Vegan Cranberry Muffins
Vegan Breakfast Cranberry Muffins (Moist & Delicious!)

Vegan Breakfast Cranberry Muffins

With the boys starting Forest School, Breakfast has become even more special in our home. Lunch time is spent with their little circle of friends and Mama bear picks them up when lunch is all over and cleaned up. To make each morning special and send them on their way to hike, roll in mud, and chase each other around the woods, I like to bake special treats like this one!

Muffins and pancakes are probably are favorite morning treats. I find muffins to be so much easier than pancakes so I tend to make these a LOT more! These are moist, delicious, and oh so nutritious!

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Vegan Cranberry Muffins

The optional additions for this recipe are extra special. While these are perfect as is, it is very fun to add in some orange zest, crushed nuts, or even dried fruit! If you have them on hand, toss them right in!

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Vegan Cranberry Muffins

 

What you will need for These Cranberry Breakfast Muffins:

Ripe Bananas

Cranberries

Flour

Oats

Vanilla Extract

Maple Syrup

Cinnamon

Baking Powder & Soda

Sea salt

 

Fun Options:

Orange Zest

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Crushed Nuts

 

Vegan Cranberry Muffins

Vegan Cranberry Breakfast Muffins

These muffins will make any breakfast extra special for you family. Super moist, delicious and nutritious!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, family friendly, kid approved
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 98kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy Milk
  • 3-4 Ripe Bananas Pureed or mashed very well - Should fill 1 full cup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Pastry Flour **See Notes for Wheat-Free Flour Options
  • 1/3 cup Rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp Hemp hearts
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • .5 tsp Baking soda
  • .5 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Prep a muffin tin.
  • Add the bananas and all wet ingredients (NOT the cranberries) to a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients together (except the cranberries) and mix well. Pour the blended mixture over the dry and mix well.
  • Fold the cranberries into the mixture.
  • Add equal amounts of the mixture to the muffin tin and bake for 18-19 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • I love to serve our muffins with morning tea or apple cider. They are delicious with vegan butter too (if you have some on hand!).

Notes

**If using spelt flour, please increase amount to 1 1/4 cups.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

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The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!
The BEST Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese!

The BEST Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese!

I grew up loving cream cheese. I would add it to my bagels, pizza, sandwiches, and even dip veggies into it. My taste buds just could not get enough.

When I made the swap to a plant based lifestyle, I immediately missed the cream cheese. I used store bought substitutes but, my goodness, did those add up on the receipt. Lucky for you, I figured out how to make it at home and it’s way better than any store bought. Another bonus? It saves money AND you can add extra ingredients to make it perfect for YOU!

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!

Nowadays, when I lather on my homemade vegan cream cheese onto toast with all the fixings like you see above, my belly doesn’t ache, I no longer break out, and I feel energised vs sluggish. Plant power, baby. It’s a miracle.

For fun additions to this recipe, try adding everything bagel seasoning, a mix of different herbs, etc. I love to browse the cream cheese section at the local shops and see what new flavours they have and then recreate them in my kitchen! I’m such a cooking nerd haha.

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!

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In search of a High Speed Blender to make all your DIY recipe dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender
 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec
 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

What you will need for The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!:

Ingredients Required:

Cashews (Yes you can sub for sunflower seeds!)

Unsweetened Non-dairy Yogurt

Garlic

Lemon

Dill

Sea Salt & Pepper

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!

5 Minute Vegan Cream Chese

Vegan cream cheese. Ahhhh. The dill takes this over the edge. Another great addition is everything bagel seasong!! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free cheese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (4 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Soak the cashews overnight or in boiling water for 20 minutes. Even with a high speed blender, I find this helps a LOT with extra creaminess.
  • Rinse and drain the cashews. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste test and adjust as needed.
  • Use the cream cheese on bagels or even delicious plant based sandwiches. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

**Need a bit more punch in the cream cheese? Try adding a splash of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes I enjoy it and sometimes I like it a bit less intense.
**Extra dill is always a beautiful addition!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

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Must Try Homemade Vegan Nutella
MUST TRY Homemade Vegan Nutella!

Must Try Homemade Vegan Nutella!

Absolutely love Nutella but tired of all the crap that lies inside the delicious taste? Yep. Me too.

So, we decided to make our own. This recipe is sure to please and, as always, taste test and adjust to YOUR liking. You may need extra chocolate, extra medjool dates, or even an extra pinch of salt. Do what works for your own taste buds with this perfect Nutella base recipe!

Here in Italy, Italians love their Nutella like they love their pasta. It’s a big deal and almost all of them eat it no matter what’s inside. They put it on everything, even pizza (the plain one, without tomato sauce and cheese. You have to try it one day, it’s amazing!).

So when I gave this vegan Nutella to my Italian friends they were all skeptical at first, but they loved it! They said that it tasted amazing and they immediately asked for a jar to take home. I was so happy!

 

homemade vegan nutella

The key to making the creamiest vegan Nutella is to roast the hazelnuts first but you do not have to. If you are raw vegan, simply process until nice and creamy. It will still taste amazing and will pair beautifully with anything you wish to use it on!

For those who will be roasting the hazelnuts, I do recommend soaking them first, patting dry, and roasting. Using a kitchen towel, rub as many skins off as you can (no need to be perfect) and then blend up. Enjoy!

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In search of a Food Processor to make all of your vegan dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Processor: The Magimix

  • Now, listen. I LOVE my food processor. But I did not purchase this until I was already a recipe creator for 3 years and, in those three years, I saved up a heck of a lot of pennies. Once my original food processor died (you will see it below!), I decided to upgrade to this absolutely magnificent machine. Is this necessary for your kitchen? Probably not. BUT, if you are serious about creating recipes and have the budget, this is one that cannot be beat. P.s this has a THIRTY year warranty.

Magimix Food Processor

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

  • Brushed stainless steel, 720-watts, large capacity….this is an absolute gem of food processors! I love how it all detaches like our magimix and makes creating AND removing easy. If you have ever had a food processor where the blades do not detach, then you know the struggle.

Cuisinart Food Processor

Cusinart 7 Cup Food Processor

  • So, sadly, our original food processor is no longer being sold (I find this a bit odd!), but this one is the closest that I could find for the price range, brand name, and quality. I always recommend going for the higher cup size (10-14 range), but this is a wonderful option for small families/singles/students. If budget is a concern and you are a larger family, go for the refurbished items before going down in size (I promise, a small cup size will drive you INSANE and you will kick yourself for not going bigger and refurbished!). So this has a stainless steel detachable blade, compact cover, spatula, extra large feed tube, and a 5 year motor warranty.

Cuisinart food processor
 

What you will need to make Homemade Vegan Nutella:

Ingredients Required:

Hazelnuts

Vegan Chocolate Chips (Can also use cacao/cocoa powder)

Medjool Dates

Vanilla Extract

Sea Salt

 

homemade vegan nutella

Homemade Vegan Nutella

Love nutella but not a fan of all the added oils and sugar? Give this a try!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan nutella
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 276kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

If needed

  • Non-dairy milk as needed

Instructions

  • Add the hazelnuts to a large jar and cover with water. Pop into the refrigerator to soak overnight. We want these to soak for at least 8 hours!
  • Come the next morning, rinse the nuts well and pat dry with a kitchen towel. If you see any bad hazelnuts in the mix, toss those out now.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C and roast the hazelnuts for 13-15 minutes, until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool just for a minute.
  • Add the warm hazelnuts to a food processor with all of the remaining ingredients
  • Process on high until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add in 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk at a time as the food processor is running. Do not over milk it!
  • Once nice and smooth, transfer to a mason jar with a tight lid. Store in the refrigerator. Will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

**Feel free to sub the vegan chocolate chips for vegan dark chocolate, cocoa powder, cacao powder, or a mixture. Add as it blends and just continue to taste test until it reaches your goal!

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

Find more healthy vegan recipes like this Homemade Vegan Nutella when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

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Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns
Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

 

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

I have a few key memories from my childhood: Splashing around in the backyard pool with my brother, cuddling with my dog for hours on end, and grabbing hash browns from our local McDonald’s with my Dad every single weekend. Gosh…just smelling hash browns takes me back in time.

Nowadays, McDonald’s isn’t on the menu anymore, but I still do love some good ol’ hash browns. These here are a healthy version of the McD’s famous hash browns and I do hope you like them. They are oil free, so they will not have that greasy (albeit yummy) texture/taste, but they still fill me with lots of warmth, tastiness, and my arteries are thankful for the homemade version! Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns
 

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What you will need for these Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

Ingredients Required:

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic Powder

Dried Oregano

Paprika Powder

Sea Salt

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

Craving some good ol' hashbrowns? Give these baked ones a try!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb potatoes (yukon, idaho, russet) peeled and grated
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  • Scrub the potatoes. If you wish, peel them before grating. Grate the potatoes directly into a large bowl lined with a kitchen towel.
  • Allow the grated potato to sit in the kitchen towel for 10 minutes. Come back and squeeze out all of the excess juice out.
  • Pour the potatoes back into the bowl. There should be starch sticking to the kitchen towel from squeezing - be sure to scrape that back into the potatoes. This will help the potatoes to stick!
  • Add the seasonings and gently toss together.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and loosely scoop out the mixture with a spoon or using your fingers. You do not want to flatten or squish the potatoes. Lay them gently onto the baking sheet and lightly form with your fingers or a utensil. Keeping the potatoes loose will help them to cook much better - but be sure to form the mixture into a circle or oval to avoid burning edges.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Fip over and bake for an additional 15-20. Enjoy!

Notes

**I love to serve these with ketchup, hummus, avocado, or even grilled veggies
***If there is no starch in the kitchen towel, you could opt to add in 1 tbsp of corn starch or flour to the mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

  • The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Compostable Parchment Paper

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

  • Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plant based wax wraps

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

  • Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

glass Tupperware

 

 

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Homemade Vegan Energy Bars
Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Let’s cut right to the chase. How much money have you spent on energy bars, protein bars, raw vegan bars, etc? If you are anything like me, it’s A LOT. I went to the shop yesterday and ONE raw vegan brownie bar (I’m sucker for brownie bars) cost 1.98 euros. If I was in Chicago, it’d be more like $2.50 USD.

That is a ton of money spent on little bites of heaven that you can 100% make yourself! Today we are going to show you how to make an epic brownie like chocolate energy bar that is packed with protein and healthy fats. The medjool dates and figs are there to give you a HUGE burst of energy. If you haven’t already jumped on the medjool date train, I urge you to do so. Just magical!

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Love these Homemade Vegan Energy Bars? Check out these other amazing treats!

 

Goji Berry and Mixed Nut Energy Balls

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In search of a Food Processor to make all of your vegan dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Processor: The Magimix

  • Now, listen. I LOVE my food processor. But I did not purchase this until I was already a recipe creator for 3 years and, in those three years, I saved up a heck of a lot of pennies. Once my original food processor died (you will see it below!), I decided to upgrade to this absolutely magnificent machine. Is this necessary for your kitchen? Probably not. BUT, if you are serious about creating recipes and have the budget, this is one that cannot be beat. P.s this has a THIRTY year warranty.

Magimix Food Processor

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

  • Brushed stainless steel, 720-watts, large capacity….this is an absolute gem of food processors! I love how it all detaches like our magimix and makes creating AND removing easy. If you have ever had a food processor where the blades do not detach, then you know the struggle.

Cuisinart Food Processor

Cusinart 7 Cup Food Processor

  • So, sadly, our original food processor is no longer being sold (I find this a bit odd!), but this one is the closest that I could find for the price range, brand name, and quality. I always recommend going for the higher cup size (10-14 range), but this is a wonderful option for small families/singles/students. If budget is a concern and you are a larger family, go for the refurbished items before going down in size (I promise, a small cup size will drive you INSANE and you will kick yourself for not going bigger and refurbished!). So this has a stainless steel detachable blade, compact cover, spatula, extra large feed tube, and a 5 year motor warranty.

Cuisinart food processor
 

What you will need for these Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Ingredients Required:

Medjool Dates

Dried Figs

Mixed Nuts

Cocoa Powder

Sea Salt

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan energy bars, vegan snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 13 Medjool Dates Pitted
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Remove the pits from the medjool dates and add to a food processor with rest of the ingredients. Process until a dough is formed.
  • Grab a small baking dish and line with parchment paper. Pour the dough into the pan and press down to flatten. Be sure to press down until fully packed and even. I like to use the bottom of a glass.
  • Set in the refrigerator overnight. Slice into bars the next day. You can individually wrap these or simply slice and remove as you wish.

Notes

**If you would like to add rolled oats to this recipe, I would go with 1/4 cup.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

 

 

Find more healthy vegan recipes like these Energy Bars when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

Our Whole Food Plant Based Meal Plans have been created for families that are looking to stop stressing in the kitchen and get healthy the easy way! Our recipes are always kid-approved and you will be able to explore hundreds of recipes instantly when you sign up and be able to get prepping right away.

Check out our membership here!

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Super Simple Vegan Parfait
Super Simple Vegan Parfait

Super Simple Vegan Parfait

Looking for a super simple yet delicious breakfast that comes together in about 5 minutes with just a food processor and a spoon? You have come to the right place!

I have always been a huge lover of parfaits. Typically, I would buy a bag of granola to make it, but for over 5 years now I have become quite addicted to raw granola. The term is coined “Rawnola” by the infamous Loni Jane (we adore her) and I just know you all will love her take on granola as well. Three ingredients is all it takes to whip up a yummy raw granola. Make a big batch and enjoy this for the entire week!

Super Simple Vegan Parfait
 

Love this Super Simple Vegan Parfait? Check out these other amazing treats!

Goji Berry and Mixed Nut Energy Balls

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites

 

In search of a Food Processor to make all of your vegan dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Processor: The Magimix

  • Now, listen. I LOVE my food processor. But I did not purchase this until I was already a recipe creator for 3 years and, in those three years, I saved up a heck of a lot of pennies. Once my original food processor died (you will see it below!), I decided to upgrade to this absolutely magnificent machine. Is this necessary for your kitchen? Probably not. BUT, if you are serious about creating recipes and have the budget, this is one that cannot be beat. P.s this has a THIRTY year warranty.

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

  • Brushed stainless steel, 720-watts, large capacity….this is an absolute gem of food processors! I love how it all detaches like our magimix and makes creating AND removing easy. If you have ever had a food processor where the blades do not detach, then you know the struggle.

Cusinart 7 Cup Food Processor

  • So, sadly, our original food processor is no longer being sold (I find this a bit odd!), but this one is the closest that I could find for the price range, brand name, and quality. I always recommend going for the higher cup size (10-14 range), but this is a wonderful option for small families/singles/students. If budget is a concern and you are a larger family, go for the refurbished items before going down in size (I promise, a small cup size will drive you INSANE and you will kick yourself for not going bigger and refurbished!). So this has a stainless steel detachable blade, compact cover, spatula, extra large feed tube, and a 5 year motor warranty.

 

What you will need for this Super Simple Vegan Parfait

Ingredients Required:

Rolled Oats

Medjool Dates

Hemp Hearts

Non-Dairy Yogurt

Berries

 

Super Simple Vegan Parfait

Super Simple Vegan Parfait

Just a few ingredients and you are on your way to a delicious vegan parfait!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan snack, kid friendly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 385kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup medjool dates pitted and packed
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 cup non-dairy yogurt Sweetened or Unsweetened
  • Fresh or Frozen Berries

Instructions

  • Remove the pits from the medjool dates and add to a food processor with the rolled oats and hemp hearts. Process until well combined and a bit sticky. This will be your raw granola. Feel free to add in any extras that you wish: Nuts/seeds/dried fruit/chocolate.
  • Grab 2-3 glass jars and begin to layer: A scoop of yogurt, a scoop of rawnola, and a scoop of berries. Repeat and end with berries on top. Enjoy!

Notes

**Any yogurt will do: I personally love kite hill! 
**The raw granola recipe comes from Loni Jane and she has several others to try out. We love her!
 
**We do not have many options for vegan yogurts where we live, but we are lucky enough to have the Joya brand and Kite Hill. Both are delicious in this recipe.
 
?For some other yogurt options, we have heard great things about these:
- Oatly Yogurt
- Forager Yogurt
- Nancy's Plain Yogurt
- Lavva Yogurt
- Ripple Yogurt
- So Delicious
 
You can opt to make your own vegan yogurt as well:
 
?Coconut Yogurt
 
Ingredients:
 
1 can (400 mL) of full fat coconut milk
1–2 vegan probiotic capsules
1–2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Directions:
 
Blend coconut milk and vanilla until smooth. Open the probiotic capsule(s) and gently mix in. Allow it to thicken in the refrigerator and store for up to 5 days.
 
?Tofu Yogurt
 
Ingredients:
 
1/2 cup (60 grams) of raw unsalted cashews
12 ounces (340 grams) of silken tofu
1 tablespoon (15 mL) of lemon juice
1–2 vegan probiotic capsules
Optional: 2 cups of your favorite berries
 
Directions:
 
Blend all ingredients, except the probiotic capsule(s), until smooth. Then sprinkle in the contents of the capsule(s) and gently stir. Let it thicken in the fridge and keep for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 4mg

 

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The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

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Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie
Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

 

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie in Minutes!

Summer has me craving a few things: Cool water to dip my toes in, big shades to cover my eyes, and a delicious piña colada to sip on in peace. I might not be able to get you the first two, but I can absolutely teach you how to have the third in the healthiest way possible!

All you need to make an epic Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie is a few key ingredients: Pineapple, Banana,  A can of coconut milk, Non-dairy milk, Desiccated coconut and a handful of ice. If you have some pineapple juice hanging around, you can also sub that out for the milk. Got it all? Well, let’s get started!

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

 

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In search of a High Speed Blender to make all your pancake/smoothie/dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender

 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec

 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

What you will need for this Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie:

Pineapple

1 peeled and frozen banana

Can of Coconut Milk

Desiccated Coconut

Non-dairy Milk or Pineapple Juice

Ice cubes

Fun Options to Add In!

1 juicy orange, peeled and sectioned

1-2 medjool dates, if you want it sweeter

1/3 cup of white rum – if it’s 5 o’clock somewhere and the kids are with grandma haha

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

This is a summer must have treat for breakfast, snacks or dessert!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 322kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Pineapple diced
  • 1 Banana Peeled and Frozen
  • 1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut More as you wish
  • 1/2 cup Canned Coconut Milk Well Shaken
  • 1 cup Non-dairy Milk Or Pineapple Juice
  • Handful Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth!

Notes

**Pineapple Juice is the traditional way to make a piña colada. I have made this recipe with non-dairy milk and coconut water and each one turned out delicious.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 2mg

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Vegan Blender Pancakes
5-Minute Vegan Blender Pancakes (No Oil/WFPB)

Vegan Blender Pancakes in just 5 Minutes!

Tired of eating oatmeal every morning? Why not turn your oats into delicious (and nutritious) Vegan Blender Pancakes instead?!

It really is this simple. You just need to add two extra ingredients: Baking powder and sea salt. The baking powder will turn the blended mixture into a fluffy pancake that you can then pair with sliced banana, maple syrup, and crushed nuts for an epic breakfast. Woohoo!

Vegan Blender Pancakes

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Super Simple Breakfast Squares

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Chocolate Nut Butter Overnight Oats

In search of a High Speed Blender to make all your pancake/smoothie/dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender
 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec
 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

What you will need for these Vegan Blender Pancakes

Ingredients Required:

Non-dairy Milk (I used an organic vanilla soy)

Rolled Oats (I chose to use GF Organic)

Peanut Butter (All Natural)

Chia Seeds

Baking Powder

Sea Salt

Fun Options to Add In!

Maple Syrup

Banana

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Chocolate Chips

Crushed Nuts

Vegan Blender Pancakes

5-Minute Vegan Blender Pancakes

This is one of my all-time favorite pancake recipes. The kids love, I love it, and it's super filling, nutritious, and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, Budget Friendly, kid approved
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 273kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Non-Dairy Milk I used organic vanilla soy milk
  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 banana ripe
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter Any nut/seed butter will do. Well stirred.
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt

Options

Instructions

  • Prep and heat your skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Add the rolled oats to the blender and blend until a flour is formed. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If needed, add a splash more of the non-dairy milk.
  • Test your skillet. Place a drop of water in the skillet. If it sizzles, you are ready to make some pancakes! Bring the heat slightly down (Still above medium but not so high).
  • Pour 1/4-1/2 cup of the mixture into the skillet. If using chocolate chips, add those now - just sprinkle them over. After 3 minutes (you will start to see some bubbles), flip and heat on the other side for 2 extra minutes. Repeat.
  • Serve with maple syrup, sliced banana, and crushed nuts if you wish. Enjoy!

Notes

*Please be cautious of the temperature and time for the pancakes. Some skillets heat quicker than others, and some require different temperatures for the perfect pancakes. Lower the heat if needed.
**Any nut/seed butter will do.
***No additional sugar is added to the pancake recipe for personal preference. If you wish to add maple syrup or brown sugar, I would opt for 1/4 cup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg

 

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Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

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Vegan Watermelon Pizza
5 Minute Vegan Watermelon Pizza

Summer Lovin’ Vegan Watermelon Pizza

Looking for a super simple yet delicious lunch and/or dinner recipe that comes together in under 20 minutes?! Then look no further! These one tray healthy vegan tacos are always a hit in our vegan kitchen. The kids love them with lots of avocado and corn, and Martin loves them all of the fixings: guacamole, salsa, and jalapeños!

As for me, I love these tacos exactly as written with a good handful of chopped cilantro from the garden. Is there anything better than adding fresh herbs from your very own garden? I promise…it makes every meal just a bit more special.

vegan watermelon pizza

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What you will need for these Coconut and Lime Energy Balls

 

Ingredients Required:

Watermelon

Non-dairy Yogurt

Blueberries

Raspberries

Desiccated Coconut

vegan watermelon pizza

Summer Lovin' Watermelon Pizza

This is the perfect summer treat for picnics, birthday parties, or just a chill day at home!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget Friendly, family friendly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 179kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1 cup non-dairy yogurt I opted for kite hill
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • The key is to properly slice the watermelon. I like to slice off the end on both sides of the watermelon and then, carefully, slice the watermelon into 2 inch thick slices. From there, you should have a sort of pizza shape circle/oval (all depends on your watermelon!). Lay it flat and slice the watermelon into large triangles.
  • Keep the traingles connected and add a nice layer of the non-dairy yogurt. Top with blueberries, raspberries, and a sprinkle of desiccated coconut.
  • Repeat until the entire watermelon is used up. You can also up to simply slice the watermelon into bite sized cubes and toss in the yogurt. Top this with the berries and coconut for an easy to eat snack for younger children (they may find it difficult to eat too large pieces of the watermelon pizza). Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 2568IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

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