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Easy Banana Milk Recipe

easy banana milk

1 ripe banana, any size
1/2 cup of cold filtered water (more if required to thin out)

Blend banana with water on high for a few seconds until blended using Vitamix or similar blender. So easy! Add water if it’s too thick and blend again. Most likely doesn’t store well (will oxidize) so use right away as a drink or my favourite on my cereal.

Banana Milk


You can easily get off the dairy milk and even cut back on the fat and sugar in many nut milks but making your own quick banana milk. Super tasty.

Blend one ripe banana with 1 cup of cold water and optional drop of vanilla. That’s it!

Banana oat pancakes no oil vegan

Easy Banana-Oat Pancakes

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banana muffins vegan no oil

Banana Muffins

Bonnie eats these banana muffins for breakfast instead of the usual cereal when I make them on occasion. But these are very low fat banana muffins (no oil, margarine, etc). The bananas, maple syrup and non-dairy milk give it the moistness. I used whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour, instead of oat flour.

I use the recipe from Dreena Burton, but I used whole wheat flour instead of oat flour (along with the whole wheat pastry flour) and added a bit more milk to make it a bit thinner for the muffins. The muffins stick to the paper quite a bit but it avoids having to use any oil spray.


Buckwheat Waffles

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Buckwheat pancakes vegan no oil

Buckwheat Pancakes

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Buckwheat Pancakes

buckwheat pancakes


-1 cup buckwheat pancake mix  (contains baking powder)
-1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk. To make it even tastier use my banana milk recipe.
-defrosted frozen strawberries/blueberries and/or pure maple syrup


Mix pancake mix and non-dairy milk in a bowl and pour onto a hot griddle. I made about 6 pancakes with this. I cooked them on the first side for about 10 minutes and made sure they were bubbling and somewhat cooked on top, and firm enough to flip so they wouldn’t break apart. This is a key problem for many people – not having a non-stick griddle/pan and not waiting long enough to flip the pancakes.

You can add real maple syrup (not the fake stuff) or what I did was defrost some frozen unsweetened strawberries and blueberries, which creates a nice syrup. Add ground flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg or whatever else you’d like!

Plant-Based Low Fat No Oil Recipes


Thanksgiving/Holiday Meal Recipes
Brown Gravy
Chicken-Style Vegan Gravy
White Bean Gravy (Brown or Chicken-style)
Burger and Fries
Mashed Potatoes
Cheeze Sauce
Ranch Dip/Dressing
Vegan Tzatziki


Shredded Hash Brown Omelette
Banana-Oat Pancakes
Buckwheat Pancakes
Buckwheat Waffles
Tofu Scramble
Banana Milk
No Fat Hashbrowns
Chunky Breakfast Potatoes

Lunch (lunch and dinner are interchangeable)

Lentil Chickpea Burgers
Vegan Chicken-Style Soup
Burger and Fries
Crispy Herb Fries
Potato Salad
Whole Wheat Wraps
Vegan Chili
Tacos with baked taco shells
Baked, Crispy Onion Rings
Creamy Low Fat Potato Soup
Curry Fries No Oil
Green Salad with No Oil Dressing
Baked Falafels
Smashed Potatoes
Cauliflower Wings
Easy Burritos
Whole Wheat Baguette
Split Pea Soup
Cauliflower ‘chicken’ cutlets


Quick Pizza Dough Using Bread Flour No Breadmaker
Marinara Sauce for Pasta/Pizza
Baked Nacho Chips
Pasta with Lentil “Meat” Sauce
Spicy Asian Noodle soup
Rice and Beans with Salsa and Corn Tortillas
Scalloped Potato in Cheeze Sauce
Asian/Thai Stir Fry with Udon Noodles
Lentil Meatballs
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Whole Wheat Pasta with Cauliflower ‘Alfredo’ Sauce
Spicy Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
Cabbage Soup
Chickpea Curry
Baked Taco Shells
Crispy White Bean and Potato Cakes
Grilled Tofu
Baked Nacho Chips with Bean Dip
New Brunswick Summer Savory Potato Stuffing
Turnip/Carrot Mash
Easy Lentil Dahl
Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican rice and beans)
Bonnie’s Hot and Spicy Rice and Vegetables
Rigatoni in Marinara sauce with Veggies and Spinach/Kale
Red Cabbage Sabzi (Indian)
Baked Pakoras No Oil


Chocolate Date Balls
Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Pudding
Rice Pudding
Black Bean Brownies
Banana Muffins
Potato Chips
Blueberry Jam

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My Daily Oatmeal Breakfast – Plant-Based Lifestyle


* 1 cup of rolled oats (not instant oats)
* 2 cups water
* 1/4 cup Grape Nuts for crunch (if I have them)
* 1 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional for omega 3)
* 1 cup banana milk (or you can use unsweetened almond milk or some other non-dairy milk)
* 1/2-1 cup defrosted from frozen strawberries


Cook oatmeal as per instructions on the bag (I microwave the oats and water for 5 minutes). I like mine cool so I put it in the fridge to cool for an hour. Add the flaxseed and Grape Nuts (if using), as well as the strawberries (or berries of choice). Blend a ripe banana with 1/2-1 cup of water until blended. Should only take 5 seconds or so. Pour milk on oatmeal.

If you prefer warm oatmeal, slice the banana on top and don’t make the banana milk. I eat this almost every day!

Note: Cereals are whole wheat based without many ingredients in Canada and hopefully you can find them as well. Strawberries are fresh in season and frozen the rest of the year. I buy frozen sliced strawberries and put them in a container in the fridge the night before to thaw, which creates juices.

rice pudding vegan no oil

Rice Pudding OMG!

rice pudding

rice pudding

I usually make a batch of brown rice for my rice and beans but I had an inspiration to make some rice pudding. So I did some Googling and found this recipe by Dreena Burton. So below is my personal take on what I did for my pudding. As you know I like simple, quick recipes – well this one definitely is easy!

2 cups of cooked brown rice (I make batches and have lots leftover)
1 cup low fat organic soy milk (unsweetened if possible) – you can use almond or rice as well
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional depending on sweetness of your chosen milk or use a ripe banana)
*Many things can be done here – pinch of nutmeg, cacao, fruit like blueberries, etc.

Blend 1.5 cups of rice (left 1/2 cup for later) with other ingredients and blend in Vitamix on high for 20 seconds or until it looks like everything is blended. If really thick after blending add more milk. Pour mixture into a pot, add the remaining 1/2 cup of rice (for texture) and cook on medium heat until thick.

As you might know I wing a lot of things so feel free to try some other options, depending on your tastes and how sweet you like your pudding. Depending on the sweetness of your non-dairy milk you can also add a ripe banana, cacao, etc.

Two ideas to try are subbing my banana milk for the other milk, and also added cacao to make a banana chocolate pudding.

This pudding is amazing warm and tastes great cold as well, and can be for breakfast, snack or dessert.