My little sister loves baking and she’s really good at it, so we thought it would be fun to make some vegan and sugar-free desserts. It had to be something yummy and simple, because we wanted to make a couple of things without spending the whole day in the kitchen and wasting a fortune on ingredients.
And what can be more delicious and easy than some good old pancakes and cookies? We found two very simple recipes and gave them both a little twist. Keep on reading to find out how to make these super easy delights.
Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
For the pancakes, we took a basic, vegan recipe and added some blueberries to it. Here’s what you need:
- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp sweetener
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- handful of blueberries
Mix the flour, baking powder, sea salt and sweetener together in a large bowl. Add the milk, water and oil to the dry ingredients and stir until you get one whole mixture. Then add the blueberries and mix again. It’s okay if there are a few lumps, don’t overmix the batter or your pancakes won’t be fluffy.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Drop about 1/3 cup of the batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles form, then flip and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat with all the remaining batter. Serve with some extra blueberries, maybe some pure maple syrup and a nice, hot cup of coffee. Enjoy!
Vegan Chocolate Cookies
For the cookies, we found a simple vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe, but instead of using chocolate chips we just filled the cookies with larger pieces of chocolate. Here are the ingredients:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, solid (not melted!)
- 1 cup sweetener
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- pure chocolate bar (vegan)
Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix the coconut oil, sweetener, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Add the vanilla soy milk and whisk until well combined, set aside. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until everything is combined. The batter should be thick. If your dough is crumbly, you can add some more milk.
Take about 2 tablespoon sized piece of dough, put a piece of chocolate in it and roll into a ball. Place all the cookies onto the baking sheet, leaving enough space between them. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let the cookies cool for about 15 minutes. When you break the cookie in two, there will be a delicious chocolate filling. Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee or tea.