Happy New Year !! This year has been such a year of growth and I am truly thankful for each and everyone of you! As celebration, we’re baking up some scrumptious (Vegan) Festive Mini Pavlova that are too simple to make. It simply replaces egg whites with aquafaba (chickpea liquid) and you won’t even notice a difference in taste. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, punches of vanilla in each bite, and tarty citrus for the perfect compliment.
Honestly, I think this would be a very festive breakfast for a day of celebration (like birthdays, Easter, and so on). Simply garnish each pavlova with a dallop of yogurt. Although you can do the exact same for dessert, I’d recommend trying out a favorable scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. It’s undeniably delicious!!
A LITTLE THOUGHT:
Hebrews 12:1 states, “let us run with endurance.” Endurance is not the kind of patience that sits down and accepts things, but is the type of patience that endures trials, masters difficulties, and moves on steadily. This is something that I read a while back, that has really stuck with me. The most comforting thing in this statement is the “let us” phrase, because it confirms that God will be by our side through it all. In the end, we must realize that our trials on this earth are nothing that we can’t handle. Understanding that God gives man into their own sin, doesn’t mean He makes bad things happen in our life, but sometimes will allow those bad things to happen in our life, so that we can refocus our life and find our strength in Him alone. Again, God doesn’t give us anything we can’t conquer. Heading into 2020 with a grateful heart for the past adventures that have shaped me and the new journeys to come…
Don’t be intimidated by the total cooking time, because you actually are only putting in about 10 minutes of hands-on work! The rest of the time is baking and cooling, so enjoy a movie and let your oven work magic.
I believe it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness!
(Vegan) Mini Festive Pavlova
- 1 15 oz. Chickpeas
- 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Plant-based Yogurt or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Whole Cherries
- Fresh Raspberries
- Fresh Blackberries
- Pistachios, crushed
- Preheat oven to 250F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
- Pour the chickpeas through a filter over a mixing bowl to capture the Aquafina liquid only.
- Then, add the cream of tartar and mix on medium high speed for 3-5 minutes, until it forms soft peaks.
- Increase the speed to high and gradually add in the sugar. Whisk 3-5 more minutes, until stiff peaks form.
- Fold in the vanilla extract. Then, place 6 equal-sized gallops on the prepared pan(s), leaving them few inches apart from one another.
- Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then, turn of oven BUT DON’T OPEN THE OVEN. Leave them in the oven for 20 minutes. Finally, allow them to finish cooling at room temperature. (They should be able to pop off the parchment paper.)
- Garnish each pavlova with your favorite yogurt or vanilla bean ice cream, fresh cherries, raspberries, and halved blackberries. You can also serve with crushed pistachios and a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!
I truly hope you all enjoy this celebratory recipe! Cheers to the New Year and the new journeys to come! xxL