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Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Banana Muffins

16 Aug

I know, that’s a hell of a long title, so let’s call them COB Muffins. COB Muffins are the perfect breakfast treat, when all you truely need is a bit of sweetness to drag you out of bed. They’re fluffy, golden brown, not too sweet, moist and kinda healthy. I really love muesli but it’s not the easiest thing to carry around, so now I can just walk down the streets of Berlin with a mug of chai latte in one hand and a muffin in the other one.
They can obviously be made ahead of time and frozen. The recipe is basically Susan’s fat free banana bread but with oatmeal and baked in cupcake tins.
Yield : 6 huge muffins
3 bananas
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/3 C applesauce
1/2 C agave nectar – if you don’t have agave, 1/3 C sugar and two tablespoons of water will work out just fine
1 C whole wheat flour + a pinch of salt
1 C oats
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon cinnamon, depending how cinnamon-y you want them
Mash the bananas with applesauce, agave and orange juice. In another bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Pour the banana mixture in, stir in. At this point, you could add chocolate chips, walnuts, almonds… Pour into cupcake tins or liners and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until tops are golden brown


Vegan food in Hamburg (Germany)

29 Jul

The BF and I wanted to do something special for my birthday and since I have no days off, we were not really spoiled for choice. We decided to meet up in Hamburg because 1. we went there last year and loved the city 2. we knew the city is pretty vegan-friendly.

We did not take pictures of everything we ate but we also got food from Jim Burrito’s (nothing to write about but the Tofu Burrito was good) and Falafelstern (best falafel and hummus I’ve had so far!).
We headed to Bio Konditorei Eichel, an organic vegan-friendly bakery, to get a slice (or three) of cake. The choice was impressive (strawberry pie, abricot biscuits, cherry chocolate cake…) but we decided on the cherry chocolate layered cake (Schoko-Kirsch-Dinkel-Torte).

bio konditorei eichel

It tasted absolutely amazing. Moist, chocolatey and not too sweet, this one was a hit and we bought another slice to take away.

I really wanted to try the Loving Hut and since they’re only open on Saturday evening, we went there for dinner. I had read mixed reviews about Loving Hut (mostly about the TV show in the background) but I was really excited to try it out. We usually don’t order appetizers but I was the birthday girl – and I wanted to try the appetizers! We went for the baked prawns with a sweet and sour sauce and the summer rolls with a spicy peanut sauce. Both were really good and the prawns totally reminded me of their fishy counterpart.

loving hut

As main dish, I chose the pho and the BF went for a vegetable curry. Both were amazing and I will definately try to recreate the pho for one of those cold summer evenings.

We also went to Café Miller for breakfast and got the Grosses veganes Frühstück to share (check out laubfresser.de to see what it looks like) which comes with sliced tofu and fake meat, veggies and bread. I totally agree with the review: it was good but nothing special and I’m glad the waitress suggested we only got one plate for two (considering a plate costs 9,20€, it would have made a really pricy breakfast if we had ordered two).

We’re really bummed we didn’t get to try the Eisbande because it was right next to our hotel but the weather was way too cold to enjoy ice cream. Oh well, at least that’s another reason for us to go back to Hamburg!