Vegan Banana Flapjack Recipe

These vegan banana flapjacks are the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of tea, or even as part of your breakfast! This simple recipe uses fruit instead of golden syrup to bind the flapjacks, making them a bit healthier than their traditional counterpart. Read on for this super easy recipe.

Makes 9 small flapjacks (or 6 large ones)

Ingredients

150g oats

150g dates

1 tbsp vegan spread (or coconut oil)

1 large ripe banana

1 tsp cinnamon

Brown sugar for the top (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃. Grease and line a small baking tray.
  2. Soak the dates in water for around 30 minutes.
  3. After soaking the dates, drain the water and blend them with the banana until smooth.
  4. Melt the vegan spread and add to the blended ingredients, along with the oats. Mix until well combined.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly in the baking tray. Top with a light sprinkling of brown sugar for some extra sweetness.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  7. Once cooled, cut into rectangles and enjoy!

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How to Make Delicious Vegan Pizza in 15 Minutes

Want to make delicious vegan pizza with almost no effort? Watch our new video to find out how.

We used Napolina premade bases, Tesco pizza sauce, spinach, chopped veggies, Tesco vegan mozzarella, garlic oil and Italian herbs.

5 minutes prep + 10 minutes cooking = delicious vegan pizza.

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10 Vegan Jacket Potato Filling Ideas

Wondering what to put in your jacket potato as a vegan? Look no further. We’ve made a list of ten vegan baked potato fillings, including some really simple suggestions that are quick and easy to make, as well as some more involved options. Enjoy!

1. Mashed avocado and cherry tomatoes

This is really easy to make, and delicious with lots of salad on the side. Just mash avocados with chilli, lime, coriander, salt and pepper, then mix in halved cherry tomatoes, and pop inside your potato.

2. Houmous and vegetables

Another simple option, houmous melts nicely on top of a warm jacket potato and has a slightly ‘tangy’ flavour that’s reminiscent of cheese. In summer this is tasty topped with plenty of raw salad vegetables, and in winter it’s perfect with your favourite roasted veg – peppers and courgette slices are especially nice.

3. Chickpea ‘tuna’ salad

This is perfect if you’re used to having egg or tuna salad in your jacket potato. Here’s one of our favourite recipes, from Oh She Glows. The basic idea is to mash chickpeas along with vegan mayo, lemon juice, and any other seasoning you like – it’s fun to experiment. We like to microwave the chickpeas beforehand to make them a little softer.

4. Baked beans and vegan cheese

You can’t go wrong with cheese and beans, even if you’re vegan! We generally go for Branston Baked Beans topped with grated Violife and red onion. For some variation, you could choose a tin of spicy mixed beans and experiment with different flavours of cheese, or top with multiple varieties.

5. Spicy potato cake style

These spicy potatoes aren’t too filling, so make a perfect side dish. Scoop the middle out of your potatoes, and mash with chilli, lemon, fresh coriander, sliced spring onion, salt and pepper. The pop the middle back inside the skins and serve. For extra flavour, drizzle the potatoes in garlic oil before baking.

6. Lentil stew

A nice hearty option, perfect for cold days. Lentil stew is really simple to make – you basically just need to cook lentils, vegetable stock and a tin of tomatoes, adding any seasoning or vegetables you fancy. Here’s a recipe for ‘Ridiculously Easy Lentil and Vegetable Stew’. Stew sometimes doesn’t feel like enough on it’s own, and serving along with a jacket potato makes a nice change from bread.

7. Three bean chilli

You can make chilli as mild or as spicy as you like, and eating in a potato makes a change from rice. Here’s a simple chilli recipe that you can alter as much as you like – we like to add mushrooms. For a lazy option, buy a tin of ready made bean chilli.

8. Salt and olive oil

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Use fancy flavoured olive oil and sea salt for the best flavour. This is a great way to serve mini jacket potatoes as part of a buffet.

9. Gravy and roast vegetables

Roast dinner inside a jacket potato! This is a fun way to make Sunday dinner for one. Roast all of your favourite vegetables in a large tray, then tip onto your jacket potato and top with gravy. Add stuffing to make this even more delicious.

10. Samosa inspired

This potato is basically a giant samosa, and another fun option as part of a buffet at parties. The potato filling is mixed with Indian spices, peas and onion. You can follow this recipe, leaving out the yoghurt and using vegan butter. Serve with mango chutney, or mint sauce made from a vegan yoghurt.

We hope this post has given you some good ideas for your next jacket potato! Let us know your favourite fillings below.

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How To Make Vegan Galaxy Meringues

These out-of-this-world meringues are fun, easy to make and great for parties! You won’t need to buy any fancy egg replacers, as this recipe uses the liquid from a can of chickpeas (known as aquafaba).

You can adjust the colours as you wish, or even use several at once. We went for a midnight blue colour, but pinks and purples would also work well. Read on for full directions.

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Ingredients

  • 170g of chickpea liquid (one can’s worth should be enough)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartare
  • 340g icing sugar
  • Food colouring

Method

  1. Whisk chickpea liquid in a large bowl until white and fluffy (an electric whisk is best!)
  2. Add cream of tartare and continue whisking.
  3. Add icing sugar, one tablespoon at a time, whisking continuously.
  4. Continue whisking until mixture is thick and fluffy.
  5. Turn a piping bag inside out, and paint one or two stripes of food colouring (in colours of your choice) from the pointy end of the bag to around halfway up.
  6. Turn bag inside out again and fill carefully with meringue mixture.
  7. Pipe meringues onto a lined baking tray. Don’t worry if they’re different shapes and sizes – every galaxy is different!
  8. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes at 100 degrees celsius.
  9. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

 

This recipe is based on this video by ‘Homemade’ on Facebook.

Let us know if you’ve tried making these cute aquafaba meringues. Light and crisp on the outside, and slightly chewy on the inside, they go down well with vegans and non-vegans alike!

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1 Minute Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Sometimes you just need cake. If you don’t fancy baking or searching the shops, then this 1 minute vegan mug cake is perfect. We’ve tried several different recipes over the years, and this one is the result of some trial and error.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Vegan mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Ice cream (optional)

Method

  1. Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly in a mug using a fork.

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2. Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Add a splash of hot water if needed.

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4. Microwave for one minute on full power. If using marshmallows, throw these on top for the last 15 seconds.

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5. Top with ice cream and enjoy.

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The finished cake should have a soft, warm consistency. If you’d prefer it slightly gooier, like brownie, just cook for a little less time. The slightly melted marshmallows are a fun topping, and the ice cream stops the cake tasting too dry.

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We used Sweet Freedom vegetarian mini marshmallow, available in Holland and Barrett, and Swedish Glace Chocolate Ice Cream, but any brands should work fine. For an extra treat, try adding a dollop of peanut butter or biscuit spread to melt into the middle of the cake.

Let us know your favourite quick and easy dessert recipes in the comments!

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Ultimate Vegan Toast Combo (Sweet)

Too lazy to make dessert? Make this strawberry-chocolate-biscuit-y-toast instead – you won’t regret it.

Pictured below are all the ingredients you’ll need:

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Toast + Lotus Biscuit Spread + Strawberries + Drizzle of Choc Shot = DELICIOUS

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It might not be the prettiest snack in the world, but it does taste great! We find Lotus Spread can be a little too dry on toast, but the juicy strawberries solve that problem, and make it feel a little less unhealthy. A drizzle of Choc Shot liquid chocolate is the perfect finishing touch.

If you already have these ingredients in your cupboard, give this a go! Let us know what you think, and whether you made any variations.

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Vegan Rainbow Rice Crispy Squares

A quick and easy vegan treat that’s perfect for making with kids! Only five ingredients needed for these delicious Rainbow Rice Crispy Squares

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 regular bars dark chocolate (most are vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • Crispy rice cereal
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Method

Melt the first three ingredients in a pan over a gentle heat. Allow to bubble slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in crispy rice cereal gradually, adding more until all crispies are evenly covered.

Line a tray with baking paper, and spread out the cereal mixture. For a perfectly flat top, lay another sheet of baking paper on top, then roll a full can (baked beans, for example), back and forth to flatten.

Cover in rainbow sprinkles, pop in the fridge for a few hours, then cut into squares and enjoy!

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Not in the mood to cook? Check out our list of vegan baked treats that can be bought in the supermarket!