Add Some Goodness to your Short Stack

Hey Guys,

Happy Pancake Day! I hope you’re all planning on tucking in to some delicious options whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three in my case!) I Love pancakes so this is my favourite kind of Tuesday 🙂

There are numerous different carb free and protein pancake recipes out there and I do in general love them. For today though I think it’s ok to partake in a little pancake indulgence. At the end of the day, it’s all about balance. Continue reading

Paleo Banana Muffins

Hey Guys,
I was in baking mode yesterday and decided to try out these yummy Banana Muffins. They are paleo but if you want to use normal flour, go ahead. Though I would advise that you convert the measurements as recipes tend to require less coconut flour in comparison to regular flour! These muffins are a perfect breakfast option ( I had 2 this morning!) The recipe again is really not difficult, I would advise using an electric hand mixer or alternatively mashing the bananas before they are added to the
mixture.
Serving Size: 11/12 muffins
What you need:
  • 4 bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp organic raw honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melt it first to make mixing easier)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
What you do:
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  •  Add bananas, eggs, almond butter, coconut oil & vanilla extract and blend.
  • Add in the coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Poor the batter evenly into your muffin cases, fill them up approx two-thirds of the way.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes

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Sorry the lighting in my kitchen is not ideal for taking pics, but you get the idea! The muffins have the same brown look as regular banana bread with very similar texture.
Hope you enjoy!
Happy Baking 🙂
Z x

Clean Apple & Cinnamon Oat Bars

Hey Guys,

I made these oat bars yesterday and I loved them, perfect with a cup of tea on these cold evenings! I’m going to try swap my usual surgery treats with new healthy options, so this post will hopefully have some yummy follow ups!

These apple cinnamon bars are completely clean, they are gluten free with no refined sugar or carbs so won’t  leave your sugar levels crashing and therefore craving more! The only dairy used is fat free Greek yogurt so this can be replaced by a soya alternative if you wish.

What you need:

  • 1 apple (I use pink ladies as they are my favourite!)
  • 1 1/2 cup of gluten free porridge oats
  • 2 tablespoons of organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons of fat free Greek yogurt
  • Handful of chopped up pitted dates
  • Cinnamon

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What you do:

  • Preheat your oven
  • Chop up your apple into little pieces (dice it)
  • Mix in your porridge oats, yogurt & honey
  • Add in your chopped apple and as much cinnamon as you like (I use quite a bit as I love it!)
  • Place your mixture on a baking tray, keep flour on your hands so that it doesn’t get too sticky.
  • Bake in the oven for approx 20-25mins (my oven is very strong though so leave them in longer if you think they need it)

Tip: I buy my organic honey and gluten free oats from Aldi, they are half the price in comparison to some other stores!

As you can see, these bars are really quick and easy, ideal if you don’t have a lot of spare time on your hands! I didn’t get chance to get picture of the finished goods, they were snapped up as soon as they came out of the oven!

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Baking 🙂

Z x