Banana and Oat Bars

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Banana and Oat Bars
Bananas are a good dietary source of potassium and magnesium, 2 nutrients that are essential for heart health. Bananas also contain plenty of resistant starch and pectin, which can help reduce appetite and keep you full for longer. Bananas are also a useful prebiotic food meaning they help support healthy gut flora and overall digestive health.
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 25 Mins
Servings
small bars
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 25 Mins
Servings
small bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a 20cm square tin.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the raisins into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Then mix in the raisins. Add some plant based milk if too dry.
  3. Place mixture into the prepared tin and smooth down until even.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins until golden and firm to the touch.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Vegan Apple and Raisin Loaf

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Vegan Apple and Raisin Loaf
This is a lovely moist and gluten free apple and raisin loaf. Serve warm from the oven with some fruit spread or nut butter and a cup of green tea - perfect! The apples in this cake means that it is full of fibre and as an added bonus provides a natural sweetness too. The fibre and polyphenols in apples have been shown to support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a 1lb loaf tin.
  2. Put the margarine and xylitol into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients apart from the raisins and process until combined well.
  4. Stir un the raisins.
  5. spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes and cooked through. allow to cool before transferring to a serving plate.

Raisin, Coconut and Cinnamon Cookies

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Raisin, Coconut and Cinnamon Cookies
These are nutritious and delicious cookies. They are vegan and gluten free, made with gram and brown rice flour. Gram flour is high in protein, iron and fiber. At the same time it is low in carbs and is gluten free. Brown rice flour is also high in fiber and is gluten free.
Prep Time 20 Mins
Cook Time 17 Mins
Servings
25 cookies
Prep Time 20 Mins
Cook Time 17 Mins
Servings
25 cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Combine the flours, baking powder, oil, xylitol, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon and milk into a bowl and mix well to form a soft dough. Add more milk as necessary.
  3. Add the raisins and continue to mix.
  4. Scoop the dough using a dessert spoon onto a greased or parchment lines baking sheet. pat down each cookie with the spoon.
  5. Bake until golden and slightly firm to the touch. Cool before serving.

Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot Cake



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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot Cake

This cake is really easy to make and is moist and delicious. You can serve it plain or with the cashew and lemon buttercream topping.
Adding carrots and chia increases the fibre in this cake. As an added benefit, chia also provided omega 3 fats and protein.
There are a number of ways to replace eggs in cake - chia seeds soaked in liquid is one option which is used in this recipe. The oil and the apple puree also help to make this cake moist when using gluten free flours.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Servings
1Ib loaf cake


Ingredients
Carrot Cake

Cashew/Lemon Buttercream

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Servings
1Ib loaf cake


Ingredients
Carrot Cake

Cashew/Lemon Buttercream


Instructions
Carrot Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 1Ib loaf tin

  2. In a high speed blender place the apple puree, olive oil, xylitol,, vanilla and chia seeds with the coconut milk. Blend until smooth

  3. Take a large mixing bowl and put in the dry ingredients. Pour in the chia mixture/sauce and beat well.

  4. Put cake mix into prepared tin.

  5. Place in oven for 35-40 minutes until cooked through

  6. Allow cake to cool completely before icing

Cashew/Lemon Buttercream
  1. Soak cashews in hot water for 1 hour and then drain.

  2. Add cashew nuts and other ingredients to a blender.

  3. Blend until creamy and smooth

  4. Transfer frosting to a bowl and place in the freezer for 45 minutes - to an hour.

  5. Remove from freezer and frost cake. Garnish with chopped nuts and grated lemon peel.

Fruit Cake


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Fruit Cake
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 40
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10
Cook Time 40
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients apart from the mixed fruit
  2. Blend the ingredients and once smooth add the mixed fruit
  3. Mix the fruit through ensuring it's evenly distributed
  4. Grease a cake tin with margarine and add the mixture
  5. Cut a little piece of greaseproof paper out to cover the top of the cake to prevent it from burning
  6. Put the tin into the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until firm to the touch
  7. Allow to cool before serving