Granny’s Gingerbread

I love a hot latte style drink and a thick slice (emphasis on the thick!) of this delicious sticky gingerbread. I use this to create a hearty and warm filling breakfast with some stewed slices of apple on the top and a sprinkle of additional walnuts. It also makes a great after school snack or wrapped in a little beeswax a school break time piece.

Follow the recipe below for a delicious addition to your Autumn faves!

Ingredients

125g of butter

50g golden syrup

175g molasses

225g spelt wholemeal flour

2tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of ground ginger

75g of soft brown sugar

2 eggs

50g chopped walnuts

150ml almond milk

1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda

Turn on the food mixer or processor and cream the butter, golden syrup and molasses. Add in the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, brown sugar and mix further. Whisk the eggs with a fork in a cup and add to the mixture, mix further on a medium setting. Add in the chopped walnuts and milk and bicarb, mix further and pour ino a lined or buttered loaf tin. Bake at 160oc for 1hr and 30 mins. Remove, cool and serve.

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Apple Oat Bars

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

Ingredients

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!


Apple Butter Recipe

I made this super delicious apple butter recipe at the start of the week last week and used it in over 3 recipes! We had apple butter on banana bread, apple butter filled oat bars and oat muffins with apple butter as an ingredient. It was a real time saver and it was enjoyed by all the family. You can also spread it on toast, dip fruit in it, serve it with ice cream or even use it for pie filling! mmmm pie! 😉

Below is the recipe for this super delish apple butter!

Ingredients

8 Large Granny Smith Apples

3 cups of apple juice

1 cups of sugar

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of ground cloves

1/2 tsp of ground allspice

Peel and chop all the apples up and pop into a large pan with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a quick boil then lower to a simmer for 30mins, stir frequently and mash at the end. Store in a kilner type sealed jar in the fridge to use as needed. Enjoy!


Chocolate Brownie Cake

Suitable for Vegans

This cake is soooo delicious and even without the butter and eggs it is so super moist! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a vegan friendly cake recipe and for anyone looking to cook less with eggs or butter.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups of self raising flour

1 1/2 cups of golden caster sugar

3/4 cups cacao powder

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups of hazelnut milk (or other dairy free milk)

1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup of organic rapeseed oil

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 cup of boiling water

Topping:

Hazelnuts

Cherries

4 Tbsp of Cacao Powder ( I used Pacari’s drinking cacao with ginger)

4 Tbsp of Golden Icing Sugar

My ingredients are always organic where possible.

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, sugar, cacao powder and salt to a mixing bowl (I use my trusty kitchen aid) and mix on a low speed together.
  2. Mix the milk and vinegar together in a jug and leave for a few minutes.
  3. Turn the flour mixture back on low speed and slowly add in the oil, milk and vinegar and the vanilla extract and blend together for a minute or so.
  4. Add in the boiling water and mix on low, increasing the speed to medium to ensure its all fully blended.
  5. Pour into a well oiled cake tin, I used a drop of the rapeseed oil to oil the tin.
  6. Bake on 160-180 for around 40 minutes. Poke a stick or clean butter knife through the center of the cake to see if it is cooked through. If it comes out clean its done, if its still sticky it needs some more time in the oven.
  7. Leave the cake to cool.
  8. Add the cacao and icing sugar together in a bowl and add a little hot water splash by splash to mix through to a paste like consistency.
  9. Spread the icing on the cake and decorate with nuts, cherries or fresh strawberries.
  10. Slice and enjoy! Remember to share 😉


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Luxury Lemon Curd

Luxury Lemon Curd

This is such a delicious and super easy lemon curd recipe made without eggs and butter. I was using it for the inside of a coconut cake but you could also spread it on scones, toast or spoon a little on other desserts. Its a real treat! Enjoy!

Ingredients

Juice of 2 Lemons

Juice of 2 Limes

1 Cup of Sugar

1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp Coconut Cream

1/3 cup of Cornstarch

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Tumeric

Glass jam jars

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to the pan and whisk on a medium heat, bring to the boil and lower the heat. Continue whisking on a low heat until it has thickened and all the ingredients are blended together. There should be no lumps left.
  2. I pop my glass jars in the oven on the lowest setting for 15-20mins to sterilise and I use a bowl of boiling water for the seals. Sterilise your glass jars in this way or your own way.
  3. Pour the thick curd into your dry, sterilised jars and cool a little before sealing. Store in the fridge.



Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

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I love chocolate milk and especially this healthy homemade chocolate milk recipe made with juicy medjool dates and peanut butter powder!  This recipe is so quick to make and makes a great after school snack for the kids or a treat for the bigger kids at home 😉

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ingredients

Serves 2/3

1 Banana

2/3 Pitted Medjool Dates

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter Powder

3 Tbsp of Raw Cacao Powder

2 Tbsp of Pumpkin Seeds

2 Tbsp of Sesame Seeds

1-2 cups of Almond Milk

Water

You can vary the ingredient quantities a little here and there to your tastes.

Blend all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and serve cold.  Adjust the almond milk or water for your preferred texture.  My favourite is a double cream texture.  In the winter I like to keep the blender on to serve it a little warmer, you could also warm it up on the cooker to make creamy hot chocolate.

Enjoy!

Angie Milne

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Apple Fall Recipes

Awesome Apple Recipes

I have four delicious apple recipes to make use of my homegrown apples and apples from friends.  These recipes are so easy to make, even supervised children could make them.  My favourite is the toffee apple smoothie!  If anything try this recipe!

Click the video below for the recipes.  You can also find the recipes further down this post.

Toffee Apple Smoothie

2x chopped apples

2-4 x medjool dates

3+ cups of Hemp Milk (or other milk)

Dash of maple syrup

1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.  Add in a little extra milk if necessary.  Share with family and friends!

Apple Recipes

Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

Oh these are so delicious!  Be warned they are addictive! 😉

Apple Slices (seeds removed)

Crunchy Peanut Butter

Chopped Nuts/Dried fruit/fresh fruit

Slice and remove the seeds from the apples (you can see how I did this in the video above).  Spread a tbsp of peanut butter on one slice, top with chopped nuts or fruit etc. and top with another slice.  Serve like mini apple sandwiches!  These make great after school snacks.

Overnight Apple Oats

I love overnight oats, they are so easily digested once left to soak the whole night.

1 x apple

Organic Oats

Hemp Milk

Additional fruits/veg (I have used pomegranate seeds in the video some grated carrots would be good too)

Cinnamon & Allspice (optional)

Grate the apple into the glass jug or bowl and stir in the oats, add in the additional fruits/vegetables (grated) into the bowl.  I used pomegranate seeds as I needed to use them up from the fridge.  Add in enough oats for 4 people (or less) and top up with hemp milk.  I topped up the hemp milk up and over the oats so that they have enough moisture to soak up. 

In the morning you could pop the oats into a tray and warm in the oven.  I topped with some live coconut yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. Delicious!

Apple Turnovers

These are really handy little snacks for kids and are great for packed lunches or for school break snacks.  My kids had these all week!

Ready to roll puff pastry

Chopped Apples

Cinnamon

Allspice

Caster Sugar

Leave the pastry to come to room temperature and unroll.  You can also make your own pastry but for a super quick recipe ready to roll does the job nicely!  Cut the pastry into rectangles and then into smaller triangles (as seen in the video) then add in some chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice and a sprinkle of sugar.  Fold in half and close with a fork pressing into the edges.  Sprinkle sugar over the top and serve!  😀

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Cacao Halva Fudge

This is a really easy recipe to make and in a few minutes you have created a tray of healthy snacks for the family!  I’ve added a link to a short video below for the recipe if you would rather watch it.

Ingredients

Sesame Seeds x 2 Cups

Medjool Dates x 1 Cup

Organic Cacao (powder) – 1/2 cup

Vanilla Extract – 1Tbsp

Pinch of good quality sea salt

Agave Syrup (raw or the best quality you can find)

Superfood Toppings (optional)

Add the sesame seeds to the food processor and grind on high for a minute or two, add in the medjool dates and blend again on high for about 5 minutes.  Add in the cacao powder, vanilla, salt and a squirt of Agave syrup if the mixture is too dry.  You should then have a slightly sticky dough consistency (not too sticky).

Roll the mixture into balls or shape in a chocolate tray as per the video.  Add superfood toppings of your choice if you have available.

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Love and Cacao Fudge Balls

Angie x


Easy Fruit Salad with Chia

I used some Lemon Coconut yoghurt to make this awesome and super quick fruit salad with chia seeds and walnuts.  Me and the boys shared this after lunch and it was divine!

Ingredients

Chopped up fruit of choice

Coconut flavoured yoghurt or other dairy free yoghurt

Chia Seeds

Chopped nuts of choice

Maple Syrup (optional)

Basically all you need to do is chop up all of the fruit you wish to use and top with the yoghurt, sprinkle with some chia seeds and chopped nuts of choice and its ready to serve!  You could also drizzle a little maple syrup over the top if you wish for that sweet tooth family member.

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Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are super awesome and have been used for thousands of years.  Check out the link below for some further reading!

Chia Facts

They are pretty easy to purchase in most supermarkets these days.  I bought mine from Tesco but you can get them online also.  Click below to buy them in bulk.  I find this particular bulk option is cheaper and obviously lasts a lot longer.
Suma Wholefoods Chia Seeds 1 Kg

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Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Treat Bowl

Delicious strawberry and banana smoothie bowl made with the addition of maca powder and live coconut yoghurt.  The recipe is so easy, blend the smoothie ingredients and pour into a bowl of choice.  Top with all of the toppings, coconut chips, dried bananas, date syrup, chopped pistachios and live coconut yoghurt, drizzle to finish with delicious date syrup!  You can mix up the toppings to your liking.

So delicious – enjoy!

If you want to find out more about the health benefits of consuming maca powder check out the link below:

https://www.themacateam.com/maca-benefits

You can purchase Maca powder from most health food shops but if you would like to purchase it online click on the link below, this is one of my fave suppliers and I have tried many over the years:

Organic Peruvian Maca Powder – 500g (Certified Organic)

 

These are also my fave coconut chips mmm:
Urban Fruit Coconut Chips Straight Up 14 x 25g

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