HEALTHY CHOCOLATE EASTER TREATS

HEALTHY CHOCOLATE EASTER TREATS

I absolutely adore Easter and I wanted to make some healthy chocolate Easter treats. Just love it. It is a sign of Spring, a fresh start and new life. The sun comes out, flowers are in bloom, little lambs are being born and of course it is my Birthday! I have two super fond Easter memories.. My nana’s sister and her husband came to our house when I was around 8, with HUGE baskets full of eggs. We were never ones to really indulge as children. Chocolate and sweet things…

ALMOND BUTTER BANANA CAKE RECIPE

ALMOND BUTTER BANANA CAKE RECIPE

The one great thing about going away for a few days is that you come back to banana perfect for baking with. Those lovely overripe squidgy bananas, that I get to whisk them into a nice comforting Wintery bake. Recently I was offered to choose a box of products from TheFoodMarket.com. An online marketplace for natural and organic food that is made and sold by small, independent merchants. Within this box I received a lovely tub of Pip and Nut Almond butter. Nut butters are my fave. So what better…

HEALTHY BOWL CAKE RECIPE

HEALTHY BOWL CAKE RECIPE

The other week  I mixed up some warm banana chocolate proats, and boy it was good. I thought the combantion of warm banana flavour flowing through my oats was divine. I made these oats in the pan as I am old fashioned like that. However I got the inspo from Rachel over at Healthy&Psyched who popped hers in the microwave. This got me thinking about this whole mug cake faze. If you could whip up a mug cake in the microwave, and banana oats in the microwave. Then maybe if…

MUMS PERFECT SCONE RECIPE

MUMS PERFECT SCONE RECIPE

I am currently on a short break staying with my mum on her canal boat. I have a love and hate relationship with this. Its so nice to get away and be cruising down the canal, breathing the fresh country air. However she runs a cake cafe off the boat, so its time to indulge and get fat. The one thing I always have when visiting is her infamous cream teas. They always remind me of my childhood holidays in Cornwall. Except with these I get mums homemade jam. I…

MACA PEANUT BUTTER RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

MACA PEANUT BUTTER RAW CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Everybody needs to indulge now and then. Yet isnt it great to indulge knowing your eating something with no added sugar, additives or anything else. I call it guilt free indulging. The best thing is that is so possible. Everyone loves a good brownie, rich, decadent and uber chocolaty. I know I sure do.  So I went on a mission around my kitchen to make a nice rich raw brownie. The best part of making it myself I can add my fave flavour of peanut butter, and give them a…

CHOCOLATE ORANGE POPCORN CAKE RECIPE

CHOCOLATE ORANGE POPCORN CAKE RECIPE

Last week I was feeling super experimental in the kitchen. Also  I was lucky enough to receive some samples of the new Poptang popcorn, and Love Cocoa chocolate bars. Both of these are gluten free and dairy free. So I decided to make a gluten and dairy free chocolate orange popcorn cake. This makes for a fruity, chocolaty decadent dessert. Coated with an indulgent chocolate ganache. Sprinkled with orange tango popcorn. Oh yes the best part being its super healthy. CHOCOLATE ORANGE POPCORN CAKE INGREDIENTS: FOR THE CAKE: 1 banana (mashed)…

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY YOGURT CAKE RECIPE

BLUEBERRY & RASPBERRY YOGURT CAKE RECIPE

I am a sucker for a lovely piece of cake. It is something that runs in the family. My nana is a master baker and my mum owns a cake boat shop, so I have always been surrounded by sweet, tasty cakes. However when it comes to having fruit in my cake I am always very dubious. I hate Christmas cake and pudding. However I love cakes with fresh cream and fresh fruit. I had various punnets of fruit in my fridge that quickly needed using up, so I had a…