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Banana, Coconut and Apricot Healthy Cup Cakes

3 Oct

These are not the cup cakes your used to seeing, no airy vanilla cake topped with a pile of super sweet frosting.

But these cup cakes taste just as good, without all of the nasties.

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I am not a fan of banana cake, banana loaf or any other way you bake with banana’s. I think that most banana baked goods end up tasting heavy, gluggy & slightly uncooked. These cup cakes do none of that.

They taste like a super moist loaf cake, but with a more crumbly cake like texture. They are delightful & not dense or heavy at all. The little bursts of sweet apricot give these cupcakes that added something extra & the coconut – why that almost makes them tropical 😉

These are so good that if you look at the photo;s closely you will see steam!, I could not leave these to cool on the bench for fear that I would only have crumbs left to photograph.

Banana, coconut & apricot healthy cup cakes a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 3 ripe banana’s mashed
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 2/3 c kefir or yoghurt
  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 1 c wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 c white spelt flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 2 sticks stevia
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t himalayan salt
  • 1/4 c chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 c shredded coconut

Place all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients gently. Pour into cup cake pans & bake for 30 mins at 175 degrees.

I love making cup cake size versions as they are perfect for small hands, cook fast ( so therefore less electricity) and my favourite of all – portion control. I can’t be trusted with a knife & cake, my pieces look more like I am trying to teach my daughter fractions – naturally starting with 1/2’s & 1/4’s. So cup cakes are much more friendly to my waist line 🙂

Enjoy

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Healthy Honey Dumplings

7 Sep

Ever get a craving for comfort food? Simple, plain food that gives you the warm fuzzies.

Well for me comfort comes in the form of golden syrup dumplings, but for my little one its anything with honey & I do mean anything with honey! She will eat it straight from the tub by the spoonful if I am not watching…

honey-dumplings

So for a special treat I decided to combine our two loves & create “honey dumplings” & they were so good they have become my new favourite. Yummy fluffy soft dumplings with sticky golden honey sauce mmmm….. So good – they have been declared our new favourite & they are refined sugar free to boot!!

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They are such an easy treat that can be whipped up in minutes, yet tastes so good. We had our dumplings with our Lemon Kefir ice cream, which made a heavenly combination, so look out for that recipe in the coming weeks!!

Healthy Honey Dumplings a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 60gm butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 3 T kefir
  • 1 t stevia
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c water
  • 4 T honey
  • 2 T butter

To make your dumplings rub the butter into the flour, stevia & baking powder until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Beat the kefir, vanilla extract & egg together & stir into your breadcrumb mix gently to form a nice wet dough.

Place your water, honey & 30gms of butter into a saucepan & heat till simmering. Once simmering add your dumpling dough in by the spoonful & place the lid on your sauce pan to allow your dumplings to cook & the sauce to thicken for 20 minutes, keeping it gently simmering all the time.honey-dumpling-4

Then scoop out your dumplings to serve & pour over your golden honey sauce, have them with cream, ice cream or even on their own!!

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Trust me you will love them

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Spelt Raspberry Tea Cake – so good you won’t believe it’s healthy

21 Jun

Ok, so I have used the term “healthy” a little loosely. But Women/Men & Kids can not live on vegetables alone.

Cold wintery days call for baking. Steaming pieces of cake that scorch your fingers & tantalise you with the smell’s of vanilla & berries are required when it is cold & blustery outside. Steamed vegetables just don’t cut it 🙂

They say your mental attitude affects everything – eating this cake made me so darn happy – it just has to be good for me!

This cake is delicious. It almost tastes like a sweet vanilla Danish, but then you get a bright pop of zingy raspberry that cuts through the sweet rich base giving the cake a whole new dimension of yumminess.

raspberry-cake

Spelt raspberry Tea Cake a’la Mama Going Natural

You will need:

  • 1 c milk (soy, coconut or a nut milk if you prefer)
  • 2/3 c kefir or yoghurt
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 c white spelt flour
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 2 sticks stevia
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t Himalayan salt
  • 1 1/4 c raspberries

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl & mix well. Place the remaining ingredients minus the raspberries in a bowl & add the wet ingredient mix to the dry, stirring just enough to combine. Gently stir the raspberries through. Save the last 1/4 c of raspberries to place on the top of the cake just before placing it in the oven, as the mixed through berries have a tendency to sink.

Bake the cake for an hour at 175 degrees.

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Eat hot, eat cold but don’t ask me what it tastes like two days old – because I don’t know 😉

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