I love making all sorts of nut milk as its a delicious alternative to use in cereals or other recipes. I like to try new things and loved making this pecan nut milk.. It’s delicious with the addition of raw honey and has a lovely caramel flavour. You could make it sweeter with some dates in the blender too.Read More
I made 18 of these delicious blueberry and oat muffins in the evening last week and by morning there were 6 left. Lets just say they went down well with the big kids in the house lol! They are made with loads of fresh blueberries, dates, oats and kefir milk. You can also use yoghurt if you don’t have kefir. I also used fresh buttermilk from making butter with the kids but you can buy buttermilk in the store if you don’t have fresh.Read More
Remember that delicious walnut cake I made a few recipes back…well we used up the leftovers for a delicious brunch at the weekend! Check this out, it was loved by all the kids! The recipe is super easy and you could use any old leftover pieces of cake it doesn’t have to be walnut cake. The walnut cake does work well with the apples though.Read More
My apologies to all those trying to use this Spring time to get fit and slim for the Summer lol! These are sooooo good your really going to find it hard to just eat one…trust me I tried and failed lol. The kids loved them and they were a real treat for a weekend breakfast a few weeks back. I topped mine off with a maple cream cheese sauce. They were quite simply a piece of heaven in a skillet!Read More
We love a smoothie in the morning, it really helps us start the day off well. Kefir smoothies have become a favourite breakfast item in our family and there are so many delicious variations to be made. This berry smoothie is one of our favourite smoothies made with kefir. We love making kefir and there are so many health benefits. I would encourage you to do your own research on this to find out how beneficial it can be.Read More
These pancakes are our absolute fave! They are fluffy and so delicious with chopped fruit, nuts and maybe a drizzle of maple syrup or raw honey. They are also the perfect way to use up any excess kefir you may have from making your own. They are so easy to make and the kids absolutely love them with a bit of nutella and fruit for breakfast or for a snack.Read More
I don’t think any Scottish foodie blog would complete without these delicious pancakes. You can serve them simple with melted butter or jam or for that special treat with some crispy bacon and eggs on the top.Read More
I love a nice warming family breakfast in the winter months and nothing hits the spot like a bowl of creamy porridge with a variety of toppings and a drizzle of raw honey!
Time is not always on my side in the mornings though and these breakfast bars are the perfect alternative to my fave breakfast porridge. They are not served hot but they certainly hit the spot with a little fruit and yoghurt on the side.Read More
I made these delicious chocolate pancakes with the delicious Pacari (details below) hot chocolate and cinnamon blend which was kindly gifted to me earlier this year by them to experiment with in recipes. Its delicious and in my opinion is a very good quality cacao for baking and hot chocolate.
I topped off these pancakes with chopped pears, seeds and nuts but you could use a variety of toppings of your choice.
They are dairy and egg free and yet still delicious! I love making a batter or cake type recipe without eggs as it means I can lick all the spoons and thats the best bit. Right? Yum yum!
The recipe is super easy and great for a lazy Sunday brunch or breakfast with the kids! They loved it of course and enjoyed it with a drizzle of date syrup. It would also make a delicious Christmas breakfast!
1 1/2 cups of spelt flour
3tbsp of cacao powder (I used Pacari’s Cinnamon blend)
2tsp of baking powder
1/2tsp of salt
1 cup of almond milk
1tbsp of melted coconut oil
3 tbsp of agave or maple syrup
1tsp of vanilla
A small handful of chocolate chips (optional)
Fruit, nuts and seeds for the topping
Drizzle – agave, maple syrup etc.
Whisk all the ingredients together adding in more flour or milk to create a thick batter. Melt a tiny amount of coconut oil on a pancake pan and spoon on a tbsp or two to make the desired size of pancake. Sprinkle on a few chocolate chips if using.
Flip once tiny bubbles appear and cook for another minute or so on the other side. Drizzle with maple syrup or date syrup and top with chopped fruit, nuts and seeds of choice. Enjoy!
Check out Pacari’s top quality chocolate products at the link below. They are also fairly traded which is important to me. 🙂
Pacari website – https://home.pacarichocolates.uk/
These are such a great breakfast snack and make a perfect make ahead breakfast for busy families!
I used the apple pie butter recipe for the filling but you can also use canned pureed fruit. The recipe is very simple and I hope you enjoy these fruity bars as much as we did!
Love Angie x
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup quick cook rolled oats
2/3 cup of brown sugar or coconut sugar
1/4 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of apple butter or other fruit filling
Preheat the oven to 180, grease a baking tray and combine the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and baking powder. Crumble and rub together in the bowl until it looks similar to the crumb topping for apple pie.
Set aside half a cup of this mixture and press remaining into the tray. Spread the apple butter on top of the pressed in mixture and sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top. Press down lightly.
Bake for 30-35mins. Cool, then slice into chunky bars!