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Vanelja’s Apple Pie

Plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened

2 tbsp ground flax + 6 tbsp water
1 ½ cup rolled oats
½ cup almond meal
¾ cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
tiny pinch of sea salt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
½ tsp cardamom
⅔ cup natural oat yoghurt or almond yoghurt

On top:

1-2 sweet apples
½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
almond flakes

Cake tin diameter: 18-20 cm / 7-8 inches

Preheat the oven to 225 C / 430 F degrees.
Measure the ground flax and water into a small bowl or drinking glass. Stir and leave to thicken for 5 minutes.

In the meantime place the rolled oats into a blender and blend until flour. Pour into a bowl and pour the rest of the dough into a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Stir in also the flax gel. Cover the bottom of the cake tin with a piece of parchment paper. Separate 2 tbsp batter into a small plate and pour the rest of the batter into a cake tin and smoothen the surface.
Remove the cores from the apples and cut the apples into very thin slices. Stack the slices in overlapping rows into a circle on the dough. Press the slices gently so that they go a bit deeper into the batter. Add small chunks of the remaining batter you had set aside here and there on top of the apple slices. Sprinkle on some cinnamon. Top with a small handful of almond flakes. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until you get a nice golden color.

Take out of the oven and let cool slightly. (Note, If you’re using a smaller cake tin you might have to bake the cake a bit longer to get it done. Cover then with a foil to prevent the apples from browning.) Serve for example with vanilla nice cream or vanilla sauce of your choice.

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Blueberry Crumble Pie

About 9 pieces

1 ⅓ cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup almond meal
⅓ cup coconut sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cardamom
pinch of sea salt
1 cup coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp raw organic honey or coconut syrup

Filling:

1 cup blueberries
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
dropperful liquid stevia
1 cup blueberries & 4 tbsp chia seeds

On top:

Blueberries
edible flowers
coconut milk powder, optional

Dish size: 20 x 20 cm / 8 x 8 Inches

Preheat the oven to 175 Celsius / 350 F degrees. Cover the pan with parchment paper. Mix the base ingredients in a bowl with a spoon so that you get a crumbly but slightly moldable dough. Press about ⅔ of the crust dough firmly onto the bottom of the pan.

Prepare the filling. Mix 1 cup blueberries, banana, vanilla extract & stevia in a blender until smooth. Scoop into a small bowl and stir in the whole blueberries and chia seeds. Leave to thicken for 15 minutes. Spread the berry mixture onto the crust. Sprinkle on the remaining crust dough. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until nice & golden. Take out from the oven and let cool completely. Cut to pieces, top with blueberries and edible flowers and sprinkle on some coconut milk powder. Enjoy! Store in the fridge.

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Vanelja’s 3 Ingredient Plum Pie

2 cups sweet plums, cut into slices
1 ⅓ cup (3 dl) rolled oats
4 tbsp melted coconut oil
+ 1/2 tsp cardamom & 2-3 tbsp coconut sugar or erythritol for extra sweetness, if desired

Pan size: 7 inches/18 cm

Preheat the oven to 425 F/225 C degrees. Place half of the plum slices in a blender. Puree until smooth. Add rolled oats and coconut oil. Blend well. Taste and add some coconut sugar and cardamom, if desired. Cover the bottom of a cake pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Cover the surface of the pie with the remaining plum slices. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until nicely golden and the sides and the surface look done and dry. Take out from the oven and let cool. Serve and enjoy for example with coconut whipped cream. Store covered at room temperature or in the fridge.

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