Apple cupcakes

Vegan and gluten free

The texture is really good and these are so easy.

Ingredients

  • 115g/half cup dairy free butter
  • 250g/2 cups gluten free self raising flour (sieved)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200g/1 cup caster sugar
  • 60ml/4 tbsp dairy free milk
  • 1 banana – well mashed
  • 1 apple – grated

Method 

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add flour and baking powder.
  • Once combined add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Baked at 180C for 20 minutes

Alternatives

  • Replace apple with cup of raspberries /strawberries/blueberries
  • Replace 30g flour with 30g of cocoa powder
  • Add cup of chocolate chips

Stork margarine is vegan and gluten free. Great for baking.

Stork margarine

Moist apple muffins

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

Really moist buns

** Ingredients **

1 cooking apple – finely chopped

50ml/3 tblsp golden syrup/maple syrup/honey

80ml/third of a cup of milk (any alternative milk)

60ml/quarter cup of any flavourless oil

125ml/half cup yogurt

180g/1&half cup self raising gluten free flour

1 tsp baking powder

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Whisk the syrup, milk, oil and yogurt together. (This is an important step)
  • Add to the flour and baking powder.
  • Mix well but don’t over mix.
  • Fold in the fruit.
  • Put in bun cases and bake for 18 minutes.

Alternatives
– Add 50g strawberries

– Add 50g blueberries

– Add 50g dairy free chocolate

– Add 50g grated carrot

– Replace 50g of the flour with cocoa powder

Golden syrup
A question regularly asked is what is golden syrup? The following information is taken directly from Wikipedia.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar. Regular molasses, or dark treacle, has both a richer colour and a strong, distinctive flavour.
A common brand used is Lyle Golden Syrup.

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

Pinwheels

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

Gluten freeĀ  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.