9 Delicious Vegan Baked Fruit Recipes For Your Kids

9 Delicious Vegan Baked Fruit Recipes For Your Kids

9 Delicious Vegan Baked Fruit Recipes For Your Kids

This super simple, healthy baked fruit dessert (vegan and gluten-free) is the ideal sweet treat for those who have a sweet tooth but want to eat healthily. Serve in a large bowl on its own or with Greek vegan yogurt or coconut cream on top. This skinny fruit bake is also an excellent topping for pancakes, oatmeal, waffles, and other baked goods.

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

1. Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

A delicious and healthy holiday breakfast is Spiced Hot Fruit Bake! This gluten-free spiced hot fruit bake is also delicious served alone or as a topping for waffles or pancakes. A healthy dish to serve at your Holiday brunch.

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 45 minutes | Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • Apples: 2 cups, sliced
  • Pears: 2 cups, sliced
  • Fresh cranberries: 1½ cup
  • Pineapple chunks (save the juice): 1 cup
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut palm sugar: ⅓ cup
  • Maple syrup: 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg: ¼ teaspoon
  • Vegan stick melted butter: ½
  • Chopped raw walnuts or pecans: ⅓ cup
  • Extra cinnamon for nuts or serving
  • Optional – An additional 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil or butter to coat walnuts

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss your fruit in a large mixing bowl with 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice. Remove from the equation.
  2. Combine the melted butter, spices, and honey or maple syrup in a separate glass bowl.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of leftover pineapple juice to the mix as well. Toss your fruit in the sugar/butter mixture and coat evenly.
  4. In a 9×12 baking dish, evenly distribute the fruit. On top, pour the remaining sugar/butter/oil mixture.
  5. After 1 hour of baking.
  6. Toss your nuts with a pinch of cinnamon and a smidgeon of melted coconut oil or butter. I usually just coat the nuts in the butter/sugar that's left over from the fruit mix bowl. Then sprinkle the nuts over the top of the dish and bake for 1 hour.
  7. If desired, add more cinnamon and spices to the hot fruit bake before serving.

Caramel Apple Cookies

2. Caramel Apple Cookies

Nobody outgrows their fondness for ooey-gooey caramel apples. Bake chewy cookies with the same apple flavor and top with finger-licking-good caramel frosting.

Prep time: 40 minutes | Cook time: 8 minutes | Servings: 72 cookies

Ingredients

  • Shortening: ½ cup
  • Packed brown sugar: 1¼ cups
  • Tofu: 1 cup
  • Apple juice: ½ cup
  • Whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour: 2¼ cups
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cloves: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Tart apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely shredded: 1 medium
  • Golden raisins: ¾ cup
  • Vegan butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Packed light brown sugar: ⅓ cup
  • Water: 2 tablespoons
  • Sifted powdered sugar: 1¾ cups
  • Finely chopped walnuts: ¼ cup
  • Coconut milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. With an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the shortening and 1¼ cup brown sugar. Add the tofu and beat for 1 minute. Add the apple juice and beat on low speed until well combined.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add to the tofu mixture and whisk on low until incorporated. Combine the apple and raisins in a mixing bowl. 1½ inch apart, drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges is gently browned in a preheated oven. Allow 1 minute on the cookie sheet to cool. Allow cooling on wire racks.
  3. Over medium-high heat, melt margarine with ⅓ cup brown sugar and water, constantly stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the powdered sugar, which has been sifted.
  4. If the frosting starts to firm, add a bit of coconut milk to make it more spreadable. Spread Caramel, Frosting on the cookies and top with walnuts. This recipe serves 72 people.

Roasted Stone Fruit

3. Roasted Stone Fruit

Fruit's inherent sugars dissolve into a thick caramel syrup when they're roasted.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • Stone fruit, such as peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots, halved and pitted: 2 pounds.
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Pure maple syrup (optional): 2 tablespoons

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut sides up, and place fruit (excluding apricots) in a shallow baking pan. Drizzle melted butter, lemon juice, and maple syrup, if desired. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, occasionally basting with pan juices or until tender.
  2. If using apricots, roast them for the last 12 to 15 minutes.

Roasted Berries And Grapes Tart

4. Roasted Berries And Grapes Tart

The rich berry is topping on this delectable delicacy pairs wonderfully with the creamy mascarpone cheese.

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 60 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour: 1 ¼ cups
  • Sugar: ¼ cup
  • Snipped fresh thyme: 1 tablespoon
  • Vegan Butter, cut up: ½ cup
  • Tofu: 1 cup
  • Cold water: 1 tablespoon
  • Carton mascarpone cheese:  8 ounce
  • Heavy cream: ⅓ cup
  • Sugar: ¼ cup
  • Lemon zest: 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted Berry-and-Grape Filling, cooled: 1

Method

  1. Combine flour, ¼ cup sugar, and thyme in a medium mixing basin. Cut the butter into pea-size pieces using a pastry blender. Combine tofu and water in a small bowl; gradually fold into flour mixture.
  2. Gather the pastry into a ball and gently knead it together until it holds together. Cover and chill for 30 to 60 minutes, or until firm. Flatten the pastry with your hands on a lightly floured surface. Make a 12-inch round out of the puff pastry (or 13×9-inch rectangle).
  3. Transfer to a removable-bottom 10-inch round (or 11×7-inch rectangle) tart pan. Trim the edges of the pastry and press it into the fluted sides of the pan.
  4. Using a fork, prick the pastry. Allow 30 minutes to chill. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The double-thick foil should be used to line the pastry.
  5. Bake for another 6 to 8 minutes, or until brown. Allow cooling on a wire rack. In a medium mixing basin, whisk together the following four ingredients (through lemon zest). In a baked tart shell, spread the filling. Roasted Berries and Grapes go on top.

Roasted Breakfast Pears

5. Roasted Breakfast Pears

Top roasted pears with Greek yogurt, granola, and toasted almonds for a delicious breakfast or fruit dessert.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Ripe, yet firm, Bosc or red Anjou pears: 4 large
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Vegan Butter, softened: 1 tablespoon
  • Packed brown sugar: 2 tablespoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Finely shredded orange peel:
  • Orange juice: ¼ cup
  • Vanilla: 1 teaspoon
  • Plain Greek yogurt: 1 cup
  • Pure maple syrup: 2 tablespoon
  • Granola: ¼ cup
  • Sliced almonds, toasted: 2 tablespoon
  • Finely shredded orange peel (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pears should be halved and cored. Scoop a 1-inch depression in the center of each pear with a melon baller. Lemon juice should be applied to the cut sides; in the bottom of a 2-quart rectangle baking dish, spread butter.
  2. Add the brown sugar and salt, as well as the orange juice. Arrange pear halves in a single layer in the baking dish, and cut sides up. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until pears are soft, spooning cooking liquid over them several times during the baking process (baking time depends upon the ripeness of pears).
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and add the vanilla extract to the cooking liquid. Allow cooling completely before serving. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or 24 hours, rotating the pears in the liquid at least once while chilling.
  4. To serve, combine yogurt and maple syrup in a small bowl. Fill each half of a pear with the mixture. Sprinkle with more orange peel if desired. Toss with granola and toasted nuts before serving.

Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

6. Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

You've probably heard of cheesecake-packed desserts, but have you heard of caramel cheesecake stuffed with baked peaches? It's a mouthful to speak and even more so to consume!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Peaches halved and pitted: 6
  • Butter, melted: ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon-sugar: 3 tablespoons
  • Package cream cheese, softened: 8 ounce
  • Sugar
  • Tofu: ½ cup
  • Vanilla: 1½ teaspoons

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside a 15x10x1-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. To make the peach halves stand flat on the baking pan, cut a very tiny slice off the round side of each half. Coat the peach halves in melted butter. Arrange peach halves in prepared pan, cut sides up.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the cut sides of peaches and set aside. Cream the cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl until creamy. Combine the sugar, tofu and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix everything until it's smooth.
  3. Fill peach centers with cream cheese mixture. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered, or until lightly browned and softened. Warm or at room temperature is satisfactory. It’s the most popular vegan baked fruit recipe.

Mini Roasted Apple And Pear Tarts

7. Mini Roasted Apple And Pear Tarts

This sweet fall treat combines flaky pastry, silky caramel, and delicate apples and pears.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • Packed brown sugar: ½ cup
  • Vegan Butter, melted: ¼ cup
  • Ground cinnamon: ½ teaspoon
  • Sliced apples and pears: 2 cups
  • Bourbon (optional): 1 tablespoon
  • Frozen puff pastry sheets: 1 sheet
  • Chopped toasted walnuts or pecans: ¼ cup
  • Sea salt flakes (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl. In a 13×9-inch baking pan, spread the batter. Serve with apples and pears on top. Fifteen minutes of roasting Fruit should be removed. Stir bourbon into the sugar mixture in the pan if desired.
  2. Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet. Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured board and cut into nine 3-inch squares. Make a shallow incision ½ inch from the edges of each square with a paring knife. With a fork, puncture the centers liberally. Place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet that has been prepped. Ten minutes in the oven. With the back of a spoon, press down the centers.
  3. Fill tarts with apples and pears in the center. 2 teaspoon sugar mixture drizzled over fruit in each tart. Add walnuts as a finishing touch. Bake for another 7 to 10 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Drizzle the remaining sugar mixture over the tarts and, if desired, season with salt.

French Toast Casserole

8. French Toast Casserole

This overnight French toast casserole, topped with cinnamon and sugar, is my favourite method to cook this breakfast classic. You save time in the morning by assembling this baked French toast the night before, and if you have a large group, baking a few loaves is simple.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 45 minutes | Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • French bread (cut into 1-inch cubes): 1 loaf (1 pound)
  • Tofu: 1 cup
  • Coconut milk: 3 cups
  • Sugar: 4 teaspoons
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 3/4 teaspoon

Ingredients For The Topping

  • Vegan butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar: 3 tablespoons
  • Ground cinnamon: 2 teaspoons
  • Maple syrup, optional

Method

  1. In a greased 13×9-inch baking dish, place bread cubes. Whisk together the tofu, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large mixing dish. Pour the sauce over the bread. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, covered.
  2. Remove 30 minutes before baking from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make a butter smear. Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the top.
  3. Cover and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow for a 5-minute rest period. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup. A very simple vegan baked fruit recipe.

Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Citrus

9. Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Citrus

This delicious cake is flavoured with rosemary and topped with delicately roasted citrus fruit.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Servings: 30

Ingredients

  • Roasted citrus: 1
  • Vegan butter, softened: 2 teaspoons
  • Lemons: 2
  • Sugar: ½ cup
  • Slivered almonds: ½ cup, toasted
  • All-purpose flour: 2 cups
  • Baking powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Snipped fresh rosemary: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Tofu: ½ cup
  • Vegan buttermilk: 1 cup
  • Olive oil: ¼ cup
  • Sugar: ½ cup
  • Water: ½ cup

Method

  1. Prepare the Citrus Roasted. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Using butter, grease a 9×2-inch round cake pan. Remove 1 tablespoon of zest and 3 tablespoons of juice from the lemons.
  2. Cover and pulse ½ cup sugar and almonds in a food processor until nuts are coarsely crushed. Place in a large mixing basin.
  3. Combine the lemon zest, flour, baking powder, rosemary, and salt in a mixing bowl. In the center of the flour mixture, make a well. Combine tofu, vegan buttermilk, oil, and lemon juice in a medium mixing basin. All ingredients should be added to the flour mixture simultaneously, and whisk until mixed. In the preheated pan, spread the batter evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Allow 15 minutes to cool in the pan on a wire rack. Take the cake out of the pan.

Cooked Food Is Possibly Easier To Chew And Digest

Cooked Food Is Possibly Easier To Chew And Digest

  • In the digestive process, chewing is an important first step. Chewing breaks down large pieces of food into smaller, easier-to-digest particles.
  • Food that is not chewed properly is much more difficult for the body to digest, resulting in gas and bloating. Furthermore, chewing raw foods properly takes significantly more energy and effort than chewing cooked foods.
  • Cooking breaks down some of the fibers and plant cell walls in foods, making it easier for the body to digest and absorb nutrients. Cooking enhances the flavor and aroma of food, making it much more enjoyable to consume. Although raw meat is consumed by a small number of raw foodists, cooked meat is easier to chew and digest.
  • Cooking grains and legumes properly improves their digestibility while also lowering the amount of anti-nutrients in them. Anti-nutrients are substances that prevent the body from absorbing nutrients from plant foods. The digestibility of a food is important because your body can only benefit from the nutrients if you can absorb them. Because cooked foods are easier to chew and digest, they may provide more nutrients to the body than raw foods.
  • Certain foods should be eaten cooked rather than raw, as raw versions may contain harmful bacteria. Bacteria that can cause food poisoning are effectively killed when food is cooked.
  • On the other hand, fruits and vegetables are generally safe to eat raw as long as they haven't been contaminated.
  • Spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, and raw sprouts are commonly contaminated fruits and vegetables.
  • Bacteria can be found in raw meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products, making you sick.
  • Some of the most common bacteria found in raw foods include E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Campylobacter. At temperatures above 140°F (60°C), most bacteria die. This means that cooking effectively kills bacteria, lowering the risk of food poisoning.
  • Pasteurized milk is commercially produced milk that has been heated to kill any harmful bacteria it may contain.
  • Raw or undercooked meat, eggs, or dairy should not be consumed. If you choose to eat these foods raw, make sure they are fresh when you buy them.
  • Digestive enzymes in your body help break down food into molecules that can be absorbed when you eat it.
  • Digestive enzymes are also present in the food you eat. When enzymes are exposed to high temperatures, they deactivate quickly. At temperatures above 117°F (47°C), nearly all enzymes are deactivated.
  • One of the most compelling arguments in favor of a raw-food diet is this. When the enzymes in a food are changed during the cooking process, your body needs more enzymes to digest it. Raw-food proponents argue that this puts your body under stress and can lead to enzyme deficiency. This claim, however, is not backed up by scientific evidence.
  • Some scientists argue that the primary function of food enzymes is to aid plant growth rather than to aid human digestion.
  • In addition, the human body produces the enzymes required for food digestion. Furthermore, because some enzymes are absorbed and re-secreted by the body, it is unlikely that food digestion will result in an enzyme deficiency.
  • Furthermore, there has yet to be any evidence of any negative health effects from eating cooked foods containing denatured enzymes.

Conclusion To The 9 Delicious Vegan Baked Fruit Recipes For Your Kids

Conclusion

Health experts and nutritionists recommend two to three servings of fruits per day. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, which help to control weight, and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. If you need any help or may face any problems when making vegan baked fruit recipes feel free, you may comment here.

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