Decadent Date Bars

Date Filling

  • 2 1/2 cups chopped dates
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Crust and Crumble

Preheat oven to 350°f. Grease 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray or coconut oil.

  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (sugar free)

In a large saucepan, add ingredients for date filling. Place over medium heat, cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until well combined and slightly thickened.

In large bowl, add oats, flours, date puree, cinnamon, and salt. Blend together. Add oil and vanilla, stir to combine, add egg and stir. In prepared dish, measure out 2 1/2 cups of mixed crust/crumble, and press evenly in bottom of dish. Spoon date filling on top of pressed crust and spread evenly. To remaining crumble add chocolate chips, mix to combine. Crumble evenly over top of date filling and press gently into filling. Bake until done, approx. 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

For detailed photos of the recipe go to Bake With Me, Date Bars

ENJOY☺

Mushroom Veggie Burger

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  • 4 cups mushrooms cubed/diced ( cremini or portobello)
  • 2 cans black beans drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 1 cup minced fresh broccoli
  • 1 red onion minced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oat flour (can just process oats in food processor)
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp.salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Amino (soya sauce replacement)
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan

Sauté mushrooms, in olive oil. 

Mix all ingredients together and with dampened hands form into patties, using approx. 1/2 cup per patty.  Heat cast iron or non stick skillet. Add oil and cook each patty for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and a crust has formed.

Makes 12 patties.

Serve with your favorite burger toppings.  Great with guacamole.

ENJOY

Almond Cupcakes

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  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup Date Puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cupcake tin or use silicone liners. Makes 24. In one bowl add all dry ingredients and mix together. In another bowl or measuring cup and using an emulsion blender, mix eggs, milk and date puree. Melt coconut oil and blend into wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix. Scoop into cupcake tin using 1/4 cup scoop. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and Enjoy.

These are also great with fresh fruit topped with whipped cream or coconut cream.

Dairy and Sugar Free Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

Dairy and sugar free berry ice cream
  • 1/2 cup strong decaf. coffee
  • 1/2 tsp. coffee extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1 can coconut cream

Berry Ice Cream

  • 3/4 cup of pureed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1 can coconut cream

Mix together using emulsion blender and pour into silicone molds. The best ones to use are long narrow popsicle shape. Freeze and Enjoy.

Cole Slaw Dressing

This recipe make enough to make a batch of coleslaw using 1/2 a medium size cabbage and 1 large carrot. (I prefer using red cabbage)

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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup date puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix everything together using an emulsion blender. And enjoy your sugar free coleslaw.

Muffins

This recipe can be made with a variety of different fruits. I have used blueberries and raspberries but you can also use strawberries, apples or a combinations of your favorites. If using apples I would also add some cinnamon. This recipe is also dairy free and can be made gluten free by using flax flour in place of wheat bran. Makes 12 muffins. I generally bake 6 and store the remaining batter in the fridge to bake later.

Made with frozen raspberries
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran (flax flour for gluten free)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup Date Puree
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup fruit

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together date puree, almond milk, eggs and vanilla. Slowly whisk in melted coconut oil. Pour wet over dry and mix then stir in fruit. Bake at 350°F for approx. 30 min. Enjoy!

Easy No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Ready to Eat
  • 2 cups oats or oat bran
  • 10 oz. chocolate chips (sweetened with stevia)
  • 2 oz. Lindt 95% chocolate
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup Date Puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (optional but yummy)

Place all ingredients, except oats and salt, in a medium size pan and melt together over medium heat stirring often. Once melted remove from heat and stir in oats and salt. Pour into a 9 x 9 parchment lined pan. ( a silicon pan works very well for this and it does not need to be lined) Refrigerate until firm and cut into bars. Enjoy

Baked Pakora

This pakora recipe is a take off from an original recipe that I love. Normally I would just spend extra time frying these in oil about 1″ deep in a pan doing about 4 to 5 at a time. But I have decided to forgo the long process of frying them and press the whole works into a baking dish and bake. This is also a healthier method of cooking and allows for the flavor of the vegetables to intensify through the process of baking. This worked out great and I will never deep fry pakora again.

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • approx. 1″ fresh ginger finely diced (optional)
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups water
  • approx. 8 cups of chopped vegetables. Use any kind you like. Some that I have used are onions, peppers, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, arugula, celery, kale, sweet potato, swiss chard etc.

Once you have all your vegetables prepared mix all other ingredients, except water, together in a large bowl. Add water and mix to get the consistency of pancake batter. Now add all your veggies. Mix well, using your hands, for this step will help get the veggie mix well coated with batter. Press mixture into a greased or parchment lined 9×13 pan and bake at 350°F for approx. 40 min. Pakora goes really well with Chutney. See my recipe for Apple Chutney. It is very easy to make and versatile.

Apple Chutney

This is a great condiment to use with just about anything.

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. fresh dice ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 cup Date Puree
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 5 – 6 large apples, peeled, cored and diced (*see note)

In a medium size sauce pan heat coconut oil. Sauté onions until translucent add date puree and stir together. Add ginger, cinnamon and curry powder, mix well. Add diced apples and raisins. Simmer until apples are soft but not mushy. Enjoy as a condiment with pakora, quiche, eggs, fish cakes, burgers, etc.

*note Other fruit such as rhubarb, peaches, pears, mango etc. can be used in place of or in combination with the apples.