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.

Pancakes – vegan

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*** Simple egg free and dairy free pancakes ***

Can easily be made gluten free too.

Ingredients

1 cup/180g of any flour
1 cup/240ml of milk (any milk will work)
A banana or cup of apple puree
1 tablespoon of oil

Method

  • Mix the flour, milk and oil together.
  • Mash the banana/apple puree and add to mixture and mix well.
  • Best to use either an electric mixer or blender otherwise you will end up with lumps of banana.
  • Fry on a hot frying pan using either df butter or df margarine.

Alternatives

  • For thickener/fluffier pancakes use self raising flour and fry on a medium heat until golden brown.
  • The crepe/thinner pancakes are really nice using buckwheat flour.
  • Instead of the banana or apple use a tablespoon of milled flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of hot water.
  • Add chocolate chips or cocoa powder for chocolate pancakes

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.

Basic Savoury muffins

*** Basic muffin recipe***

Add any flavour
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free

*** can be made sugar free***

Ingredients

150g self raising flour
(If gluten free replace the flour with 150g of any gluten free plain flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum, 2 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarbonate soda (baking soda))

1 pinch of salt
60g dairy free butter melted or 60ml oil
60g of any pureed vegetables or fruit
60ml milk (I use rice milk but any milk will work)
15ml lemon juice

15 ml maple/golden syrup (optional)
1 cup of grated carrot/parsnip (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Mix the melted butter/milk/pouch/lemon juice and syrup together.
  • Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in the grated carrot, don’t over mix.
  • Bake in the oven for 18/20 minutes, they didn’t colour but don’t over cook as they’ll go hard.

They freeze well so handy for lunch box.

Carrot and Courgette muffins

** Carrott and courgette muffins ***

Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free

*** Sugar free ***

High in omega 3

Ingredients

5 oz self raising flour (I use Aldi self raising gluten free flour)

1oz milled flaxseed

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon mixed spice

50 ml rapeseed oil

1 carrot (finely grated)

1 courgette (finely grated)

2 well ripe bananas

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Put all ingredients except bananas into a bowl and mix well.
  • Mash bananas into other ingredients and completely combine.
  • Put in bun cases.
  • Bake for 15/18 minutes.

Alternatives

  • If not gluten free, this recipe works well with half wholemeal flour/half white flour
  • Add a handful of well chopped spinach

Cashew squares

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

For the based:

  • 100g Cup of Dates
  • 100g of Cashews

For the cashew topping:

  • 100g of Dates
  • 100g of Cashew Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted
  • Pinch of salt

For the chocolate topping:

  • 100g dark dairy and soya free chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

*** Method ***

  • Soak all the dates in hot water for about 5 minutes.
  • Put the cashew nuts in the blender and blend until to get to a flour like consistency.
  • Fully drain the dates and add half to the blender. Blend until all the dates are broken down and the mixture comes together.
  • Press the mixture down in a lined baking tray and place in fridge while you make topping.
  • To make the topping, blend the rest of the dates until as smooth as possible.
  • Add in the cashew butter and melted coconut oil.
  • Spread the topping on the base and place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil for on top.
  • Spread the chocolate across the top. Since the cashew topping is frozen, the chocolate will harden very quickly, even as you spread it.
  • Put it back in freezer to allow chocolate to fully set.
  • Cut in squares.
  • They can be stored in either the fridge or freezer and remove as required.

Millet Bites

*** Millet bites ***

Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten/wheat free

Sugar free

 

 

 

 

*** Ingredients ***

  • 150g Gluten free millet flakes (can also be done using Oats or buckwheat flakes)
  • 1 ripe banana or half cup of pureed apple
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil melted

*** Method ***

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
  • Mashed the banana/pureed apples and add the flakes and coconut oil and mix well.
  • On a lined baking tray you can role is small balls and cook as balls (these will take slightly longer to bake through) or flatten them out and bake as discs.
  • Bake in oven for 12/15 minutes, until brown but don’t allow them to become too hard. Remove from oven and leave on baking tray to cool slightly  (approx. 5 minutes) and transfer to wire tray in order to fully cool.

*** Alternatives ***

  • Add 2 tablespoons of grated apple
  • Add a handful of raisins/dried fruit/chocolate chips
  • Spread melted chocolate to one side
  • Add 2 tablespoon of golden syrup