Friday Faves #84-Vegan Holiday Treats
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Madalynn hasn't had a chance to post much lately for a couple reasons: She doesn't have a computer presently and she has been working hard on her career. But, behind the scenes she is still a strong presence here at 3 Winks Design. Today's post is one she had a strong influence on.
I remember the days when at Christmas I would just cook the same sugary, fatty, delicious treats all through the season for everyone! But not so anymore! Now there are so many differing diets to think about! Maddy is vegan, a son is on Keto, Lindsey has to stay away from fats.
So, I have some offerings for today's Friday Faves that will fit the bill for the vegan and even help with those other 2 a bit as well. (I am not sure about the Keto, but at least for the vegan and the no-fat!)
In apast post, Maddy shared the idea of making Oreos look festive. This time I made them with red and white sprinkles. Just be sure to use vegan frosting to edge them before rolling them in the sprinkles. I made mine with vegetable shortening and coconut milk. Oreos are already vegan by themselves. Maddy was so happy to hear that news! Don't they look pretty stacked on that plate like a flower? (Hmmm, that gives me an idea!)
When Maddy showed me aquafaba and what it could do, I was amazed. What is aquafaba you ask? It is the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans! You just drain it into your mixing bowl and it whips up like meringue! Add 3/4 c. sugar and 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar and there you go. You may also add vanilla if you would like. I put the "aquafaba" in a piping bag and piped them onto parchment paper. Then, you bake them at 250 degrees F. for 2 hours! Look how much one can of garbanzo bean liquid made!
So, after you use the aquafaba, what will you do with the left over garbanzo beans? Make humus of course! Here is a large recipe for your Christmas party crowd!
See! Vegans and low-fat eaters can easily enjoy Christmas treats with the rest of us! Not only that, all of us omnivores like them, too.
12/22/2018 04:06:28 pm
What a great collection of treats! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
11/30/2020 07:40:29 am
YUM, looks good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my party #AThemedLinkup 35 for Christmas Recipes, open until December 7 at 12:05 am. Shared on social media.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!