the following: fresh cranberries, clementines (bonus points if they have green leaves attached!), greenery (such as lacy cedar), or hand-written labels.

This post wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to Nicole, OSG’s recipe tester extraordinaire, for all of the baking help. You should’ve seen the truckload of cookies she delivered this week! #cookiemotherlode

Well friends, I won’t be posting again until the new year as I’m working away on the blog redesign and also preparing for a couple TV segments next week (one of which is live on Your Morning on December 19th!). Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Insta Stories for all of my riveting day-to-day updates…heh. And if you have any recipe questions for me, I’ll be on stand-by to help troubleshoot, as always!

Last but not least, I want to wish you all a fantastic holiday season! I’m so grateful for your continued support, friendship, and enthusiasm for what I do. With love and immense gratitude,

Angela xoxo

Let’s get social! Follow Angela on Instagram (@ohsheglows + @theglowspot), Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Google+

Article source: http://ohsheglows.com/2017/12/15/ultimate-diy-vegan-cookie-board/

Most Popular

0 27
Shakshuka is a Classic Mediterranean Breakfast with poached eggs in tomato pepper sauce. There are many interpretations of Shakshuka, but in its most basic...

The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.
Home Privacy Policy Terms Of Use Medical Disclaimer Anti Spam Policy Contact Us Affiliate Disclosure Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer DMCA Earnings Disclaimer