DELICIOUS DEEP FRIED BANANAS 

Tonight I had a hankering for something sweet. I stared at the lonely bananas in our fruit bowl then to our new deep fryer. And even though we had just made onion rings in the fryer, these bananas came out perfect and tasty.  A perfect sweet treat !

You will need:

-2 cups of flour

-1 tablespoon of rice flour(We grinded up jasmine rice)

-4 tablespoons sugar

-splash of vanilla

-salt to taste

-1 teaspoon if cinnamon

-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

-3/4 cup water

How to prepare:

In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients.Add water and vanilla. Stir until a thick consistency is formed. The batter should kinda stick to the back of your spoon!

Heat your deep fryer. If you don’t have a deep fryer heat a deep pan with about half an inch or so of cooking oil. Slice bananas how you like. Big or small. We sliced it into rounds.  Dunk in the batter and place in the deep fryer until golden brown.

Serve immediately and sprinkle sugar or icing sugar! I put a little dollop of the whipped cream recipe we posted earlier today. It was good but these were best with just a simple sprinkle of sugar !

Enjoy these and trust me ! So good and so easy!

Mini Vegan Pizzas

These were a hit.  Next time we will make our crusts a bit thinner and try mini pizza pockets but they were still so delicious! We used Daiya cheese shreds and Yves vegan Pepperoni! Being vegan doesn’t mean no more pizza! Aub loved helping us with this one. She even used cookie cutters and made herself and her little sister a special pizza. When kids help grocery shop or prepare the food, I find they enjoy it so much more!

For the Yummy Crust you will need:

-1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

-2 teaspoons of sugar or sweetener of choice

-1/2 teaspoon of salt

-1 package of dry yeast

-1 cup of oat flour (We grinded up regular oats)

-2-3 tablespoons of olive oil(or other oil)

=1 to 1 1 1/2 cups of warm water

-spices of choice, this is optional. Suggestions include oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and basil

Prepping the dough:

We put all of our dry goods into our food processor attachment on our ninja.  Or mix in a large bowl.   Slowly add oil and water while mixing until a soft,sticky dough ball is formed.  Slightly oil a bowl and cover dough ball in it for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Sauce:

Use your favorite pizza sauce. We used Eden Organics Pizza sauce. I think it might be our new favorite. You can also use any canned pizza ot pasta sauce. Or make your own.

Toppings:

Top with your favorite toppings. We used …

-Mushrooms

-Daiya cheese shreds

-Onions

-Red peppers

-spinach

-garlic

-nutritional yeast

-Yves vegan pepperoni

 

I suggest sauteing mushrooms,onions and garlic before using as a topping. It gives it a nice flavor.

Preheat oven to 450 and bake mini pizzas for approximately 15 minutes. Keep an eye out, especially if you are like us and had 2 very special small, thin pizzas we couldn’t let burn!! Le cool 5 minutes and enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Treat Vegan Protein Bars


I made this recipe up on the spot, I didn’t measure so I apologize if this recipe doesn’t work for you!  These measurements are a guess! When mixing your wet ingredients with the dry oat mix, if it needs more “wetnesss” splash dairy free milk of choice until you reach a sticky consistency.   Also this recipe is super versatile. Feel free to add or omit almost any ingredient. The is also good with nuts mixed into the dry mix or a paste made for dates instead of a nut butter “glue” !

You will need:

-1 cup of peanut butter or nut butter

-3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil

-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

-2 tablespoons of agave or maple syrup (or both for added sweetness!)

-1 cup of soaked dates

-2 cups of steel cut oats

-1 cup of regular oats

-2-3 scoops of your favorite vegan protein powder (rice, pea,  hemp,rawfusion,iron vegan etc) I used Raw Fusion peanut chocolate fudge

-4 tablespoons of ground flax seed

-3 tablespoons of hemp hearts

-splash of vanilla extract

-1/4 sugar of choice

 

Start with a small sauce pan and heat agave/maple syrup, peanut butter , 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a splash of vanilla. If this seems to be a big ball/hard lump, thin out with dairy free milk of choice.

In a large bowl mix together oats, seeds and protein powder. Stir the peanut butter mixture into the dry mixture. If it needs more “glue” splash dairy free milk of choice.  Feel free to add mix ins such as chopped nuts, seeds or chocolate chips.

In a high speed blender or food processor mix 2-3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and the soaked dates.  Add sugar here if needed. Sometimes the cocoa mixture tastes super bitter.

Line a pan parchment paper and press the sticky oat mixture down flat. Then pour the date chocolate mixture on top. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, sea salt and/or chopped nuts.

Freeze for a few hours and enjoy!!