4 cups rolled oats (I like Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
pinch of salt
2 cups unsweetened coconut
3 oz agave nectar (light or amber)
1 TBL maple syrup
1 cup cashews
1 cup whole almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4-6 oz of dried cherries (I like unsweetened dark sweet cherries Trader Joe’s brand)
4-6 oz dried cranberries (I like Trader Joe’s brand)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients, except for dried fruit, in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Place on a large cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Once done, stir in dried fruit. Enjoy with Silk Soy Very Vanilla or other dairy-free milk.

Tip: Always buy raw and unsalted nuts when possible. Sub in other dried fruit, like golden raisins or dried dates, to your liking. Since the fruit is added in after baking, you can divide the granola in half and mix each half with different dried fruits. Stores for about 2 weeks in an airtight container. Makes a delicious and wholesome topping for non-dairy ice cream.

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1 cup all-purpose flour
2 TBL cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg replacers (use Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer – 2 TBL whisked together with 6 TBL of water)
1 cup Silk soymilk (I used very vanilla)
2 TBL canola oil
2 TBL agave nectar (light)
1 tsp lemon juice

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, add in prepared egg replacer, Silk, canola oil, agave, and lemon juice and whisk to combine. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and whisk to combine. The batter will be slightly lumpy.

For blueberry pancakes, add in 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and mix to combine.

For chocolate chip pancakes, I like to put the batter in the pan and then hand place chocolate chips on each pancake and gently press into the batter. This way they are evenly placed and you can control the amount per pancake.

Cook in a large skillet lightly oiled (I use a spray) over medium to high heat. Serve with a side of Joseph’s sugar-free pancake syrup, Earth Balance soy butter, or soy whip topping. The blueberry pancakes are delicious and moist just as they are, without any toppings.

Makes 6 medium sized pancakes or 12 small.

Freeze any leftovers of cooked pancakes. Use a double zip-lock bag. When ready to use, place pancakes on a paper plate , cover with a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds, turn over and do another 30. Test for doneness.

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1 bag of fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups), stems removed
1/4 cup Silk creamer
1/3 cup vegetable broth
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 14 oz package tofu, extra-firm, rinsed and patted dry
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp chipotle powder
2 TBL Earth Balance (non-dairy butter)
4 strips of Lightlife Smoky Tempeh Fakin’ Bacon, cut into bite-size pieces

In a large skillet, saute spinach, soy, and vegetable broth over medium heat until wilted. Add potatoes and garlic and continue to cook over medium heat, covered, and stirring occasionally, until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a food processor or blender, puree half of the tofu with the turmeric, salt, pepper, and chipotle powder.  Add this mixture to the cooked spinach-potato pan and crumble in the remaining half of the tofu. Mix to combine. Pour mixture into a pan (I like to use a tart pan 9×1.125 in or 22.9×2.9 cm where the bottom pops out for easy removal of the finished product). Bake for 20 minutes. Once done, let the frittata set for about 10 minutes before cutting.

In a small skillet, heat Earth Balance and add in bacon. Fry a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Plate a slice of the frittata and garnish the top with tempeh bacon.

Serves 6-8

Tip: If you do not like spinach, try kale, broccoli, or add in dairy-free cheese. Customize to your liking. Just be sure to top it with the tempeh bacon, as it adds texture and flavor.

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1 bagel sliced in half
Cashew Spread
Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese (plain)
Chives or scallions (diced)
Salt

Toast bagel. Lightly spread Tofutti on toasted bagel. Top with a thin layer of cashew spread. Finish with chives or scallions and sprinkle lightly with salt. Enjoy your bagel with ‘cream cheese’.

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1 1/2 cups flour (I like to use both cake flour and all purpose-flour and mix together)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt (use sea salt)
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil (if using olive oil, use extra virgin light)
1 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer (whisk the 1 TBL with 3 TBL of water)
1/3 cup Silk Soy Very Vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries (rinsed), plus a handful more for topping
2 TBL ground flax seed *optional but highly recommended with this recipe to get omega-3 and plenty of fiber

For crumb topping:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 TBL flour
2 TBL Earth Balance, softened
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin with Earth Balance.

Muffin mix: In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and ground flax, if using. Add in olive oil, egg replacer (prepared) and soy milk to dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in fresh blueberries.  Divide batter evenly in muffin tin.  I like to use an extra handful of blueberries and push in a few extra on the top off each muffin.

Crumb topping: In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, earth balance and cinnamon. Divide among the 12 muffin tops and gently spread to cover as much of the muffin top as you can.

Bake for 25 minutes until golden. I like to broil the tops for 1 minute to get even more golden and crispy. Just keep an eye on the muffins if you do broil.

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1 small container non-dairy yogurt ( I like 6oz Whole Soy Co. Plain)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 banana
2 tsp almond butter
1/2 cup vanilla soymilk ( I like Silk Very Vanilla)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
5 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Tastes like holiday in a cup.

Makes 1 serving

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1/2 cup Silk Soy Milk Very Vanilla
1 cup orange juice (I like Naked OJ)
1/2 banana, best if cut into pieces and frozen
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
6 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients, except for ice, until smooth, combined, and frothy (30 seconds-1 minute). Add in ice and blend for another 30 seconds.

Makes about 2 cups

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1 TBL vegetable oil (I like olive oil)
1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
1 red bell pepper diced
1/2 brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
1 lb firm tofu, rinsed, pressed between paper towels, and crumbled
1 tsp turmeric or curry powder (I like Spice Islands with turmeric blend)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
2 green onions (scallions) or chives, minced

Heat oil in skillet. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic and saute a few minutes until softened and browned. Add in crumbled tofu, spinach, turmeric, and garlic salt and saute for 5 minutes. Add green onions and cook for 1 minute longer. Serves 2-4 depending on how large a breakfast you eat. I like to garnish mine with a small side of freshly prepared guacamole, a sprinkle of soy mozzarella by Daiya, and one slice of toast.

Sub out any ingredient you do not like and sub in things you do. Try:
Diced mushrooms or Lightlife breakfast veggie sausage links (dice a few and add to pan with the bell pepper).

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
2 TBL ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chopped nuts *Optional (walnuts and pecans work well)
2 TBL Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer whisked with 6 TBL water
3 ripe bananas, mash with a fork
1/2 cup olive oil (or a vegetable oil of your choice)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.

In a medium size bowl, add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and flaxseed. Mix well to combine. Add in nuts, if using, prepared egg replacer, mashed bananas, oil, and vanilla. Mix well until all of the ingredients are combined.

Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Flip pan over to remove loaf and continue to cool on a piece of parchment paper or wire rack covered with parchment.

*Tip: you can add in nuts once you pour the batter into the pan. I like to make half without nuts, 1/4 with pecans and 1/4 with walnuts. I use a knife to work the nuts into the batter and lay a few of the same nuts on top of the batter.

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1 cup Earth Balance
½ cup superfine sugar
2 TBL maple syrup or Joseph’s Sugar Free Syrup*
3 cups Oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill Organic Extra Thick Rolled Oats Whole Grain)
¼ tsp salt
½ cup chocolate chip morsels *Optional (use 1/4 cup if making half with and half without chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You can use a 9×13 cookie sheet or I like to use 12 cup muffin tin and put the silicone cups in the muffin tin to ensure the oat bars are firm and hold together. Cupcake liners work just as well.

Put 1 cup Earth Balance, sugar, and maple syrup in medium saucepan and melt over low heat.  Remove pan from heat once melted and stir in oats and salt to butter mixture. Mix well until combined. Spoon into pan or silicone cups and press down firmly. Optional: add in chocolate chips if using. Bake 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 1 hour. Oats make this a healthy dessert recipe.

*Joseph’s Sugar Free Syrup is gluten-free and works well with this recipe. Keep refrigerated. I buy mine at Whole Foods.