Day One of Vegan Week (I started yesterday) was a huge success, in no small part due to Angela’s amazing Glo Bites. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous because a) I don’t normally bake, and b) I’ve NEVER baked anything vegan.
I was able to pick up all the more unusual ingredients at Whole Foods (spelt flour, whole wheat pastry flour, cane sugar, and sucanat can all be found in the bulk foods section for relatively cheap). I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter and the bites came out beautifully. Not too sweet, lovely pumpkin taste (and aroma! Those things smelled so good in the oven!).
Now, let’s be clear: Just because something’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy. However, because these use spelt flour, whole wheat flour, and flaxseed (which adds protein and fiber), they’re far from nutritionally void. But they’re still a dessert, and it’s important to keep that in mind. (Note: I mostly added that bit for myself).
Anyway, I’m excited for the rest of Vegan Week… I hope you guys are, too! I know I’ll be using OSG as a resource, and I’m excited to see how becoming vegan helps me think outside of the box with my meals.