saffron pear cake

vegetarians

wonder why the kitchen smells

a little gamey

previous version

1.5 c white whole wheat flour, 1/2 c almond flour, 2 t powder, 3/4 c full-fat unsweetened cashew milk, warm + pinch saffron; 1/2 t kosher salt, 1/2 c olive oil, 2/3 c maple syrup, 2 t vanilla, 2 cans pears, drained; glaze: 1 T olive oil + 2 T maple syrup

mix batter, pour over pears in oiled skillet, 325 F, 55 minutes, turn out & glaze

banana bread

add the sugar last

mix it in just a little

for caramelized swirls

source, 10 servings, 257 calories

1/2 c sugar, 3 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 1/2 c olive oil, 1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 t cider vinegar, 1 t vanilla, 2 c white whole wheat flour, 1 t soda, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t salt

mix, bake in a parchment-lined loaf pan, 325 F, 65 minutes

vegan upside down pear cake

six pears in a bag

quarantined with only their

own respiration

source

1.5 c flour, 1/2 c almond flour, 2 t powder, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t ginger, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 c olive oil, 2/3 c maple syrup, 3/4 c unsweetened full-fat cashew milk, 2 t vanilla, 6 pears sliced thin, glaze: 1 T olive oil, 2 T maple syrup, pinch cinnamon

mix batter, pour over pears in oiled pie dish, 325 F, 55 minutes, turn out & glaze

rice cooker cake

a smell memory:

summer days when it’s too hot

to use the oven

previous version, 10 servings, 214 calories unfrosted, 481 calories frosted

1.5 c flour, 1/2 c sugar, 1/4 c cocoa, 1 t soda, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 t powder, 1/2 t vanilla, 1/2 c canola oil, 1 T distilled vinegar, 1 c warm water, frosting: 8 oz earth balance buttery sticks, room temp; 1/2 c cocoa, 1 T vanilla, 2 c powdered sugar

mix, pour into oiled rice cooker bowl (even if nonstick), cook 45-60 minutes or until a knife comes out clean; one-button models: cycle back into cook mode after 5 minutes on warm mode, repeat