Celebrate Mardi Gras without spending hours in the kitchen with a Praline Pull-Apart King Cake! This quick king cake substitutes store-bought cinnamon rolls for homemade dough and pulls apart like monkey bread. Halve the cinnamon rolls, then toss in sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Bake in a bundt pan with a gooey praline sauce. Flip onto a platter and serve warm with a homemade cream cheese icing and colored sugar. Laissez les bons temps rouler! #ad
Blast the blues away by mixing up a Creamy Winter Citrus Smoothie! Naked Nutrition Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder acts as the base of this healthy smoothie. Blended with freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, orange juice and lime juice, it creates a deliciously fruity drink that works well in the mornings or afternoons. Not only it is tasty, but this Creamy Winter Citrus Smoothie boasts a ton of protein to fuel your body throughout the day. #ad
Start the morning with Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola. Gluten free, vegan and low-sugar, this granola makes a tasty breakfast or snack. Toss rolled oats and pecans in unsweetened cocoa powder, then coat in a mixture of maple syrup and water before baking. When crisp, let the granola come to room temperature, then add the dried tart cherries. Enjoy by the handful, over yogurt, with milk or whatever suits your fancy.
Instead of milk and cookies for Santa, leave him a glass of Vegan Bourbon Pecan Milk Punch this Christmas. This twist on the classic New Orleans cocktail is VEGAN. Homemade pecan milk, made with pecans, rice, cinnamon and maple syrup, serves as the base of the drink. Combine the pecan milk with bourbon, amaretto, maple syrup and a little vanilla extract before shaking to combine. Serve cold with a favorite cookie throughout the chilly winter months.
Celebrate the holiday season by baking delightfully simple, yet complex Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies. This twist on a classic is elevated by the addition of toasted pecans to the outside of the cookies. Cream butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar together before adding flour and salt to make the cookie dough. Coat the dough with toasted pecans, then chill. Slice and bake when ready for the perfectly crunchy, slightly sweet Christmas cookie.
Celebrate the arrival of fall with these fluffy Pumpkin Biscuits with Maple Butter. Vegan biscuit dough is made with fresh or canned pumpkin puree, all-purpose flour, baking powder, unsweetened non-dairy milk, ground cinnamon and sea salt. Cut them into six large biscuits, then bake. Once they have risen, cooked through and cooled slightly, slice them in half and slather with homemade maple butter for the ultimate autumn-flavored decadence.