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Vegan Waffles – with only 3 ingredients

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Vegan Waffles – with only 3 ingredients

I have a new favourite recipe!! A really simple one. But let me start from the beginning.

We have been considering for a while to buy a waffle maker because of this video of La Dimensión Vegana.  Oat flakes, agave syrup and water, as easy as that. So simple and tasty! (Thanks Javi, you are our inspiration!!)

But my colleagues’ were faster and gave me a waffle machine as a present for my birthday. One of the best presents I have ever had!!! Since then, we’ve been experimenting almost every day. You cannot go wrong with any mix of the above three, but I found the below recipe the most tasty.

Office Birthday

So sweet of them!! <3 <3


VEGAN OAT WAFFLES

Ingredients (for 10-12 waffles):

  • 5 cups of (gluten-free) oat flakes
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 cup of vegan milk
  • 5-6 tbsp of agave syrup
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of chia (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda

Preparation time: 5 minutes + baking

Secret tip: Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.

Mix all ingredients in a mixer. Bake the dough. With our waffle maker we use about 2 tbsp of dough for a waffle and it takes ca. 5 minutes to get crispy from the outside and soft from the inside.

I’m really satisfied with the result.

These waffles have become part of our weekly routine. We also experimented with adding nuts or fruits, that also works perfectly.

Please note, the amount of liquids needed varies, depending on the oat flakes. The dough should be approximately as thick as a muffin dough. But don’t worry, it’s really hard to mess up this recipe.

The best thing is that you can eat these waffles free of guilt!! All ingredients are healthy – and the topping depends on you, really. Some of my (not so healthy but spectacular) creations:

The first.

 

It's the best with strawberries...

It’s the best with strawberries…

 

...or raspberry (and rosemary honey)...

…or raspberry (and rosemary honey)…

 

...or ice cream!!

…or ice cream!!

 

The office version is also very popular :-)

The office version is also very popular :-)

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Coconut barley (a.k.a. milk rice without milk and rice)

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Coconut barley (a.k.a. milk rice without milk and rice)

Did you know that barley is not only the main ingredient of beers, but it’s also a valuable and tasty grain? It’s a quite versatile cereal grain, you can serve it as a garnish or make a delicious dessert. Furthermore, it’s a rich source of fiber and minerals like manganese, selenium, copper, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin and vitamin B1. That means it’s good to control your cholesterol levels and protects your intestines.

The idea of milk rice without rice comes from my father. He’s not a very good cook – not sure if you would laugh or cry if you knew what I had to suffer as a child. I guess behind every good cook there is a story, well, this is mine. My parents could not cook very well. But my dad adores barley. I altered his recipe slightly to make a healthy, vegan and well, a quite good-looking dessert.


 BARLEY PUDDING with STRAWBERRY CHIA JAM

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of barley
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • about 1/2 cup of coconut flower sugar  ( or regular sugar)

Preparation time: 1.5 hours (cooking)

Barley takes a long time to cook properly. I start cooking it in water first. Two cups are enough to make the grains softer. When the water is finished, I add coconut milk. One cup at the time. Cook it until the grains are soft and the coconut milk gets a creamy consistence. Pour it into small glasses and chill it in the fridge. Or on the balcony, if it’s as cold as we have it in Germany right now.

Barley Glass

Strawberry, chia and barley locked up in a glass.

 

To pep it up a bit, I made a jam out of strawberries, brown sugar and chia seeds. (2.5 cups of chopped strawberries, 2-3 tbsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of chia). Layer barley pudding and jam until the glass is full, and pour chocolate sauce on the top. It’s ok to be served warm, but it’s even better after a few hours in the fridge.
It’s really a taste out of this world, I find hardly any words to describe it.

Please go ahead and try!!

Vegan Dessert for Unexpected Guests

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Vegan Dessert for Unexpected Guests

Yesterday I shared a a quite lengthy cake recipe. Let me try the opposite today…

The recipe of this creamy vegan tower was stolen from Björn Moschinski’s book on vegan baking, a well-thought anniversary gift. It’s a fast dessert for unexpected guests, says Mr Moschinski. Of course we changed the recipe a bit, so that in the end it’s not so fast anymore. But there is a good chance that you have some of these ingredients at home on stock, so it might save you one day.

But therefore mmmm….


 MILLEFOGLIE

Ingredients (4 little towers):

  • 1 package of puff-pastry dough
  • 2 tbsp of cane sugar
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 package (250 ml) of vegan whipped cream (we used coconut)
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar
  • 1 lemon (skin)
  • 1 glass of (sour) cherries
  • 2 tbsp of tapioca pearls / 1 tbsp of rice starch

Preparation time: 20-50 minutes, respectively

Start cooking the cherries together with its liquid in a pan. Add the grated lemon skin and sugar according to taste. If you want the fast version, add the starch and continue heating it until it becomes a jelly. I really love the special feeling of tapioca pearls on the tongue. So I chose to add this instead of starch. However, be prepared that this will increase preparation time with at least half an hour. (You need to boil pearls until they get transparent – exact time really depends on size and type of pearls).

Meanwhile extend the puff pastry, cover it with sugar and cinnamon and extend it again. Cut the dough into squares (ca. 6×6 cm) and bake it on 160 °C for about 10 minutes, meaning until it is crunchy.

Whip the vegan whipped cream with vanilla sugar. Make sure ingredients are only lukewarm before proceeding. For serving make layers of puff-pastry, whipped cream and jelly. We managed to build only three layers before it became the tower of Pisa, maybe you get luckier.

Vegan Millefoglie

Vegan Millefoglie

Do you have any tips for last-minute guests?