Sweet Treats

Blender Banana Bread

This blender banana bread is easy. Delicious. Quick. Gluten and Dairy Free. Too good to be true?? Give it a go and let me know!

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I love it because you only need a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix), measuring spoons and cups and it’s ready to put in the oven. But you can use a bowl and mix it all together if you want! You will just have to smush up the bananas then combine all the other … Continue reading

Choc Peanut Butter Bites

So…..I’ve had a real peanut butter craving lately. These came about out of desperation for a mid afternoon snack! Choc Peanut butter bites The sweetness of dates combined with the saltiness of peanut butter and cacao is divine. Keep them plain, or coat them in coconut or sesame seeds – perfect for a peanut butter fan!  

Makes 18-20 balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of medjool dates (approximately 9-10)
  • 2/3 cup of Peanut butter (let it soften if you keep it in the fridge)
  • 1/2 cup
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HNC Mini Banana Muffins

Everyone loves a good muffin, am I right? This is a beauty – gluten and dairy free, but loved by everyone. You can mix it up however you like – keep them plain, or add some chocolate chips, blueberries or strawberries. Almond meal keeps them nice and moist, and is a good source of protein and healthy fats.

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INGREDIENTS

  • One and a half cups of Almond Meal (Or one cup of Almond meal, half a cup of LSA)
  • 1/2
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Chocolate Fruit Delights

A great option for children’s parties, or any celebration for that matter, is chocolate covered fruit! The best of both worlds, am I right?fruit dessert healthy dessert

This is so simple, it doesn’t really need a recipe as such, but will just explain how I made these so instead of just drooling over the picture, you can make them yourself!

FOR THE CHOCOLATE COATED BANANAS- 

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 bananas

1/2 cup of dark chocolate (chocolate chips are easy or just a good … Continue reading

Delicious Cashew Cream

Cashew Cream… Who would have thought?? If there is one thing I have been absolutely blown away by since becoming dairy free, it’s how damn versatile the Cashew nut is!

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You can make delicious creamy cashew milk, cashew cream, ‘cheesecakes’ all with the little cashew nut. My favourite would have to be Cashew Cream, in fact I make a batch of this every week now, and it’s become a staple in this … Continue reading

Choc Caramel Bites

Chocolate. Caramel. All from whole, natural ingredients. The best kind of treat. Need I say more?choc caramel

 

You can make these in many different ways, depending on equipment you have. Some ideas to get you started:

  • Use a mini muffin tin with mini muffin cases
  • Use an ice cube tray (they will pop right out with a sharp knife)
  • Silicone moulds – you can get some online for Easter from Happy Tummies 
  • Use a baking tray with baking paper on
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You can have your chocolate and eat it too!

Chocolate. Anyone else addicted like me? I love it! We are coming up to the big ‘chocolate’ events of the year – Valentine’s Day and Easter – yay! Although I must admit in this household – eating Chocolate is a regular occurrence. That’s ok though, because the great news is it’s actually good for you! (small portions of course 😉
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I’m talking REAL chocolate here though, not the stuff you buy in the supermarket that’s full of sugars, artificial colours … Continue reading

HNC Buckwheat Pancakes

Pancakes. Just love ’em. As kids we would love making the ‘shake and pour’ pancakes and then smothering them with maple syrup, fruit and yoghurt. They can be a little more nutritious (and additive free) by making them yourself. Quick and easy, this is a recipe you will come back to and quickly remember.

A gluten free alternative to my HNC Blueberry pikelets, these are nut free, and can be dairy free. But not taste free!
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HNC Blueberry pikelets

This is a recipe from the good ol’ days, my childhood. Mum always used to make us pikelets, and we would often take them to school for morning tea. They are easy to make, much better than store bought alternatives (full of sugar and additives) and you can sneak some fruit into them too!

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I’ve changed the sugar to coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is less refined than other sugars, contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals and is also low … Continue reading

HNC Seedy Bliss Ball

I have come to love a good bliss ball. Easy to throw together, great to grab with a cuppa. Am sure the kids will love them too. These are a nut free version, so suitable for school snacks or for those with a nut allergy. They are high in energy and natural sweeteners – so try and stick to just one!

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Bliss balls are so forgiving – you can come up with any combination – give them a go! If … Continue reading