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Tuesday, February 4,2020

Vegan Valentine´s Blueberry Shortcake Recipe

By Peta  

Perfect for a decadent breakfast or a delicious dessert, these vegan blueberry shortcakes are simple to make and very affordable. If you’re pinching pennies, don’t skimp on flavor and health – just get creative and plan out your meals to get the most bang for your buck. Not a huge fan of blueberries? Try tweaking the recipe by substituting another fruit like strawberries, peaches or raspberries.

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking flour or wheat flour

• 1 tbsp. cornstarch

• 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• 2 tsp. baking powder

• 2 tbsp. coconut oil

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 1 cup water

• 2 tbsp. vanilla extract

• 2 pints fresh blueberries

• 3 tbsp. maple syrup

• 2 cans chilled full-fat coconut milk

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners and set aside.

3. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

4. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil, then stir in the sugar, water, and one tablespoonful of the vanilla extract.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together.

6. Pour the batter into cupcake liners, filling halfway full. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.

7. Toss the blueberries with one tablespoonful of the maple syrup in a medium-sized bowl.

8. Open the cans of coconut milk and pour off the liquid, reserving the thick cream. Place in a separate bowl and add the remaining maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk together well. Save the unused coconut water for use in smoothies or other recipes.

9. Remove the shortcakes from the paper liners and gently cut in half, forming a top and a bottom. Spoon each bottom generously with the coconut cream. Top with the blueberries, then more coconut cream. Cover with the shortcake tops and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which is the largest animal rights organization in the world with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. Visit PETA.com for more information.

 

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