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Vegan Cherry Crumble


Don’t you love summer fruits?  There are so many delicious, colorful, nutritious options to choose from!  We are especially enjoying the CHERRIES!!!  We recently posted one recipe using cherries – black forest bars.  But we didn’t stop there!!!  If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love these crumbly squares!

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Makes:  12 bars
Ingredients:
For the filling:
2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
½ tablespoon lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon vanilla

For the crumble:
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
⅔ cup brown sugar
¼ cup ground flaxseed
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup canola oil

Instructions:
Make the filling:
1.  Mix the cherries, sugar, and cornstarch.  Let sit for 15 minutes.
2.  Add the lemon juice and vanilla.
3.  Heat over low heat for about 5 minutes until thick.  Remove from heat and set aside.


Make the crumble:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C or gas mark 4).
4.  In a bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, ground flaxseed and baking soda.
5.  Add the oil and mix until thoroughly combined.

6.  In a 8 x 8 – inch pan (20 x 20 cm), firmly press half the flour mixture, making a base for the crumble.
7.  Bake for 20 minutes.
8.  Spread the filling on the cooked base and press the other half of the flour mixture to make the top.

9.  Bake for another 20 minutes.
10.  Cool completely.
11. Cut into bars and serve.
Nutrition Information: (for 1 of 12 bars)
258 Calories; 11 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 37 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Fiber; 4 g Protein

Inspired by recipes from The Joy of Vegan Baking and Color Me Vegan, both by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

How do you like to eat YOUR bowl of cherries?
Alf Hana!!!
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Tuesday Teaser #9: Deep Dish Cookie Pie


Oh my word!

This deep dish cookie pie is so delicious you won’t be able to resist it!

I couldn’t stop photographing it, either.  It was so yummy!

And it’s not hard to make, either!!!

Not to mention how nutritious it is because of the secret ingredient!  In fact, this recipe is gluten free (doesn’t have wheat) and even is relatively low in fat.

WAIT – I won’t tell you the secret ingredient [Don’t worry you can find it in Egypt]- you’ll have to go to Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog and see the recipe there!   But, you will DEFINITELY not regret trying it!!!!

Thank you so much for your great ideas, Chocolate Covered Katie!  We are loving them!

Nutritional Information: (1 of 12 slices)

308 Calories; 9 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 55 g Carbohydrates; 5 g Fiber; 6 g Protein

(and it’s high in iron, calcium, and vitamin A!)

Alf Hana!!!

“ChocoNutins” (Chocolate Covered Peanuts and Raisins)


Here’s a sweet surprise for you!  Chocolate covered peanuts and raisins also known as:  “ChocoNutins” 🙂
Makes 16 surprises!
Ingredients:
1 ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
½ tablespoon vegan butter (or vegetable ‘ghee’) (optional)
½ cup peanuts
½ cup raisins
Instructions:
1.  Melt the chocolate chips and the butter or ghee, if using, in a double-boiler.  (You can also use a microwave, if you like).

2.  While the chips are melting, prepare a cookie sheet by placing wax paper on it.
3.  Remove from the heat and add the peanuts and raisins.
4.  Using your tablespoon, dip the mix onto the cookie sheet in small mounds.
5.  Freeze for at least one hour.  (The longer, the better!)
Store in the fridge.
Enjoy!!!
Serving Suggestions or Variations:
  • Use other kinds of dried fruits (dates, figs, apricots)
  • Use other kinds of nuts (pistachios, cashews, almonds)
  • Leave out the vegan butter for less fat.  (The main reason we add it is to help the chocolate be smoother.)
  • Add rice crispies for a crunchy surprise!

Nutritional Information: (1 of 16 ChocoNutins)
118 Calories; 7 g Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 15 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Protein

What other things do you like to eat covered in chocolate?  

Alf Hana!!!