If you’re ever craving a peanut butter cup, you may be tempted to run to the store and grab a Reese’s. And while there are some vegan brands that offer chocolate peanut butter cups, it’s possible to satisfy your craving right from the comfort of home. And the recipe only takes 3 basic ingredients!
TikTok user @bakingenvy shared this 3-ingredient microwave peanut butter cup recipe and people are obsessed. And one of the best parts is that it’s not actually *for* vegans! It’s an “accidental” vegan recipe, which makes it all the sweeter.
All you need to make it, are some chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and peanut butter.
Simply take 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and put it in a microwave-safe mug. Microwave it for 15 seconds. Next, add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and mix it together with the peanut butter. Finally, sprinkle on 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips. Microwave it all for 90 seconds (1 and a half minutes). Once the time is up, use a spoon to spread the melted chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture and place the whole mug in the freezer for around 15 minutes. Once you pull it out, it’ll be a hard, rich, and creamy peanut butter cup!
A lot of dog treats are both unhealthy for your pooch and unnecessarily contribute to animal cruelty (by containing animal products). Thankfully, there’s an easy vegan dog biscuit recipe your dog will love AND it’s healthy for them! Pumpkin dog biscuits are a common homemade dog treat, but often they contain eggs or other animal products. We’ve put together a vegan version of pumpkin dog biscuits to create these delicious and nutritious vegan dog biscuits.
The flax is full of healthy omega-3s that are great for their coat. They’re wonderful as a daily snack, a training treat, or anything else! You can even eat them yourself (though, they don’t have sugar so they may not be to your liking – but add a drizzle of maple syrup and they’re truly not bad!).
So, without further ado, here are vegan dog biscuits your pup will devour!
Ingredients 2 cups of whole wheat flour 1/2 cup sweet rice flour 1/2 cup of sweet potato flour 2 tbsp potato flour 1 1/4 cups of oats 1 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1 1/3 cup of pure pumpkin 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tablespoons water (to form 2 “flax eggs) 1/2 cup peanut butter (without sugar)
Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a mixer and mix until thick dough forms. Press the dough into a thin sheet and cut out the desired shape of your biscuits (you can use cute dog bone cookie cutters or any that you like!). Lay cookies onto lightly oiled baking sheets and bake at 350 for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, turn off the oven and allow dog biscuits to set for 3-4 hours until hard. Store in an airtight container and let your pup enjoy!
This particular recipe was adapted from Our Little Homestead. They share a video on making pumpkin dog biscuits. Though the recipe is slightly different than ours, the directions are about the same! If you’re a visual learner, check out their video below!
This easy dalgona coffee recipe creates a rich, whipped espresso with (non-dairy) milk. You’ve probably seen photos and videos of dalgona coffee circulating the internet – it recently went viral on Tik Tok and for good reason! It’s super simple and creates a beverage you might think could only be purchased from a coffee shop.
The directions are super simple. Combine equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Pour over cold or warm milk, take all your Insta photos, and then lightly mix the whipped coffee into the milk so the first few drinks aren’t too strong.
That’s it! It’s easy to customize too. You can add as much sugar, coffee, and water as desired, making it stronger or lighter to your preference. You can even make a giant batch and impress company (once this whole social isolation thing blows over, of course).
Dalgona Coffee Recipe
Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Instant Coffee 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons Hot Water 1 Glass Non-dairy milk of choice
Directions: Combine all ingredients and whip/beat until stiff peaks form. If you’re doing this by hand, it takes around 400 whisks and is a bit cumbersome. If it’s not stiffening, just keep beating! It’ll get there. Using an electric mixer/beater is highly recommended. Also note: the water doesn’t have to be boiling, just hot from the tap will do.
3 ingredient beer bread, also known as 123 bread, is the quickest no-knead bread recipe available. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and offers a moist, spongy texture that’s easy to slice and pairs well with jam or margarine.
The beer bread calls for just 3 ingredients: beer, flour, and sugar.
Beer ( 1 can/bottle)
3 ingredient beer bread requires a carbonated beverage – we use beer because *beer bread.* But the bread will set properly and work with any other carbonated beverage. You could substitute beer with regular soda, seltzer water, or any other carbonated drink. Just keep in mind that the carbonated beverage you choose WILL impact the taste.
Adding a carbonated beverage to the mix, like beer, allows the bread to be light and airy without adding yeast or kneading – a much more hands-on and time-consuming process of making bread.
Flour (2 cups)
Flour is the base of bread. In this beer bread recipe, we use self-rising flour, but don’t worry if you have none on hand! You can make self-rising flour with just baking powder and salt (and flour, of course). Simply add 3 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt to your 2 cups of flour and you’ve got self-rising flour.
Whole wheat flour is always ideal since it’s the most nutritious, but many store-bought whole wheat flours leave the finished bread with a less-than-desirable taste. If you have the option, grinding whole wheat berries at home and using them fresh makes amazing whole wheat flour, but that’s not realistic for all. White and all-purpose flour work great too.
Sugar (3 tablespoons)
Any sugary sweetener will do! Sugar, maple syrup, and agave are great options, though we always opt for granulated cane sugar when making beer bread.
Ingredients: 1 can of beer 2 cups of flour 3 tablespoons of sugar
Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a bread pan generously. Mix all ingredients and pour into bread pan. Bake for ~35 minutes. Enjoy warm with your spread of choice 🙂
With all that’s going on in the world, you may need to learn how to make self rising flour. Maybe you’re stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic and don’t have yeast, but the stores are out of bread. Or, maybe you found a recipe that calls for self-rising flour like this 3 ingredient beer bread.
Regardless of why, knowing how to make self rising flour is a great skill and it’s surprisingly simple. All you need is 3 ingredients that most people have on hand: flour, baking powder, and salt.
Combine them and voila! You’ve got self-rising flour.
I love a good coffee. But, even more than coffee, I love a good latte. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to do our part and stay home, wash our hands, hand sanitize, and avoid unnecessary trips to town. A daily coffee run is (arguably) unnecessary, but if you’re like me you may not want black coffee at home every day.
Maybe you don’t have a home espresso machine, but you still want your daily latte. I’m going to share just how to make a super simple, vegan version at home with basic ingredients and supplies 🙂
Latte means “milk” in Italian – a latte is simply a cup of warm milk over espresso, topped with foam. Without a milk frother, we won’t get the foamy top at home. Without an espresso machine (or an AeroPress), we won’t get proper espresso either. However, this easy vegan latte is still delicious and the perfect drink for a rainy quarantine day!
Directions – Heat milk on the stove, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. If a slimy film forms on the top of the milk, it got too hot! – Add instant coffee to a mug (I enjoy a little less than 2 TBSP/16oz, but it’s totally up to you how much you add! Remember to add more than the amount suggested to make *coffee* because we want it extra strong to mimic espresso). – Pour hot milk over the instant coffee and stir until it dissolves. – Enjoy!!