Steamed jam sponge mug cake
I recently introduced my 8 year old to mug cakes, and she was blown away- she just couldn't believe that you could achieve such a good cake in just a couple of minutes!
I was testing out a few recipes in my new microwave (read about it here!). I made a full fat and sugar chocolate mug cake for my daughter ( I used this recipe), and then I experimented with a Slimming World friendly version, using my healthy extra B oats.
The only extra step you have to go through here is that rather ...
Blueberry vanilla & almond baked oats
This makes such a delicious and filling breakfast- and it's good enough to feel like a weekend treat! If you are short on time in the morning it is fine to pre-cook and re-heat in the microwave. I just love the crunchiness of the almonds on top of these. I don't add any sweetness into the mix- I like to serve them with raspberries, fat-free yoghurt and some maple syrup, but if you prefer it to taste sweeter you could add some sweetener or fruit syrup/maple syrup into the mix.
I recently ...
Blueberry, oat, cinnamon and almond muffins
Finding new ways of baking with oats has been my saviour since starting to follow Slimming World. I've never really been a fan of breakfast, and I need something really tempting to make me fancy it! I adore oats because they are just so filling, but I find porridge hard to eat. Baked oats are so delicious and these muffins are just yummy! I just love the crunchiness of the almonds on top of these. I don't add any sweetness into the muffin mix- I like to serve them with raspberries, fat-free ...
Winter raspberry and chocolate log
I was lucky enough to be invited recently to a Christmas lunch at the Slimming World head office(you can read all about it here )- this was one of the pudding choices and it was absolutely lovely! It is only 3 syns per slice so perfect for a guilt-free Christmas treat and it makes a gorgeous centrepiece for a Christmassy table!
This is from the Slimming World Festive Feasts Cookbook which is available in Slimming World groups, priced £4.95.
Please note the one in the picture was ...
Guilt-free raspberry and strawberry cheesecake
I am really quite excited about this recipe... I think it really tastes like a proper treat, but it's so good it practically has a halo!
The oats form the base (and if you are following Slimming World you can use these as half of your healthy extra B choice). The cheesecake mix is a lovely, satisfying texture- it just feels indulgent!
Chocolate and raspberry breakfast muffins
I've never been a fan of breakfast, so wanted to have a little try at baking something tempting with weetabix! Use the weetabix as your healthy extra B choice, and these are only 2 syns for 2.
They aren't going to taste like 'proper' chocolate muffins- they do have a weetabix flavour to them, but they have a light and fluffy consistency, and nice flavour, and I really enjoyed them for my breakfast alongside some more raspberries, strawberries and a bit of choc shot drizzled on top!
Warm chocolate mug cake
It's been one of those days when my Facebook news feed seems to be filled with videos of people making Nutella cakes and Kinder cakes and it's making me crave chocolate! I thought I'd have a go at an easy mug cake using Sweet Freedom Choc Shot (you can buy it here on Amazon, but its cheaper in the supermarket).
It did it for me, it tastes good, it's not eggy and it's warm and chocolatey! It's not the Nutella cake I've been drooling over, but it certainly satisfied me enough to avoid any ...
Raspberry maple muffins
These were a little experiment as I really fancied something freshly baked but not unhealthy. These muffins have a bran flake base, so they are full of fibre, the raspberries give them a gorgeous flavour and the maple syrup and orange juice sweetens them up perfectly without making them oversweet.
Giant Jaffa Cake
I've seen this on a couple of forums so thought I'd give it a go- it's very simple to make, just make sure you don't eat the whole thing!
This one is 5 syns per slice if you cut it into 6 pieces.
Coffee cup warm jam sponge
I was sent some Jim Jams reduced sugar strawberry jam to try and so had a little experiment with a cake made in a coffee cup! It came out really well, so here it is!