Recipe | Banana Bites

I’ve made these loads and loads.  They are so easy (trust me, they really are!) and there’s no weighing of ingredients.  They contain no added refined sugar, so are healthy for you as a snack (an alternative to a sugary biscuit/flapjack) and for little ones too.  They are rich in potassium and slow-release natural sugars. […]

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Banana Loaf

A much anticipated addition to my blog. 🙂  This is lower in fat than normal banana loaf recipes, and you can use a sugar substitute to reduce the calories further.  If you cut the finished loaf into 15 equal slices, it comes in at less than 200 calories per slice.  Yum! Ingredients 50g unsalted butter 180g […]

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Recipe | Honey, Pecan & Cranberry Granola bars

You can substitute the nuts and dried fruit freely; just use the basic ratio of 75g nuts and 50g dried fruit, and away you go!  Have fun with this recipe and make it your own. 🙂 Ingredients 100g rolled oats 100g runny honey 50g chopped pecans 25g chopped hazelnuts 100g nut butter (peanut butter/almond butter) […]

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Friday Recipe | Christmas Pudding

It’s not too late if you still want to make your own Christmas pudding!  Ingredients 300g brandy-soaked mixed fruit (raisins, currants and sultanas) – I bought mine pre-soaked from Lidl! 75g ready-to-eat dried figs, chopped 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 200ml orange juice 225g dark soft brown sugar […]

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Recipe | Nutmeg & Custard Yo Yo’s

These were created based on the recipe from the Marcus Wareing “Nutmeg & Custard” cookbook.  If you don’t have it, you really should buy it!  It’s brilliant!  Full of delicious sweet treats from your childhood. For the biscuits 150g unsalted butter, room temp 40g icing sugar 2 tbsp custard powder 165g plain flour Nutmeg (fresh or ground) For […]

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Recipe | Low Fat Chocolate Brownies

A great adapted recipe from the Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and Easy book. 50ml vegetable/sunflower oil 150g caster sugar 2 medium free-range eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 50g cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 80g plain flour Preheat oven to 175c In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and the oil.  Add the eggs […]

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Recipe | Coconut and Cranberry Granola

Delicious homemade breakfast!  What’s not to love about granola? 2 tbsp vegetable oil 125ml maple syrup 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 300g rolled oats 50g sunflower seeds 4 tbsp sesame seeds 50g pumpkin seeds 100g dried cranberries 50g desiccated coconut Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla […]

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Recipe | Peanut Butter Popcorn Bites

Easy recipe, with delicious results! 85g popped popcorn (cooked as per manufacturers instructions) 2tbsp crunchy peanut butter 6tbsp water 100g White Chocolate Pop popcorn as per instructions on the packet Meanwhile, gently heat the peanut butter and water together in a saucepan, until you have a smooth, warm paste Mix popcorn and peanut paste together […]

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Recipe | Walnut and Banana Cake

This was adapted from the Gizzi Erskine’s Sticky Banoffee Pudding recipe in her book (which I love love LOVE!). I decided to put some walnuts in there and ignored the dates (mainly because I didn’t have them!) 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 85g softened unsalted butter 175g golden caster sugar 2 large free-range eggs, beaten […]

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