Showing posts from April, 2017

Dairy Free AMAZING Banana Cupcakes w/ Spiced No Butter Buttercream

Let me start this post by saying that I'm not usually one to brag but I've been making the most delicious banana cupcakes for years. It doesn't matter what frosting I paired them with -peanut butter, cream cheese, browned butter- they always tasted amazing and they even once got rave reviews from a group of preteen girls when I was selling them at a Farmer's Market. So it's safe to say that one of my worries during the process that is going dairy free is that I won't be able to bake cupcakes that taste just as good without using real butter.

It's safe to say those worries were totally and completely unfounded. I took some of these to a church block party awhile back and everyone who tried one said they tasted great. They also passed the all important Brother Test, and he's always been brutally honest, so I know they're definitely good enough to share here.

I started by whipping up a buttermilk with some apple cider vinegar and cashew milk. I've…

Super Fudgy Dairy Free Brownies

Ya'll, I went dairy free about a week ago and let me tell you, it is not as easy as I thought it was going to be. At one point, my brother made himself a frozen pizza and I thought it seemed smart to attempt to eat a slice with the cheese taken off. It wasn't smart. It wasn't smart at all. Afterwards I read the ingredients and the crust and the sauce both had milk products in them and my stomach suffered greatly for my inability to resist pizza.

Still, outside of the one mishap I've been completely dairy free and I have to say it feels pretty good. My stomach isn't upset all the time, I've actually got more energy, and I like to think I'm doing a little less damage to animals that way.

Unfortunately, despite the fact that the dairy free thing was feeling good and I've been eating healthier in general, my time of the month struck and I ended up with some pretty serious baked good cravings. It was the sort of cravings where I was laying in bed at 9o'…