Blackberry, Hazelnut and Spelt Cake Bites

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk There is a small amount of honey in these delicious little bars, but no refined sugar – most of the sweetness comes from the fresh and dried fruit Ingredients 130g dried, stoned prunes Zest and juice of 1 orange 1 apple, cored and finely chopped 50g sultanas 100g jumbo or rolled oats 3 eggs 25g set honey 50g olive or rapeseed oil, plus 1 tsp for greasing…

Rainbow Ice Lollies

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com   These colourful ice lollies are the perfect fruity treat for a hot day, and you can learn how to make them in just 5 easy steps. Made with only fresh fruit and no faffing about freezing different mixtures, these healthy lollies are just right for the kids, too.  Ingredients 1 medium banana 180g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 150g fresh mango chunks 180g blueberries Method 1….

Raw Cacao, Avocado and Raspberry Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of thetelegraph.co.uk Ok, we know this sounds a bit odd…but there’s not only no sugar involved, but no baking either…give it a go! It might just become an Easter family favourite! INGREDIENTS 900g pitted dates 360g blanched (skinned) hazelnuts 120g raw cacao powder 300g raspberries 125g toasted and roughly blitzed hazelnuts For the icing 4 avocados 4 tbsp runny honey 150g raw cacao powder METHOD Put the dates and…

Easy Maple Syrup Flapjacks

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of Sainburys.co.uk.   Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter, softened 100g pure maple syrup 150g light soft brown sugar 325g porridge oats   Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a 16 x 25cm baking tin with baking parchment Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Stir in the maple syrup and sugar, and simmer until it’s mostly dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the porridge oats….

Raspberry Fairy Cakes

This recipe is courtesy of Tesco.com   Ingredients: 100g No-salt butter 2 medium eggs 100g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 ripe banana 1 teaspoon mixed spice 150g raspberries Method: Pre-heat oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6 (fan oven 180°). Put 12-18 paper or silicon fairy cake cases in bun tray(s). Measure out all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mash the banana with a fork before mixing the ingredients together thoroughly either with a…

Banana Bread

This banana bread is really moist and tasty, with no sugar or butter…and uses up those over ripe bananas! Ingredients 2 eggs 8 tbsp oil (coconut or olive) 6 tbsp honey or maple syrup 4 tbsp milk or Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 – 3 mashed ripe bananas 600g (21oz) whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional) ¼ tsp ground nutmeg (optional) ¼ tsp ground…

Blueberry Drop Scones

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes: 20 Ingredients 50g porridge oats 250ml skimmed milk 175g light brown self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 150g dried blueberries 1 Sunflower oil spray Method 1. Soak the oats in a little of the milk for 5 minutes. Mix together the flour and baking powder. In a jug, beat together the eggs and remaining milk. Make…

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