Vegan Recipes Using Brown Sugar

Vegan King Cake

  In honor of the approaching Mardi Gras season, I decided I needed to veganize the traditional King Cake.  I see them all around me this time of year.  Every grocery store has them, and without fail someone always brings one to a party.  For myself and my fellow Vegans, it sucks that we can not take part in this tradition. So I took it upon myself to study up on how to make a King Cake and veganize the recipe.  For anyone not familiar...

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What To Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce

I made homemade Cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries this year.  It was delicious, but I had a lot leftover.  I started looking around online for ideas of what I could do with it so I wouldn't have to waste it.  I found lots of recipes for cranberry muffins which would probably be good, but just didn't sound very appealing to me.  What I did find that sounded appealing to me was Coffee Cake.  I couldn't find a vegan recipe so I took one that...

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Apple Crisp – Happy Veterans Day

  To celebrate Veterans day and to break up the soup monotony I made a special dessert for my Veteran husband.  For those of you not aware William served in the Air Force from 1997-2001.  I have never made one of these before and was pleasantly surprised by the results.  The most time consuming part is peeling all of the apples, so I recommend enlisting some help. :)  I used Fuji apples, but you can use whatever kind you prefer. Vegan Apple Crisp

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Tofu Scramble, Hash Browns, and Cinnamon Raisin Bread

  Yesterday we slept in late and I decided when we woke up that I wanted a super yummy breakfast.  It is rare that we sleep in and ever rarer that I can get William to eat breakfast with me.  So I went all out for this one.  We had (all homemade) cinnamon raisin toast, tofu scramble, and hashbrowns.  We also had fruit, coffee, and orange juice.  It was glorious.  I had some leftovers of it for breakfast today as well and it was still...

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Tofu Bacon

This is a really tasty recipe for Tofu Bacon.  William loves it when we get to make BLTs so I tried this new recipe for him.  I have done Tempeh bacon before which is delicious, but I think I like this one better... Vegan Tofu Bacon Ingredients: 1 package Extra Firm Tofu 1/2 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Tamari or Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast

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Lazy Samoas

These were always my family's favorite Girl Scout cookies.  We had to buy like 4 boxes of them and they were gone in a matter of days.  I got this recipe from the cookbook Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  I made a couple of changes to accommodate what I had on hand. The recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but I used Whole Wheat Instead and I did not have coconut oil so I used Safflower Oil. They turned out so delicious and so similar to the real thing. Lazy Vegan Samoas

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Vegan Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/4 cup Earth Balance butter 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/8 cup agave syrup 1/8 cup brown sugar 1 banana 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup unbleached flour 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (or raisins) *Mix the butter, peanut butter, agave, and sugar in a bowl until smooth *Add the banana, breaking apart with fingers as added into bowl (best if you...

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Carolina-style Barbeque Sandwiches

Seitan BBQ Sandwich We found this BBQ recipe in the May/June 2010 issue of Vegetarian Times. We made the sandwiches along with homemade French Fries and my Homemade Vegan Ranch (recipe at bottom) 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 2/3 No-salt Added Ketchup 1/4 Cup Yellow Mustard 3 Tbsp. Dark Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. Molasses 2 tsp. Louisiana-style Hot Sauce (like Texas Pete) 2 tsp. Black Pepper 1 tsp. Salt 12 oz. Seitan, cut into thin strips  (check below for recipe) *Bring all ingredients minus seitan to simmer in a saucepan over medium heat *Cook 5...

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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies

Vegan Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cookies 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 1/2 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract 1 Tbsp Agave Syrup 3 Tbsp Apple Sauce 2 tsp Cornstarch (extra Tbsp each of cinnamon and brown sugar sprinkled on a plate to coat cookies) *Preheat Oven to 375 degrees *Mix all dry ingredients in bowl *Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl or measuring cup *Add wet ingredients to dry---Form into a big ball *Form into cookie size balls (about 1tsp for smaller...

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