Sunday, April 06, 2014

DIY Bunny Biscuits + Easter Eggs

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Easter Eggs

Preparation time: 15 mins (+ 20 mins refrigeration)
Main ingredients: buckwheat, raisins, coconut
difficulty level: easy
makes: 15-20 eggs
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Now who says you can't have Easter Eggs on a raw vegan lifestyle! Or cute Bunny Biscuits. Well, actually they are rather buns, i guess, but Bunny Buns sounds just too silly :) 

These are really easy to make: No baking required, dairy-free, wheat-free (no, buckwheat is NOT a wheat - also, you can easily replace it with any other pseudo grain or oats or nut meal) and sugar-free. 

Have fun!



Ingredients

1 cup (100g) buckwheat shred
1/2 cup (50g) shredded coconut
1 cup (180g) raisins and/or dates, soaked in hot water for 5 mins (i used a combination of both)
1 tsp honey or sweetener of your choice
pinch of salt

raw de-oiled cacao powder, for coating

also:
- a blending machine or food processor


Instructions

Basically, i did everything like when i made the Swedish Honey Buns: i threw all ingredients - except for the cacao powder! - into my blender and processed it until it formed a nice thick dough paste. Pinching off larger handfuls of dough, i formed the lumps into eggs. I then placed it in the fridge for 10 minutes. Lastly, i rolled the eggs into the cacao powder until evenly coated, and put them in the fridge for another 10 minutes, just to be on the safe side. Refrigeration is not mandatory, but if you are not eating them right away (which i am, haha!) i would keep them in the fridge to stay firm until you are ready to eat.
Enjoy your Easter Eggs :) 

NOTES: 
- Instead of buckwheat, feel free to use oats or nuts. 
- Instead of dates and raisins, you can use whichever other dried fruits you prefer, e.g. apricots, prunes, figs... 
- And instead of the cacao coating, sub this for crushed nuts, coconut shreds, sprinkles or raw chocolate if you like. Raw chocolate: 1/3 c. coconut oil, melted + 1/2 c. raw cacao powder + 2 T. maple/agave/honey.



Bunny Biscuits

Preparation time: 20 mins (+ 1 hour refrigeration)
Main ingredients: buckwheat, raisins, coconut
difficulty level: easy
makes: 10 bunnies
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"


Ingredients

Easter Egg ingredients, see above
Almonds, whole or sliced
handful of raisins, NOT soaked

also:
- a blending machine or food processor


Instructions

Prepare the dough as you did with the Easter Eggs, see above. I just used the remaining egg-dough and added a handful of soaked dates to make them a little more smooth and shapeable. Just as before, shape 2/3 of the dough into egg-like lumps. With the rest form little heads and bunny ears. I decided to top them off with two almonds/almond halves and 1 raisin each (for the ears and the tail).

 
You could even garnish the little rabbit family with some super cute "carrots" (carrot slices and cilantro leaves) and some freshly picked "florets" (carrot and potato slices, cut into shape, as well as some real daisies).

That's it! Happy Easter-baking :)



Thanks to the lovely Jerri this post got featured over on Simply Sweet Home!

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I'm also very excited to see this included in the Brag About It linky party!! :)

http://myhusbandhastoomanyhobbies.com/2017/04/brag-link-party-16-17.html




Maisy



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