Tag Archives: baking

No butter, no flour – toasted teacakes

9 Apr

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I’m one of the strongest beleivers that “baked goods” are not enhanced by the use of the magical ingredient you see i all recipes –> all purpose flour.

Highly processed and with no taste whatsoever, its just adding the “base” to your recipe and ultimately being the source for lots of unneeded and empty calories. There’s so kany other choices you can use rather than flower which have extra benefits as well as extra taste, it’s absolutely absurd why someone wouldn’t want their baked good to taste better and healthier at the same time.

On my recent trip to finland i brought back home with me bags of rye bread which i was absolutely obbsessed about there, its just so full of flavour! I also brought some rye flour, which can also be found at any local supermarket – so go buy some now its a great kind of flour-substitute which you can experiment with.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons rye flour
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely grated cauliflower
1 egg white
1 tablespoon goat’s cheese
1 teaspoon baking powder

Mix the ingredients and pour into cupcake ‘pockets’ (i should really know what their real name is) and leave in oven for 30 minuets.

Leave to cool and cut each teacake horizontally in the middle, place in toaster before you eat 🙂

Get creative and add extra toppings:
1.cooked spinach
2.mushrooms
3.raisins and honey
4.black pepper
5.poppyseeds and honey

Cant wait to try all these, its really such a successful base ingredient for when you’re craving a fresh out of the oven treat with your tea or lunch.

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Healthy toasted teacake

10 Dec

This is a really cute quick and simple way to enjoy that muffiny texture for your breakfast with a small piece of something soft and crispy at the same time which you can top up with your favourate healthy spread and enjoy munching with a warm cuppa and a fireplace. Utopia!

Ingredients:
Makes 4 peices

1 1/2 cup quaker oats
2/3 cup soya milk
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Raisins (be generous)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg white
(Optional: natural sweetner – stevia/fructose/honey)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, place in a baking pan with some sandpaper and pop into the oven for about under 20 minuets.

You can store in the fridge and place in toaster just before eating.

(Cut vertically in half and spread with some of your favourate nut butter)

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Sweet dried fruit oat clusters

3 Oct

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The problem i find with dried fruit is that once you start, you literally can never stop! And you really cant fall into the ‘trick’ of using the excuse that “im eating fruit” because dried fruit has alot of sugar and is very calorie dense.
So i decided to make something that will still satisfy that sweet tooth but at the same time will help you realize where that STOP line is

Ingredients:
1.1 cup alpen muesli ( or you can use oats.)
2. Handfull of dried fruit mixture (i used pineapple, papaya, coconut)
3. 1 tablespoon honey (you can add a little more if its not sticky enough)
4. 2 teaspoons natural carob

Cut the dried fruits into small peices and add to the oats. Then add the carob and mix, then add the honey and mix.

You can place them in the baking tray as clusters or as a big square which u can oater cut into bars.

Keep in oven for 20 minuets then leave to cool.

lemon and coconut cookie-puffs

7 Sep

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I really had no idea what to call these; this was meant to be a recipe for some lemony cookies but they turned out so soft just like bread or cupcakes.

I wasn’t going for the healthiest recipe as i was taking them to my friend’s house for a farewell party; but in the end i really couldn’t resist adding some of my healthiness into it and i was so happy with how they came out and how all my friends devoured them 😀

 

INGREDIENTS: (makes 15 big puffs)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup low-fat greek yogurt

2 tablespoons lemon juice

lemon zest

2 tablespoons flakes/powdered coconut

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 egg

2 tablespoons stevia/natural fruit fructose

 

add the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and mix.

Add the yogurt, egg, and lemon juice in a separate bowl until creamy and no lumps are lift and add it to the first mixture

Add the coconut and lemon zest.

place on a non-stick baking pan (i put messy balls of 1 tablespoon each) you can use an ice-cream scoop to make sure they are all evenly sized.

place in oven on 180degrees for 15 minuets.

i think i might make some more today they were just THAT good!!

Chocolate and Carob SINLESS cookies!

3 Aug

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These little bad boys are something i will DEFINITELY bake again, they were so easy, just need one bowl to mix everything together and all you have to do is just pop them in the oven and you are DONE!

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups quaker oats

1 cup raisins

2 tablespoons carob

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

handful of dried coconut flakes

3 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons natural fruit sugar

 

just mix it all together, place in oven for 15 minuets on 180 degrees.

They’re the perfect thing when you’re craving something chocolaty, and a chewy and sweet 🙂

QUICK AND EASY APRICOT BITES.

7 Jun

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These are so quick to just whisk together, you can make them anytime you feel a little hungry.

step 1: Get some fresh apricots and put them in a saucepan with a bit of water, heat until they become soft.

step 2: Add some rolled outs, you can powder them in the food processor if you want. and mix.

step 3: sprinkle some pumpkin seeds and put in the fridge.

Peanut-Almond oat cookies

29 Apr

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It was officially my last day of school on friday, and having finished mostly everything we need to know for our GCSE’s in most lessons, it’s that time of year where you just go into your lessons and do nothing,

So my awesome literature teacher allowed us to have a “party” and knowing that half my classmates will come with frosted cupcakes and buttery chocolate chip cookies i had to make sure that there was SOMETHING to keep me from snatching those little devils.

And what better than some home-made oat cookies?

The original plan was to make the cookies i had blogged a few weeks ago but we didn’t have any brown sugar and so this recipe was made on the spot, from the top of my head. I was really nervous they wouldn’t come out as perfect as I wanted to, but they were, my favorite oat cookies that i’d done so far, and i’m glad i finally proved to all my classmates that HEALTHY can still make you go YUM!

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups oats (powdered in food processor)

1 tablespoon melted butter

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 tablespoon cinamon

1 1/2 tablespoon crushed almond

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Mix all the ingredients, if you feel it needs to be a little more sticky add a little bit of milk,

Put in oven for around 12 minuets.

And crunch. crunch. crunch.

Coconut and Orange bites.

21 Feb

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Once You use something for the first time and get over your fear of using that ingredient, then the obsession begins.

and that’s what happened with me and coconut, this week all i’v been doing is trying to find different ways and adding it to different smoothies, cookies and foods.

So what better thing than a some bite size crisps that will fill you up whenever you’re looking for something to snack on.

INGREDIENTS:

1 egg white

1 tablespoon coconut

orange zest

1 cup crushed bran flakes

5 crushed almonds

 

Whisk the egg white and then add the rest of the ingredients, put in a non-stick pan in little balls, and bake on 180 degrees for about 15 minuets!

 

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5 calories cinnammon meringue!

26 Nov

when i saw this recipe i absolutely fell in love!

i was so excited to do it, i was so busy yesterday but decided to make time to do this awesome recipe!

so each little meringue is only 5 calories!

i love meringue and i love anything crunchy

so this is the perfect snack for me to munch on!

2 eggs whites

1/4 teaspoon cinnammon

1/4 teaspoon cardamon

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

3 tablespoons brown sugar

lemon juice

beat egg whites and orange juice, then add spices and sugar one tablespoon at a time.

once the meringue looks stiff place in oven of 300 degrees for around 20 minuets

so, we’d just bought a new oven and it doesn’t have the temperatures on it, it was the first time we try using it, and so my little meringues were the victims who burnt in the hell of fire 😦

i couldn’t try them but I’m sure they would have turned out amazing and been my new favorite treat,

so whenever i have time again i shall try to remake them.

let me know how yours turned out 🙂 

FROYO – banana, raisins and walnuts

15 Nov

you know that feeling you get when you’re eating chocolate cake or your favorite ice-cream and you can just NEVER find the will to put your spoon down. each spoonful makes you want more and more and you just forget about everything else around you except for that piece of awesomeness in front of you.

The main aim of this blog is to have that feeling but with something healthy. now i always make little healthy snacks and i really do enjoy them. but i never feel the urge to lick the plate and demand more. until now.

i truly enjoyed this snack so much, i had half what i made before even putting it in the freezer and i really hope it satisfies your sweet tooth too.

1 cup yogurt

1 banana

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup walnuts

put all in the blender and blend,

put in the fridge for 2 hours.

and you have the most amazing FROYO ever! 😀