Vegan Coffee Cake (Delicious!!!)

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance butter
  • 1 cup turbinado (raw) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Earth Balance Organic Soy Egg Nog
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum-free)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance soy milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

1.     In small cup or bowl, combine ground flax seed and water to make one “flax egg”. Set aside.

2.     In large bowl, cream together Earth Balance butter and sugar using electric beaters.

3.     Beat in the vanilla, soy egg nog, sour cream and “flax egg”, mixing until smooth.

4.     Using a large mixing spoon or beaters on the lowest setting, mix in flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, combining until thoroughly combined.

5.     For the filling: in medium bowl or food processor, combine chopped pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar.

6.     Spray a 8-9” cake pan or 9” x 5” loaf pan with non-stick spray.

7.     Spread 1/4 of the batter on the bottom of the pan.

8.     Evenly sprinkle all of the filling onto the batter that’s in the pan.

9.     Pour the remaining 3/4 batter on top of the filling in the pan, smoothing it out  on top.

10.    Bake in 325F oven for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

11.    For the icing: mix together Earth Balance soy milk and powdered sugar until smooth.

12.    Once cake is done baking, remove from oven and let cool, drizzling the icing on top while it’s still warm.

Tracy just made this recipe today and it was AWESOME.  This is the BEST vegan desert he’s made so far.  It tastes very rich, with a crunchy sugar cinnamon base.  I recommend that you start with a small slice, or you might get overwhelmed.  :)

 

Source: Made Just Right by Earth Balance; recipe by Sarah Creighton (veggie-kids.blogspot.com)


Vegan Butternut Squash Sandwich (from Amber)

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Butternut Squash Sandwich

Tracy and I haven’t actually made this yet, but Amber is SO enthusiastic about this sandwich, I thought I’d go ahead and post this on the untested assumption that it will taste great!

 

From Amber: This is one of those things that you just can’t stop eating until you are in a food coma. I’m not sure what else I can say about the awesomeness that is this sammich. There are no words in the English language that could accurately describe it. And since I don’t speak any other languages, maybe you should just experience it for yourself.

 

1 butternut squash
1/2 green apple
sunflower seeds
arugula
1/4 c vegan mayo
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp parsley
great bread
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Throw the butternut squash in to the oven whole. Turn the oven to 425 and let that sucker bake for 60-90 minutes, or until tender. Once tender, take her out and slice her up; sprinkle one side with salt and pepper.
  2. Slice the green apple. I did mine with a mandolin and sliced it has thin as possible.
  3. Combine the mayo, garlic, and parsley in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Using the olive oil, fry the slices of bread until both sides are golden brown.
  5. When the slices of bread are cool enough to touch, lay the mayo mixture on two pieces, and lay it on thick. On one side, lay down a slice or two of the butternut squash; then, apple slices; finish that side off with some arugula. On the other side, sprinkle on some sunflower seeds. Put the two pieces of bread together and EAT!


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Vegan Smart Bacon BLT

The classic BLT done right!  Smart bacon, chipotle veganaise, lettuce, tomatoe, and a good bread of your choice.  Tracy and I had this tonight and it tasted great.  Not exactly like bacon, but still very good, with a crisp, bacony crunch with every bite.  Delicious!