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.