CakeSpy Note: This is a guest post from Cake Gumshoe Christine, who blogs at Munchin With Munchkin. Let the NOM begin:
I am not a vegan. I’m actually not even a vegetarian but I love a challenge.
So many desserts are off limits for those trying to avoid animal products or even attempting to live a healthy lifestyle. It truly doesn’t have to be this way as making a vegan dessert is just as simple as making one full of fat, sugar and dairy. All you need is a blender and a few simple ingredients such as fruit, coconut milk, and some common spices.
Peach cobbler is one of my favourite desserts and with fresh peaches popping up at my local farmers market I couldn’t resist the challenge of another classic dessert-inspired milkshake. When choosing peaches for this purpose, ensure they are quite ripe as they no longer ripen after they are picked. If you can find a few ripe peaches there is no need to add additional sweetener such as maple syrup as these juicy fruits are full of natural sugars.
You can also opt to make this recipe raw by omitting the peach preserves and substituting almond butter and a few pecans for the graham cracker crumbs and oats. Now go make your sweet tooth happy and enjoy some peach cobbler for breakfast! Happy Friday!
Peach Cobbler Milkshake
- 4 ripe peaches, sliced
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. Peach preserves, preferably natural, no sugar added
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- 1 Tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ½ Tsp. cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp. graham cracker crumbs (check label to ensure it is vegan)
- 1 Tbsp. old fashioned oats
- 2-3 pecans (optional)
- maple syrup, sweeten to taste (optional)
- ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth
- Top with soy based whip cream, sprinkle with additional graham crackers and cinnamon. Garnish with a peach slice.