Healthy sugar-free homemade berry granola
About a year ago, I started experimenting with homemade granola- I couldn't find anything in the shops that was healthy enough- it's amazing how much sugar most granolas contain. I also wanted to create a granola that could be used as my Healthy Extra B for Slimming World. I discovered a brilliant way of creating a lovely, crunchy granola that had no need for sugars and syrups- by whipping up egg whites, and using them to bind your granola ingredients together, once baked you have a ...
Fluffy American style pancakes
One of my most popular pancake recipes is my Blueberry and cinnamon pancakes, I think because they are really lovely and fluffy, with a gorgeous texture. This is a similar recipe, but using a little vanilla just to make a lovely plain pancake, perfect for any topping that you fancy. I tend to serve them with fat-free yoghurt, strawberries, blueberries and maple syrup.
I don't add any sweetness into the actual pancake mix- I tend to use the natural sweetness of the fruit that I add, ...
Triple-layer chocolate french toast
French toast makes a fantastic breakfast, as it's as much as a treat as pancakes but it's so quick and easy to make. Last week I had a sudden brainwave after being reminded about the Kingsmill wholemeal crustless toast in Tesco- how about a triple layered French toast, sandwiched together with chocolate spread and peanut butter?!
So this was the first incarnation of this meal- a layer of bread, a layer of peanut butter, a layer of bread, a ...
Blueberry and cinnamon pancakes
I am often playing around with different 'alternative' pancake recipes, as pancakes are my girls' favourite breakfast. These ones took me 3 versions to get right, but they were absolutely delicious as a finished dish!
I chose not to add any sweetness into the actual pancake mix- I love the natural sweetness of blueberries when they are warm and bursting apart, and I like to drizzle maple syrup over the top of these afterwards. If you prefer them sweeter you can always add some stevia ...
Oaty blueberry pancakes with toasted almonds and Manuka honey
I love a treat breakfast, it takes me back to a visit to America with my friend's family when I was 16- every morning her Aunt cooked these amazing treats, waffles, blueberry muffins, pancakes... I still love at the weekend to make a more special breakfast, but I'm also conscious about keeping it healthy. When Rowse honey asked me to create a superfood breakfast containing their Manuka honey, I was well up for the challenge! My biggest discovery in the past year is oats- I can't believe I ...
Blackcurrant jam baked oats
I prefer baked oats to overnight oats and porridge- it's such a nice 'cake-ey' thing to have for breakfast! These ones use blackcurrant jam to give them just enough sweetness without being overloaded. I love them served with fresh berries and some fat-free strawberry yoghurt.
Caramelised raspberry baked oats
I've just discovered date nectar, and this one by Beloved gives a lovely natural alternative to using sugar or honey as a sweetener. For everyday baked oats I keep the syns low by using sweetener, but as a treat (3 syns for a tablespoon of date nectar) these baked oats are gorgeous and you don't need anything alongside them to sweeten them up! The top turns out caramelised and crispy for a really indulgent seeming breakfast!
Raspberry baked oats
This is one of my favourite breakfasts- the recipe below doesn't make them very sweet (you can always add some more sweetener or syn some sugar or golden syrup), but I serve with flavoured yoghurt and extra fruit and they are so satisfying! This uses your Healthy extra B portion of oats for the day.
Baked blueberry oats
I've never been a big fan of breakfast, and although most mornings a bowl of shreddies and a piece of fruit have to do for speed, sometimes I just want something different! I really enjoyed these baked oats, this recipe is not very sweet, and you could add more sweetener or perhaps add some synned golden syrup to sweeten them up a bit, but I found that they were perfect with some fat free strawberry yoghurt (I had Onken which is 5.5 syns for a huge pot) and some fresh berries. A nice cakey ...