All posts tagged: Healthy Bakes

Cherry & Apple Flapjacks

I love flapjacks. Flapjacks are one of my favourite treats and lately, I have been craving them like mad: oaty, buttery and sweet, I wouldn’t trust anyone who didn’t like them. They are also easy to make and that makes me very, very happy.   I was going to leave these flapjacks plain: they are good as they are, but I decided to coat them in chocolate too, just for that extra cherry on top ya know 😉   Ingredients 2 Cups Rolled Oats 1/4 Cup Sliced Cherries 1/3 Cup Apple Sauce 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds 2 Tbsp Vegan Butter 2 Tbsp Coconut Syrup 2 Tbsp Raw Cane Sugar or Sweetener 2 Tbsp Ground Almonds 2 Tbsp Chopped Nuts (optional) 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract Topping 50g Melted Dark Chocolate 45ml Almond Milk Directions Pre-heat oven to 175c (fan assisted) Place the chia seeds in a cup with 3 tbsp of water and stir. Leave the chia seeds soak up the water for 10 minutes. Add the oats, syrup and apple sauce to a bowl and …

Bulkpowders: PB Stuffed Choc Chip Cookie

A few months ago I was contacted by Bulkpowders to create a recipe for their website. This was the first time I’d been asked to do anything like this for a company, so naturally I was anxious. After being asked which of their products I would like to work with, they then sent me out my selection: cacao powder, peanut flour, quinoa flour and zero cal maple syrup;  along with a few extras they chose for me. I managed to create a few recipes using all of their products, that eventually I will send over to bulkpowders. However, the recipe for the peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip cookie was my favourite, which of course are vegan too. I personally think that the cookie is a good cookie: soft, chewy and buttery with a peanut filling. I was thrilled with how they turned out. Although, I may have cheated a little with the recipe itself and adapted one of my older recipes, but atleast now I know it makes good cookies too 😉 If you want …

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Cakes with a Caramel Drizzle

Last week I was struggling with breakfast ideas and time was ticking on,  so I ended up making some quick sweet potato cinnamon cakes. Initially they were supposed to be breakfast muffins, but as always they didn’t rise as I’d hoped; so they ended up being just little cakes – not even making the cupcake category. Even though they aren’t perfect, they taste amazing and double up well as snacks on the go and combined with the vegan caramel drizzle, who could say no to these? My sister even loved them and boldly stated,  “you would never tell there was sweet potato in them”. I can’t decide if that’s a good or bad thing. These sweet potato cinnamon cakes are really easy to make too and are completely vegan, refined sugar and egg free, and depending on whether you use gluten free self rising flour, they can be gluten free too. Yields: 6-7 Cakes Ingredients  355g Sweet Potato (cooked) 50g Self Rising Flour 50g Oats 60ml Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Tbsp …

Jam Splits with Vanilla Whipped ‘Cream’

I grew up with my mother always baking cakes, for both my sister and I to take to school  fetes and parties, and among those bakes were jam splits: welsh cakes with jam in the middle. The first batch of Welsh cakes that I made on Friday were quite thin, so I didn’t fancy messing around and cutting my welsh cakes open, to have them potentially crumble and break under my heavy hands. Instead, I decided to sandwich them with some vanilla whipped cream and fresh raspberries. I think its safe to say that it’s the best idea  I’ve had in a while. Although, it doesn’t take much persuading on my part to add whipped coconut cream to food and drinks. I just love the stuff. If you have made my welsh cakes already then this recipe will be even easier for you to create. Ingredients 2 Welsh Cakes Raspberries Coconut Whipped Cream 1 tsp Coconut Oil 1 tbsp Sweetener 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Directions Take some coconut cream or coconut milk and using an electric whisk, beat the …

Welsh Cakes

It’s Saint David’s Day today so I thought I would share my first ever welsh recipe with you all – Pice ar y Maen or Welsh cakes to the non-welsh speakers. I used to make these with my Nanna as a kid and I couldn’t help sneaking them straight off the hot stove: the warm, buttery, melt in your mouth texture too hard to resist. Like most things when you’re a child, welsh cakes seemed so difficult to make, but they really are so simple. I didnt have a recipe to follow and I did try to look for my mothers trusty old recipe to adapt, but I failed. So, I came up with my own healthier version and they really do taste like the real thing in my humble welsh opinion. I mean they aren’t as good as my Nanna’s, but then she’s had hundreds of years to perfect her recipe! Knowing that St David’s day is today and that I wouldn’t have time to bake any of these beauties over the weekend, I made …

Vegan Banana Muffins

As you can see I have two types of muffins to share with you today: peanut butter & chocolate and chocolate protein. For the chocolate protein muffins, I used an all natural, plantbased protein powder by body nutrition, which is made with a non GMO quinoa, hemp and pea protein and it comes in 4 different flavours: chocolate cacao, mocha, cinnabun and vanilla bean. I received the mocha flavour protein from Cardiff Sports Nutrition a few months ago and at first I wasn’t very keen on it, as the pea protein flavour is quite prominent. However, after a month of experimenting with the protein powder, the taste and texture has grown on me a little and I now find it quite moreish. That said, I do feel it could be an acquired tasted for some people, but when it is combined with strong flavours, the pea does get disguised somewhat. You can buy the gardenia protein powder from Cardiff Sports Nutrition, both in store and online, for £40 and you can use my code (Happy 10) …

Peanut Butter & Pistachio Biscotti

I have become addicted to this biscotti recipe since I made the chocolate dipped walnut & nut biscotti last week and I have enjoyed eating them dunked in my coffee ever since. Usually biscotti are full of sugar and fat, but these peanut butter & pistachio biscotti contain all healthy fats and have no added sugar, which makes them even more addictive to eat. Just like my chunky munky protein cake, I used peanut flour in these biscotti, as well as peanut butter protein powder too and as these biscotti are versatile, you can sub the peanut flour for more protein powder, or vice versa. Ingredients 40g Vitafibre Syrup 25g Peanut Flour 25g Peanut Butter Protein Powder 10g Chopped Pistachios 1/2 tsp Baking Powder Directions Pre-heat your oven to 180c (fan assisted) Heat the vitafibre syrup in a saucepan with the water, until the syrup starts to boil and foam bubbles appear on the surface. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the protein powder, flour and baking powder; combine the ingredients, until …

Chunky Munky Protein Cake

Since the weekend I have been craving banana bread, maybe I’m lacking potassium, maybe I was a monkey in another life, or maybe I’m just craving banana bread; who knows. Thankfully, this morning I had time to make a quick banana cake. However, the trouble with that was I didn’t have any bananas in the house, it was a sad moment until I realised I still had enough banana protein powder left to add to my chunky munky cake and with that revelation I heard a choir of angels. It was a good morning. As I’ve been craving banana bread for quite some time, this banana cake couldn’t be any ordinary banana cake. No. It had to be special. It had to cure these cravings once and for all. So I made my favourite flavour of all time – chunky munky. As a smoothie this is one heroic drink. It’s packed with healthy fats and nutrition and it goes down a treat when your craving something sweet, or if you have a hangover; but we …

Chocolate Dipped Walnut & Nut Biscotti

I love easy recipes and I especially love recipes which are easy and quick, and these chocolate dipped walnut and nut biscotti were definitely both of those things. I adapted the recipe from here: halved and exchanged ingredients for ones which I had in my cupboards and overall they were a success. Although, mine were a lot paler on the inside than his were, maybe I needed to cook them for longer, or it could have been my choice of protein powder.I don’t know. They were delicious nonetheless and I feel I’m going to become obsessed with making and experimenting with different flavours. These chocolate dipped walnut and nut biscotti are packed with healthy fats and protein, but are also high in fibre too. So if you are someone who struggles to eat enough fibre everyday and also likes a sweet treat with their coffee, well guess what? You’re in luck. I also think these biscotti would work as ‘lady fingers’ in a trifle. Ingredients 40g Vitafibre Syrup 50g Vanilla Whey 25g Walnuts 10g Chopped …