Raw Cheesecakes, smoothie bowls - some of the delicious treats on @eaatreats

 

I first started experimenting with baking and creating vegan recipes in February 2015. I have never been a huge meat eater and transitioning to vegetarian/vegan was quite easy for me. My strong passion for animals and animal wellbeing has always been a focus of mine, and this has integrated well with my lifestyle change and I honestly can say that I absolutely love finding new and interesting ways to promote a healthy balance between my own personal nutrition and my love of animals and I have never felt better!

 

I have always enjoyed baking however, it wasn't until I began to love and enjoy fitness that I began to consider, "hey, how can I make my favourite foods into something that is both delicious and nutritious?!' I began making healthy foods such as banana bread and protein balls. As soon as I found out how delicious and healthy I could make these, I thought, why stop there! I began thinking about other foods that I could make healthier and along with a lot of experimenting, and a lot of trial and error I found new and exciting ways that I could make these amazing desserts without compromising taste or the nutritional benefits.

 

Raw slice and delicious tarts

 

My personal favourites are the raw cheesecakes and raw slice, and I have found that even those that are sceptical of the vegan movement have really enjoyed these desserts, which is such an important factor. I get so much enjoyment out of baking and sharing these creations with others, and it is often a good relief when I am stressed from my busy work life. I also really enjoy researching about healthy eating, nutrition and fitness so this is the perfect combination for me and I am absolutely loving the opportunity to share this passion with others. It is so easy to turn your favourite desserts and snacks into healthier alternatives, and it really inspires me to continue experimenting and trialling new combinations so that others can discover this same love that now gives me so much enjoyment.


Emily's fave PSF products... Cacao Powder, Organic Chia, Goji Berries & Coconut Sugar


I frequently get asked how I came up with some of my dessert recipes and I honestly have no idea!! I tried a lot of different methods and products which does influence the final product significantly, until I finally found what I thought made some delicious desserts. You have to be prepared to have some set backs, especially finding the right types of ingredients to ensure that the taste really hits the mark. Personally, I cannot speak highly enough of Power Super Foods - I use these products in every single one of my desserts! I find they are high quality, 100% organic and they are Australian owned, which I really love and they really do make a difference in my creations, ensuring that the taste hits the mark whilst remaining nutritious. A few of my personal must-haves in the pantry are the Cacao Powder, Chia seeds, Coconut Sugar and the Goji Berries!

 

Pancakes, raw cakes, slices and nicecream!

 

If you are new to healthy eating, wanting to try being vegetarian/vegan or just want to make some of your favourite foods that little bit healthier, I highly recommend experimenting with some different recipes and using some of the above products. Don't be afraid to experiment with different flavours and textures, thats all part of the fun! I am so glad that I started on this journey and can only hope others stay inspired and get to experience just how easier it can be.


I have just moved to Melbourne from Brisbane, so if you're local to Melbourne come check out my instagram.. I am happy to help anyone starting out with recipes and techniques, lets all make raw vegan desserts together!! Thank you Power Super Foods for your amazing products, my recipes wouldn’t be the same without you.

 


Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Donuts

Recipe by Emily Ellis, Eaatreats

Donuts (Makes 12):

Wet mixture:

2 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of vanilla essence
5 tablespoons of coconut oil
½ cup of water


Dry Mixture:

2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon pink Peruvian Pink Salt
½ cup of Coconut sugar
¾ cup of wholemeal spelt flour
½ teaspoon of baking powder


Peanut Butter Glaze:

½ cup of icing sugar
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of vanilla sweetened almond milk


Caramel Drizzle:

½ cup of soaked pitted dates
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

 

Method:

Donuts:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees while you prepare the donut mixture. Grease your donut pan with coconut oil.
2. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl making a well in the centre for the wet mixture.
3. Microwave the coconut oil, peanut butter, water and vanilla essence until a runny consistency.
4. Place the wet mixture into the well of the dry mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon, ensure you don’t over mix!
5. Place mixture into the donut pan and place in the oven for approximately 13 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
6. Leave the donuts to cool for approximately 10 minutes while you prepare the glaze and caramel drizzle.

 

Peanut butter glaze:

1. Place the icing sugar into a bowl making a well in the centre.
2. Microwave the peanut butter, vanilla essence and almond milk until smooth and runny.
3. Place the mixture into the well of the icing sugar and mix well until no lumps are visible. Add some more almond milk if the mixture is too thick.
4. Dip the cooled donuts into the mixture and set aside for the caramel drizzle and popcorn!


Caramel Drizzle:

1. Soak the pitted dates in boiling water for approximately 10-15 minutes.
2. Once soaked, drain about half of the water out.
3. Place the soaked dates and half of the remaining water into a blender or food processor until smooth and runny.
4. Place mixture into a zip lock sandwich bag cutting a small angled edge on the bag. Drizzle mixture over donuts and decorate with organic popcorn!


Enjoy! x