pineapple and coconut muffins

vegan, vegetarian

 

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Dry ingredients

300g flour

1tsp of baking soda

1tsp of baking powder

Wet ingredients

1tbsp of flax meal + 3tbsp of water

200g coconut milk + 1tsp of cider vinegar

1/4tbsp of vanilla extract

50g olive oil or coconut oil

100g agave syrup

5tbsp of pineapple juice

1tsp of salt

+ 150g drained pineapple chunks

Coconut filling

coconut cream from the can of coconut milk

20g of icing sugar

Frosting

150g vegan margarine

100g icing sugar

1 vanilla pod

Sprinkle

handfull of coconut flakes or dessicated coconut

Preparation

Prepare coconut filling first and keep in the fridge until muffins are ready. Mix all the ingredients for coconut filling with hand or stand mixer. It should have a consistency of whipped cream. Preheat oven to 180′.

Start to prepare your muffins. Mix the flax meal with water and keep it on the side for 10 minutes. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Take another bowl and mix the milk with cider vinegar. Milk should start to curdle. In the third bowl mix all the wet ingredients plus add your flax mixture. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the pineapple chunks. Bake for 20-25 minutes until muffins are golden.

To make vegan frosting mix all the ingredients with hand or stand mixer until the batter is smooth. Keep in the fridge.

Let your muffins cool down for 30min-1h on the cake rack. Fill them with coconut filling using pastry bag. Make a whole with any pastry nozzle from the top and start stuffing up the muffin. Decorate your muffins with frosting and sprinkle with dessicated coconut. Keep in the fridge.

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Raw coconut vanilla delights

raw, vegan, vegetarian

I’m trying to cut down on sugar and doing my best to eat as healthy as I can BUT I am a big fan of sweets. I don’t want to eliminate all sweets from my diet – It would make me hmm… unhappy. So to balance this out I treat myself with healthy replacement of store-bought goods. Today decided to go for coconut delights – taste is similar to Raffaello.

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150 g chopped cashew nuts

30 g coconut flakes or coconut shrims + 60 g to sprinkle

3 dates (soaked if hard)

1 fig

1 vanila pod (Split the vanilla pod lengthwise into two halves and scrape them)

20 ml coconut oil

20 ml carob syrup

pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients in the bowl or food processor until the mixture sticks together. Gently press it and form little balls. Roll them in coconut flakes. Store in the fridge.

Enjoy!

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