Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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Recipes makes approximately 20 cookies

Ingredients:

½ cup earth balance

¼ cup coconut oil

2 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

½ cup cocoa powder

2 cups shredded coconut

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mix melted earth balance, coconut oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. In another bowl mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips together. Combine the two bowls. Mix well.
  2. Using a spoon or your hands, roll the batter into ~20 balls. Press with a fork and sprinkle with coconut.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 min. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.
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Chocolate Avocado Peanut Butter Pudding

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Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 banana
1/4th cup cocoa powder
1/4th cup peanut butter
1/4th cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4th cup honey or maple syrup
Directions:
  1. Blend all the ingredients together. I used a regular blender but a Vitamix or food processor works best.
  2. Add more sweetener and/or avocado until you reach the desired sweetness and consistency.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread

 

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This is an altered recipe from Popsugar. I honestly decided to make this recipe because I ran out of eggs and was craving chocolate and bananas. I was impressed with how well this bread turned out. You cannot tell it does not have eggs or dairy. I guarantee it will satisfy your chocolate cravings!

Ingredients:

3 medium overripe bananas (mashed)
1/3 coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (this is slightly less than what the recipe calls for)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 1/4 cup coconut shreds

I used almond milk and coconut oil. I also added 1/4 cup coconut shreds. If you are not a coconut fan then use regular oil and leave out the coconut shreds.

Directions:

  1. Mix bananas, oil, sugar, vanilla, and almond milk together.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut shreds.
  3. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Sprinkle coconut shreds on top.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 45-55 minutes. The bread should rise and be slightly cracked.
  5. Cool for 10-15 minutes.

No Bake Brownies

No Bake Brownies

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup almonds (blended)

2 tablespoons almonds (slices)

1 cup dates

1/4th cup shredded coconut

3 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoon maple syrup

1/4th teaspoon vanilla

1/4th cup cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Blend almonds in a Vitamix or food processor.
  2. Blend in dates, coconut, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and cocoa powder.
  3. Mold mixture into baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle coconut shreds and almond shreds on top.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours then cut into squares and serve.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

A healthy alternative to ice cream or yogurt.

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6 oz extra firm tofu (about 1 cup)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4th cup soy or almond milk

Blend the ingredients together. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Chocolate Almond Date Truffles

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S/o to my little brother for being my hand model!

1 c old fashioned oats

1/2 c dates

3/4 c dates (chopped)

1/3 c flaxseed

2/3 c shredded coconut

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 c agave or honey

1/4 c coconut oil

Preferred Toppings (Pictured: matcha, black sesame seeds, cocoa powder, coconut shreds, flaxseed)

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (oats, cashews, flaxseed, coconut, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg) together in a food processor or Vitamix.
  2. Once the dry ingredients have reached a flour consistency, add the wet ingredients (chopped dates, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil). Blend together. The mixture should resemble cookie dough. If the mixture is too dry, add a splash of soy or almond milk.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 

Chocolate No-Bake Macaroons

Chocolate No-Bake Macaroons (makes 12 cookies)

1 cup rolled oats

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

¼ cup cocao powder

¼ cup honey or agave

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

  1. In one bowl combine the oats, cinnamon, and coconut, and cocoa powder. In another bowl combine the honey/agave, vanilla, and melted coconut oil.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Roll into balls and freeze for at least 2 hours. I rolled the dough into balls and wrapped the cookies in aluminum but you can also freeze the cookies on a baking sheet.