Vegan desserts, low-fat, plant-based, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, no dates | Apple desserts
These baked apples 🍏 with a vegan 🌱 creamy tofu whipped topping is reminiscent of apple pie without the butter, sugar or flour.
I used firm tofu in the video (below) because I couldn’t find silken tofu at my nearby markets, but it’s best to use silken tofu to get the perfect creamy texture. I’ve made this with raw apples and baked apples, but soft baked apples are sweeter and go better with the pudding-like topping. Another tip to make this low-fat dessert taste decadent is to splurge on alcohol-free vanilla extract. If you use the inexpensive vanilla extract that you will typically find in stores, it contains alcohol, and your dessert will have a sharp and overpowering alcohol flavor. It’s still good without vanilla extract.
If you have ten minutes, watch the video on how I make this dessert for best results.
4-5 large apples box silken tofu, drained
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract (I forgot to mention in the video)
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1 1/2 bananas
balsamic vinegar (about 1 tablespoon per serving)
walnuts or granola (approx. 1 tablespoon per serving)
Thinly slice, core and seed five or more of your favorite types of apples and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes.
While the apples are baking and softening, prepare the whipped topping.
Drain the silken tofu, also known as soft tofu, and gently spoon the soft tofu into a small food processor. Add one banana and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla extract and blend until creamy. Taste the whipped tofu cream to see if it is sweet enough, if not, add half a banana. If you want more cinnamon, you can add one half to one more teaspoon of cinnamon at this time . Blend again; make sure there are no chunks and the tofu pudding mixture is completely smooth.
When the apple 🍎 slices are soft to your liking, take them out of the oven and let cool completely. Keep the apple slices and the whipped cream in the refrigerator in a covered glass container until ready to eat.
Plate the apple slices and add a dollop or more of the whipped tofu banana cream. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top. Add desired amount of dry toasted walnuts, or raw walnuts or granola on top.
Store leftovers in refrigerator.