Grain free Granola
"I can't believe it's not granola"
Crunchy nuts with gorgeous dried fruit, coconut and flaxseed. Really delicious on its own or, my favourite, with chopped fresh fruit and some Greek yoghurt. Brilliant power snack!
1 cup of roughly chopped walnuts.
1 cup of almonds. Half roughly chopped, the rest whole.
1 cup of chopped dried fruit. I used figs and prunes.
3 tbsp flaxseed.
3 tbsp desiccated coconut.
1 tbsp coconut oil.
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup.
Stir everything together until ...
Potato, Butternut squash and Spinach cakes
Having cleaned my, ahem, well seasoned oven this morning I needed an experiment and am rather chuffed with the result.
To make 4 decent sized ones I used:
2 medium sized potatoes, (use sweet potato by all means) peeled and cubed. Half a small butternut squash, likewise peeled and cubed. Simmer these together until softened but still al dente.
Sauté a small finely diced white and red onion in a little butter. Throw in a couple of handfuls of chopped raw spinach and ...
Soufflé Egg Muffins
Easy peasy but they do sink a bit when they cool..
This made enough for 6 deep muffins.
4 eggs, separated
2 slices Parma ham
1 finely diced red onion
1 medium sized grated courgette (zucchini if that makes more sense?)
1 medium sized grated carrot
Pepper and herbs (I used oregano)
Set oven to 180
Whisk egg whites until stiff.
Mix all other ingredients together, add a spoon of egg white to loosen the mixture and then gently fold in the egg whites.
Pour into a VERY well greased muffin ...
Coconut Almond Pancakes
Definitely more like an American pancake but they don't get little bubbles when cooking as you're used to and take a little persuading to hold their shape in the beginning. Or perhaps I was just being impatient? Anyhow I poured my heaped spoonful in, waited until it started setting and then gently coaxed it into the shape I wanted with a spatula. Flip over when you're ready and just a little more prodding to shape.
3 tbsp coconut flour
3 tbsp almond flour
4 tbsp ...