Baking, my friends, is not something I do that often anymore even though I used to love it when I was in my teens. My friend and I even baked to sell at the weekend market during almost the whole first year of high school. That was a rather strange thing to do but I learned a lot about baking and hard work, as well as waking up at a very early hour to do said work. Think that was good for my work ethic. But enough about my youth and more about the baking this post is all about because today I’m sharing three delicious and rather easy recipes for baked treats! As you scroll down you’ll find lemon and poppy seed muffins, chocolate chip cookies and raspberry and rhubarb crumble bars. And they are all vegan of course and gluten free as well.

As we are now officially in spring it’s fika time galore here in Sweden. It’s time to put the garden furniture out and use it as often as you can coffee (in my case tea) cup in hand and a healthy serving of treats. Those are some of my best memories from the warm months; having fika in the sun and enjoying the warmth and friendly chatter. So let’s celebrate that memory and bake some yummy stuff that works perfectly for spring. Okay, so chocolate chip cookies are maybe not a spring flavour but they go with everything if you ask me! These treats would also be great for your picnic or hike, just wrap them up and stick them in your backpack.

I have already tried these recipes on a few friends so I feel very confident to say that they are hits and I hope you’ll all enjoy them as well. And remember that sharing is caring so treat your friends and family, it’s a sure thing for making people happy!

Also remember to tag me @goodeatings on instagram if you try the recipes and share your creations. I love to see what you get up to in the kitchen! x

 

Looking for more meal ideas or something more substantial to eat? Check out my week of series: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinnersΒ as well as 5 sweet snacks.


LEMON AND POPPY SEED MUFFINS


Yields 12 small muffins.

INGREDIENTS:

0,75 cup oat milk

0,33 cup maple syrup

0,25 cup rapeseed oil or other liquid oil

1 lemon, zest and juice

3 tbsp poppy seeds

0,25 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup almond meal

0,75 cup rice flour

0,75 cup buckwheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt


METHOD:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius and grease a muffin tray with a little oil or vegan butter.

Mix all your wet ingredients including lemon zest and juice as well as poppy seeds, salt and vanilla powder in a large mixing bowl.

Add your flours little by little along with baking soda and baking powder while whisking it in to the wet mix.

Once the mix is well combined dollop your batter into the greased muffin tin. Spreading it evenly between the twelve spaces.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until slightly golden on top.



CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


Yields 14-15 cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

0,5 cup vegan butter/margarine

0,5 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar if you prefer)

1,5 cup oat flour

0,5 cup almond flour

0,5 tsp baking powder

0,5 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt

0,25 tsp vanilla powder, optional

0,5 cup chocolate chips (I simply chop some semi dark vegan chocolate bar)


METHOD:

Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celsius and line a baking tray.

Use an electrical whisk or a fork to mix the vegan butter with the sugar.

Then mix all your dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl before adding little by little to the butter mix while you whisk/mix.

Once well incorporated add your chocolate chips or chopped up vegan chocolate.

Roll your dough into 14-15 little balls and place a good distance apart on the lined baking tray. Then press down to create little discs, roughly 1 centimeter deep.

Bake for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let cool to crisp up.



RASPBERRY AND RHUBARB CRUMBLE BARS


Yields 12 bars.

INGREDIENTS:

For the filling:

375 g frozen raspberries, thawed or frozen

3 medium sized rhubarb stems

0,25 cup coconut or brown sugar

1 tbsp corn starch or other starch

For the base and crumble:

2,25 cup oats

1,5 cup almond flour

0,75 cup buckwheat flour

Pinch of salt

0,5 cup coconut oil

0,5 cup maple syrup or other liquid sweetener

0,25 cup tahini


METHOD:

Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius.

Place all the ingredients for the filling in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 15 minutes or until it has thickened nicely, see the video for reference.

While the filling is simmering you can prepare your base and crumble by placing all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mixing well.

Once the dry ingredients are mixed you can add your coconut oil,maple syrup and tahini and mix well again. I think it’s easiest to use my hands for this.

When the mixture is well combined place two thirds of it into your baking dish and press it down to form a level base at the bottom. Bake your base for ten minutes.

When you’ve baked your base and your filling is thickened you can pour the filling on top of the base. Then crumble on the remaining base and crumble mixture.

Bake the whole thing for another 25-30 minutes or until golden on top.Β  Keep an eye on it so you don’t burn the top. You can always place a baking sheet on top of the dish if the top starts looking too brown early on in the baking to protect.


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