Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Sometimes I will really crave something savoury like fried eggs on avocado toast. However, more often than not I have a very sweet tooth in the morning, over the years I have found ways to fill these cravings while still having a healthy start to the day. Chocolate Smoothie Bowl There are just a few simple ingredients: 1 banana 1 teaspoon of coco powder a small handful of oats a good splash of a milk (dairy for non dairy) and any topping, I used pip and nut peanut butter and flaxseed Method: … Continue reading Healthy Breakfasts for Chocolate lovers
Hello! So up until this weekend I had actually been rather healthy this January (minus the chocolate orange I demolished yesterday evening…) and this was one of the healthier bakes I made to satisfy my sweet tooth and since it was so utterly delicious I thought I would share the recipe with you! The recipe actually called for walnuts but I just used pecans because they were what I had in the cupboard. Here are the ingredients you will need: a little coconut oil for greasing the tin 2 and a half ripe banana 200g buckwheat flour 25g chopped pecans … Continue reading Niomi Smart’s Vegan Date, Pecan and Banana loaf
Hello! For those of you who watch The Great British Bake Off, you will know that the final of this series is next Tuesday! I am hugely excited! I have been watching the show since 2013, and even with the loss of Mary, Sue and Mel, I still love the show. I love how it becomes a weekly routine and it is such a cosy show, I often grab a tea and a little treat, light a candle and grab a blanket! This year has been so lovely, I think this is partly because this year all the bakers where … Continue reading GBBO Final
Happy Weekend! I think you guys enjoyed my last post about Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcakes from my Natural baking recipe book, so I though I’d show you the recipe to a Victoria sponge cake which I made earlier in the Summer. It is so delicious that you could barely guess that it is healthy! Here are the ingredients: 150g softened butter 80g coconut sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs zest of 1/2 an orange 3 and a half tbsp milk 150g Spelt flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt For the filling: 75g fresh raspberries 1.5 tsp coconut … Continue reading Healthy Victoria Sponge Cake
Hello! So, I generally like to stay away from refined sugar. Now I do have days of weakness when someones baked a cake and I just give in, but at home when I bake for myself I like to go refined sugar free. Last month, I got given a natural cookbook which is called Natural Baking it is all about baking slightly healthier. I saw this recipe for Chocolate cupcakes and decided to make it! Here is the recipe: (makes 12 muffins) Ingredients – 2 tsp cider vinegar. 200ml non dairy milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 60g coconut oil (melted) 320g slept … Continue reading Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Hi everyone! So as some of you may know, my diet is a refined sugar free one and I love to try out new recipes that fit this as I still have an extremely sweet tooth! I am a huge lover of coconut and chocolate and when I used to live in the States theSamoa was easily my favourite Girl Scout cookie so when I saw a healthy version of them on Pinterest, I knew I had to try them out! Ingredients (for around 5 small cookies) 1/2 cup dates (Any ind but Medjool work the best) 1/2 cup of … Continue reading Healthy, sugar and gluten free and vegan, Samoas!
Hi everyone! Before I start this post, I’m thinking about doing a Harry Potter Q&A, so if you have any questions either leave them in the comments below or email them to me: Autumnleavesandaspringbreeze@yahoo.com. Now on with the post! So a few days ago I decided to make some Harry Potter themed cupcakes and ended up with these snow scene cupcakes. I simply made some quick and easy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing using this recipe. I then iced the cupcakes with a simple nozzle and started to decorate. I made the chocolate decorations by printing out some pictures of the … Continue reading Harry Potter Snow Scene Cupcakes
Hello everyone! So last month I decided to make to Tasty Chocolate cake. I really like their videos and recipes, and I had done a couple of their simple cookie recipes in the past and the had worked really well … Continue reading The Tasty Chocolate Cake