Whenever I find a new vegan product/brand/restaurant/anything that I love, I always like to share it with you guys on the blog, as I love reading blogs to discover new products to use and places to eat. One awesome brand I recently discovered is Ecomil.
Ecomil sells organic, vegan products including a range of delicious plant-based milks; they kindly offered to send me some of their products to try and I have become obsessed with the coconut milk! I have been having it in my morning smoothies and the coconut/banana/pineapple combo has been making it feel like I’m having a Pina Colada for breakfast every day! I’ll make sure to put a recipe up for the smoothie next week as it’s seriously so good and I think you guys are going to love it, because, let’s be real, who doesn’t want to have a healthy, delicious version of their favourite cocktail for breakfast?!
As a big fan of Ecomil’s coconut milk, I was excited when they asked if I’d like to collaborate with them and use their products to create a delicious vegan recipe for their website. I used the coconut milk to whip up these super simple and insanely delicious chunky banana & coconut pancakes with chocolate sauce!
If you’d like to make these pancakes, you can find the recipe on the Ecomil website under the vegan recipe section here.
Aaaand if you’re a fan of pina coladas, be sure to look out for my healthy pina colada smoothie recipe coming to the blog next week!
Ever since Matt and I first tried the cookies and ice-cream sandwich at Manna on my birthday last year, I have wanted to recreate my own version of this delicious dessert! Half a year later and I have finally gotten around to it (oops!) but it was definitely worth the wait, and I’m sure you all are gonna love this chocolate and banana nicecream sandwich as much as I do.
As this is such an incredible dessert, I decided that as well as sharing it on the blog, I would film it for my youtube channel. This is the first of many recipes I’ll be sharing on Youtube so I’d love to hear your feedback and if you have any requests for what you’d like me to film next!
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup non-dairy margarine
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1/4 cup cacao powder
4 ripe bananas
Cut bananas into small chunks & freeze for at least 2.5 hours
Preheat the oven to 250°c
Mix together the sugar and margarine until smooth
Add in the almond milk and stir until the milk has combined with the mixture
Add in the flour and baking soda and stir until well mixed
Add in the oatmeal and cacao powder and stir
Shape into small circles and place on baking paper
Smooth circles down before placing in the oven for 10 minutes
Remove cookies from oven and flatten before coking for further 5 minutes
Leave cookies to cool for 1 hour
Blend frozen bananas until smooth
Spoon 1/2 the blended nice cream onto cookies and freeze for 1 hour
Spoon remaining 1/2 of blended nice cream into yorkshire pudding style tray and freeze for 1 hour
Remove all components from freezer and sandwich nice cream between 2 cookies