Vegan pine cones
Edible decoration for the winter season? No problem with these vegan pine cones. They look scrumptious, don't they? They are also wonderful for sugar-free snacking. With just a few basic ingredients and a little flair, this edible snack is easy to make.
For the base we need first of all a kind of dough. For this, I opted for a raw creation based on my beloved energy balls creations. So that this also becomes nice and soft and the cornflakes can be put in well later, I have integrated extra no oat flakes or whole nuts. Instead, we start with flaxseed, which we grind until a yellowish color. This not only releases the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but in combination with some liquid, they develop their swelling properties. Therefore, these are also wonderful to use as an egg substitute.
Also add dates for sweetness as well as sticky consistencies and any nut puree. For the chocolaty taste, cocoa powder is added, cinnamon provides the wintry touch and a pinch of salt completes the whole. Now all that's left to do is mix everything to a cookie dough-like consistency and you're ready to shape.
You can now shape a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into a small pine cone. At least in the rough form, because our Conflakes take care of the tips. To keep the recipe free of refined sugar, I opted for cornflakes without sugar. Alternatively, you can use chocolate cornflakes for a darker pine cone effect.
Powdered sugar is also ideal for the final snow effect. Instead, I just used some white coconut flour. So these vegan pine cones looked really wintery. Enjoy these little eye-catchers. Maybe it is also a nice gift idea for your loved ones.
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed
- 200 g dates (pitted)
- 100 g peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 80 g cornflakes without sugar
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour or powdered sugar
- For the dough, put the flax seeds in a blender or chopper and grind until a yellowish color appears.
- Then add the remaining ingredients and mix to a cookie dough-like consistency.
- Shape each about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into a small pine cone.
- Put individual cornflakes in there so that the bulge faces outward.
- For the snow effect, sprinkle with coconut flour or powdered sugar.