Gluten Free Wagon Wheels

Wagon Wheels were a favourite of mine growing up, but between the milk and gelatine, they no longer seem to be a friend of mine. It took me several attempts to create a version that tasted just as good as the original, but without the nasty ingredients that make vegan fairies lose their wings. I usually encourage my readers to substitute ingredients if they feel so inclined, but for this one, I’d suggest following it closely. Your gluten intolerant, vegan fairy friends will love it.

Lite Choc Chip Biscotti

Biscotti is such a versatile snack, once you have a basic recipe you can mix and match a whole variety of flavours and fillers. More importantly, perhaps, you can make them days in advance and they still taste great. This version is low in sugar, but if you’d prefer a sweet recipe you can switch out the rice malt syrup for a desired about of sugar.

No-bake Mixed Berry Chocolate Slice

Baking a dessert is good, eating a dessert is better, but not having to bake AND being able to eat dessert, is definitely the best. My No-bake Mixed Berry Chocolate Slice is really easy to make and combines a chewy chocolate base with a creamy and light berry layer. It stores in the freezer and is made with a bunch of healthy, wholesome ingredients. And if you close your eyes and really focus, it’ll almost taste like a McDonald’s birthday cake, just healthier, more ethical, and handled by far fewer children.

Red Velvet Lamingtons

Although known as a classic Australian dessert, when you break it down, lamingtons are really just mini cakes dipped in icing and coconut. And yet, somehow they are so tasty life giving they completely live up to their reputation. This recipe is a twist on the classic lamington flavours, instead using a red velvet sponge and about 50kg of red food dye. You can use the sponge recipe to create a regular red velvet cake with vegan cream cheese icing, or even add a delicious coconut cream layer to this one. To make it gluten free just switch out the regular flour for one of your choice.

Cherry Ripe Brownie Slice

This slice is so sweet and indulgent, one bite will make you feel as though you just ate an entire year’s worth of dessert. It’s made with a rich brownie base, a chewy cherry and coconut filling and a creamy chocolate ganache. It’s gluten free, and the brownie recipe can also be used to make regular brownies (just throw in some walnuts!). It’s addictive, so eat at your own risk.

No Bake Lime and Matcha Tart

Matcha is one of those ingredients that suddenly seems to be appearing in everything, and frankly, thrown into a cup of boiling water is not my idea of a sophisticated way to enjoy it. This recipe combines zesty lime, creamy cashews and hint of matcha tea blend to create a super healthy, light and tasty slice. It stores in the freezer so you can eat some now and save the rest for your hipster friends who are visiting next month. Matcha later!

Vegan Caramel Slice

Caramel slice is one of those disgracefully delicious, insanely addictive and deliriously sweet desserts that only psychopaths don’t enjoy. I recently came across a new soy based condensed milk, and knew (for better or worse), I had to create a vegan caramel slice. It turned out amazingly well, and now I’m faced with the great challenge of not eating a piece of breakfast every morning. I hope you love it, too.

Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Icing

I made this cake for a beautiful vegan wedding, which I’m told, despite some bad weather, was a fantastic soiree! The bride and groom requested a carrot cake, so I made my special recipe which is packed with raisins, coconut and walnuts, and topped it with a lovely cream cheese icing. If you can’t get your hands on vegan cream cheese, a simple buttercream will also work just as well. This recipe also makes delicious cupcakes and freezes well! Decorate as creatively as you like 🙂

Rice Paper Fruit Pockets

I always have rice paper in my cupboard, for those days when I’m too lazy to properly cook, but hungry enough to demand more than tinned baked beans. This recipe won’t quite make your dinner menu, but makes a killer dessert that is fresh, reasonably healthy and that tastes great. Experiment with your own fillings or make in advance for your next dinner party!

Crunchy Oat Bars

What a time to be alive. We can actually ingest crunchy, filling and sweet treats, without even the hint of an animal product or a highly refined sugar. And who doesn’t love a muesli bar?! This recipe is so quick to prepare you could *almost* make it before leaving for work, and it’s packed with enough nourishing ingredients, it’ll leave you with that glow you only get after seeing a puppy learn to walk down stairs. As usual, substitute the nuts, seeds and dried fruits as desired.

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