Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bars

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Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bars
This is a tasty, delicious and filling snack - made with mixed nuts, seeds, raisins, cranberries, cacao, maple syrup and coconut oil. Simple to make, no cooking - just leave them to set in the fridge. These healthy snacks will keep you full for longer and balance your blood sugars. All nuts and seeds and their respective nut butters or pastes are considered to be therapeutic for detoxification as they provide anti-inflammatory oils, quality protein, fibre and phytonutrient compounds like lignans which support detoxification.
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 mins
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan. Turn off the heat. Then add all the other ingredients and stir well until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Line with grease proof paper a shallow dish.
  3. Pour the nut and seed mixture onto the dish and spread out evenly.
  4. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Remove - cut into squares and serve,

Chocolate Flapjacks

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Chocolate Flapjacks
These are easy to make nutritious snacks. Made with seeds, oats, dates, raisins, cocoa, coconut oil and raisins. They are full of antioxidants, iron and fibre. The oats, seeds and coconut slow down the rate at which the natural sugars from the fruit and syrup enter your bloodstream. Cocoa is also a powerful antioxidant.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
flapjacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
flapjacks
Instructions
  1. Place the seeds and dates in a food processor and process for about 15 seconds.
  2. Add the oats and cocoa powder and process for a few seconds more.
  3. melt the butter in a saucepan and add to it the maple syrup.
  4. Combine the coconut oil and maple syrup to the food processor and process until well combined.
  5. Then stir in the raisins.
  6. Line the bottom of a small tray with greaseproof paper and then pour the mixture in and squash it down firmly to ensure it is compacted.
  7. Place in the fridge for 2 hours before turning the whole slab onto a chopping board and cutting into squares

Berries and Yoghurt with Toasted Oat Topping

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Berries and Yoghurt with Toasted Oat Topping
This is a quick, easy and really delicious dessert. It can be whipped up quickly with just a few ingredients. Berries are topped with natural coconut yoghurt and then the toasted oats - the oats are toasted in coconut oil and maple syrup.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Divide the berries between the 4 dishes, leaving a few to garnish the top. Then top with the natural coconut yoghurt.
  2. In a heavy pan, melt the coconut oil, then add the maple syrup, oats and seeds. cook for 10 mins or until the oats start to brown. then mix in the raisins. Top the berries and yoghurt with the with the roasted oat mix and the berries that have been set aside. 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.

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.