Happy Easter!

Wishing you a Happy Easter! Since I've been home from Australia, I've had such an urge to get creative in my kitchen again. The list of things to share is piling up, but time is short, so here are just a few of the latest goodies and recipes.

With heaps of almond pulp in my freezer just begging to be used, it was time to fire up the dehydrator. Dried almond flour, cereal, and cookies (next post) were the result...
Raw Vegan Oatmeal Crunch Cereal
I've made this cereal multiple times over the past two years (never got around to posting it until now). It reminds me of some kind of boxed crunchy oat cereal and I think it's scrummalicious! If you want squares, spread it out thin on your teflex sheets and score into the size you want. If you want little clusters, add an extra 1/2 cup dry coconut and simply sprinkle bits onto the teflex sheets. 
1 cup packed almond pulp
3/4 cup dried shredded coconut
2/3 cup oat flour
1/3 - 1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon himalayan salt
Mix all ingredients together. 
Spread out on teflex sheets and dehydrate at 145F for 2 hours. 
Turn the temperature down to 115F and continue to dry for 8-10 hours (or until dry and crunchy), flipping onto the mesh screen halfway through.
If you want little clusters, add an extra 1/2 cup dry coconut and simply sprinkle bits onto the teflex sheets. 
It appears that April is the month of Birthdays. Eight of my friends, plus my mom celebrated this month. I whipped up Creamy Carob Cheesecakes for my friends Pammie, and Nicole in the past week. I love this cake - it's extremely soft and silky with a very light milk carob taste. 
Pammie blowing out the candles on her cake...
I also made my favorite carob creation, Carob Nut Cups. They're the best replacement for cacao that I've ever had. I got Anya into these in OZ, and there we were in the little caravan, stirring up batches of carob "chocolate" hehe.  They're great when you need a little break from cacao, and they're what got me through  my 3 1/2 month cacao hiatus. 
Upside down carob cups dusted in carob powder. 
Carob cups with cashews, goji berries, and bee pollen. 
Tower of carob cups. You can see the pollen that floated to the bottom. 
I hope you're having a magnificent Easter!

Shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays 

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  1. April 24, 2011 at 23:55

    I've been craving cold cereal lately but I haven't had any because the boxed stuff is expensive and full of all kinds of junk I don't want in my body. I'll have to give this a try, thanks for the idea!

  2. April 25, 2011 at 00:02

    Looks really good!! Check out my carrot cake and fudge if you'd like to (:<br />Happy Easter!!!!<br />xo Em<br /><br />http://pureglowsixteen.blogspot.com/2011/04/carrot-cake-for-easter-coconut-banana.html

  3. April 25, 2011 at 01:02

    Wow, everything looks so good! I'm drooling! Happy Easter!

  4. April 25, 2011 at 01:43

    Happy Easter!<br /><br />Brooke Annessa<br />www.theannessafamily.blogspot.com

  5. April 25, 2011 at 04:25

    Yummy! Love your cereal bowl - cute! Happy Easter!

  6. April 25, 2011 at 04:40

    Cereal looks fabulous as does everything else! We've been craving ceral lately as well..and I do something similar, but add popped amaranth to it...served with almond milk, fresh fruit..YUMMMEEEE! sometimes, I just like to have something different than green smoothies..this really his the spot!

  7. Anonymous
    April 25, 2011 at 12:47

    Hi Heather! Happy Easter! I sent you an email a few days ago. I purchased your 3 dessert books, but after it was purchased it only let me download one of the PDF's. Can you help me out? :D I am not sure what to do. Thanks!<br /><br />Missy

  8. April 26, 2011 at 13:07

    these are SO gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Heather. I'm thinking I need to try making some carob desserts after my 15 hour cacao buzz the other day. Eeek :)

  9. April 29, 2011 at 01:54

    Amazing. Doesn't even look raw.

  10. April 29, 2011 at 20:16

    Wow, that's some gorgeous desserting! <br /><br />You've made me really want to try making something with carob again. I got turned off after a bad experience with some carob that had gone stale. <br /><br />Really random question...do you think that pecan carob cake would work with pistachios? I'd love to make it for my dad (type 1 diabetic), but he hates all nuts/seeds except pistachios. Thanks!

  11. May 12, 2011 at 13:03

    Just found your blog (and am a new follower)! I can't wait to try out some of your recipes!

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