March Matcha Madness

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (if you’re new, welcome!), you will know that I love matcha. Having previously posted brownie, pudding (chia and bread) and cookie recipes, treats made with this green tea powder is a match-a made in heaven. What you didn’t know is that I absolutely adore the pecan sticky bun found at Flour Bakery in Boston (There’s actually four bakeries, all owned by baking extraordinaire Joanne Chang). Anytime I am in Boston, I make sure I grab a sticky bun to bring home (well, probably only part of a sticky bun).

Not that I could ever improve upon this piece of pastry perfection, I tweaked the original recipe just a tiny bit, and you guessed it, it involves matcha.

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Treat Yo’ Self Thursday #23, Brownies That Will Get You off of the Naughty List

Crispy and chewy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside; these vegan brownie bites I found on Minimalist Baker are pretty spectacular. Combine them with a dark chocolate peppermint drizzle and crushed candy canes, and you have a batch of delicious festive treats perfect for the holidays. Continue reading

A Quick Pic-Me-Up: Oreo Pancakes From Minimalist Baker

IMG_8590Cooked up some delicious and super rich vegan Oreo Pancakes (I used a recipe from the always fantastic Minimalist Baker; if you haven’t check out Dana’s blog you are missing out… she is killing it!) for a bit of a breakfast treat on this dreary Tuesday here in the Northeast. A few additions/tweaks I made to the recipe: a handful of hazelnuts to the ‘frosting’ (they were processed along with the coconut flakes), 1/4 cup coconut flour instead of the whole wheat (Note: You will need to use an additional 1/4 cup of liquid if you use this flour), and a tasty garnish of dark chocolate morsels and chia seeds before digging in.