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Delicious Chia, Coconut and Banana Bread 

I whipped up this delicious little  beauty after having an excess of bananas in the cupboard.

As per usual, I created a hybrid of a couple of recipes, so I could be in more control of the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Using what I had in the cupboard I created my masterpiece.

You will need:

  • 1 3/4 cups of Self Raising Flour
  • 1/4 cup of Plain Flour
  • 50 grams of melted Butter 
  • 3/4 unsweetened Almond Milk
  • A couple of shakes of Nutmeg 
  • 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
  • 1/4 shredded or desiccanted Coconut
  • 2 lightly beaten Eggs
  • 3 mashed ripe Bananas
  • A little dollop of Honey 

From here it is pretty straight forward, add all dry ingredients into a bowl. Make a well for the egg and combine everything except the banana. Mix into a great consistency, adding more almond milk or flour if required. Finally add in the mashed banana.

Pour into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake on 180-200 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer is able to come out clean. As my oven isn’t the best and I’m cooking on a fan-forced grill, baking times might vary).

I’m working on a replacement for the flour, so I’ll try wholemeal flour next time. In this case you’ll need baking soda or bicarbonate soda to raise the mixture. I’ll get back to you on that one. 

Overall it is deliciously addictive.  Give it a go for yourself. 
   
  

  

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My favourite Bliss Balls 

Since I’ve now got my own kitchen and I can finally experiment with my cooking.

I’ve got loads of favourite recipes, but I thought I would share this one with you. Additionally it makes it easy for me to find it again.

My favourite Bliss Balls have been adapted from a few recipes that I have read recently. As I’m trying to reduce added sugar where possible, I’ve cut a few items from my initial recipe.

You will need:

  • 2 cups Almond Meal
  • 2 teaspoons of Cacao
  • Approx. 12-15 pitted Dates, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 splashes of Vanilla Essence 
  • 1 cup or so of shredded or desiccated Coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
  • Water

The next step is to mix it all together in a bowl till combined. Depending on the consistency of the mixture you may require more water or Almond Meal. 

Roll them into teaspoon sized balls, and coat with Coconut for decoration. Refridgerate before serving.

And here is what they look like:


But they taste better than they look…