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Sweet Walnut and Tofu Dream recipe

Sweet Walnut and Tofu Dream recipe

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This is a healthy and delicious dessert, which is also quick and easy to make. Tofu is blitzed in a food processor with brown sugar, walnuts, maple syrup and lemon juice.

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IngredientsServes: 8

  • 350g firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 60g walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Place tofu, dark brown soft sugar, walnuts, maple syrup and lemon juice in a food processor. Process until smooth. Cover and chill to thicken for pie filling or serve immediately as dessert.

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by acmartin77

So, I made this this past weekend for Christmas Dinner. What I will say is, it was very easy to do. I think that is the only good thing about this recipe. It needs more ingredients with flavor. Im not the best cook so I am not the person to tweak another persons recipe. I gave it a 3 because it was easy to make and it was easy to understand. Having these ingredients in the house is so common with vegans BUT, again it needs something added to make the flavor other then the tofu. I was told all you could taste is that. I think if I try and make this again, I will add more Maple Syrup and maybe a bit more Lemon Juice... Again, NOT the worse one on this site, just needs a bust with another "BANG" flavor, more of one or a new one added. I will keep reading to see if somebody finds that one perfect add.-26 Dec 2011

by I-Shine Grey

Loved this recipe. I made it for a class and all the participants loved it. It was lite and I love the flavor of the walnuts and maple syrup. I also made another version substituting coconut palm sugar for the brown sugar and added 1 teaspoon of vanilla.-24 Apr 2015

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These 20 tofu recipes will definitely change the way you look at tofu! Tofu doesn’t have to be boring and plain. In fact, it’s super delicious, extremely versatile, and packed with protein! These 20 vegan tofu recipes are the perfect proof!

I’m sure you’ve heard someone saying that tofu is super plain and has a weird texture. Or maybe you even think so yourself? I’ve been there! When I became vegetarian, I didn’t like tofu at all! In fact, I hated its texture and taste. However, over the years I learned how to prepare it the right way and I now absolutely LOVE it!

It’s such a healthy and versatile product and often plays an important part in vegan cooking!

Tofu is:

  • a great source of protein
  • extremely versatile
  • budget-friendly
  • kind of tasteless, so you can add any kind of flavor to it by using spices and sauces
  • super delicious
  • a real super star in the vegan kitchen!

I have some delicious vegan tofu recipes on the blog myself. But to provide you with even more recipes with tofu, I teamed up with some fellow food bloggers. With these 20 tofu recipes you will never think again that tofu is boring!!

This roundup includes:

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  • Chinese tofu recipes (how does general tso’s tofu sound?)
  • tofu skewers
  • crusted tofu as well as baked tofu recipes
  • a tofu chili with beans and corn (it’s packed with protein!)
  • tofu burgers and sandwiches
  • and lots of other simple tofu recipes!

So let’s get started with all the yumminess!!

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Buddha Bowl Recipes

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Typical ingredients found in a Buddha Bowl

Avocado, Broccoli, Carrots, Chick Peas, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Sweet potato, Rice, Beets, Leeks and even Tofu. A Buddha bowl sauce can be any kind that compliments the flavors of the bowl ingredients, such as using a Tahini Sauce atop Tofu, Carrots, Broccoli and Sesame Seeds.

The options are endless, trust us, we have gathered only a few of our favorites here:

Silken Tofu Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie is a chocolate lover's dream sweet, creamy, and so chocolaty your chocolate-craving will want to hug you! Or at least, shake your hand.

1 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup prepared espresso (or strong coffee)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 ounces soft silken organic tofu
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 9-inch graham cracker and walnut pie crust (recipe follows)

Use a double-boiler (or make one using a 4-quart saucepan and a large metal bowl). Fill the pot with enough water to cover the bottom, about one cup. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Melt the chocolate chips, espresso, and vanilla in the bowl set over the steaming water. Stir with a rubber spatula until the chocolate chips have completely melted and everything is silky and delicious looking. Combine the chocolate mixture, tofu, and agave in a blender, or food processor. Blend until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until it is firm. Top with our whipped cream topping if desired! (See recipe below)

Graham Cracker Walnut Pie Crust

10 whole graham crackers (we used Nabisco Original Graham Crackers)
1/2 cup walnuts (plus extra for sprinkling)
5 tablespoons Earth Balance Butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Break graham crackers into smaller pieces and place in a food processor*, add walnuts and let her rip until you have tiny crumbs. Melt the butter and brown sugar together in a saucepan or microwave until mostly melted, then add it to the food processor and pulse until you have a mixture that resembles wet sand.

Press the mixture into a 9-inch oven-safe pie plate/pan.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. It's now ready to use!

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Recipe: Purple rice walnut red jujube sweet porridge

Winter nourishing liver and kidney health porridge for fear of cold chills and kidney deficiency People with kidney deficiency often have insufficient firepower, chills, cold hands and feet, low mouth and thirst, thin stools, tender tongue, cold waist and knee pain, slightly cold food, easy abdominal pain, diarrhea, dark circles, and even have Early white hair, loose teeth, tinnitus and so on. In winter, it is the best nourishing season. In terms of diet and nutrition, winter is mainly based on warming kidney and yang, spleen and stomach, eating less salty food, and adding some bitter food to help Xinyang. In winter, I like to sip a cup of thick purple rice red dates walnut sesame porridge to my family. When cooking quickly, just sprinkle the California walnut on the top and cook it for a few minutes. It is convenient and nutritious. If the winter hair loss is serious, add some hand-milled black sesame seeds, black beans, fleece-flower, black rice flour and porridge to mix together. Add two spoonfuls each morning to the purple rice porridge, stir some brown sugar for breakfast, skill to nourish the blood, and still Can nourish liver and kidney.


  • Purple rice 50 g
  • Red bean 100g
  • Millet 20 grams
  • Black Sesame 20g
  • 50 grams of walnut
  • Red dates 8
  • brown sugar
  • Ice sugar


Wash the purple rice first, and soak the red beans with water alone for one night. Red dates will be taken out

Soak the purple rice together with the soaked water, red beans, millet, sesame, boiled

Then add red dates, walnuts, boil until cooked, thick, add sugar or brown sugar according to personal preference to melt and melt

People often ask, is purple rice black rice? What is the difference? According to the "Compendium of Materia Medica", a variety of rice is a glutinous rice. The difference between it and ordinary rice is that the seed coat has a thin layer of purple matter, hence the name Zi Mi. In "Dream of Red Mansions", it is called "Yutian Rouge Rice". Purple rice has the functions of nourishing yin and tonifying the kidney, strengthening the spleen and warming the liver, and improving eyesight and promoting blood circulation. Long-term consumption of purple rice, can treat dizziness, dizziness, anemia, white hair, eye disease, waist and legs and so on. How to cook purple rice: 1. When cooking purple rice porridge, in order to make it softer, it is best to soak it in advance so that it fully absorbs water. Soak in water for 4 hours in summer and one night in winter. 2. Purple rice has a thin purple outer skin containing anthocyanin antioxidants. Just soak it with cold water before soaking. Do not rub it. There is a lot of nutrients in the soaked water. It can not be discarded. It is best to use rice. Cook together.

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Vegan Tofu Brownies with Walnuts and Chocolate Chunks

So ya the picture pretty much says it all haha! Chocolaty goodness that is guilt freeee! OMG haha! Okay okay, lets get on with the recipe!

Ingredients for Vegan Tofu Brownies (makes 4" by 6")
250g firm tofu
120g brown sugar (I used 100g)
100g dark chocolate (65% cocoa), melted
50ml coconut oil
100ml fresh chocolate milk
80g cake flour
40g wholewheat flour
15g cocoa powder (I used Valrohna 55% cocoa)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda

  • In the blender, add the tofu, coconut oil and zap till smooth
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease & line a 4" by 6" cake pan with parchment paper.
  • In a heat proof bowl, add in milk and sugar and cook at low heat or microwave the mixture till slightly bubbly on the side. Stir till sugar has melted in.
  • In a large mixing bowl add in the tofu mixture, then add in the chocolate milk mixture and stir till well incorporated.
  • Then sift in both flours, salt and baking soda into the tofu milk mixture till everything comes together into a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Now put in the walnut chunks all over the batter, pushing in some and leaving some over the top of the batter. Do the same for the chocolate chunks.
  • Bake in the oven for a good 28-30minutes. DO NOT over bake.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on rack before slicing and noming haha!

Moist chocolaty goodness that uses no egg, no butter and lesser sugar, how much better can it get!! Haha! Love the addition of the extra walnut and the chocolate chunks,giving it more texture and creamy chocolate goodness.


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I make a tofu cake before too. Tofu certainly a best ingredient to make the baked good moist and soft,

Wah, nowadays got tofu brownies! I have heard of tofu cheesecake and now, brownies too. They do look very moist and yummy. Hmmm. I was skeptical before but never try never know!

Howdy Bee ! Hope you're all well. I am too experimenting vegan baking lately and your brownie sounds great.
Enjoy & have a fabulous week ahead dear
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To make this dish spicier, you can add more chilli - either sliced fresh chilli, dried chilli flakes or cayenne chilli powder.

  • Sliced carrots.
  • Sliced onion.
  • Broccoli.
  • Baby corn.
  • Mangetout.
  • Beansprouts.

Tip: Just make sure to make extra sauce if adding extra ingredients.