Raise your hand if you’ve ever had garlic knots? If you have you know that they are delectable morsels of chewy dough, baked with garlic and either butter or oil and salt (non-vegan ones are topped with parmesan). Sounds awesome, right? Well, I’ve been making them at work lately and I had the idea — which I’m sure has been done a million times before — to make a sweet cinnamon version. I was drooling just thinking about it.
Honestly, these knots are pretty easy to make. I just took one of my recipes for pizza dough and altered it a bit, then rolled it out, brushed it, cut/folded it the brushed and baked. And maybe brushed again. Now, my cinnamon knots are not super sweet, so they are best served with the glaze dip that I have in the recipe. This way whoever is enjoying these incredible, little treats can adjust the sweetness to their liking.
What I love most about these is the ribbon of cinnamon and maple running through them, twisted around and baked to a golden hue. You can just tell by looking at them that they are going to taste awesome. Plus, you can enjoy these for breakfast, a snack, as an appetizer, or dessert! They’re pretty versatile and go great with a hot cup of coffee.
And look! I made a handy-dandy, step-by-step image that you can pin for later!
I’d love to try some different flavors for these, like a herbed savory one, maybe apple raisin, or cranberries? There are so many possibilities! What is your idea for a new twist (pun-intended) on these knots?
Man oh man, it’s been a crazy few days since I last posted! First off, Corey and I went to our friend’s wedding out in Indio this past Saturday and it was majorly adorable, plus a lot of fun. We definitely took advantage of the photo booth that was there, where Corey proceeded to flash the camera. 😉 Plus, I can’t go without mentioning the election. Man, what a crazy day yesterday was! Did you go out and vote? Either way, I think everyone was sweating bullets at one point, last night.
Due to all of the errands, events and some assignments, I haven’t had a lot of time to put together awesome meals and such. BUT, one thing that I did accomplish was making this fantastic recipe for apple pie chia pudding. It’s like taking the essence of an apple pie and stirring chia seeds into it, and a pinch of salt gives the illusion of a buttery crust flavor. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty awesome.
The only thing is, if you were to ask me if I liked the Pumpkin Pie chia pudding or this one better, well, I wouldn’t be able to answer that. Okay, I’m lying, the Pumpkin Pie one of course! But, that’s only because I like pumpkin pie more; this apple pie chia pudding certainly gives it a run for its money, though!
Let me start this post out by saying that this recipe is not for the faint of heart. I am one of thousands, possibly even millions, of people who adore Sriracha. Do you remember in Elementary School when you said that you loved a condiment so much that you could put it on anything? Then some smart-ass kid would say, “Even on ice cream?”. Now, you can say, “YES!”
I haven’t mentioned this month’s bloghop theme because I couldn’t host it (unfortunately), but now I have a chance to participate in the Ice Cream-themed month of June! Try out this delectable recipe to keep your summer cool AND spicy, this year. With such few ingredients and the help of my new ice cream maker it’s insanely easy to make.
I won’t get into the details of this past weekend at Expo West, because I’ll have an entire post dedicated to it later this week. Long story short, it was insane and I can’t wait to tell you all about the new products and companies that I met and tried out. But, before Jill and I were swept up in all of the madness, we started out our first day with a delicious breakfast of crepes!
I had never made crepes before, so I needed some assistance from a recipe. I was able to find a highly rated vegan crepe recipe at All Recipes and I followed the directions nearly to a T. They turned out great, but I thought that they were a little too oily; so, instead of using a 1/4 cup of Earth Balance I would suggest using closer to 2 tbsp. of coconut oil. Because I was sort of short on time I didn’t chill the batter for 2 hours, instead I put it in the freezer for roughly 30 minutes.
Even with this being my first crepe-making experience, they turned out really good; I think that Jill agrees with me. 😉 I would recommend following the recipe for the crepes that I linked to, but I will give you the details for all of the other pieces to this wonderful breakfast.
Great sauces to fill and top your berry crepes with. A rich chocolate sauce paired with a creamy vanilla cashew cream and fresh berries. Yum!
¾ Cup Raw Cashews, Soaked 2 Hours
⅓ Cup Water
1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
¼ tsp. Vanilla
¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Sea Salt
⅓ Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Coconut Milk
½ tsp. Coconut Oil
1½ Cups Fresh Blueberries
1½ Cups Fresh Raspberries
In a high-speed blender or food processor blend together the soaked cashews, water, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt. Place to the side or in the refrigerator while you make the chocolate sauce.
Using the double boiler technique, with a water-filled pot and empty bowl, melt the chocolate chips down.
Once the chips are starting to melt, introduce the coconut milk and oil into the mixture and stir until they are fully combined and have a sauce-like consistency. Let it cool for a couple of minutes.
When your crepe wraps are done cooking in the pan, put about a tbsp. or so of the cashew cream in the center, top with berries and close them.
Each serving is two per-person, so plate them accordingly; then drizzle the cashew cream and chocolate sauce over the top. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Now, I’m not scared to make these again in the future! Plus, I have a little something extra for you. Because it was just the two of us eating this breakfast, we had some crepe “wraps” left. I found a very good solution for this and turned it into a dessert. Just place the crepes on top of small, oven-safe bowl that are coated with a thin layer of oil and bake them at 400°F for 10 minutes or until they start to brown and get crispy. Fill them with fruit and extra cashew cream/chocolate sauce and you have a delicious treat that you could serve for breakfast or dessert!
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