Toasted Coconut French Toast Sticks w/ Coconut Glaze and ‘Nutella’
Recipe by Krysten Jorgensen/ The Daily Kale
Place everything in a bowl and stir until smooth.
Tag me on IG if ya make it!
Notes I pan fried these but you can always air fry or bake them, if you prefer.
Whipped Ricotta is magic y’all! No joke. Just trustttt.
I made this a few months ago and if you follow my instagram stories, ya know my enthusiasm when I’ve mentioned how much in love I am with it quite a few times.
Soooo, Next time you go to the store, get yo self some ricotta! Can be vegan or non, that part is all up to you! Place the ricotta in the blender, add all the rest of the ingredients and watch it turn to silky smooth delicious-ness. Dude when I licked the spoon I was like HOLD UP. Whyyyyyyy have I never tried this before. So freaking good! I want this same taste bud happiness for you. So try it out- tag me if you make my recipe! Most importantly, enjoyyyyyy
Details for this toasty toast: whipped ricotta, @unbunfoods bread, sliced nectarines, basil and balsamic glaze.
Why hello there!
I am so excited to share with you maybe my favorite cookie recipe yet. I really don't make much cookies. But when I do, I like them to be sort of fluffy and always soft & chewy. I'm not a hard, crunchy cookie type person. So if thats what your looking for, this will not be for you. Just a heads up. ;)
So back to my magical cookies. There once was a place in L.A. that I actually worked at, and lived very close to... Called Mani's Bakery. It probably was the first place I ever learned about anything to do with healthy food. Cause believe me, I had no idea. Your girl used to eat at In n Out and other fast food spots more than once a day. And I could take down a 2 liter of Mountain dew with no help needed. Pretty bad. Which is why it's strange, but good that I am where I am now. A person who can't even handle a normal amount of sugar? Craziness right ? I really can't. My heart starts beating so fast. Now back to Mani's. This place was so popular. Let me tell you. I waited on so many famous people. SO MANY. It was the perfect place! It had a whole section on the menu that was vegan. And that could be made vegetarian. And another half that was not vegan. ALL of it was healthy. They even had separate kitchens in the back for the veg. part and non veg. part. So awesome. But what probably was the coolest was that vegans & non vegans a like could come to a place & enjoy their own food together and all of it was healthy!
The other awesome part was their bakery section. After all it was called Mani's Bakery.
They had these beautiful cookies, muffins, pies, cakes and more. So good. They were all not sweetened with sugar too. Instead they used fruit juice. So awesome. Very sad this place isn't there anymore. It's still in my dreams <3 And I'll continue to talk about how awesome it was and hopefully someday it'll reappear :)
Ok. So thanks to Mani's. I got inspired yesterday to make a cookie without sugar, butter & eggs. I think thats why I don't bake that much. It seems impossible sometimes to avoid those things. Well what will I replace it with, etc? I have the answers here for you my people! Ok.
1 cup Sugar = 1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup butter or oil = 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 egg = 1 flax or chia egg (1 tbsp. flax or chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water)
Kapeesh? THAT'S IT. Now the world is yours! Go ahead and make some stuff!
These cookies I made tasted like a soft fluffy cookie/muffin. So good. Please try it!
THE DAILY KALE'S CHOCOLATE DIPPED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
DIRECTIONS : chocolate sauce
So I have this rule.
Anything I make in my kitchen that is a dessert.... Has to be healthy. And I don't mean just saying like, Ohh I didn't use refined sugar so it's okay. Ahem, no. I have some food rules. That is for sure. As in... I don't ever have anything but whole wheat flour products. Never will I eat white rice, or white pasta, etc. I'm a stickler. And there is more to it also than just being 'whole wheat'. MEH, that is a whole other post. Haha. Bottom line read your ingredients before you buy. And I have completely gone off on a tangent haven't I ! Geez. OK. Back to what I was saying about my desserts are super healthy. Almost to the point where I will jeopardize the consistency of what that specific dessert is supposed to be like. But hey- it still tastes great and has way less bad stuff! Like these bad boy muffins.
I wanted muffins badly yesterday morning. But no, I'm not gonna put a huge amount of sugar and maple syrup or whatever. I think thats crazy and unnecessary. So I don't do it! And by the way- the boyfriend loved them. SO thats alright, alright, alright then!
THE DAILY KALE'S LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS
I don't know about you... but I really love creating. When I say that, I mean it in all aspects. But obviously creating recipes. If your not into it, I hope you'll at least try it out. I'm not noe of those people who sit back and just let others create for me and go about my business. No no. My business is creating. I LOVE IT. I love art in all forms. But now on to what this post is really about. The post title is REAL. and I'm about to let you in on it. I have been loving banana bread for not very long, I'll admit. I love morning pastries & donuts, don't get me wrong. But I've never ventured into the banana bread realm really. Never sounded great or bad. But I tried a vegan/gluten free banana bread recently and was blown away. It was however, kinda dry & way to sweet for my liking. ( I really don't like sweet stuff that much.) If you've read my dessert recipes before, I'm pretty sure you understand that. So look, if you love sugar, then this might not be for you. But it is FOR ME. And that is why, I do this. Cause I'm sick of having to go with the normal recipes for desserts & cakes, etc that ALWAYS have sugar, coconut sugar, blah blah, loads of agave. NO! I'm putting an end to this. Because to me, it's excessive. Like bananas are sweet enough, are they not? Call me crazy- but um, a banana is freaking sweet. I have seen people dip bananas in sugar and I am BAFFLED AT WHY they do this. Totally unnecessary. And I grew up drinking gallons of Mnt. Dew, so believe me- it has nothing to do with anything else besides, I guess, your taste buds. But hey- my heart does not like a lot of sweets all at once. And when I say sweets, I mean like 1 banana in my smoothie- yeah, thats right. I put only half. I get shaky. Sugar is crack ya'll! Lol. On that note, heres a lovely recipe for banana bread ;) No but really, in all seriousness. I'm proud of this recipe :) No added sugar. Just good ole' natural sugar. Like bananas and maple syrup & dark cacao nibs:)
CHOCOLATE WALNUT BANANA BREAD
And THEN... E N J O Y.
I will be enjoying this today, yes. But even more so for breakfast with some coffee. MHMMMM.