• low calorie italian meringue icing
14 Feb, 2016

Apricot, cinnamon and olive oil cupcakes

By |February 14th, 2016|Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These cupcakes 'under the bonnet' are healthy versions of cupcakes, without scrimping on taste.  I have replaced butter with yoghurt and rapeseed oil and replaced refined sugar with xylitol (natural sugar alternative) and reduced flour by 50 per cent, replacing it with ground almonds.  As for the icing, I've used an Italian meringue style frosting [...]

  • cinnamon, oat and raisin muffins
4 Feb, 2016

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins

By |February 4th, 2016|Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Apple, cinnamon & sultana muffins - Taking my healthy muffin base mix, I've created the classic flavour combo of apple, cinnamon and sultanas. I choose sultanas over raisins as they are plumper, have more sweetness, yet less sugar. For the final touch and for added texture, I sprinkle rolled oats on top, before baking (omit [...]

  • low calorie apple cake
16 Oct, 2015

Low fat apple cake

By |October 16th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Low fat apple cake - This cake is light, soft with a surprisingly light crumb. You can make this free-from and makes a perfect, low calorie, indulgent feeling snack, all under 140 calories per slice. - dessert apples (golden delicious or granny smith), eggs (large), golden caster sugar, xylitol, lemon (zested), salt, plain flour (sifted), [...]

  • healthy plum and cinammon muffins
25 Aug, 2015

Healthy plum and cinnamon muffins

By |August 25th, 2015|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

I was looking for a healthy recipe where I could use up an abundance of plums.  I have a weekly home delivery of fruit and vegetables and just haven't had time to use up the fruit.  If you have other leftover fruit, such as apples, blueberries or raspberries, they would also make delicious muffins.Healthy plum [...]

  • cinnamon swirls
10 May, 2015

Cinnamon Swirls

By |May 10th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats|0 Comments

Cinnamon Swirls - The smell of toasted nuts, caramelised sugar and cinnamon. Who could resist? These are easier to make than you think, if you have the time! - Swirls: strong white flour, dried yeast, honey, fine sea salt, water (tepid), olive oil, Filling: almonds, hazelnuts, unsalted butter, ground cinnamon (extra for sprinkling), honey, demerara [...]

  • breakfast smoothie
31 Jan, 2015

Breakfast smoothie

By |January 31st, 2015|Dairy-free, Recipes, Vegetarian|1 Comment

Breakfast smoothie - This delicious smoothie is perfect for breakfast! Packed with a healthy hit of protein and fibre from the oats and detoxifying vitamins and antioxidants from the spinach and strawberries. It will surely become a favourite. - baby spinach, banana, strawberries (frozen), rolled oats, wheatgrass powder, cinnamon, almond milk (unsweetened), Put all the [...]

  • fruit 'n oat slices
30 Oct, 2014

Healthy oat ‘n fruit slices

By |October 30th, 2014|Dairy-free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Healthy oat 'n fruit slices - These are flour-less, egg free and dairy free with only natural sugars, so a truly guilt free sweet treat. - bananas (mashed (ripe)), apple sauce, oats, coconut milk (or almond milk), sultanas (optional), vanilla essence or extract, ground cinnamon, Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line a baking tray with [...]