Banana Snickerdoodle Cookies (a.k.a. Snickerdoodle Munchkins)

What’s a girl to do when she gets a craving for a simple vegan cookie with a subtle banana flavor, but all recipes she sees on Pinterest are not exactly what she wants? Get to experimenting, of course! This happened to me a few weeks ago: I decided to make a batch of snickerdoodle cookies – classic American cookies that are coated in cinnamon sugar before baking – but couldn’t find a recipe I liked. Most search results brought up recipes with at least some oil or margarine, and as you know, I try to stay away from those things if I can. So I decided to mix the ingredients that I already had on hand, guided by a thought, ‘How bad can it possibly turn out?’ I used a few tips from some of the recipes I found. One of those tips didn’t work out exactly as planned: the … Read the rest of the post

Strawberry-Banana Pancakes – Gluten-Free Vegan Breakfast

…Aaaand I’m back from Seattle! The trip went great, as you can probably tell from all of my previous posts, but the one thing I missed the most from home was my own, fully stocked kitchen! Needless to say that as soon as we returned, I started cooking up a storm, and my first creation was this breakfast – Strawberry-Banana Pancakes that can be made gluten-free: These pancakes go well with a glass of almond milk! What makes these pancakes gluten-free? The flour! The recipe calls for a combination of brown rice and oat flours. Brown rice flour doesn’t contain gluten naturally, and oat flour can be made gluten-free if you grind up some certified gluten-free old-fashioned oats in a food processor or a coffee grinder (I use the second one). Make sure the labels on the package of oats say ‘Certified Gluten-Free’ if you’re cooking these for someone with … Read the rest of the post