Three inexpensive organic recipes for dessert lovers

Author: Miss FoodieForReal

Tomiko Stanton is a Humber student of Public Relations, food enthusiast & blogger

By now you all know how much I love food and saving money, I especially have a huge sweet tooth. Eating organic doesn’t have to always include fresh produce, meat and diary products. It can also be fun, sweet and delicious. I am always trying out new recipes. Right now I make ultimate desserts such as banana pudding and red velvet cookies with cream cheese. These treats are great to serve at parties, get-togethers, or at any other gatherings. If you have any friends who are organic lovers they’ll love you for having these treats at your events. For all you foodies out there here are five inexpensive organic recipes for dessert lovers. You can find a majority of these products at any health food store or organic grocery store.

 

  1. Cinnamon apple bread pudding

The first treat I would like to introduce to all you dessert lovers out there is the cinnamon apple bread pudding. It is one of the easiest desserts to make.

       Ingredients

3 cups organic French vanilla

4 large organic eggs

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup raisins, dried cherries or dried cranberries (or other dried fruits)

1teaspoon organic vanilla extract

1½ teaspoons organic cinnamon

3 tablespoons organic butter, melted

4 medium apples

8 cups cubed stale bread

       Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat the baking dish in butter or organic cooking spray
  2. 2. In a large bowl, mix the French vanilla and eggs together until smooth. Stir    in the brown sugar, dried fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and melted butter.
  3. Peel, chop and add apples, bread cubes and raisins to the baking dish. Pour egg mixture over apples and bread.
  4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until set.

You can also serve with organic whipping cream, applesauce, and maple syrup, if you have a really sweet tooth.

Serve: 10 to15 people

          Cost estimation= $15 to $20

 

  1. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

I truly love making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies , especially for children because they love chocolate chip cookies. The only twist is that they are highly nutritious.

       Ingredients

2 cups whole-wheat flour

½ cup flaxseed meal

1teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon baking powder

1teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups sugar

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup of canned pumpkin

1 organic egg

1teaspoon organic vanilla extract

¾ cup dark chocolate chips

       Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin spice and salt together in medium size bowl. Set aside
  3. Use an electric mixer at medium speed to mix sugar and butter together for about four to five minutes or until it appears light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Stir chocolate chips into batch.
  5. Use a large cookie scoop or if you don’t have one you can also use a ice cream scooper to form the cookies. Make sure to space them two inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until edges turn golden brown and let it sit.

Serves: 15 to 20 people

Cost estimation= $15

 

  1. Red velvet sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting

I had to save the best for last. My ultimate favourite treat is the red velvet sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting. I love anything that’s red velvet, so you could imagine my joy when I came across this recipe. It is a long process, but the labour is worth every minute.

       Ingredients

12 tablespoons butter

1 cup organic white cane sugar

1 organic egg

3 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

2 teaspoons beet juice

1 ½ cups white all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 ounces cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Mix butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl for about one minute until it’s creamy. Add egg, vanilla extract and beet juice and mix until it’s well blended.
  2. Add flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  3. Shape dough into a ball, then fold parchment paper around the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Remove dough from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for five minutes.
  6. Place another piece of parchment paper over the ball and roll dough out.
  7. Place dough on cookie sheet and cut into shapes and bake for 12 minutes
  8. Remove cookie from the oven and let it cool down.
  9. In the meantime, you can prepare the cream cheese frosting mix the remaining four tablespoons of butter and cream cheese in a small bowl until creamy. Then add the powdered sugar and whisk until it’s blended. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  10. Finally, you can spread the frosting on the cookies.

Serve: 8 to 10 people

Cost estimation= $20 to $25

 

These are just a few organic dessert recipes that I’ve tried and loved. I’m even more ecstatic for you to try these recipes (at home). Tell me which desserts were your favourite. Also, feel free to comment any other organic dessert suggestions you may have for myself and other readers.

 

 

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