Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Review: Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts by Heather Saffer

Title: Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts
Author: Heather Saffer
Published: April 2018, Sterling Epicure
Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Source: Publisher via Get Red PR

Reboot dessert with these 75 gluten-free and vegan treats!

Just because you’re vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t indulge! With these 75 recipes, Heather Saffer reinvents your favorite desserts—and they’re super-simple to make and irresistibly delicious. You’ll find treats that take less than 20 minutes to prepare, ones with only three basic ingredients, and others that require absolutely no baking at all. The mouthwatering choices range from Tiramisu Trifle, Cookies and Cream Donuts, and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes to Apple Pie Taquitos, Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake, and Chocolate Molten Cupcakes—so you’ll always have something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

My thoughts: One thing you might not know about me is that I love to bake...but being that it's just me and my husband, it's not something I get to do that often. And since we are "trying" to eat a cleaner, healthier diet these days, making all those sweet, sugary desserts isn't necessarily the best choice lately...until now!

Reviewing cookbooks isn't something I typically do - I think I've done it maybe once before, but I just couldn't resist getting my hands on this one...I mean first of all - just look at that cover! Isn't it drool-worthy? And while I may not follow a vegan diet, I am all about making healthier, cleaner choices in my diet and that goes for desserts, too - after all, I still need to find ways to satisfy that sweet-tooth somehow!

I really liked the layout of this cookbook - it's clean and inviting, and I loved the little insights into each recipe that Heather includes. Sometimes it's about the recipe itself and what sparked her to create it, sometimes it's about what she does with the creation once she's done with it. Either way, it adds a little personality to the book. And I love how the book goes from easy recipes to very easy to crazy easy - it doesn't get much simpler than this, folks. And some of these recipes only call for a few ingredients!

I have only made one recipe (so far!) - the Banana Peanut Butter Cookies - and these can be shared with the dogs! I decided on this one because how could I not try out the recipe that would allow me to make something that would be for both me and my pups? This was a no-brainer...and it got a 2 thumbs up from all of us. Not only was it super-easy to make, but it only calls for 4 ingredients - bananas, peanut butter, oats and vanilla. This is definitely going to be a staple in my house moving forward!

I already have a bunch of recipes marked that I plan to make in the future - once I'm settled in my new house and all my baking paraphernalia is unpacked. Some of those recipes include: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies; Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Sugar Cookie Fruit "Pizzas"; Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes; and the Mixed Berry Banana Cake. Don't they all sound delicious?

This is definitely going to be a cookbook I keep handy. Do you like to bake? Does this sound like something you would look into?


1 comment

  1. YUM--those Banana Peanut Butter Cookies look scrumptious, and easy to make! I love that your dogs can also enjoy them! One of my daughter's vegan, and I'm open to vegan cooking (I made some super easy vegan truffles for Easter). This sounds like a terrific vegan cookbook. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book, and for the cute pics!


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