healthy chocolate & pumpkin brownies

just before it’s light

enough to turn off the lights

the birds are outside

source, 16 servings, 175 calories

2 T flax + 6 T water, 1 c pumpkin puree, 1/2 c nut butter, 1/2 c melted coconut oil, 1/4 c maple syrup, 2 t vanilla, 3/4 c cocoa, 1/2 t soda, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 c stevia-sweetened chocolate chips

mix all but chips, pour into parchment-lined 8×8 pan, sprinkle with chips, 350 F, 45 minutes

double chocolate energy balls

lots of glue to make

them not-crumbly enough

to eat in the car

27 servings, 130 calories

2 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 2 c cocoa, 1/2 c d’vash date nectar, 1 c lilly’s stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, 1 c almond flour, 1 c chopped walnuts, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t kosher salt, 1 t vanilla

food processor, pulsing in chips at end, form balls, freeze until set

cinnamon rolls

stretch out the dough with

hands to avoid having to

wash the rolling pin

source, 8 servings, 320 calories

dough: 1 packet instant yeast, 2.5 c flour, 1 T sugar, 1 T maple syrup, 1/2 t salt, 3/4 c warm water, 1/4 c aquafaba, 2 T canola oil; filling: 1 T canola oil, 1/3 c brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom; topping: 1 T canola oil

knead dough with dough hook 5 minutes; form 10×14 rectangle, top with filling, roll up, slice, place in parchment-lined baking dish, cover with topping, stand 30 minutes; 350 F, 28 minutes

black bottom cupcakes

snow so fluffy that

it sparkles in the air when

thrown by a shovel

source, 12 servings, 380 calories

filling: 1.5 t chia seed + 1.5 T warm water, 8 oz miyokos cream cheese, heaping 1/2 c powdered sugar, 2 t vanilla, 1/3 c chocolate chips; cake: 1 c flour, 1 c white whole wheat flour, 3/4 c sugar, 1/4 c powdered sugar, heaping 1/4 c cocoa, 1 t soda, 1/4 t salt, 1 c elmhurst milked walnuts, 6 T canola oil, 1 T cider vinegar, 1 t vanilla

beat filling, mix in chips, keep cold; mix cake ingredients, press cake batter into silpat muffin tins, top with filling; 350 F, 28 minutes or until set

clementine rosemary cake

zest one clementine

for the batter and then slice

all the clementines

10 servings, 270 calories

5 sliced clementines, 1 zested; 3 sprigs rosemary, 6 packets stevia, 2 c cornmeal, 2 c rye flour, 1/4 c d’vash date nectar, 1/4 c olive oil, 1 T vanilla, 1 t kosher salt, 2 t powder, 2 namaste egg replacer eggs, 1/4 c lemon juice, 1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

mix all but clementines, rosemary, 2 stevia; pour into oiled pie dish, top with rest; 350 F, 50 minutes

cherry clafoutis

in the fluffy snow

on the deck, little footprints

of dark-eyed junkos

source

1 lb frozen cherries, 1/2 c elmhurst milked cashews, 1 lb silken tofu, 1/4 c almond flour, 3/4 c flour, 2 T cornstarch, 6 T sugar, 2 t grand marnier, toppings: slivered almonds, powdered sugar

place cherries in buttered pie dish, blend rest & pour over cherries, 350 F, 50 minutes or until top is just firm; add toppings

banana buckwheat black bottom cupcakes

frozen raspberries

or chocolate chips on top for

breakfast or dessert

24 servings, 132 calories (chocolate chips), 102 calories (raspberries)

2.5 c buckwheat flour, 1 c cocoa, 1/4 c d’vash date nectar, 4 packets stevia, 1 T powder, 1 t kosher salt, 1 T vanilla, 1/4 c lemon juice, 2 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 4 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas+2 T namaste egg replacer, toppings: 1/2 c stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, 1/2 c frozen raspberries

mix all but banana mixture & toppings; press into silpat muffin tins, top with banana, toppings; 350 F, 18 minutes

double chocolate cookies

use two baking stones

covered in silpat for the

cookies to spread out

source, 11 servings, 455 calories

2 sticks earth balance vegan buttery sticks, fridge temp; 3/4 c brown sugar, 2/3 c sugar, 1 c flour, 3/4 c cocoa, 3/4 t kosher salt, 1/2 t powder, 1/2 t soda, 1 namaste egg replacer egg, 2 t vanilla, 2 c chocolate chips

beat butter & sugars in stand mixer, mix in rest, make 11 balls, freeze 1 hr on silpat on stones, 350 F, 18 minutes