Granola Bars – Dairy and Gluten Free

Ingredients

250g mixed nuts and seeds (I used a mixture of walnuts, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and goji berries)

100g Raisins and Dates

50g Desiccated coconut

50g coconut oil melted

4tbs tahini or nut butter

1tsp vanilla extracts

3 tbsp of sweetner

2 eggs

Instructions 

1- Place all ingredients in a blender

2 – Mix a few times until combined and pieces of nuts and seeds can still be seen.

3- Place in greased baking tray or onto baking paper.

4- Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Really easy to make and the recipe can be altered to different tastes to include different nuts or fruits.

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Orange and Chocolate Chip Cookies – Dairy and Gluten Free

Ingredients

50g Coconut Flour

50g Coconut Sugar

100g Coconut Oil

110g Dairy free chocolate chips

Zest of 1/2 orange

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1tsp Vanilla Extracts

 

Instructions

1 – Pre heat over to 170 degrees

2 – Either grease baking tray or line with baking powder.

3- Mix together coconut flour, coconut sugar, salt and baking powder.

4- Add eggs, oil, zest, vanilla extract and dairy free chocolate chips.

5- Mix the indents together to form a loose dough.

6 – Divide into 9 balls and place on the baking tray.

7- Cook in the over for around 12-14 minutes

8. Leave to Cool and then enjoy!

 

Really simple to make these cookies and they taste delicious. They did not last long in my house when I made these.

 

Cacao and Blueberry Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

100g Coconut Flour

1/3 cup cacao powder

1tsp baking powder

¼ cup coconut oil

1/3 cup honey

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

½ cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips

½-2/3 cup of blueberries

Instructions

1 pre heat over to 180degrees, Line muffin tin with muffin cases ready to pour the mixture into.

2 – Mix together dry ingredients – cacao powder, coconut flour, baking powder

3 – In a small bowl mix together eggs, melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla essence.

4 – mix dry and wet ingredients together to form a thick mixture

5 – Add the Blueberries and cacao nibs and mix them gently into the mixture

6 – Spoon the mixture into the muffin case evenly

7 – place in oven for around 15-18 minutes

8 – Leave to cool and then enjoy

This is a really nice and simple recipe. These muffins were really easy to make and taste delicious.

They also have the added bonus of being gluten free and dairy free.

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Almond Butter Brownies – Gluten and Dairy Free

Almond Butter Brownies

Ingredients

128g Almond Butter

4 tbsp honey

64gs and 2 tbsp coconut sugar

32g  unsweetened apple sauce

1tbsp vanilla essence

6 tbsp cocoa powder

3 and ½ tbsp coconut flour

¾ tsp baking powder

 

  1. Pre heat over to 180 degrees and line bottom of an 8×8 inch tin with parchment paper.
  2. Place Almond Butter along with honey in a microwavable bowl and microwave gently under melted and smooth. Around 60 seconds
  3. Add coconut sugar and mix into the mixture gently to avoid air bubbles
  4. Add apple sauce and vanilla essence and mix into the mixture.
  5. Add cocoa powder, coconut flower and baking power. Mix gently to avoid too much air in the mixture
  6. Pour into the baking tray and smooth out evenly.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Put knife into the mixture and if it comes out clean then it is cooked.
  8. Leave to cool and then enjoy.

 

Very tasty brownies and really simple to make!

 

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Almond butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

Almond butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

 

75g Coconut Flour

100g Coconut Oil

100g Almond Butter

4 x Eggs

100g Honey

Chocolate chips – dairy free

½ teaspoon Baking soda

1 teaspoon Vanilla essence

 

 

1- Pre heat over to 180 degrees. Place muffin cases in baking tray.

2– Mix the coconut flour and baking powder in a bowl

3 Add the Almond Butter, Eggs, Honey and vanilla essence

4- Melt the Coconut oil and then add to the mixture. Mix until smooth

5 – Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and stir well.

6- Scoop the mixture into the muffin cases on the baking tray.

7 – Bake the muffins for around 18-20 minutes

8 – Leave to cool down

 

Makes 12 muffins

Reece’s Almond Butter Splodges

Ingredients

190g Almond butter

2tbsp Coconut Flour

3tbsp Honey

1tsp Vanilla Essence

130g Dark Chocolate or dairy free chocolate

Makes 16 Treats

 

  • Mix the almond butter, coconut flour, honey and vanilla essence into a bowl until it makes a smooth mixture.
  • Mould with hands into the shape of ball around 1 inch in size (or whatever shape you wish them to be)
  • Place on baking paper and put them in the fridge for around 10 minutes while you melt the chocolate – this will allow the mixture to become firmer.
  • Melt chocolate – (In a saucepan/microwave) until it is smooth and runny
  • Using a folk, dip the balls into the chocolate and cover them evenly
  • Leave in the fridge until they have cooled down and set.

 

This recipe is really easy to follow, and they are really simple to make.

You can use other butters such as peanut butter, seed butters or mixed nut butters. I used Almond butter as the person they were made for cannot eat peanut butter.

I used dark chocolate to cover them, but you can use a chocolate of your preferred choice.

By using coconut flour, they are gluten free and can be dairy free is you use dairy free chocolate. For this occasion, I didn’t use dairy free chocolate and the person they were for can eat dark chocolate.

Overall, they are a very delicious treat and I would highly recommend trying out the recipe.

 

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Gluten and Dairy Free

Recently I have been trying to eat healthier and looking into which foods could help to improve my health and help me get the most out of my body. I currently suffer from Asthma and decided to research if this could be improved through diet.

Asthma –A respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or hypersensitivity.

From watching quite a few YouTube videos I discovered that by going gluten free and dairy free this could vastly improve my asthma.

After looking into this I have become informed on how diet can help so many illnesses and conditions that I had never really thought about before.

Therefore, over the next few weeks or so I am going to slowly start to bring this diet into my lifestyle. I am not going to stop taking my inhalers as this could be dangerous, but I am going to try to see if there is any improvement in how often I need to take them.

I will be sharing a few recipes that I try out and I will be letting you know if there are any improvements that I notice along the way.

If anyone had any tips/recipes they know of then please feel free to share 🙂