cook with kids: vegan gluten free baked chocolate doughnuts

it’s national donut day so for fun little one and i baked together! i’ve never made donuts but the Delightful Adventure’s recipe looked simple. the original recipe used coconut, which little one is allergic to so we replaced a few ingredients. Continue reading “cook with kids: vegan gluten free baked chocolate doughnuts”

daycare cooking project: fruit sweetened vegan chocolate muffins

k’s cooking class is making chocolate muffins again. honestly i haven’t made any chocolate muffins since then but i did know if i did, i would try a different recipe. so here’s my opportunity of a do-over. i chose this recipe because it doesn’t have sugar as an ingredient, instead it uses fruits: dates and banana. i didn’t have any dates and i think they are a bit too sweet, so i added apples instead. the recipe also used “nutty” ingredients, i.e. almond milk and peanut butter. k is allergic to nuts so i used cow milk and butter. finally i found a baking flour that claims it can be substituted for any baking flour, so i used it instead of wheat flour. Continue reading “daycare cooking project: fruit sweetened vegan chocolate muffins”

daycare cooking assignment: chocolate muffin

next assignment was chocolate muffins. i knew flour would be an issue because of wheat so i originally tried a quinoa flour recipe. but quinoa flour gave the muffin a funny flavor, not my first choice of a dessert flour substitute. so i went to the grocery store and found a gluten free flour which as made of oats. as oats is something frequently eaten with something sweet and k can have oats so i tried a double chunk chocolate oat muffin recipe *see note 1.

i omitted chocolate chips since it was for my toddler to eat and she didn’t need the double cocoa – after all, it’s caffeine! i also skipped the oil – i could have substituted it with pumpkin puree but since the amount was so little (1 teaspoon), i just added a little more applesauce. the applesauce made the muffin moist.

finally, in the recipe there was 1/2 cup sugar since there was already applesauce in the recipe, i thought it would provide enough sweetness. in hindsight, i should have added more applesauce as a substitute for sugar so the muffins didn’t taste sweet. this was resolved with an easy fix, before serving the muffins i dolloped some applesauce on top and k ate it up! Continue reading “daycare cooking assignment: chocolate muffin”