"For vegan bakers, or bakers like me who are simply interested in exploring the nuanced flavors of natural sweeteners and the satisfying textures and enhanced nutrition of whole grains, Robin Asbell is a gentle and encouraging guide. She sprinkles flaxseed as easily as fairy dust." -Jill O'Connor, The San Diego Union-Tribune
From the Author
You know that you love treats. You know you are going to eat them. So why not make them as healthful as possible? You don't have to be vegan to enjoy these whole grain, naturally sweetened treats, in fact, anyone who wants to feel great will enjoy this book. Chewy, deeply flavored cookies, satisfyingly sweet and hefty muffins, and decadent pies and cakes are just a few of the recipes destined to be your go-to baking recipes.
When I was coming up with the idea for this book, I was thinking about the changes that I have seen in the numbers of vegans (going up, yay!) and in the way that vegan food has changed. It seems that in the effort to make treats that remind you of the conventional ones, we were getting away from whole foods, and turning to white flour and sugar a little too often. The rising numbers of vegans have also made a target market for the manufacturers, who are more than happy to sell you a packaged cookie or dessert made with refined foods.
I wanted to get back to the way I learned about vegan baking in the beginning of my vegan career, and use whole flours and natural sweeteners.
This book is the result, a blend of my old school whole foods leanings and all the new techniques, flavors, and products that have made vegan baking easier.
I hope you enjoy it!