Apart from being vegan,I am also very much ”Pro-Natural”.
Basically I believe in the natural ingredients Earth is presenting to us,
as providing all we need in terms of nutrition and taste buds!
When it comes to sweets,Im a huge fan,I probably like baking more than
cooking…There`s something about preparing sweets that’s allways
Food is something we must have in our routine,
sweets are less expected,less obvious,
hence,more of an added gift..
In Turkey,there is a common saying I like very much which says-
”After a quarrel,let us eat sweets to sweeten our words..”
It becomes even more of a surprise as I am in constant search of the most natural way to
create something healthy and yummy!
When baking I try as much as possible not to use any raising agents.
For these cupcakes I`ve used:
Whole wheat flour
A dash of salt
A few pinches of jaggery*(can very easily go without/
or with a bit of brown sugar)
Pure unsweetened Carob molasses
Coarsely chopped Walnuts
Some warm water
Some Soy milk
There you go
Just mix it all,starting with the flour,
adding a dash of salt
and the sugar,which really isn’t terribly needed
since the carob molasses is so sweet!
*Jaggery is a very healthy unrefined sap
obtained from the sugar cane,highly considered in ”Ayurveda“‘,Indian Medicine.
Jaggery is mostly found wherever you find Indian/Asian food products,densly packed
either in the shape of a large cube or cone,in a Golden color.
Make sure you buy it in a nice light shade of Gold and not dark,as it darkens with age.
Then add the Carob molasses ,mix it well into the flour,adding
warm water and soy milk to create a smooth consistency.
The mixture should be a moist paste.
Add the crushed Banana
Pour into cupcake molds
I used paper molds which I inserted in the cupcake pan.
Fill the molds 3/4 way.
* Dont expect them to rise that much,since there’s no agent
They do not become fluffy
They are rich and moist.
Depending on your oven
Bake them at a moderate to hot oven (200-250)
and take close care not to over bake them
as they are to stay a bit moist
A good technique is to insert a wooden toothpick
or sharp knife and see when it comes out almost dry
It took me about 15-20 minutes in a small Toaster-oven.