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Celine’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

December 15th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Celine’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies”


This is our signature recipe for Karma Baker‘s sugar cookies. They are late and crispy and not too sweet. They can be decorated with Celine‘s royal icing recipe, or white chocolate like we do with the bakery. Or enjoyed plain

 

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Crispy Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 30 min
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cookies
Prep Time 30 min
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Instructions
  1. Cream together Vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to whipped butter. Combine until just blended. Add Vanilla and Maple syrup, mix until a ball of dough is created.
  3. wrap dough in plastic or waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 Pull dough from fridge and let sit at room temp for 10 min. Roll out in small batches to a 1/4" thickness and cut with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Cookies will will become lightly browned on the edges.
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Vegan Whipped Cream

November 16th, 2019 Posted by Blog, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Whipped Cream”
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Vegan Whipped Cream
Not all coconut cream is the same or works as well. Use one from Thailand for best results. To make this Paleo, omit the cane sugar and use a 1/2 tsp stevia
Course Specialty
Cuisine Dessert, Vegan
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Course Specialty
Cuisine Dessert, Vegan
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Instructions
  1. Chill the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. If you can the time, a week ahead is best.
  2. To make whipped cream: Open the can of coconut milk UPSIDE DOWN and pour off the liquid into a separate container.
  3. Put the solid cream into a deep mixing bowl and whip for 2 minutes. Add the sugar and vanilla and whip until peaks form. If the cream is too thick, add a tablespoon of coconut liquid at a time to loosen it and allow for thick billowy peaks.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator covered, for up to a week.
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Celine’s Vegan Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie

November 14th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Celine’s Vegan Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie”
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Celine's Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
Course Holiday, Pies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
9" deep dish pies
Ingredients
Course Holiday, Pies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
9" deep dish pies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and blend for 3 minutes until smooth. Pour into 2 9" deep dish raw pies shells. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until top is slightly golden and pies are just set. Allow to cool 2 hours before setting in fridge. Store pies sealed in the refrigerator up to a week. Or freeze for 1 month.
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Raspberry Oat Bars

July 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Raspberry Oat Bars”

Vegan Gluten-Free Raspberry Oat Bars

Use your favorite GF flour or try our organic GF blend …

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Raspberry Oat Bars
Chewy and tangy bars from my grandma's recipe book, just altered a bit for the new age of V&GF baking!
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Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
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bars
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Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
Servings
bars
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Or set out 9 4" sturdy baking cups like the ones I used.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine everything but the jam. Using a pastry knife or your fingers, cut or rub the butter into dry the ingredients so it resembles lumpy wet sand, it should take about 5-10 min.
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  3. Press 2 cups of the mixture (about 2/3 of it) into the bottom of the prepared 8x8 baking dish. if using the cups, press 1.5 oz into each cup.
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  4. Spread the raspberry jam over the base.
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  5. With your fingers, sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the oat mixture over the jam.
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  6. Bake the 8x8 pan at 350 for 35 min, until the top crumb is golden brown. Individual baking cups bake for 20 min. Let cool about 20 min and remove from the pan. Slice into 9 squares when completely cool. But if you can't wait.... these taste pretty good hot too ;)
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordial Cupcakes Vegan & Gluten Free

February 8th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordial Cupcakes Vegan & Gluten Free”

We make these beautiful gift-worthy cupcakes only at Valentine’s Day… here’s the recipe for you to enjoy at home!

 

of course you can always order them here… www.karmabaker.com/shop/cupcakes

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordial Cupcakes Vegan & Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 25 min
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cupcakes
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Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 25 min
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Chocolate Cake
Instructions
  1. preheat oven 350 prepare cupcake pans with tall liners
  2. Measure out and combine vegan milk with lemon juice or cider vinegar. Let sit at least 25 minutes. Combine wet ingredients with dry. Blend for 2 minutes on low speed. Portion out batter into muffin liners 2/3rd full. Let sit for 10 minutes before going into the oven. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350, or until puffy and just done in the center.
  3. When cupcakes have cooled, core the center and fill with Cherry preserves. Cap the cupcake with the top of the core and cover with chocolate glaze. Set aside to dry.
  4. To make chocolate glaze: Slowly mix powdered sugar and cocoa powder with warm water. Stir until completely combined and smooth and shiny. If you need to add more liquid only add water a teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is met.
  5. To make the chocolate swirl on top of the glaze, melt 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips in a piping bag and draw a swirl on each cupcake. Chill to set the chocolate.
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Vegan & Gluten-free Gingerbread

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan & Gluten-free Gingerbread”


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Vegan & Gluten-free Gingerbread
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
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3" cookies
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 15 min
Servings
3" cookies
Instructions
  1. BAKE at 325 10-15 min depending on cookie cutter use 7 on cookie sheeter thickness
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Karma Cookies

November 13th, 2017 Posted by Blog, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Karma Cookies”

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Karma Cookies
These are the best Oreo's you've ever had! Soft with a crispy bite and super light and creamy in the middle. Really good cocoa powder is a must here. You'll thank us later.
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 9 min
Passive Time 30 min
Servings
sandwich cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 9 min
Passive Time 30 min
Servings
sandwich cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To make Cookie Dough… Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir to mix. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine sugar, warm coconut oil, warm applesauce and vanilla. Mix on low until sugar is dissolved. 2-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until the dough comes together and all of the ingredients are combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350. Clear your work area and create space to roll out the dough. Roll dough to ¼” thickness and cut out 2” circles. Place circles on parchment lined cookie sheets. Cookies will not spread much so 1” apart is fine. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack and make Cream Filling.
  5. To Make Vanilla Cream Filling… Using a whip attachment on your mixer, beat the palm shortening at high speed, until light and fluffy and doubled in size. About 3-5 minutes. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and rice milk, mix until incorporated. Add vanilla.
  6. On cooled cookies, spoon out 1 TBL of Cream Filling onto ½ of the cookie sides and cover with opposing cookie. Allow to cool in fridge to set.
  7. Enjoy!
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Pumpkin Crumb Cake

November 8th, 2017 Posted by Blog, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Pumpkin Crumb Cake”

This is the recipe that started it all. The ah-ha moment that great vegan & gluten free was possible. And eventually that I would open a bakery in Los Angeles to share it with everyone.

This cake is not too sweet. Very pumpkin spice-y and super comfort-food.  It’s dessert or breakfast or sneak-a-thin-slice-when-no-ones-looking.

You can sub in coconut nectar for a low-glycemic sugar-free version with fabulous results. For the almond meal I prefer with skins to blanched. It provides more fiber and a better texture. Feel free to swap out the crumb topping pecans for walnuts too. I love it both ways. And while these instructions are for a large coffee cake shape, you can make small or large loaves with this as well. Adjust your baking time to higher or lower depending on the height of your batter in the pan you choose. Message us with any questions or comments –  I’d love to hear from you

Happy Fall!

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake
Prep Time 15 Min
Cook Time 65 Min
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People
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Egg replacer
Prep Time 15 Min
Cook Time 65 Min
Servings
People
Ingredients
Egg replacer
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Line the bottom of a 10" spring form pan with parchment paper. aside.
  2. Combine the warm water and egg replacer powder in a small bowl, whisk for a minute and set
  3. In a large bowl combine the first 6 dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, blend the coconut nectar sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla and warmed, liquid coconut oil. Once the wet ingredients are well mixed, add in the dry mixture and egg replacer. Blend on low for 1 minute. Then on Medium speed for 2 minutes. Spread batter into prepared pan, it should be 3/4 of the way full. Top with Crumble Topping mixture.
  4. CRUMB TOPPING 1/2 c brown sugar 1/4 c Celine’s GF Flour Mix*** 1/4 c chopped pecans 1/4 c coconut oil (warm, liquid) 1 tsp cinnamon Mix Crumb topping ingredients until it resembles wet sand and sprinkle on cake batter.
  5. Bake at 350 for 65 minutes. Test the center for doneness with a sharp knife, if should come out free of wet batter but still be moist and not clean.
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Vegan Orange Buttercream Truffles

February 27th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Orange Buttercream Truffles”

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Vegan Royal Icing

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Vegan Royal Icing”
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Vegan Royal Icing
Course Cookies
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Course Cookies
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Instructions
  1. Strain garbanzo beans from both cans and set aside for your own use later. Boil the juice for about 5 minutes until it's reduced to a 1/2 cup. Cool and strain through a find mesh sieve.
  2. Using a stand mixer with a whip attachment or a handheld with single whip, beat the boiled juice for about 2 minutes. It will become foamy and doubled up in size. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and whip for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the sugar 1 cup at a time whipping 1 min each time. Add in the vanilla. Whip until shiny and glossy and stiff peaks form when you lift the whip out of the mixture.
  3. Pour out onto plastic wrap and fold over ends to create a pouch. Tightly wrap both ends in opposite directions to seal up the frosting balloon. See Video. Snip end and pop into a frosting bag to pipe onto cooled cookies.
  4. The royal icing dries a bit slower than its traditional counter part
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Crispy Gluten Free and Vegan Sugar Cookies

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Crispy Gluten Free and Vegan Sugar Cookies”

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My grandma Lucy was the queen of sugar cookies. At Christmas she would make hundreds of thin crispy santas, bells and candy canes. I took for granted that each one was hand cut and ate them like crazy… but seriously what a job! hundreds! I dont know how she had the time. She had a job AND had 9 kids. Amazing. Her cookies were kinda like heaven.

And naturally, she used pure butter and glazed them with a sweet egg wash. The old fashioned way.

When we got our firsts requests for gluten free and vegan sugar cookies, my daughter was loving those soft cakey cookies from the grocery store. Yuck. But with that in mind, I created something similar at the bakery. We started out with a soft chewy sugar cookie. They were awesome, but I was missing my grandma’s thin crisps. So I tweaked the flour blend (gasp!) to take away the chewy and leave only crisp!

We LOVE them! They are not too sweet. You can easily just eat them as is, but we like to have fun and decorate them with our Vegan Royal Icing. THAT’s a cool recipe! Coming soon so stay tuned.

 

 

 

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Crispy Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 30 min
Servings
cookies
Prep Time 30 min
Servings
cookies
Instructions
  1. Cream together Vegan butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add to whipped butter. Combine until just blended. Add Vanilla and Maple syrup, mix until a ball of dough is created.
  3. wrap dough in plastic or waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 Pull dough from fridge and let sit at room temp for 10 min. Roll out in small batches to a 1/4" thickness and cut with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Cookies will will become lightly browned on the edges.
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