Posts tagged Cinnamon
Apple and Carrot Cake

This is a recipe for a quick and easy apple and carrot cake that will melt in your mouth.  The cake is gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free. It uses cinnamon, coconut sugar and honey to naturally sweeten it, and the apple makes the cake moist and light.

This cake tastes delicious on its own, or you can add the cream cheese icing on top which complements the carrot nicely. I made this cake for a dinner party and it went down a treat!

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Banoffee Pie

Calling all Banoffee Pie fans out there, this recipe is truly divine. The combination of dried nuts, dates, banana, avocado, cacao and peanut butter make a beautiful guilt free dessert. The traditional banoffee pie is full of refined sugar and contains dairy, this recipe is refined sugar free, gluten free and vegan. This banoffee pie is creamy and chocolatey and has a hint of peanut butter.

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Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

Initially I wanted to make these pancakes flour less so experimented with a few ingredient combinations which all tasted delicious, however, the pancake mixture did not stick well so I often ended up with a mess in the pan.  For my 4th try at getting these right I thought I would add in some coconut flour to see if that would help - perfection! What I love about coconut flour is that it is gluten free, grain free, high in fibre and healthy fats.

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Peanut Butter and Cacao Brownie

Chocolate and peanut butter are two foods that taste incredible when combined.  These decadent, chewy peanut butter and cacao brownies are the perfect guilt free comfort food. The peanut butter makes the brownie creamy and rich and the cacao nibs gives it a crunchy texture. This is such a simple recipe to follow and can be easily adapted by adding nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit and white chocolate bits. I served my brownies with plain yogurt and they also taste great eaten on their own, they are moist so do not worry if you do not have yoghurt.

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Fruit Whip featuring Yonanas machine

After hearing lots of talk about a Yonana machine I decided to purchase one and have to say I'm pretty happy I did. For anyone who is unsure of what a Yonana is, it is a machine that makes it possible for vegans, any one who is dairy free or lactose intolerant and those of us who are more health conscious to enjoy frozen desserts similar to ice cream/sorbet/frozen yoghurt.  All you need is frozen fruit as a base, along with your favourite topping, mine is dark chocolate and pistachios.  Other fruits that process well through this machine are frozen berries, peaches, apricots, mangoes apples and cranberries.

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Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream

This simple ice cream recipe is perfect for the hot summer weather. It is dairy free, refined sugar free and vegan, an ethical choice and we think it tastes a lot better than standard ice cream. It is super creamy with a beautiful vanilla flavor and a hint of coconut. You would never notice that this recipe contains no dairy. Serve with your favorite fruit, or nuts for a crunchy texture.

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Cashew Cinnamon Mousse

Using cashews in desserts gives a beautiful creamy texture especially when accompanied with coconut milk or cream.  Cashews are a rich source of copper, good fats and tryptophan.  Your body uses tryptophan to make proteins, the B-vitamin niacin and the neurotransmitters serotonin.  Cashews are a great guilt free snack and are also great to make a nut milk with. This mousse is dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free.  

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Chocolate Orange Smoothie

Serves 1 (or two as a micro snack/dessert)

Ingredients: 

1 orange 1-2 Tbsp raw organic cacao (2 Tbsp if you like your choccie dark) 1 Tbsp chocolate Clean Lean Protein or Sun Warrior rice protein 1/2 frozen banana 1/4c water 1/4 cashews (soaked for 4 hrs and rinsed) 1-2c ice 1 tsp yacon syrup/raw honey/maple OR 1 medjool date

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Cinnamon, Coconut and Raisin Biscuits

Every two weeks we will be collaborating with the extremely talented and gorgeous Eleanor, who is the creator of Petite Kitchen. All her recipes are gluten free, sugar free, additive and preservative free and are easy to make! Eleanor started her blog just over six months ago and it already has had alot of success. We are obsessed! If you haven't checked out her blog then have a look at all her amazing recipes. This week I will be posting a blog post on the benefits of Cinnamon and we will be posting a Cinnamon, Coconut and Raisin Biscuit recipe created by Petite Kitchen. YUM!

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