Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding from Veganomicon.
This was my first time making bread pudding and second time eating it.I first fell in love with it when I had it in Portland in the summer.It was made my Jess and Julie and was INCREDIBLE.This bread pudding does not come far behind in virtuosity.Bananas and chocolate chips.Not too sweet,but really decadent and filling.Even more so because,well,you know me,I added peanut butter to the bottom of my serving dish.Yes.I think I died.
oh,and the bread for the pudding was pretty awesome,too.
Sesame Oatmeal Cookies from My Sweet Vegan.
I would think that these would have banana in the title somewhere,but whatevs.I also thought nobody else would eat them,since they have applesauce,banana,and tahini in the recipe, but there's only 11 left out of the 20 made at 6:00 this evening.I think that I would be able to tell that there was banana in them even if I hadn't made them because when I veganized a Martha Stewart banana oatmeal cookie recipe in September they had the exact same texture as these and baked just like these,too.
I made half of the batch with chocolate chips.
Almond Avalanche Bars from My Sweet Vegan.
These were AMAZING.I wasn't expecting them to be so good.Y'know,just another bar cookie.Boy was I wrong.Very very rich.The taste is very sweet and nutty with a texture akin to cookie dough a top of a really yummy and crispy crust.Very dense.And the chocolate chips felt right at home.
The book says that a large helping of these could be considered a "heart healthy" breakfast.Ha.maybe if eating pure fat and sugar is great for yr heart.
My dad said "are these fattening" and I said "I dunno,probably.Why?"
he says "because they're so damn tasty".He didn't want to take another one home with him(after eating two) because they were "too much".
Though the recipe calls for 16oz almond butter...that's 2 cups,or one big jar.Almond butter is really $$$.But I will make these again.I added dried cranberries to half of the recipe because I LOVE the chocolate,almond and cranberry combination.
carrot spice muffins with pecan streusel.
this is a veganized recipe from a flour website my mom used to make vegan for me all the time when i lived with her.very very good and moist and spicy.I really like carrot muffins with peanut butter.I know,it's weird,but I had one like that at a hospital once and fell in love.