Raw Mini Coconut-Mulberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting
From A Dash of Compassion.
I recently experienced my first bite of a sun-dried mulberry when creating cake pops with Lisa back in April, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Chewy and soft with a fig-like crunch, sun-dried mulberries are nature’s version of candy. A delightful alternative to raisins, it’s difficult to not eat them straight from the bag.
Better still, mulberries are also considered a superfood. They’re one of the few fruits to be considered a protein source; they’re an excellent source of iron, calcium, vitamin C and fibre; and they also contain a high concentration of Resveratrol, an antioxidant compound that combats free radical damage.
So why not combine these two superfruits into one sweet, super-power cupcake? Coconut is the dominant flavour in these tiny treats but the mulberries provide a fruity sweetness like no other. The quick and easy blueberry frosting rivals any sugar-loaded frosting I’ve made before. Enjoy!
Raw, mini mulberry-coconut cupcakes
1 cup coconut flour (grind coconut flakes to a fine powder)
1 cup almond flour (grind raw almonds or dehydrated almond pulp to a fine powder)
1/2 cup ground, dried mulberries (grind dried mulberries using a spice grinder or blender)
1/3 cup date paste (blend 1 cup soaked dates with 1/4 cup water until smooth)
2 tbsp almond milk
pinch of salt
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp flax meal
1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, combine the coconut flour, almond flour and ground mulberries.
2. Add the date paste, almond milk and salt and mix until combined.
3. Finally, add the coconut oil and flax meal and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. It should look like thick cake batter.
4. Line a mini muffin tray with mini muffin or candy cups. Scoop a 1/2 tablespoon of the cupcake mixture and mold it into a ball or cupcake shape and gently press it into the muffin cup. Repeat with remaining mixture. Place the tray in the fridge or freezer while you make the frosting (recipe below).
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup raw cashew butter
1/4 cup raw agave nectar
6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1. Using a high-speed blender, blend the blueberries, cashew butter and agave nectar until well combined and smooth. Add the coconut oil and blend just to combine.
2. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag and attach a small tip. Decorate each cupcake and return the cupcakes to the fridge until ready to serve.
Raw Brown ‘Rice’ Autumn Salad with Smokey Pumpkin Sauce
Here’s a recipe using the previous Smokey Pumpkin Garlic Dip. Also from Addicted to Veggies, of course.
Brown ‘Rice’ Autumn Salad with Smokey Pumpkin Sauce
Makes 2 to 3 meal sized servings or 5 to 6 “side dish” servings
Step 1. Brown ‘Rice’ Autumn Salad:
Make a HALF batch of Brown ‘Rice’ - for the Brown ‘Rice’ in this Salad I chose to chop the Oat Groats a little bit smaller than normal and it seemed to work really well.
Combine the following into a mixing bowl:
1 & 1/2 c Apple - chopped (roughly 1 medium Apple)
3/4 c sweet grape Tomatoes sliced in half
3/4 c Red Bell Pepper - chopped
3/4 c Green Onion
Mix together evenly!
Step 2. Smokey Pumpkin Sauce:
6 Tbsp Smokey Pumpkin Garlic Dip
1/4 c Water
Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste
In a small mixing bowl whisk together the above ingredients. Proceed to either pour on top of your Brown “Rice” Autumn salad, or mix into the salad.
I bet this could be rawified very easily. Rolled raw oats instead of quick-cooking, dehydrator instead of oven… worth a try.
Quinoa is extremely bitter if it’s not rinsed, so if you’ve got time it would be good to rinse and then dehydrate the quinoa before using.
From Leaves of Wheatgrass (a name that just makes me crack up every time I look at it).
A little of this, a little of that: oats, quinoa, wheat germ, banana, walnut butter, almonds, cinnamon, and just a touch of agave — all the good, beige stuff I could find.
After it baked up all nice and toasty, I tossed in some raisins and tried to let it cool before I ate it all. I was only moderately successful.
- 1 large ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 teaspoons agave (or more to taste; I don’t like mine very sweet)
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup raw quinoa
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1 tablespoons ground flax
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 300F.
Mash the banana in a large bowl with a fork. Add the rest of the wet ingredients, and stir to combine.
Add all the dry ingredients, except for the raisins, into the wet mixture. Stir it all together and spread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Try to break up any huge clumps that might otherwise stay mushy inside. I try to keep most of them because I like clumps.
Bake for approximately 1 hour, stiring every 10 minutes, until the granola is starting to crisp up and the nuts are getting toasty. It will burn easily, so keep a close eye on it. It will get crunchier as it cools, so it’s okay if it’s still a little soft when it comes out of the oven.
After removing the granola from the oven, stir in the raisins. Allow to cool completely on the pan before transferring to an air-tight container. I store mine in the fridge.
Raw Rustic Brown ‘Rice’ & Veggies with White Miso Gravy
This looks like the sort of fundamental recipe that could be easily varied according to one’s preferences or desired cuisine. Change the spicing and you’d have something different.
From Addicted to Veggies.
Today’s post is a tribute to some of my favorite spices, coming together to make my favorite kind of dish: Comfort Food.
- This Recipe makes enough for roughly 4 generous servings -
Rustic Brown ‘Rice’
Recipe Note: While this recipe calls for the use of Oat Groats for the ‘Rice’ please note that this is only my preference due to my own diet restrictions. If you’re not a fan of Oat Groats then please feel free to substitute them with anything you’d like. I recommend: Wild Rice or Quinoa. Just be sure to toss whatever grain you decide to use with the Dry Spice Flavoring.
3 c Oat Groats - soaked 6 to 8 hours
Oat Groats naturally expand (grow in size) when soaked in water. Always re-measure your Oat Groats AFTER you’ve soaked them. The amount noted in this recipe is for post-soaked Oat Groats.
Rinse and Drain your Oat Groats after they’ve been soaked:
Transfer your Oat Groats to your food processor and chop/pulse them evenly. Transfer chopped Groats to a mixing bowl:
Toss your Oat Groats with 3 Tbsp of Safflower Oil //or// Walnut Oil. Set them aside and move on to making your spice flavoring…
-Rustic Dry Spice Flavoring
In a Spice Grinder add the following:
1/2 c Raw Pumpkin Seeds
3 Tbsp ground Flaxseed meal
1 Tbsp Onion powder
1 tsp dried Thyme
1/2 tsp dried Rosemary
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Grind all of the above into a fine powder.
Add this to your mixing bowl with your Oat Groats (or grain of choice)
Mix it all together…
Set your Rustic Brown ‘Rice’ aside and move on to the next step.
—-Step 2. Savory Veggie Mix
1 & 1/2 c Zucchini - peeled and chopped
1/2 c Red/Yellow Bell Pepper - chopped
1/2 c Green Onion - chopped
1/2 c dried Apricot - chopped
Toss all of your veggies together with a dash of salt and pepper. It’s that simple!
—-Step 3. Heating your Brown ‘Rice’ & Veggies
In two separate dishes/trays place your Veggies & Brown ‘Rice’ into your Conventional Oven set at it’s lowest heat. Leave the oven door cracked open and proceed to warm your food for about 30 minutes. Move on to the final step while you are waiting for your food to warm in the oven…
—-Step 4.White Miso Gravy
1 & 1/2 c AtV Sour Cream
1 c Water
3 Tbsp Mellow White Miso paste (found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store)
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp dried Parsley
2 tsp Onion powder
2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1/4 tsp ground Celery Seed
1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper (the more the better!)
Place all of the above ingredients into your blender and puree.
Gently warm the gravy in a sauce pan on your stove top whisking continuously until it’s warm to the touch —- or in you can heat it in a shallow dish in your dehydrator.
Enjoy this Miso Gravy drizzled atop your Rustic Brown ‘Rice’ & Veggies.
You can also have it cold as a lovely dip or dressing for your salad
Recipe review: “It tastes like Thanksgiving!”
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