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Vegan Baking is it Easy?

Vegan Baking is it Easy?

Just because I eat plant-based doesn’t mean I don’t have the occasional sweet tooth.  Okay, okay the always looming sweet tooth!  On my first vegan Thanksgiving, I wanted to have a dessert just like everybody else so, I embarked on the journey of making the vegan fudge brownies in the picture below(recipe from Vegetarian Times see link below). They looked so good and I figured how hard can it be, it’s just brownies – right??

Vegan Fudge Brownies

I gathered all my ingredients and utensils to get the party started. Oh yeah, a little caveat, when I started my plant-based lifestyle, I decided to reduce the use of white processed flours and sugars. So, with vegan baking, not only am I not using eggs, milk, and milk chocolate, but now I’m subbing out white flour and white sugar.  In this recipe, I switched out the white sugar for coconut sugar and the white flour for coconut flour.Everything looked good as I mixed everything and the kitchen was smelling good. I couldn’t wait to dig in!! Tick Tock…

The final product below.  Yep, wine goes well with everything!

Topped with coconut ice cream – mmm good!

The vegan baking experience was a little different than regular baking mainly due the ingredients and understanding how they work together.  For instance, the surprise ingredient was the prune puree which is apparently used to replace the fat (oil or butter), who knew.

Overall, the taste was good, just a little dry, but nothing a little ice cream didn’t cure.  Lesson learned, next time I will add a little applesauce(which apparently is the secret sauce) and perhaps use almond flour instead of the coconut flour to be a little lighter.  Until the next cooking adventure.

Be good to you,

Tamiko

Recipe from Vegetarian Times: https://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/fudge-brownies. 

If you have done any vegan baking, how was your experience?  Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

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  • Well this looks yummy! Going to have to try. I am new to this vegan lifestyle. Only a month in and I’m doing a fruit and veggie cleanse right now. When I am done cleansing I will try this. Thanks

    • Hello Frostina, Welcome to the vegan lifestyle:). I have been enjoying this journey as I finding out there is so much to learn and try. Good luck with your cleanse and if you have any questions or looking for suggestions, feel free to reach out. Enjoy the journey:).

    • Hello Cara,

      First, thank you for stopping by to check out my blog:)! Good for you on trying to go with more vegetarian and vegan options. I was a vegetarian myself for 30 years before becoming plant-based vegan!(Wow, that is a trip to see that number typed – didn’t realize it had been that long).

      If you have any questions or want to see something on the blog, please feel free to offer suggestions:)!
      Enjoy your journey!!!!

      Be good to you:)

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