1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
what you’ll need:
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of coconut oil or unsalted butter (softened)
1/4 cup of honey or pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons of milk (dairy or plant-based)
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together the softened coconut oil or butter with the honey or maple syrup until well combined.
Stir in the vanilla extract and milk until the mixture is smooth.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, add a little more milk, one tablespoon at a time.
Fold in the dark chocolate chips evenly throughout the dough.
Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat.
Take small portions of dough and flatten them into cookie shapes, then place them on the heated skillet. Leave some space between the cookies.
Cook the cookies on one side for about 2-3 minutes until they are lightly browned, then carefully flip them over using a spatula.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side until golden brown.
Remove the cookies from the skillet and let them cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy your homemade chocolate chip cookies without the use of an oven or eggs!
2. Mini Fruit Tarts
Create adorable mini fruit tarts using a simple crust and filling them with fresh fruits. These bite-sized treats are a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors.
For the crust:
1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs (or crushed cookies of your choice)
6 tablespoons of melted butter
2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
For the filling and toppings:
Fresh fruits of your choice (such as berries, sliced kiwi, or mandarin oranges)
Whipped cream or yogurt for topping
In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar (if using) until the mixture resembles wet sand.
Prepare mini tart molds or a muffin tin lined with silicone or paper liners.
Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each tart mold or muffin cup to create a crust base.
Place the crusts in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.
In the meantime, prepare your choice of fresh fruits by washing, slicing, or preparing them as needed.
Once the crusts are chilled and firm, remove them from the refrigerator.
Fill each tart crust with your desired fresh fruits, arranging them attractively on top of the crust.
Top the mini tarts with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for added creaminess and flavor.
Serve the mini fruit tarts immediately or place them in the refrigerator for a short while to chill before serving.