The Cinnamon Raisin is my favorite… Sooon my darling, soon…
Over the summer before college start I ate a lot of sandwiches. To keep them from getting boring I experimented(like the scientist I aspire to be) with many toppings and uses for the bread.
I also used beans as a main topping. I'd not heard of dessert hummus(or chickpea cookie dough) yet, but I came up with a few toppings that probably would be under that type of category.
Now this looks gross, and I'll be the first to admit that. I would like to say that this was nice a** slice of toast ;). I actually used kidney beans for this and not chickpeas because it was all i had at the time. I also didn't have my amazing ninja blender at the time so it didn't blend as smoothly as I would have liked for a photo shoot. BUT it was still good. This was gingerbread toast :) with some apricot jam on top. (I was on a huge apricot kick at the time)
(this is just a list of ingredients theres no measurement because I have none :O)
- Kidney beans
- Almond butter
- (I used a smidgen) Blackstrap molasses
- Spinach(I liked green)
- Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg
Apple Pie Spread:
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp apple sauce
- 2 tbsp garbanzo beans
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- 1 tsp maple syrup
( I add spinach/kale to everything :D)
Not everything was sweet. I liked savory as well:
Bacon Tempeh Pizza Spread:
- 4 strips of cooked(slightly burnt if your me and you forget it in the oven) tempeh bacon
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/4 cup garbanzo beans
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/8 or 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, oregano, basil, black pepper
Raw Sprouted 'Bread Pudding': this was a cocoa chai version
- 2 slices toasted/stale ezekial bread(RAISIN if you choose so ;D)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 tbsp vegan yogurt
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, ginger, and a dash or two of black pepper
The bread I was using was wicked stale.. like wow. So I toasted it annnd I crumble it into the 'milk' and yogurt. I stirred until combined. Then I melted the peanut butter in the microwave(easily stirred this way). Then added the cocoa powder, extract, and spices. I covered it and let it sit in the back of the fridge overnight. (like overnight oats but with bread)
In the morning I added some peanuts, and some frozen berries for a crunch.
Sweetener can be added or not, its all personal taste.
This is really smushy. I love it. Kind of like weetabix thats been sitting for a bit. But I love that haha.
Often for Lunch I'll just have a tofurkey and greens sandwich, no recipe for that. (But it is a quite nice lunch)