Zucchini Bread

A true family favorite growing up was zucchini bread, which for those unfamiliar is a sweet bread like banana bread or a pumpkin or apple bread (yes even though it has veggies!). We would make it with zucchini straight out of our backyard garden. While I don’t have a backyard garden full of zucc’s, I…

Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

First time attempting cream cheese frosting. It went okay, could be better. The Pan Bars mix is so delicious is not even funny, however it’s not the cheapest!! Sugar ‘n Spice Pan Bars mix (GF, also check out their other mixes!). If you can’t find the mix, use a GF all-purpose flour with sugar, nutmeg,…

Pumpkin Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Yes I am obsessed with pumpkin. What can I do? It’s super cheap, super vegan, an awesome egg replacer, and a fun color! Ingredients full package of  Bob’s Red Mill Shortbread Cookie Mix 3/4 cup Earth Balance, melted 1/2 can pumpkin Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter Mix ingredients, knead dough, form cookies, imprint with your finger…

Pumpkin Donuts

Second Donut Attempt! The next victim of my donut baking pan was a much less ambitious recipe. Cake donuts made with Betty Crocker’s gluten free yellow cake mix. If they don’t sell that near you, or if it’s too expensive, you can use your own preferred GF flour blend. Combine mix with 1 flax egg,…

Chocolate Coconut Donuts!

First Donut Attempt! I bought a donut baking pan for $5 on Amazon (can’t afford a donut maker and baking is probably the healthiest way to make donuts anyway!) Before (batter in the pan): After: I simplified this recipe from Amy Jo. Ingredients: 2 tbsp chia seeds or flax seed meal soaked with 6 tbsp…

Baking for Fall

Someone in BuzzFeed Community beat me to the punch, providing 49 delicious recipes for Vegan & Gluten Free Autumn Baking! I can’t attest to exactly how cheap & easy each recipe is, but I hope to post simplified variations of a few I try this fall! Enjoy!

Black & White Baking

Utilizing the miraculous gluten-free mixes below, easy egg substitutes, and a wonderful oven, I created flawless black and white (chocolate and vanilla) cupcakes, mini-mini cupcakes, and sugar cookies. Pick up some unintentionally vegan Duncan Hines frosting (nearly every flavor happens to be dairy-free except “cream cheese”), and go to town! Betty Crocker’s Gluten-free Chocolate Cake Mix: used…

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

I still have some (no longer) seasonal ingredients so I decided to try these in my new oven! Recipe adapted from Examiner.com: Gluten-free Vegan Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins Dry Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free muffin mix or all-purpose flour (e.g., Bob’s Red Mill) 2 tsp baking powder (optional) 1/2 tsp baking soda (optional) Spinkles of: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves Wet Ingredients…

Shoutout to _Underscores_ Baked Goods

A fellow Harvard alumna has recently started Underscores Baked Goods. You can buy her products ready made or the dough ready for you to bake. Unfortunately, it’s only available in the greater Massachusetts area right now. I tried the scone and cookie dough and it is delicious — bakes to a perfect texture hard to…

Smart Flour Gluten-free Vegan Cookie Dough

Smart Flour Foods uses ancient grains (teff, millet, amaranth) in “more nutritious” gluten-free flours. They happen to offer vegan cookie dough. It bakes in about 10 minutes and makes the most delicious cookies you could ever taste! So good! All of their flour blends (pancakes, cupcakes, pizza dough) are also (not surprisingly) vegan. They also…

Banana Walnut Brownies

Ingredients: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Brownie Mix (or any other mix) (about $4 & available at most stores) 1 banana, smashed or blended up Vegan margarine (I recommend Earth Balance) Water Walnuts Variations: could add chocolate chips, peanut butter, carob chips, ground flax/hemp/chia, or anything else you want to add! Combine mix with melted margarine,…