Cake Batter Coconut Butter

Cake batter coconut butter you ask?  Yes there is such a thing.  There is actually a brand that sells this very flavor at health food stores.  While their version is delicious, it goes for $12 a jar!  That seems a little pricey to me.  So I thought I would make my own version of cake batter coconut butter.  You can use this delicious coconut butter in place of nut butters, spread it on toast, mix some in overnight oats, or just eat it with a spoon.  I had a couple a lot of spoonfuls while I was making it.  I think I may also have a few plans for this cake batter coconut butter in future dessert recipes.

cake batter coconut butter

This homemade coconut butter will harden once it is stored in the fridge.  All you need to do is stick the jar in a bowl of warm water and it softens right up.  If you can’t find macadamia nuts near you, I think cashews would work as well.  However, I think the buttery texture and flavor of the macadamia nuts adds to the cake batter flavor.

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Pumpkin Creme Bars

OMG!  These Pumpkin Creme Bars are amazing!  Since it’s technically September, it’s okay to start rolling out the pumpkin recipes.  One can never have too many pumpkin recipes right?  Especially when they are healthy pumpkin recipes.  Since it’s still in the 100’s here in Texas, I thought my first pumpkin recipe of the season should be a frozen treat.  So I am starting with these pumpkin creme bars.  These bars are so easy to make and the recipe only contains 9 ingredients!

pumpkin creme bars

These pumpkin creme bars are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and even paleo friendly.  If you needed a nut free option, I suppose you could use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds in place of the pecans.   I love everything about this recipe.  Starting with the cinnamon pecan crust, then the creamy pumpkin center and it’s topped with creamy chocolate.  If you are a lover of all things pumpkin, you may also enjoy this post.   I used vegan chocolate chips for my chocolate topping, but you can also probably use my 3 ingredient chocolate bar recipe.

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Vegan Pad Thai

I just love Pad Thai.  Now that I am vegan, I wanted to make a Vegan Pad Thai.  This vegan pad Thai came out really yummy!  In addition to being vegan, this healthy pad Thai recipe is also gluten free and grain free!  I used zucchini noodles to make this healthy pad Thai recipe.  I just love my spiralizer.  That is what I used to make the zucchini noodles.  Totally worth getting in my opinion.   This super easy recipe can be made up in no time at all.  If you like to use your spiralizer, you may also like this and this.

Vegan Pad Thai 1 - My Whole Food Life

I highly recommend keeping the sauce and the vegetables separate until you are ready to eat.  The zucchini noodles can release moisture that can make the sauce seem a bit watery.  I actually spiralized my zucchini the day before I went to use it in the recipe.  I just stored it in a strainer with a bowl underneath to catch the excess water.  It seemed to work well.   We actually ate this meal cold, but I am guessing you can heat it up as well.  This may not taste exactly like traditional pad Thai, but it is a great option for vegans. Very yummy!

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