Autumn Spiced Butternut »Pumpkin« Tart

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It’s autumn – leaves are falling (ok, I’m late with this post, in Berlin they’ve already fallen by now) and the shelves are full of seasonal veggies. In Germany, we don’t really distinguish between a squash and a pumpkin (no idea, why), so for my German readers, a butternut tart will definitely be just another pumpkin tart. For all the rest: Even though I’ve used butternut squash, this still tastes similiar to a ‘normal’ pumpkin bake. Continue reading

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Guilt-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cinnamon & Almonds

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Do you also like a good old, outside-crunchy-inside-soft cookie? My recent trip to the US really inspired me – I loved the cinnamon raisin bagels everywhere and I’ve also seen a lot of oatmeal products. Back at home, I thought I’d try to combine these flavours as a nice way to be reminded of my last holiday. I also aimed for a healthy, pure recipe, so I chose whole-grain flour and nuts as a base, just a bit agave syrup instead of sugar and the overwhelming natural sweetness of the raisins. It worked out perfectly!

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Quadruple C – Coco Cinnamon Carrot Cake

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Quadruple C – what a name! Sorry, but I just love creating silly names for new recipes, and this is kind of a continuance of my ‘Triple C – Chocolate Cranberry Cake’. I’ve baked the Triple C for an x amount of times and I’m still lovin’ it, but to not get completely fed up with it, I felt the urge to create a new cake recipe and – really uncommon for me – without cocoa or chocolate. Well, this is the result, and for a cake without chocolate, I think it’s very delicious, almost a bit healthy and the spices get you in the mood for the colder time of year.

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Crunchy Banana Almond Granola

Holy Granola! After spending two weeks in the States this year, I’ve asked myself: How can Germans live without Granola? We do have our “Knuspermüsli”, but this definitely doesn’t keep up with the awesomeness of a good Granola and the choice you have in the U.S. Unfortunately, most of the granola or Knuspermüsli you can buy at the supermarket is filled with refined sugars or syrups, non-vegan ingredients like honey and lactose, or just a rip-off with too few quality nuts. This calls for a home-made Granola recipe, just as crunchy and delicious as it should be, but vegan and healthy.

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