Apple and Raspberry Loaf with Cashew Cream and Fresh Berries

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Apple and Raspberry Loaf with Cashew Cream and Fresh Berries
This is a delicious vegan, gluten free loaf topped with cashew cream and fresh berries.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cashew frosting/cream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cashew frosting/cream
Instructions
Loaf
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line and grease a loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon into a bowl and add the xylitol.
  3. Add the oil, milk and vanilla essence and mix until thoroughly combined. Toss in the berries and apple.
  4. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for approx 40 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Allow to full cool while you prepare the topping.
Cashew cream/frosting
  1. Drain the cashews and then put all of the ingredients into a high speed blender. Blend until smooth - add extra milk depending on preference of consistency.
  2. Place in freezer/fridge for 30 minutes to allow to set
  3. Pour the cashew cream over the loaf and top with fresh berries. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

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.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin and squash are sweet and therefore are a good alternative to banana in smoothies. Pumpkin and squash are also high in vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin. They are also full of fibre and antioxidants.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Place all the pumpkin smoothie ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more dates as necessary.
  2. Por the smoothie into individual glasses. Top with natural coconut yoghurt, granola and berries. Pour over the maple syrup and serve.

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.

Apple and Berry Crisp

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Apple and Berry Crisp
A wholesome dessert made with oats, mixed nuts, cinnamon, honey, coconut oil, apples and berries. Serve with natural coconut yoghurt.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place chopped apples in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until apples are soft,
  2. Drain the apples and place in an ovenproof dish. Add the berries and xylitol - stir. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan gently heat the coconut oil until melted. Turn off the heat. Add the honey and stir.
  4. Add the nuts, oats, and cinnamon to the oil and honey and stir thoroughly until well combined.
  5. Pour the nut and oat mixture over the apple and berries and spread evenly until all of the fruit is covered.
  6. Place in oven on 180C and cook for 25-30 mins. Serve with coconut cream.