Raw Gingerbread and a Vegan MoFo roundup.

November 30th, 2010 · Lisa · gluten-free, raw, Recipes, sugar-free, Sweet, vegan mofo · Comments

Can you believe it’s over? Vegan MoFo was an incredible success this year. With 700 vegan bloggers posting as much as possible throughout the month we certainly created a delicious presence across the interwebs.

I loved sharing my stories of creating community with food, touring restaurants through recipes, and preparing gourmet gifts to share this festive season. Thank you all for reading along.

As I mentioned a few days ago, one of the best recipes I tried this month came from Matthew Kenney’s Everyday Raw Desserts. I’m delighted to share that recipe with all of your (with permission from Gibbs Smith Publishing). I have enjoyed every recipe I’ve tried from Matthew’s book but this would make a pretty special selection to share with friends and family at a holiday party.

Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze
Gingerbread
2 cups almond flour (almond milk pulp that has been dehydrated and processed into flour)
1/2 cup coconut flour (shredded coconut processed into flour)
1/2 cup flax meal
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup date paste
1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 TBSP freshly grated ginger (I suggest increasing this to 2 TBSP)
2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup nut milk
1/2 cup raisins, chopped

Lemon Glaze
1 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt

For the gingerbread, in a mixer (or if you’re stirringย savvyย – a large bowl) combine first seven ingredients until well combined. Then add the date paste, agave nectar, vanilla, and ginger and continue to mix. Then slowly add the coconut oil and nut milk. You want the mixture to be fluffy and sticky, but not oily or soupy. Mix in the raisins. By hand form the dough into one large or 12 small loaf-shaped logs.

For the glaze, blend all ingredients until smooth.

Frost each small loaf or glaze the large loaf and slice into 12 pieces. Dehydrate without Teflex for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Serve warm from the dehydrator with a drizzle of lemon glaze.

Enjoy!

I loved being a part of Vegan MoFo, sharing recipes, cookbook suggestions and gift ideas. I enjoyed writing posts and reading your comments (I really love comments!) – but the best part of Vegan MoFo is discovering other vegans, other blogs and lots of new recipes.

Here are some of my favourite finds from Vegan MoFoers in 2010:
Swell Vegan’s raw persimmon apple crisp
Seitan is my Motor’ s trail mix muffins
Musings from a Fishbowl’s berry scuffins
A dash of compassion’s sweet potato parfaits
Bitt of Raw’s raw cranberry cheesecake
La Vidda Vegga’s Molasses ginger cookies
I Eat Trees’ Garbanzo and carrot sauce
Heathen Vegan’s Indian nosh
Kittee’s Ginger fig preserves
Cupckae Kitteh’s fried banana with coconut ice cream
Choosing Raw’s Butternut squash and beet stacks
Diet Dessert n Dogs’ Pan-seared oatmeal wedges
Madcap Cupcake’s Holiday cookie project
Vegan Eats and Treats’ Bibimbap
In My Vegan Life’s Aunt W’s baked oatmeal
Manifest Vegan’s Roasted red pepper and garlic falafel
Post Punk Kitchen’s Carrot Cake Pancakes
It Ain’t Meat, Babe’s Whiskey apple crisp
JL’s Tofu Paella

Some daily vegan bloggers – who continued their commitment during Vegan MoFo – also delivered some fantastic finds:
MamaPea – Peanut butter cookie dough balls
Oh She Glows – Peppermint blondies
An Edible Perspective – Photo tips

Thank you to everyone who made November a virtual vegan event. I know you all put in a lot of time and effort to share amazing vegan food and your individual insights and passions with the world. I hope you’ll keep posting and supporting the growing movement toward more conscious choices and compassionate living.

12 Comments

  1. Posted November 30, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog, Lisa!

    Those Raw gingerbread look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Posted November 30, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I need more cranberry cheesecake now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You just gave me more recipes to go look up and print. My printer is almost out of ink too!

    Thanks for all your mofo work!

  3. Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    It's been a lot of fun, but I'm a little sad that my Google Reader won't be quite as full after today!

  4. Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ yay! gingerbread and lemon is the awesomeness! I so love your site… <3 happy end of MoFo!

  5. Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Those raw gingerbread look wonderful. Vegan MoFo was so much fun. I'm sad to see it ending. Can't wait for the next one.

  6. Posted November 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks so much for including me in your awesome roundup – you made my day ๐Ÿ˜€ That raw gingerbread looks d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!! and so festive and beautifully presented! I'm definitely going to give it a whirl!! xoxo

  7. Posted November 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Those treats are so gorgeous! Although it wore me out (whoosh!), I did enjoy Vegan MoFo. It was so great to read so many new blogs, too (and gee, I've still got about half to go in my Google Reader!!). ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great list of recipes, here, too–thanks for including me!

  8. Posted November 30, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for all the fantastic recipes this month! I have a bunch bookmarked and can't wait to devote some of my free time (now that I won't be blogging five days a week) to trying them out. Looking forward to whatever comes next with the holidays!

    Rachel
    http://www.mymunchablemusings.com

  9. Posted December 1, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Oh, thanks for sharing that recipe – what a treat! I need to lay hands on that book. And thanks for sharing your personal highlights too – I'll look forward to an idle moment to go peruse.

    love
    Ela

  10. Posted December 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Thank you for the mention, Lisa! What a wonderful round-up – lots I love, too, but others I missed. Now that posting should resume to normal, I'll be able to catch up (I think!).

    And how wonderful to have posted the recipe for that raw gingerbread. I hope I can give it a go!

  11. Posted December 1, 2010 at 8:27 am

    So happy you liked the stacks! They were great — in fact, I have to make that recipe again soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Posted December 6, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for YOUR contributions to MoFo, Lisa! All of your posts were a joy to read and visually devour. ๐Ÿ™‚

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