Grandma’s Apple Pie

One of my ultimate favourites, I’d have to say, is a classic apple pie. I love that there are so many different types and that it’s one for all seasons. You can have it hot with ice cream or cooled with a nice glass of iced tea in summer. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 375 g or 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 225g or 1 ½ cups of melted butter
  • 200 g or 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 20 g of sugar
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar
  • 3 spoons of soy milk
  • 6 big apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 teaspoons of cinammon
  • 60g of raisins
  • 1 pie tin
  • 1 rolling pin

Steps

Making the dough

  1. Mix the caster sugar, baking powder and flour
  2. Add the butter and soy milk
  3. Blend until a smooth dough that doesn’t stick
  4. Put a towel over the dough and put it in the fridge

Making the filling

  1. Peel the apples and cut them into little pieces
  2. Regularly add lemon juice and stir
  3. Add in the sugar, cinnamon and raisins
  4. Put the filling in the fridge

Making the pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F
  2. Put some baking paper to fit the pie tin
  3. Roll out ¾ of the dough and spread it across the pie tin to fit
  4. Fill the pie crust with the filling
  5. Use the rest of the dough to decorate
  6. Put some soy milk on the dough on top
  7. Bake in the oven for +- 1 hour

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Muffin tray

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C or 375°F
  2. Mix the soy milk and vinegar and set aside
  3. Blend the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and oil
  4. Add the mixture of soy milk and vinegar
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients
  6. Carefully mix in the blueberries
  7. Grease the mold and fill up to 3/4th with batter
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the centre is dry (test with a knife)
  9. Voila!

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Banana Oat Cookies

I’m always looking for EASY, healthy recipes that are hassle-free and taste good. I’m especially into finding easy breakfast options, so when I stumbled across this one, I had to try it. Seriously, it’s the easiest cookie baking I’ve ever gone through. And whereas the basics are easy, you can mix it up a little by adding in different spices or toppings (raisins, nuts, chocolate, peanut butter, jam, etc). If you like them to be sweeter, you can perfectly add some honey too. It’s all up to you!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • +- 1 cup of oats

Steps

  1. Mash the two bananas
  2. Add in the oats
  3. Stir until the mixture becomes one
  4. Divide into flat balls on a cooking tray
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 200°C

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Vegan Pancakes

On the weekends, I love a sweet lunch or snack idea, and when I have the time for it, baking pancakes is my favourite thing to do in autumn and winter. Because I try to avoid lactose, a vegan alternative is always great. Here’s how I make vegan pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 liter soy milk
  • 325g or 2.3 cups of flour
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar
  • A sniff of salt
  • Olive oil

Steps

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, salt)
  2. Gradually add the milk and stir until there are no more lumps (you can also use a mixer)
  3. Use the olive oil to grease the pan
  4. Et voilà, perfect pancakes to top with whatever fancies your liking! :)
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