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Magnolia Journal Vegan Modification – Cinnamon + Nut

20190203_133126The latest issue of Magnolia Journal (spring 2019) has several quick bread recipes. And I know I promised a lot more vegan and plant-based modification recipes from Magnolia Table Cookbook. (Writing life has kind of taken over a bit more lately).

So on this rainy day, with the newest issue in hand, I dove in and turned the recipe vegan.

The cinnamon and nut bread recipe called for 1 egg, which I switched out for chia seeds along with 1 cup milk which I substituted with soy milk. The recipe also called for vegetable oil, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used olive oil. The baking time didn’t change with these modifications. I did add a bit of clove spice, which was not in the recipe.2019

I give this recipe a gold star. Even with the modifications. Not only was it easy to make, but it tasted absolutely delicious. (Even if it doesn’t look anything like the picture in the magazine)

 

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Magnolia Table Cookbook Modification Venture – chocolate chip cookies

I love all things Hearth and Hand & Magnolia. Having switched to a mostly planted based lifestyle about 8 months ago I was bummed to hear that Joanna Gaines had a cookbook coming out. After having flipped through it, I figured I could at least make a few recipes for cheat days. Then it dawned on me, why not see if I can modify the recipes to fit a more plant based diet?

Even at 8 months into plant based, I’m still learning and trying new recipes. Yet, there are not a great deal to pick from this far into the game. And let me be honest, some of them don’t even look good.

Alas, I decided that I should post about this grand baking adventure of modifying Magnolia Table’s recipes. I know there will be many fails, but that’s okay. I hope ya’ll enjoy this and future posts as I journey forward.

To start off I tried the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I didn’t modify the butter as I’m still working on learning that aspect with baking. I always use the butter in the picture above. I did swap out the 2 eggs for chia seeds. I have done this swap before in cakes and browines, but never cookies.

While cook time remained the same. I did have to add about 1/4 cup of water to the recipe. They came out very flat and didn’t look anything like the picture from Magnolia Table, but they were super soft and chewy. I thought they tasted great.