This turned out to be a giant banana bread, but good thing, because it was so so good! I’m not one to usually add chocolate chips to my banana bread, but I’m glad I did. The recipe is from Vegan Diner. That book has yet to fail me. Everything I have made is so delicious!
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Since toddlers ignore the time change, we are all up extra early over here. That only means we should use that time to make some waffles this morning.
Milo was pretty stoked at the idea of gingerbread waffles. He thinks there are gingerbread cookies in the waffles. These are a great for autumn/winter breakfasts!
The recipe is from vegan brunch.
Heres my version:
2 cups almond milk
1 tpsn apple cider vinegar
2 T oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla
1 tpsn ground ginger
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tspn baking powder
1 1/2 tspn cinnamon
Mix the almond milk, vinegar, oil, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla together until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Cook according to your waffle iron instructions and enjoy!
Last week I picked up one of those Zoku popsicle makers. I had a gift card to sur la table sitting in my wallet for the last five years or so, and happened to be near one, and saw this and thought that milo would really enjoy it. If you are not familiar with them, you put it in the freezer for 24 hours, make your popsicle mix from fresh ingredients, pour it in and in 10 minutes or so you have frozen popsicles. Milo was so excited when I showed it to him and asked every morning if we could make popsicles. He talked all about making green ones, so that is what we made first. I was a little skeptical, because the green comes from honeydew, not my most favorite thing to eat, but they turned out really great. These are a mix of honeydew, lime juice, sugar, (not very much I might add) water and basil. They were really easy to make and froze nicely. We ate them out on the back patio enjoying these last days of summer….
Inspired by a few posts I saw on the internet, I made peanut butter and jelly popsicles!
My popsicle molds are kind of big, so this only made two.
1 8 0z. container plain soy yogurt
3 T peanut butter (all natural)
1 T honey or agave
blend the first three ingredients and then swirl in jam. Or blend first three ingredients, spoon some into popsicle molds, and add dabs of jam. Freeze and serve.
This time I got it right. Vegan chocolate banana ice cream. Yum.
The recipe is from vegan scoop. I just combined the banana recipe and the chocolate recipe. Cant wait to eat this in a bowl with some peanut butter too! Tonight we opted for cones. Great summer treat for sure.
I finally broke out my kitchen aid ice cream maker and made a batch of apricot basil ice cream. I adapted a recipe from vegan scoop. The ice cream bowl had been in the freezer for about two months, but of course when I wanted to make ice cream, somehow the freezer door was open the night before, and the bowl wasn’t totally frozen I guess. So the texture came out pretty icey instead of creamy. Thats ok. Ill try again. And I saved this bowl of ice cream by adding some almond milk and making a milk shake. Ice cream making will hit again!
With the temperatures reaching almost 100 this week, my bananas are going ripe really fast! Also, with the high temperatures I am definitely not in the mood to bake. Popsicles seemed the only logical solution here!
I took two over ripe bananas, 1/4 cup chocolate almond milk and 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and mixed it together in the vitamix. I poured ino popsicle molds…and waited.
These were so so good. And pretty healthy too! We will definitely be keeping these on hand this summer.