As mentioned in my last post, I’m knocking out some vegan recipes in order to cater to wider audience. In doing so, even if you are not vegan you must give these recipes a try as they are truly amazing tasting. As for the home front, I’ve been really busy learning to navigate my life between work, “mommyhood” and food blogging…still haven’t gotten the balance quite right but I know it takes time. Speaking of food blogging I just joined Foodblogger Pro created and maintained by Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom from Pinch of Yum. I will admit that I’m highly impressed by the content available on there and look forward to making some connections with other bloggers that are on there…Lord knows there’s a plethora of us out there LOL.
Here in Michigan, though there has already been one snowfall this year, I still consider it to be fall. There are still even a good deal of pumpkins and apples around. In fact all my fall pumpkins are still sitting in front of my house, and even my scarecrow haha. Yes, I know Halloween decor has long been dismantled and Thanksgiving just passed, which mean in comes Christmas. By the way, I love Thanksgiving because I get to do my favorite things–cook lots of food.
With some left over pumpkin puree and considering how my last vegan cake turned out so awesome, I decided to make another vegan dessert. Who doesn’t love cinnamon buns or Cinnabon? Hate to say but I love Cinnabon and it should seriously be a crime on how heavy they pump the smells through the vents at the malls. Though I am afraid of all the unhealthy ingredients, especially the ones I’m unable to pronounce (SMH). And let’s not get started on the exorbitant number of calories just one of those things contains.
So instead of shelling out on something that has all kinds of additives to keep you coming back, I came up with an alternative recipe that I’m fairly sure is not only more healthy but also pretty delish. And oh ya, don’t forget that it’s vegan as well! Now that you know it’s not like Cinnabon, nor should it claim to be, it suffices for my love of Cinnabon–which for me is quite impressive. Who knew without my favorite go-to of eggs when baking, nor any other type of animal byproduct for that matter it would turn out so fantastic. Being vegan takes a lot of dedication and determination, and though I admire the vegan lifestyle, I’m not sure it’s not something I can see myself doing or maintaining forever. In the interim, however, I don’t mind incorporating some in my diet. If you are a staunch or hardcore vegan please let me know in the comments section how you were able to convert to the vegan life. And as always, I sincerely appreciate any comments regarding the recipe or related things.