Vegan Plum Cobbler and Ice Cream

July 12, 2013

plum cobbler

Vegan Plum Cobbler and Ice Cream

Do you make promises that you can't keep?

I have been so disappointed in people who have made promises to me and broke them.  Some of those broken promises have actually shattered my heart.

Last week I blogged about my vegan journey and how important it was for me not to break the vow I made to myself about eating animals. So I started blogging to make myself accountable, and it worked.

Today I would like to invite members of our community to share their stories of promises they made,  and how they were able to realize them.

I believe improving our ability to keep promises is a skill that can be learned, and I know our Ordinary Vegan community can inspire that.

Please share your stories in the comments below.

Now on to food and a yummy vegan plum cobbler.

I love plums. When summer arrives, I go plum crazy.

Plums are actually one of the healthiest foods in the world.

One medium-sized plum contains 113mg of potassium, a mineral that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce stroke risk. They also have high amounts of Vitamin C. Plums are delicious eaten as is, but I also enjoy them in salads or as a desert like this super easy plant-strong plum cobbler.

Hope you enjoy this plum cobbler as much as we did. If you have a sweet tooth, you may enjoy these berry dumplings in a clay pot and vegan ice cream with chocolate flakes.

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Plum Cobbler
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 lb. fresh or frozen, thawed, pitted and halved plums
  • 6 oz. firm organic silken tofu, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat deep-dish glass or ceramic pie pan or 9-inch square glass or enamel baking dish with a little oil. Add all the fruit.
  2. Blend tofu in food processor or blender for 2 minutes, or until smooth, scraping down sides. Add vinegar and ¼ cup water, and blend until smooth. Add sugar vanilla, almond extract: puree 1 minute, or until sugar dissolves. Add dry ingredients, and blend 2 minutes or until smooth and thick batter forms.
  3. Spread batter over fruit in baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden-brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with your favorite vegan ice cream.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 230 Fat: 1 gram Trans fat: 0 gram Sugar: 36 grams Fiber: 2 grams Protein: 4 grams




11 thoughts on “Vegan Plum Cobbler and Ice Cream

  1. I promised myself I would never buy leather again, even if the shoes were really nice! I also promised to use only cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics. It took some shopping to find alternatives to what I was used to, but it’s so worth it!

  2. I watched my father and a guest shooting sqirrels when I was about five. After they killed one, they found a nest full of her babies. The guest promptly shot the babies explaining that it was the humane thing to do since the mother was now dead. I ran away crying, and vowed I would never hunt or kill animals for food. My parents forbid me to be vegetarian as a child, so I promised myself I’d be a vegetarian once I turned eighteen…And I did! At first I missed the taste of meat, but found the longer I went without it, the less I craved it. It’s been 18+ years since I made my promise not to take a life, and I’m still discovering the many delicious, veggie dishes and meat-free recipes. Thank you for sharing your dessert – I can’t wait to try it!

  3. 14 months ago I made a promise to myself (which I have found is the easiest to break) that I was not going to eat animal derived foods. I would stay plant strong vegan (I added the additional challenge of gluten free) through thick and thin – family vacations, a cruise, a lot of traveling, etc etc. I am so happy to be able to say that I have kept that promise to myself 100%. I made the promise and haven’t looked back. I believe honesty begins with ourselves.
    p.s. I appreciate the work you do on the website/blog/facebook etc. 🙂

  4. I have been vegetarian for about a year and a half now, just started being vegan last Friday 🙂 It’s going really well… About a month ago I found out that Mars candy tests on animals. I work at a daycare and the way we “bribe” our kids are w/ M&Ms… They get an M&M when they go home… they get an M&M whenever they are up front where we always have a big party size bag of them. We also have a candy drawer for the teachers constantly filled w/ Twix, Milky Ways, etc. all Mars candy. I promised not to eat Mars candy and it was really hard at first! I love my chocolate haha but after time I don’t even eat any kind of chocolate now 🙂

    1. a nice chili chocolate bar once in a while is nice 🙂 i finished a 25 pound box of plain m&m’s that I got for my 40th birthday as a last hoorah. I’ve been a vegan for around five years now and haven’t looked back

  5. A little over a year ago i watched Forks Over Knives. I was so struck with the science and message that it changed my life. I told my husband I had to do this! I have not looked back 🙂 When I’m feeling weak or tempted i remember the animals; it’s my promise to them that keeps me strong and determined.

  6. Becoming a vegan or vegetarian has been a gradual and an ” off and on” process for me. It started in my early teens while attending a Seventh Day Adventist school. For lunch, I would eat their vegetarian meat replacements (which I found years later are loaded with sodium). At home, I ate red meat, chicken, and fish including shellfish. I dated a few of the Adventists off and on through the years and changed my diet to fit them. In the ’70’s there was a “pcp” scare here in Michigan with the cows and my mother remove beef from our diet. And I never ate another piece of beef since.
    Somewhere between 1996 and 2000, I was grill some pork ribs and for some reason they had the most awful smell. When I served dinner, I still could smell them. They stunk!! My husband said they were fine. He ate them but I couldn’t. So pork was dropped out of my diet.
    Also during that time, my body started to change. I use to have trouble gaining weight, but now I was gaining weight very rapidly and nothing I tried to do to get the weight gain stopped. I have high blood pressure, allergies and arthritis.
    I am now, 58 years old and weight over 200 pounds! I went to a raw vegan food seminar and thought I tried everything else, what could it hurt! That was 3 years ago.
    Finally, I enrolled in a raw vegan food cooking class. It was fun, the food we prepared was wonderful. I lost 20 pound my first month. I have only been on this since May and and still losing weight to the tune of 2 to 4 pounds per week! I no longer suffer with the headaches, my digestive system seems to be working better. Because of my Creole background, I learned how make food burst with flavor from my grandmother. As you know, people who have that heritage do not like food to taste bland!
    I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet. I will also let you know if I added or subtracted anything to fit my taste buds. I am a foodie, I like to collect recipes, I like to try new dishes, new flavors all of the time! I can’t wait to try this burger recipe and I will be back to rate this recipe after I tried it.
    My promise is to myself, I will no longer eat anything that has a face! I promise to watch my sodium intake because I have found a high sodium intake for me will kill me! I will continue to try to convert my husband who is diabetic to change his diet to help him with his condition. I promise to serve my grandchildren when they visit as much of the vegan dishes as I can convince them to eat. Talk to them about how this lifestyle is better for them for a happy and productive life!

  7. I’ve been promising myself to thank you for the print option on your recipes. Love your blog and I am grateful for that feature. It is so disappointing to find a recipe on a blog and have to figure out how to print it without printing the entire blog. And your recipes are awesome.

  8. Crap- I am 2 behind a free t-shirt. I must confess to slipping up on the vegan life style-but measurable nutritional deficiencies and the full time job of veganism, and laziness led me to incorporate things like cage free vegan-fed eggs into my diet. Stress has had a big role in my faltering health as well and I had to get some serious protein on board- like albumin- the only protein found in eggs and lower albumin levels are associated with higher mortality.

    But, I made a personal promise to support my old and dear friend, Nancy, in an interest that is kind to all living things, and to support her extensive efforts in the kitchen and building her on-line community FOR THE PURE MOTIVATION OF HELPING OTHERS. And I know that she is 100% Right-On. Advocating plant based diet, and improving the well being of anyone who will listen to her.

    I highly commend Rebecca in her denunciation of leather goods. Rebecca, you are right on and have asked myself- Can you let go of those leather shoes???

    I am a terrible Vegan. Oh Dear God.

    Promise- when I used to go plant flowers on my Nana’S grave who was all about love, I promised her she would never be forgotten as long as I was alive. I hated going there and seeing no flowers on her grave in the Spring. I have never missed a Memorial Day planting since 1977. I wanted to make sure that anyone who passed by her grave would know she was loved. I always had extra flowers and I would plant some on other graves that were forgotten. I wanted to say to those souls that someone loved them. That their lives mattered. Especially the graves of Veterans.

    One needs to only look into the sparkling eyes of an animal to know that they are trued beings, with souls, equal to us. And I support the movement of plant-based diets, for the sake of the innocent. And what other Innocent should we be protecting?

    Animals are a gift from God and have enhanced the life of all mankind. If only we were more like them- unrelentingly TRUE to our nature. Animals kill to survive, Human kill for power. Why, oh why do we eat monkey meat, why to we kill elephants for their tusks? Greed? Pride? Warped Superiority? Why do we-should we say grace and thanks for the food we eat? Because we should. Even eating a plant is a living thing and we should give thanks.

    Peace Nancy- Shine ON, Cissy XOXO

    1. Sorry to hear that the baking time was off Pat. Sometimes our ovens aren’t the temperature we set them to. I will try to make the recipe in the next couple of weeks and see if it needs a tweak. Thank you for reaching out and for your feedback.

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