Nutella Banana Bread – Gluten Free

Ingredients

1 and 1/4 cups of Nutella Spread + plus a bit extra for the topping

3 large eggs

2 medium bananas

1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

1 – Preheat oven to 180 degrees

2- Grease the inside of a 8.5 inch x 4.5 inch loaf tin

3- Add all ingredients into a blender and mix until everything is smooth. You can mix by hand but you will just need to ensure the mixture is smooth.

4 – Pour into loaf tin

5- Bake for 50-55 minutes

6 – Leave bread to cool down

7 – Coat the top of the bread in a thin layer of Nutella spread.

Really delicious banana bread and really simple to make.

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Fruit and Nut Mix

Ingredients

50g Walnuts

50g Almond Flakes

50g Pecan nuts

50g Pumpkin Seeds

50g Sunflower Seeds

100g Goja Berries

Instructions

1 – Add the Almond flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and goja berries in to the bowl.

2- Chop the walnuts and pecan nuts finely and add to the mixture

3- Mix thoroughly

4- Weigh into 40/50g portions depending on personal preference. I personally weigh then into portions of around 45g

This will usually make around 8/9 portions.

I enjoy snacking throughout the day, so this fruit and nut mix is perfect for me as it provides with lots of nutrients but also tastes delicious. I usually weight out my mix on a Sunday ready for the week, so I have one every day and then a couple extra just in case. Usually I eat them in the morning and will occasionally have one at night when I have a sugary craving instead of grabbing a chocolate bar.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

100mls water (can use almond or coconut milk)

Tablespoon of chia seeds

Tablespoon of honey

Handful of strawberries

1x Banana

Handful of Blueberries

Instructions

  • Mix water, honey and chia seeds in a bowl – stir well
  • Cover the mixture with cling film and put in fridge for a couple of hours (Usually I put it in the fridge overnight)
  • Stir mixture and add strawberries, banana and blueberries

Really simple recipe and you can change it to suit you by adding different fruits that you enjoy. Sometimes I eat this for breakfast or sometimes as a desert in the evening.

You can also add Tahini or nut butter for extra flavouring. I have also tried it with Lucuma which also adds a really nice flavour.

It is only over the last few months that I have learnt about Chia seeds but I have slowly started to bring them into my diet as Chia seeds have a huge amount of health benefits.

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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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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