Since the kids loved my carrot cake so much I decided to try a different vegetable in cake, beetroot! Beetroot goes nicely with chocolate and they had no idea they were eating veg. I also added some banana, ground flax seeds, cashews in the icing, and lots of berries on top, to make this extra nutritious. The cake was a huge success with the kids and me too!
As I’ve mentioned in some other blog posts, I have coeliac disease so eat a strict gluten-free diet. I don’t talk about it much on the blog, because it’s a vegan blog, and is not about health or gluten-free recipes, but all the food I cook does happen to be gluten-free, and my recipes on my blog are either all gluten-free or can be made gluten-free, depending on what type of flour, pasta, etc. that you use. I know a lot of people looking for gluten-free and vegan cake recipes, and in general for vegan cake recipes, so thought I would share this recipe.
These pancakes combine the yumminess of fried bananas and pancakes! I always like adding mashed bananas to pancakes to make them healthier and add sweetness, so thought why not add some slices of banana too! Read More »
I’m always trying to think up of new recipes that work as a quick breakfast or snack to give me and the kids energy, and they’re extra good if they have chocolate, so I think this is going to be one of our new favourites! (Ok, I say that about a lot of things…) These are really quick and easy to make, with ingredients that you might already have in the house, they’re a nice sweet treat but fairly healthy too, and will give you energy for the day. They’re full of chocolatey peanut-buttery oaty goodness! Read More »
I made this recipe for my food demo at Cork Vegfest recently so here’s the recipe. They’re our favourite treat at the moment, though the kids keep giving out to me because I keep eating too many. But they’re so quick to make that I can just whip up another batch when I eat them all! They’re really yummy but I can’t eat just one. Read More »
I used to always make these kind of energy bites or energy bars before until my food processor broke. I used the food processor almost every day so was so sad! I got by with just a small smoothie maker for some things, but it can’t blend up dates and nuts. I kept meaning to replace the food processor and finally did recently, so I can make a lot more healthy treats like these! (My food processor is a Kenwood Multipro Compact which I love, but I think you could make these in any kind of food processor.)Read More »
I love pancakes for breakfast. It always feels like a treat and the kids always eat them, even when they’re really healthy! I like to try to make them as healthy as possible, not too much sugar, and lots of nutritious stuff added. I’ve seen a lot of people making “protein pancakes”, and wanted to make a healthier and vegan version!Read More »