Spinach muffins

Vegan and gluten free muffins

Ingredients

270g gluten free self-raising flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Half tsp baking soda

Half tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

4 cups of spinach

100g caster sugar

50g brown sugar

120ml milk (I used rice milk)

60ml flavourless oil (sunflower oil, vegetable oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil)

125ml Vegan yogurt

1 tsp cider vinegar

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degree celcuis.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together (dry mix)
  • In blender add spinach, sugar, milk, oil and yogurt together (wet mix).
  • Add wet mix to dry mix and cider vinegar and mix well.
  • Put into muffin cases and put into oven as quickly as possible.
  • Bake for 22/25 minutes.

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 dairy free 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). Remove the water from the vegetables and add butter/margarine and mash well, even better if pureed with hand blender.
  • Sieve flour and add to vegetables. Add golden syrup and mix well.
  • Bake in oven at 180 degrees for 25/30 minutes.
  • Do not over cook as it’ll go hard.

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

Vegetables and avocado muffins

*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free, gluten free, nut free ***

Healthy snack or lunch option

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

1 carrot – grated

½ courgette – grated

160ml/¾ cup milk (I used rice milk)

80ml/¼ cup flavourless oil (sunflower oil, rapeseed, vegetable oil)

125ml golden syrup (or maple syrup or honey)

225g/1 cup plain gluten free flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp xanthan gum (not required if using wheat flour)

pinch of salt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Put the avocado, carrot and courgette into a blender and puree.
  • Add the milk, syrup and oil. This is your wet ingredients.
  • In another bowl mix all the other ingredients together. Dry ingredients
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient and fully combine.
  • Put in muffins cases and bake for 20 minutes

These freeze well so handy for snacks and lunchboxes

Alternatives

  • Add 50g raisins
  • Add 50g oat flakes or Buckwheat flakes or quinoa flakes or millet flakes
  • Replace 30g of the flour with cocoa powder.
  • Add a handful of spinach to blender
  • Use a banana instead of the avocado
  • If not gluten free then use wholemeal instead.
  • Add 30g flaxseed

Spinach muffins

*** Spinach muffins ***
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free

Ingredients

270g self raising flour (I use Aldi self raising gf flour)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp mixed spice
Pinch of salt
4 cups of well chopped spinach
2 tbsp grated carrot
2/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup milk (any milk will work)
1/4 oil
180ml pureed apple
1 tsp apple cider or lemon juice

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, mixed spice and salt together
  • Whisk spinach, carrot, sugar, milk, oil, Apple puree and cider/juice.
  • Add wet mix to dry mix and whisk well.
  • Bake for 20/25 minutes.

These freeze well so handy for lunch.

Brownies – no added sugar

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

Ingredients

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

Banana and apple scones

*** Banana and apple Scones ***
Dairy free, egg free, gluten free and no added sugar

Extremely easy

Ingredients

200g gluten free flour
100g Dairy free butter
2 ripen bananas (well mashed)

1 apple grated
1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)

Method
• Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
• Rub the butter into the flour and cinnamon.
• Add the mashed bananas and grated apple and mix well.
• Roll out on a floured surface and cut with cutter.
• Bake for around 20 minutes.

Pinwheels

Pinwheels
*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free ***

Gluten free  if made using gluten free ingredients.

Made using puff Pastry.

Most shop bought puff pastry is dairy free, soya free and egg free but always read ingredients.

** Pizza Pinwheels **

Tomato puree

Mixed herbs

Chopped ham

Dairy free cheese

Puff pastry

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Spread the tomato puree, sprinkle with mixed herbs on the pastry, sprinkled with chopped ham and grated cheese.

Roll tightly, cut into slices. Spread on baking tray and bake for 12/15 minutes.

** Pesto Pinwheels **

Puff Pastry
Dairy free/soya free pesto
Chopped ham
Grated cheese
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Spread the pesto on the pastry, sprinkled with chopped ham and grated cheese.
Roll tightly, cut into slices. Spread on baking tray and bake for 12/15 minutes

 

**** Pinwheel fillings ****

Hidden veg sauce and violife mozzarella (pizza pinwheels)

Pesto

Pesto with chopped up chicken

Tomato passatta with mixed herbs and a little garlic

Tomato passatta with chopped up chicken

Broccoli and violife creamy

Spinach, sun-dried tomato and violife mozzarella

Bolognese (just puree standard homemade bolognese)

Chicken and violife creme fraiche with red pesto and cherry tomatoes

Mashed beans and sausage

Tuna, red onion and violife creamy

Peanut butter and banana

Peanut with grated apple

Sweet freedom choc shot (offered with a little bit of custard made with oatly or almond milk)

Strawberry fruit puree and choc shot

Apple fruit mash or grated with cinnamon

Most purees will work

 

Once you use gluten free pastry and gluten from ingredients then the pinwheels will be gluten free. One example of gluten free pasty is Jus Rol Puff Pastry.

 

 

 

 

Nutty banana bread

*** Nutty banana bread ***
Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free.

Easily made free of added sugar

Ingredients

2 ripen bananas well mashed
200g self raising flour (I use Aldi gf self raising)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
50g chopped nuts
70g dairy free butter (I use Stork margarine)
30g nut butter

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon together.
  • Mix in the mashed bananas
  • Add the chopped nuts and honey
  • Melt the butters and add. Mix well.
  • Place in loaf tin and bake for 40/45 minutes.