09 March 2006

Treats with Sweets

For everyone who asked... and for everyone who didn't.

Chocolate Mousse
12 oz silken tofu
3 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c boiling water
1 t vanilla
2/3 c sugar (or substitute)
coconut to top

Method: Puree tofu in a food processor until smooth. In a seperate bowl, combine cocoa and chocolate and add boiling water, stir. Add vanilla. Add sugar. Add this bowl to the tofu and blend in the processor until mixed. Chill at least 1 hour.

Sweet Dinner Pancakes
2c flour (whole wheat pastry)
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder (non aluminum)
2 c. soymilk
2 T. oil
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg (or less)
pinch of sea salt
1 T. flax seed, ground
choice of fruit. Handful of each.

Method: Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Add milk and oil. Stir. Add fruit. Stir, but don't over do it. Heat oil on a skillet. Pour batter by the spoonful and flip over when bubbly and golden underneath.

Sorbet (valentine's post)
Choose your personal preffered amount of fruit. Per type of fruit, add about 1 T. agave nectar.
I used: peach, plum, blackberry, strawberry, kiwi-lemon-lime, blueberry, strawberry-banana.

Method: Freeze fruits at least 2 hours before preparing. In a food processor, blend fruit with a spoonful of agave nectar (or sugar). Place in a glass, bowl, or container and stick it in the freezer just for a few minutes. You can even eat it right away.


Boiled Cookies
1/2 c. Earth Balance (or other margarine)
1.5 c. agave nectar
1/2c. milk
4 T. cocoa
1 T. flax, ground
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 t. vanilla
3 c. oats

Method: Heat all ingredients except for oats until boiling. Lower and simmer for a few minutes, stir a lot. Add mixture to a bowl of rolled oats. Stir together. Place droplets onto a waxed cookie sheet and chill in fridge. Store in the fridge too.

Best Banana Bread (when I baked)
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. oil or apple sauce
1/2 c. sweetener
1/2 c. blueberries
1.5 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda

Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, mash bananas, add lemon juice, oil, sweetener, and blueberries and mix together. In a seperate large bowl, stir the flour, wheat germ, salt, baking powder and soda. Add banana mix to the flour mix. Don't over stir. Spoon onto a loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes, check with a knife. Can also be made with any desired fruit or made into muffins. I miss these.

Leslie's Special Raw Almond-Oat Balls
3 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. pepitas (pumpkin seeds), raw
1/2 c. raisins
1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
1.5 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. almond butter (you can get away with only 1/2 c.)
1/3 c. + 1T. brown rice syrup
2 T. barley malt syrup
1.5 t. vanilla
1/4 c. coconut, shredded

Method: Take about 1/3c. rolled oats and 1/4c. pepitas and grind them in a food processor, blender, or use a hammer to turn into a powder. Set aside on a small plate. Forget about this for a while... Combine dry ingredients. Stir. Add from almond butter down to the end of the list. Stir it all together. Grab a shallow bowl and fill with water. Wet fingers and palms and spoon batterfuls into hands and form 1-inch balls. Coat with oat/pepita powdery mixture. Place on cookie sheet and freeze 20 minutes. Take out and store in the fridge. Enjoy.

Random Treats
Take whatever you have in the house that you think would go well together and mix it up. Examples are almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pinenuts, coconut, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried fruit, puffed cereal, etc. Throw a bunch of this dry stuff in a bowl (by the handful helps). In a saucepan, heat some brown rice syrup, peanut butter and vanilla and chocolate if desired. You can add agave nectar or sugar to sweeten, if needed. Add heated mixture to large dry bowl and stir with all your might. Transfer to a "mold" and place in fridge to set. Cut and enjoy.

8 comments:

4xblessed said...

Thanks so much for these! I'll definitely be trying some now!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I'm delighted you posted these. I copied the ball recipe and it's in my recipes folder~ My mental shopping list now includes finally buying brown rice syrup, barley malt syrup and possibly stealing the almond butter from the fridge at work that no one eats (it was part of a gift basket a long time ago). Could I sub agave nectar for either syrup ?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I'm delighted you posted these. I copied the ball recipe and it's in my recipes folder~ My mental shopping list now includes finally buying brown rice syrup, barley malt syrup and possibly stealing the almond butter from the fridge at work that no one eats (it was part of a gift basket a long time ago). Could I sub agave nectar for either syrup ?

KaiVegan said...

At first I thought I was in the wrong blog- I mean, I started seeing measurements, and recipe format!

I love it! Thanks a lot for doing this, Leslie!

EatPeacePlease said...

Yes Kai, you're at the right blog. Who knew I'd have actual measurements not just "toss in a handful of this...". Thanks for the comment! I hope to see some treats up soon.

Hi Jess... I'd try maple syrup to keep up with the stickiness of the brown rice syrup. If you do try agave nectar, let me know how it turns out, as I have pondered this idea before too. Maybe you could do half and half (agave/maple)? I use brown rice syrup with so many things, it's totally worth buying.

VeggieWoman... Thanks for your thanks.

4xblessed said...

Leslie,

VeggieWoman here. I changed my name because it was too similar to several others.

I made a modified version of your almond-oat balls and liked them. Feel free to visit my blog if you're interested in how I made them. Once I perfect the recipe enough to suit my taste, I'll have to rename it, and I'll call them cookies instead of balls. :-> Thanks!

amygeekgrl said...

stopping by from a link on "veggie way." these look great. thx for sharing the recipes. :)

Vicki said...

I feel like I just hit the motherlode of vegan recipes! I must try the balls & bread. Thanks. :o)