Vegan pancakes – using milled flaxseed

Vegan pancakes – using milled flaxseed

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 90ml/6 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup/130g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup/250ml milk
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Dairy free butter/margarine to fry

Methods

  • Mix water and milled flaxseed and beat with fork. Set a side for 10 minutes.
  • Mix all ingredients together, mix well. If you have time, it benefits from been set a side for 30 minutes.
  • Fry on medium temperature until golden brown. Use butter/margarine to fry.

Alternatives

  • Add a handful of blueberries.
  • Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder for chocolate treat.
  • Buckwheat flour is a great option for pancakes
  • Can be made using ground oats.

Fruity breakfast fingers

***Dairy free, egg free, nut free and gluten free***

Ingredients

2 tbsp milled flaxseed

half a cup/125ml warm water

1 banana

1 cup /125g raspberries/chopped blueberries/chopped strawberries/mixed berries

4 tbsp/50g any butter or oil

1cup/110g flour (any flour)

1 cup/110g millet flakes (or any other breakfast flakes)

4 tbsp/50g corn flour

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix the milled flaxseed with the water. Whisk with fork. Set a side for at least 10 minutes.
  • Mash the banana and other fruit and add all other ingredients. Mix well.
  • Put in lined tin and bake for 18/20 minutes. It should start going golden brown but not hard.

Alternatives

  • Add half a cup of raisins/dried fruit
  • Add 2 tbsp of maple syrup/honey/golden syrup
  • Add a grated apple
  • Add 2 tbsp of any nut butter
  • Add half a cup of chopped nuts
  • 2 tsp nutmeg / cinnamon
  • Half a cup of dairy free chocolate chips
  • Add half a cup of any fruit puree

Sweet potato and carrot cake

Sweet potato and carrot cake
Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free

Ingredients
200g sweet potato
50g carrots
130g df butter/margarine
200g flour (I used gluten free flour)
1 tbsp golden syrup (optional)

  • Method
  • Boil sweet potato and carrot until very soft (you can do this in microwave). Teem vegetables and add butter/margarine and mash well.
  • Sieve flour and baking powder and add to vegetables. Add golden syrup and mix well.
  • Bake in oven at 180 degrees for 25/30 minutes.
  • Don’t over cook as it’ll go hard.

Peanut butter porridge fingers

***Dairy free, egg free and gluten free***

Ingredients

1 banana

2 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter)

1 tbsp milled flaxseed

50ml warm water

50g flour (any flour)

50g millet flakes (or any other breakfast flakes)

2 tsp corn flour

2 tsp cinnamon

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix the milled flaxseed with the water. Whisk with fork. Set a side for at least 10 minutes.
  • Mash the banana and add all other ingredients. Mix well.
  • Put in lined tin and bake for 15/18 minutes. It should start going golden brown but not hard.

Alternatives

  • Add half a cup of raisins/dried fruit
  • Add 2 tbsp of maple syrup/honey/golden syrup
  • Add a grated apple
  • 2 tsp nutmeg instead of cinnamon
  • Half a cup of dairy free chocolate chips

Banana bites

Very simple banana bites. No added sugar.

3 ingredient banana snack

*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free, gluten free and no added sugar ***

Ingredients

1 ripe banana

100g plain flour

50g nut butter

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcuis.
  • Put all ingredients into blender and mix well. If it doesn’t come together, add a small a moment of water.
  • Roll out on floured surface and cut as required. You also cut after baking if you prefer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Alternatives

  • If nut free, use any butter and add nutmeg or cinnamon for flavour.
  • Add a tablespoon of flaxseed.
  • Add raisins/dried fruit/chocolate chips.
  • Serve with chocolate spread or make a sandwich biscuit.
  • Add a grated apple.
  • Replace 20g of flour with 20g of cocoa powder.

Sweet potato chocolate biscuits

Sweet potato chocolate biscuits

*** Dairy free, egg free, gluten feee and no added sugar ***

Ingredients

150g sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

1 apple (peel and cored)

1 carrot (chopped)

100g nut butter

200g plain flour (any flour will work)

30g cocoa powder

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Boil the sweet potato, apple and carrot until very soft. Drain of most of the water, leaving about a tablespoon of water in the saucepan. Add the nut butter and mash well until smooth (I find it’s easier to use a hand blender to get it smooth).
  • Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix until completely combined. Add a little water if it’s too dry and doesn’t come together.
  • Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes.
  • Bake in oven for 15/18 minutes.

Alternatives

  • Add 50g chopped nuts
  • Add a generous tablespoon of chocolate spread
  • Add 50g chocolate chips
  • Add 50g raisins or dried fruit
  • Replace the 50g cocoa with an extra 50g flour.

Sugar free Spinach muffins

Sugar free Spinach muffins

*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free ***

Wet ingredients

1 tbsp milled flaxseed

3 tbsp hot water

1 avocado

1 apple (peeled and core removed)

Cup of Spinach

180ml/three quarters of a cup of milk (any milk will work)

100g dates

125m/half a cup flavourless oil (Sunflower oil, vegetable oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil)

Dry ingredients

225g/2 cups self raising flour (I use gluten free self raising flour)

1 tsp baking powder

Half tsp bicarbonate soda

Pinch of salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcuis.
  • Add the water to the flaxseed and whisk with fork and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Put at the wet ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • In a bowl, sieve all the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold in until fully mixed in.
  • Spoon into muffin cases.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

These freeze well.

Great for a snack or putting into a lunchbox.

If you don’t have an avocado, you can swap with a banana

You can swap the apple for a carrot

Healthy sweet muffins

Healthy sugar free muffins

***Dairy free, egg free, gluten free, sugar free***

Ingredients

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 eating apples
  • 100ml sunflower oil (or any flavourless oil)
  • 100g dates

Dry ingredients

  • 220g self raising flour (I used gluten free flour)
  • 50g fine oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcuis/350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Put all the wet ingredients into a blender and mix really well.
  • In another bowl, put all the other ingredients and mix.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together.
  • Put in muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes.

Alternatives

  • Instead of oats use millet flakes or buckwheat flakes or quinoa flakes.
  • Add 50g raisins
  • If not use gluten free flour then use wholemeal self raising flour
  • Add chopped nuts
  • Add 50g raspberries or strawberries or blueberries
  • Replace the apples with a grated carrot.

Ice cream

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** Icecream ***
Dairy free, egg free and sugar free ice-cream

Ingredients

3 ripe bananas
150ml coconut milk (any milk will work)

2 tbsp cocoa powder

5 strawberries chopped in small pieces

2 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp golden syrup/maple syrup/corn syrup (optional)

Method

  • Chop banana and put in freezer over night.
  • If using canned coconut milk, put in fridge over night so you can take off the cream.
  • Blend frozen in blender and add milk and syrup, blend until you get a creamy consistency.
  • Split mix 3 into 3 separate bowls.
  • One bowl add the vanilla essence and mix well – Vanilla ice cream
  • One bowl add the cocoa powder and mix well – chocolate ice-cream
  • One bowl add the strawberries and mix well – Strawberry ice-cream.
  • Put back in freezer for at least 3 hours to set.
  • If you prefer soft ice-cream serve immediately.

Alternatives

  • Half a cup of Chopped raspberries (or any fruit)
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate chips
  • Broken up cookies

Sugar free brownies

*** Sugar free brownies ***
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free and sugar free

100g Sweet potato (peeled and chopped)
2 apples (peeled and chopped)
120g flour (I use gluten free flour, any flour will work)
30g cocoa powder
50g nut butter
20g dairy free butter

Method
• Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
• Boil the sweet potato and apples until soft and remove most of the water but leave about 2 tbsp of the water in the pot.
• Add the butters and let them melt.
• Puree with hand blender.
• Mix in the flour and cocoa powder, mix well. Put in baking tin but do not flattened down.
• Bake in oven for 25 minutes.

Alternatives

  • Add 50g dried raisins/dried fruit/dairy free chocolate chips add after flour & cocoa.
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup/honey/maple syrup, add with the butter
  • Add 50g chopped hazelnuts, add with the flour