Mochi banana cake aka gooeyness heaven

I cannot even remember how I started researching and stumbled upon this recipe by Jenné Claiborne but I’m so glad I did. I followed a recommendation to get Mochiko sweet rice flour (easy to get on Amazon) and I could not wait to try when my package was delivered today. Amazon Prime really is the best $100…

Coconut bars, vegan + GF

As inspired by Oh She Glows here. I did not want to use anything processed, so instead of Graham crackers, I used the pecans that were supposed to be on top for the crust. Then, I ran out of chocolate chips so I changed things up a little in the custard as well. Finally, note that these…

Cocoa energy bites [GF]

This is my own twist on a Scott Jurek recipe, and one of my favorite recipes of all times. It is a little long to make, but well worth the effort! And yes they do look like little goats poop pebbles but do not let that deter you!!! Ingredients: 1/2c cocoa nibs, processed into a…

The easiest vegan panna cotta [GF]

This is such an easy and delicious dessert – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free… Perfect to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! It has a velvety, tasty creamy texture that melts in the mouth. The amount of thickener used ensures a texture more on the softer side – if you like your panna cotta firmer, increase the amount of agar,…

Simple banana-oats breakfast cookies [GF]

Cookies for breakfast! What could be better? The fact that they’re ready in 20 minutes tops! 2 bananas yield about 19 cookies, at 1 heaping TBSP batter each Ingredients: 2 old bananas – the darker, the better because the sweeter! 1/4c ground flax (I ground 1/4c of whole seeds and it works just fine) 1c…

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls [GF]

O.MG! These are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and sinful! Besides, anything Mary likes is a double whammy win in my book! Just disregard how rich they are because, they taste like hey-I’m-just-gonna-have-one-more-or-two-or-what-the-heck-I’ll-have-a-third-one-thank-you-very-much! You want to double the amount you’re making, right now. Trust me on that one. Ingredients: 1/2 c almond butter 1/4 c +3 TBSP maple syrup 3…

Spicy golden latte

A soothing and immune boosting drink, and a great substitute for coffee! Ingredients: 1c almond milk 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Ceylon preferably, rather than Cassia: it will not thicken your drink as much, plus it’s supposed to be healthier) 1/8 tsp ginger powder pinch black, pinch cayenne pepper 1 tsp maple syrup Directions:…

Energy bites aka healthized Aussie bites [GF]

We are Costco fiends! Ever tried their Aussie bites? A sinful dessert disguised as a healthy snack… But you didn’t fool us, M. Jelinek, ha! Ha! Ha! Here’s a really simple, edited version – more energy, less fat and (way) less  sugar. 10 min to prepare, 12 to bake – All done in less than half an…

Golden coconut macaroons [GF]

Another edited, lovely Minimalist baker post. The turmeric might come accross as a lttle earthy if you have a super-taster in your household. I find that it settles overnight however. Ingredients: 3 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cardamon pinch black pepper 6 heaping TBSP ground…