Desserts

Chunky Monkey Cookies
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Chunky Monkey Cookies

Chunky Monkey Cookies (from Six Sisters’ Stuff) Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas 2 cups rolled oats 1/4 cup peanut butter (salt, oil, and sugar free) 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup applesauce 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Stir in all other ingredients. Let sit for about […]


Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Try this tasty, healthy dessert over the holidays! Sweet Potato Pecan Pie (from Straight Up Food) For the crust: Ingredients: 1¼ cups rolled oats 2 ounces pecan halves (about ½ cup) ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2½ ounces dates (5 Medjool or 10 Deglet Noor), pitted and quartered 1½ tablespoons nondairy milk Instructions: Preheat the oven to […]


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Fall Pudding

Fall Pudding (by Mairead Reddy) This tasty pudding is sweetened naturally with real whole foods! Ingredients: 2 lbs sweet potatoes [approx. 5 medium] 2 small, ripe bananas 3 vanilla beans* 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Directions: Roast the sweet potatoes [400˚ for approx. 1–1.5 hours] Let cool enough until able to handle. Scoop the flesh […]


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Brawnies

Brawnies (from Chef AJ) These raw brownies will satisfy your sweet and chocolatey cravings with only natural sugar from dates. Ingredients:   2 cups walnuts 2 cups pitted dates 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tbsp alcohol-free vanilla extract Directions: In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade, process walnuts into a powder. Do […]


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Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding

Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding (from Chef AJ) Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 cups pumpkin (not pie filling) 1 banana ⅔ cups pitted dates 1 tablespoon alcohol free vanilla 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 6 tablespoons chia seeds Instructions: Place all ingredients in blender except for chia seeds and blend until smooth. Add seeds […]


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Raw Apple Crumble

Raw Apple Crumble (from VeganFusion) Apple Layer 4 cups thinly sliced apple, cut into bite size pieces 1 cup raisins ½ cup pitted medjool dates ½ cup water ¾ cup freshly squeezed apple juice or orange juice ¼ tsp orange zest ¼ tsp cinnamon pinch ground nutmeg pinch allspice Crumble 1 ¼ cups chopped walnuts […]


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Pumpkin Pie Squares

Pumpkin Pie Squares (Straight Up Food) Ingredients: 12 medjool dates, pitted and diced (about 1-1/4 cups or 8 ounces) 1 cup nondairy milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/4 cups rolled oats, ground into flour 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 can (15 ounces) cooked pumpkin (not pumpkin pie “mix”) 1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped (optional) […]


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Mary Duckhorn’s Raw Lemon Bars

This was a hit at our potluck!  Here’s a very easy dessert recipe.  You will need a food processor and high speed blender.  Those are great investments by the way. Base: 3/4 cup oats (or buckwheat groats if you want it gluten-free) 3/4 cup dates 3/4 cup coconut shreds Lemon layer: Juice from 3 lemons […]


Healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe
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Healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe

I’ve always loved pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin is really healthy and it’s not hard to make a healthy version of the traditional pumpkin pie. Straightupfood.com has a great recipe.  What I like about the recipe is that there is no sugar, salt, oil or animal proteins used.  I used all organic ingredients. For convenience I used […]


Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe
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Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe

This recipe comes from the book Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman.  I made it a few months ago and had some rave reviews!  It’s very sweet but different from a traditional chocolate cake.   Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake Never have another sick day again! Arm your body’s defense system, fight fatigue and live […]