03 November 2013

vegan banana and date muffins

Dedicated to anyone who is curious about vegan cakes/cupcakes/anything. This recipe is pretty good. I have a son who’s unabashed in his declaration that he’s ‘allergic to vegetables’ (he says that veggies make him feel puke-y). This son of mine has tasted these muffins and... wait for it... loved it. 



Vegan Banana and Date Bread

I made this into muffins as I packed them for the kids’ lunchboxes.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 1 cup dates (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup apple puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Optional: I added a handful of chia seeds and pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 325 degree. 
In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine apple sauce, vegetable oil, dates, and mashed bananas (plus chia/pumpkin seeds). Stir until all ingredients are combined.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients. Stir until all ingredients are mixed through.
If making muffins, scoop the batter into the muffin tin. If making bread, pour into a baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes.

strawberries & cream


If you're pressed for time but still wanted to bring 'homebaked' cupcakes to your child's birthday celebration at childcare, what would Betty Crocker do? Damn right, she whips up a box.


Follow the packet's instructions. 

Now the fun part:  assembling and digging. 

I will say that the star of this show is the strawberry jam I bought at my son's school fete. And fresh cream.


Decorate. Voila! Pink deliciousness for the little kiddies. 





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