Archive of ‘nuts’ category

Mocha Hazelnut Milk & Froothie Optimum Vac2 Vacuum Blender Review

Mocha hazelnut milk – the best way to drink your coffee is in this from scratch hazelnut milk with chocolate and coffee! (Vegan/refined sugar free).

Mocha hazelnut milk - the best way to drink your coffee is in this from scratch hazelnut milk with chocolate and coffee! (Vegan/refined sugar free). #vegan #nutmilk #coffee #chocolate

Have you ever tried making your own nut milk? It is easy to do, and while it does require some preparation as the nuts need to soak overnight, it results in a much creamier, more flavourful milk than those that you can buy at the store. You can also flavour it as you like, as I did here with this delicious mocha hazelnut milk. (more…)

Vegan Fruit And Nut Flapjacks

Vegan fruit and nut flapjacks – easy vegan oaty flapjacks (oat cookie bars) filled with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Perfect for snacking, lunchboxes and hiking!

Vegan fruit and nut flapjacks - easy vegan oaty flapjacks (oat cookie bars) filled with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Perfect for snacking, lunchboxes and hiking!

Flapjacks have to be the ultimate in simple yet satisfying treats. If you are feeling low on energy then a sweet, chewy, buttery flapjack with a cup of tea is just the thing to perk you back up again. Here I have veganised them and added a tasty mix of dried fruits, nuts and seeds (mostly because I wanted to clear some odds and ends out of the cupboard but the result is delicious!) (more…)

Hazelnut Praline Ice Cream

Hazelnut praline ice cream – rich and creamy vanilla ice cream filled with pieces of delectable hazelnut praline. Delicious all year round!

Hazelnut praline ice cream - rich and creamy vanilla ice cream filled with pieces of delectable hazelnut praline. Delicious all year round!

I actually made this hazelnut praline ice cream before Christmas and was so busy at the time that I didn’t get round to posting the recipe. I came across the photos while I was having a laptop clean-up and figured that I really should get round to sharing the recipe for it! (more…)

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip pecan bars – incredibly moreish vegan peanut butter snack bars loaded with chocolate chips and pecans.

Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip pecan bars - incredibly moreish vegan peanut butter snack bars loaded with chocolate chips and pecans.

These vegan peanut butter chocolate chip pecan bars are crazy good; I could not stop eating them. They are somewhere between a cake and a blondie in texture; with a mild peanut butter flavour, a hint of cinnamon and loads of chocolate chips and crunchy pecans. (more…)

Carrot, Pineapple And Pistachio Cake

Carrot, pineapple and pistachio cake – a delicious tropical twist on carrot cake topped with a luscious cloud of cream cheese frosting.

Carrot, pineapple and pistachio cake - a delicious tropical twist on carrot cake topped with a luscious cloud of cream cheese frosting.

I baked this cake a while back but thought that I would wait until nearer Easter to share it. I love carrot cake all year round but Easter does feel like the most appropriate time for it and this cake would be perfect for feeding a crowd at a Spring gathering. (more…)

Vegan Lemon Almond Cake With Coconut Whipped Cream & Macerated Strawberries

Vegan lemon almond cake with coconut whipped cream and macerated strawberries – a light, moist vegan lemon and almond cake topped with a cloud of coconut whipped cream and sweet macerated strawberries. The perfect cake for Spring!

Vegan lemon almond cake with coconut whipped cream and macerated strawberries - a light, moist vegan lemon and almond cake topped with a cloud of coconut whipped cream and sweet macerated strawberries. The perfect cake for Spring!

Vegan lemon almond cake with coconut whipped cream and macerated strawberries - a light, moist vegan lemon and almond cake topped with a cloud of coconut whipped cream and sweet macerated strawberries. The perfect cake for Spring! #vegan #baking #cake

This vegan lemon almond cake is really quick and simple to make, but it looks very pretty topped with it’s cloud of whipped coconut cream and mound of juicy strawberries; no decorating skills required! It would be a lovely cake to make for occasions such as Easter or Mother’s Day, not that it needs a special occasion to be baked at all. (more…)

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Pecan pie cheesecake – two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds!

Pecan pie cheesecake - two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds!

Pecan pie cheesecake - two amazing desserts rolled into one to give the best of both worlds! A creamy baked vanilla cheesecake topped with pecans in caramel sauce. #cheesecake #baking #dessert

It is currently freezing cold and snowy here so all I can think about eating is hearty comfort foods and puddings. I actually made this pecan pie cheesecake before Christmas and didn’t get round to sharing the recipe, but I thought that this cold snap was the perfect excuse to finally get round to posting it. (more…)

Peanut Butter And Jam Waffles

Peanut butter and jam waffles – the classic PB&J combination in tasty waffle form!

Peanut butter and jam waffles - the classic PB&J combination in tasty waffle form!

Peanut butter and jelly waffles - the classic PB&J combination in tasty waffle form! #breakfast #waffles #brunch

These peanut butter and jam waffles are a delicious interpretation of a classic PB&J sandwich – crisp, fluffy peanut butter flavour waffles topped with a quick and easy jam sauce and an amazing peanut butter sauce because you can never have too much peanut butter right?! (more…)

Thick, Creamy Vegan Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Thick, creamy vegan gingerbread hot chocolate – rich and lusciously thick vegan hot chocolate with gingerbread spices; refined sugar free.

Thick, creamy vegan gingerbread hot chocolate - rich and lusciously thick vegan hot chocolate with gingerbread spices. Made with cashews, sweetened with dates; refined sugar free.

Thick, creamy vegan gingerbread hot chocolate - rich and lusciously thick vegan hot chocolate with gingerbread spices. Made with cashews, sweetened with dates; refined sugar free. #vegan #chocolate #plantbased

The weather has been pretty grim recently – wet and cold and miserable. As such, I’ve been drinking rather a lot of hot chocolate in the evenings. I am usually happy to have a regular (almond) milk and hot chocolate mix one but occasionally I am in the mood for something a bit more decadent which is when I make this thick, creamy vegan gingerbread hot chocolate. (more…)

Chai Spiced Cashew Butter & Froothie Optimum 9400 Review

Chai spiced cashew butter – a delicious, flavourful homemade nut butter; you’ll want to slather it on everything!

Chai spiced cashew butter - a delicious, flavourful homemade nut butter; you'll want to slather it on everything!

Chai spiced cashew nut butter - smooth, creamy, lightly spiced and utterly addictive! #vegan #healthy

Have you ever tried making your own nut butter? It is really easy to do and you can make so many different delicious combinations. The only problem is that you do need a food processor or blender that is powerful enough to cope with it – I did once manage to burn out the motor of a flimsier model whilst making praline paste (which is basically the same as nut butter). (more…)

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