When is chilly outside, it is time for a delightful cup of Hazelnut Hot Cocoa! In this recipe, Power Plant Café teaches us how to make their signature hot chocolate using fresh hazelnuts, rich Dutch cocoa, and Medjool dates. Simply blend up the ingredients, heat and serve. This beverage is perfect for cozying up with the family by the fire on those cold winter days.
Our Almond Cranberry Granola contains a medley of oats, almonds and cranberries that are seasoned with vanilla extract and cinnamon then baked until golden brown. Make it for yourself or add it to decorative glass jars and give it as a gift to loved ones during the holiday season. Time to spread some plant-based joy!
Chef AJ’s Peanut Butter Fudge Truffles are a no-bake dessert that the entire family will love! You will learn how to prepare your own homemade Date Paste, which is combined with peanut butter and a few other basic ingredients to make a rich Chocolate FUNdue. Once chilled, just roll into balls and coat with peanuts. YUM! This simple and sweet dessert is completely sharable, making it the ideal offering to take along to parties and gatherings this holiday season.
Chef Ramses Bravo shows us how to take the classic taste of pumpkin pie and transform it into a plant-based cheesecake that is a pleasure for the eyes and the mouth! Start by preparing the crust with a sweet and nutty combination of dates and pecans. Then simmer two separate fillings on the stove – one pumpkin and one pear. Arrange the fillings atop the baked crust and use a toothpick to create a beautiful swirl pattern. After chilling in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 6 hours) it is time to treat your loved ones to a bite of fabulous fall flavor.
Feeling like a slice of pumpkin pie and ready for a new experience? Then it is time to try a bite of Chef AJ’s simple and scrumptious Almost Instant Pumpkin Pie Pudding! Just grab the blender and gather a few basic ingredients like pumpkin puree, banana and nut milk and you can whip up this dessert in minutes. The pumpkin pie spice gives it that familiar taste and without the crust you will be enjoying your favorite seasonal dessert in less time and with a lower energy density.
The benefits of making your own trail mix at home include costs savings, choice of ingredients – e.g. salt- and oil-free nuts and fruit, and ratio customization. This base recipe lists the main ingredients of most trail mixes (nuts, dried fruits, seeds, and fun extras) and it is up to you to play around and create a unique mix all your own. This trail mix can be stored for up to one month, and we suggest using individual serving packages or bowls so you can control portion size when snacking.
Our Peach Crisp is the perfect example of just how easy it is to make a plant-based version of your favorite warm summer dessert. The filling includes peaches, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, which are simmered on the stove until fork tender. The crumble topping is a delightful combination of walnuts, coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Layer the elements in a baking sheet and you are 15 minutes away from enjoying a fruity homemade treat that is sure to become a seasonal family favorite.
Our Raspberries ‘N Cream is a stunning dessert with just three simple ingredients. The recipe starts by whipping up a batch of Fran Costigan’s dairy-free Basic Thick Cashew Cream, which can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. After that, it is just a matter of layering the cream with fresh raspberries (we recommend using a clear glass for a beautiful presentation!) The dessert is topped with chopped pistachios which provides a nutty taste and crunchy texture that really completes the dish. If there was ever such a thing as summer on a spoon, this is it!
Our Orange Creamsicle Shake is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day or wind down on a warm evening. This recipe is made with fresh, plant-based ingredients like oranges, cashews and ice, and is as simple as tossing everything in the blender and pulsing until smooth. With a taste that will remind you of your childhood, it is destined to become your new favorite summertime treat.