This Community Recipe is Shira’s Vegan No-Bake Cookie Dough Squares. These treats are so simple to make. Make them for a yummy snack, dessert, breakfast, or even crush them up and serve on top of some yogurt or non-dairy ice cream!
Shira’s Vegan No-Bake Cookie Dough Squares are a healthier treat that all the family will love.
Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your vegan recipes on the Jewish Food Hero blog. If you want to share a recipe in this series, pitch us your idea here.
All about Shira
Shira is a college student at the University of Maryland, and grew up in Cleveland OH. She is the youngest of four girls. She and all of her sisters are very musical and they sing together often. Shira is in a Jewish acapella group – Rak Shalom – at the University of Maryland.
Shira has been strongly impacted by her experience with anorexia during her senior year of high school. She has recovered now. Her recovery allowed her to develop a new relationship with food.
Recovery was a period where she found ways to enjoy healthy food, fuel her body, and create recipes. This led her to create her food focused instagram account where she shares her food recipes. Her hope is that her recipes and food positivity support others recovering from food and eating disorders.
Learning and volunteering in Israel
Shira spent a year in Israel after high school at the seminary MTC (Midreshet Torat Chessed), where she learned Jewish Studies and volunteered at a children’s home. She had the time of her life, learned so much, and grew so much. During that year she was living in a house with 10 other teenagers and was cooking most snack and meals for herself. This was during her recovery from anorexia, and eating the seminary food was difficult for her because she didn’t know the ingredients, etc. That’s when she began experimenting with easy recipes, using few ingredients, and creating low cost dishes. It was during this time in the kitchen that Shira’s Vegan No-Bake Cookie Dough Squares were created!
A positive relationship with food
Now Shira is two years recovered but her love for food has not faded. As she is truly fully recovered now, she also bakes regular recipes with “normal” ingredients. However, she values real fuel and her best friend has many allergies, so she will always have a love and passion for healthy baking. Most of the recipes Shira creates herself are healthy, contain organic ingredients, are gluten free, vegan, allergy friendly, and all are kosher.
All about Shira’s Vegan No-Bake Cookie Dough Squares
This recipe is a 5 minute go-to that Shira makes for her family regularly. When she bakes these bites, they are eaten in minutes! They’re so moreish and delicious, yet they’re healthy and so easy. They work equally well as a snack, dessert, breakfast, or even crushed up and served on top of some yogurt or ice cream.
Oat Flour: Made from blending whole oats into a fine flour
Silan/Date Syrup: Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo-Friendly, Gluten-Free
Dark Chocolate Chips:
More Community Recipes
Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to mix up our regular recipe rotation. Our Community Recipes feature is for just that – to share our favorites and hear from a variety of people in our community. Don’t forget to get in touch to share your vegan recipe too!
Here are some more recipes you may enjoy:
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Maddie’s Vegan Blueberry Quickbread is a subtly sweet, cake-style loaf which can be eaten for breakfast or dressed up for dessert!
Rabbi Dan’s Summer Gazpacho is the Spanish favorite cold soup, made from blended tomatoes, cucumber, onion and garlic. It is seasoned with salt and pepper, and vinegar adds a bright acidic tang.
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2 ¼ cups oat flour (or blended oats)
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup silan/date syrup
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
Dark chocolate chips
Pinch of sea salt
Combine all the ingredients besides the salt and chocolate chips.
Add half the chocolate chips and mix.
Once combined, press the dough onto a nonstick pan or a parchment paper lined freezer container. Freeze for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally. Stop when the chocolate is melted.
Remove the dough from the freezer and drizzle / spread the melted chocolate on top.
Sprinkle sea salt onto the melted chocolate.
Freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Cut into squares and eat immediately, or store in the fridge or freezer.
Keywords: vegan, cookie dough, no-bake, freezer cake, plant-based
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