Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

After sharing some recommendations for plant-based eating in my last two posts, I’m finally back with another recipe. I’ve been making this fully plant-based banana bread pretty much weekly lately, as it’s so quick to throw together and perfect for snacking on at work or enjoying on the couch with a cup of tea. I love how fudgy it is when I don’t bake it quite through and how melty the dark chocolate chunks are, before the loaf cools!

The fact that it’s made from simple and nutritious ingredients and is only sweetend with fruit and maple syrup makes it even more irresistible (#begoodtoyourself ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and the perfect staple bake for week nights or lazy weekend mornings.

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Chestnut Hazelnut Squares

Thursday, November 1 was World Vegan Day – a day for celebrating veganism, brought into life by The Vegan Society of the UK in 1994, 50 years after the term “vegan” was conceived. And what better way to celebrate it than to eat lots of fabulous plant-based food with other vegans/vegan-friendly people?

Here in Switzerland, the Vegan Society of Switzerland (Vegane Gesellschaft Schweiz) hosts an awesome annual potluck on November 1st. This year they kindly reached out to me, asking if I would like to bring some dessert and share the recipe, which is where these Chestnut Hazelnut Squares come in. I can’t get enough of them: soft yet substantial, sweet and nourishing. Paired with a cup of hot chocolate or a turmeric latte they’re my favorite fall treat and personal epitome of autumnal “hygge” ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pumpkin PB Chocolate Chip Mini Loaves

Rarely does it happen that a bake turns out exactly as I visualized in my head, but this is one of those wonderful times. While trying to fall asleep the other night I was dreaming up recipes to use up some leftover pumpkin (who doesn’t, right?), and I’m absolutely delighted with how these little loaves turned out this morning. Soft, moist, sweet and so satisfying – with richness from the peanut butter and bittersweet bursts of dark chocolate.

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Chocolate Date Cookies

I’m back with another simple, speedy and satisfying recipe – this time for delicious and nutritious chocolate date cookies. These came about last Saturday morning, when I realized I had just over one hour left to shower, get ready and prepare a dessert to bring along to my boyfriend’s.

Often when I bring food along, I tend to go with a tried and tested recipe, or something new that I’ve carefully thought out. Last week, however, I quite enjoyed wildly chucking ingredients into a blender, fuelled by adrenalin and an optimistic sense that, somehow, this would not be a disaster. The cookies I ended up with definitely exceeded my expectations, and got great feedback at the event I made them for.

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Pumpkin Pies with Cacao Pecan Crust

Chilly weather, cloudy days and early darkness all feed the desire for something warm and comforting, like a cup of tea. Or even better: A cup of tea with a slice of pie. Or better yet: A cup of tea with a whole (mini) pie to yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

These little pies are such a delicious treat, perfect in the afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee or maybe even a hot chocolate. They’re also packed with wholesome ingredients that make them a nourishing indulgence and a steady source of energy.

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Blackberry Vanilla Cake – The Zesty Lime

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe by my wonderful friend and gifted foodie Rebecca (you may know her gorgeous account: @thezestylime – if not, I highly recommend you check it out for stunning plant-based food porn!).

Rebecca was sweet enough to surprise me with a slice of this blackberry vanilla cake at my farewell dinner in London, and I was blown away by how delicious and satisfying it was. It’s not very surprising, therefore, that hers was the first cake I baked upon being reunited with an oven, back home in Switzerland! I’ve already made this cake twice – if that’s not love than I don’t know what is! It’s definitely a keeper, and I couldn’t be more pleased to share it with you today:

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Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies by Leitchy Creates

Is there anything better than chocolate brownies? Double chocolate chunk brownies of course!! 

… Which is why I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe by my wonderful friend, gifted chocolatier, raw treats creator and boss lady Jordan Leitch from Leitchy Creates. If you’re in Sheffield, keep your eyes peeled for her stalls where you can buy her fabulous creations. For the rest of us, luckily her artisan chocolate boxes are available to order online. I’ve had two of them and they were both an absolute delight (trust me, I’m not just saying that because she’s my friend ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) She also shares tons of inspiring recipes, so definitely go check her out! Hope you enjoy these brownies and have a wonderful day! 

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Chocolate Covered Pitaya

Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, is without doubt one of my favorite fruits ever. It feels like such a treat anytime I have it, which is, unfortunately, not offen enough. I remember the first time I tried it, on a trip to China a few years ago, and being utterly fascinated by its appearance and taste. Since then, it’s always had a special place in the (large) part of my heart dedicated to food. Then, last summer I discovered dried pitaya, at an unforgettable food market in Aix-en-Provence, where my boyfriend and I stocked up on lots of wondrous things for our journey home, including passionfruit cubes and dried aloe vera [had no idea that even existed].

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Fudgy Brownies – Fruits & Routes

Hi everyone! Today I’d like to share a recipe with you from the lovely Emma. I had a tough time choosing as all her recipes look and sound amazing and are mostly centered around breakfast or dessert (or both! check out her latest recipe for Banoffee Pie Oats!) , which is my absolute favorite kind of food.

These fudgy sweet potato brownies look incredible and I can’t wait to make them once I have an oven again! Do check out her site for more fabulous recipes, as well as all things running-related. Hope you enjoy!ย 

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Fudgy Feel-Good Squares

Sweet, sticky, chewy, gooey... these little caramel-y squares are my new favorite indulgent treat! Great to have in the fridge to offer friends or, of course, to sink your teeth into whenever you feel like a little pick-me-up ๐Ÿ˜‰ You get the caramel-like flavor of the dates and maple syrup, which, with the hint of vanilla and cacao, is utterly irresistible. The walnut butter adds to the luxurious texture, enhancing without competing against the flavors.

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