Treat Yo’Self to Apple & Cinnamon Poptarts

Apple Poptarts

Difficulty: Medium Makes 12 Growing up there were 3 ultimate breakfast scenarios; going out for breakfast, being allowed sugary cereal out of one of those tiny boxes, and Poptarts. You know, those little pastry things that were filled with delicious unhealthy stuff and covered in the most delicious frosting known to man-kind? Now you can make your very own vegan version that tastes like tiny little apple pies. Now that's an ultimate breakfast scenario. Ingredients Pastry 2 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 cups vegan margarine 1/3 cup chilled water Filling 2 tablespoons vegan margarine 4 green apples, peeled and diced into 1cm cubes 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup almond milk Frosting 1 cup icing sugar 1/2 tablespoon cornflour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons...

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Apple Pie

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Difficulty: Medium-Difficult Serves 8-10 Ingredients Pastry 3 1/3 cups plain flour 1/3 cup caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegan margarine 1/4 cup almond milk Filling 8 large granny smith apples Juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup vegan margarine 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons demerara sugar Coconut Cream 1 270mL can coconut cream 1/4 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Method Pop the can of coconut cream in the fridge over night, upside down. Start with the pastry. In a food processor, process the flour, sugar, salt and vegan margarine until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the almond milk and process until a dough is formed. Tip the dough out onto...

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Spiced Apple Cake

Difficulty: Easy Serves 8-10 This is the perfect winter cake to whip up for any occasion. It's my dad's birthday today and I knew he'd be keen on this spicy, fruity little number. It doesn't have icing because it tastes amazing served with custard or vegan ice cream but you could easily make some kind of glaze for it. The texture is very dense but super moist so it's bitchin' served warm. Ingredients 3 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2 granny smith apples, plus some extra for decoration 2 cups gluten free plain flour 1 cup almond meal 1/3 cup ground flax seeds 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon maple extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract 1/3 cup agave syrup 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2...

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Apple & Blueberry Crumble

Difficulty: Easy-Medium Serves 6 I'm not sure if I've mentioned this at all but I'm sure I'll be saying it a lot over the coming months; I HATE HOT WEATHER. Seriously, if the sun wasn't necessary for survival and stuff, I'd be all for kickin' it to the curb. Since summer is inevitable, I'm trying to remain positive but I'm clinging on to the season I hold dear by baking delicious Apple & Blueberry Crumble. It's been real, winter, see you next year. Ingredients 9 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes 1/3 cup caster sugar 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 punnet fresh blueberries 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2/3 cup Nuttelex, melted Method Preheat...

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