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Sugar Free Apple Fritters

6 Apr
Do you ever just feel like comfort food?
Something that reminds you of when you were a kid, well this recipe does just that for me.
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And because it is so super easy, Miss Three loves helping me to make them, spilling batter all over the counter top & eating the batter by the spoonful before it’s even cooked – but that’s the beauty of being a kid isn’t it??
We love these fritters because they are sweet enough without any refined sugars thanks to the vanilla & apple, but if you prefer things a little on the sweeter side add some chopped dates or sultana’s.
Apple Fritters a’la Mama Going Natural
  • 1/2 c spelt
  • 1/3 c kefir
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 apple
  • 1 t baking powder

Now prepare yourself for the hardship of making these fritters 🙂

Place all of the ingredients except your apple into a food processor, blender or thermomix & blend till smooth. Peel & core your apple & throw into your mix & pulse till the apple is at a grated type consistency. Then your only job is keeping the munchkins out of the batter while you heat your frypan.

Pour your batter into a fry pan that is on a medium heat & flip them over when bubbles start to appear. Cook till golden brown & slightly crispy on the edges.

We fry our fritters in homemade butter in small rounds & then stack on a plate drizzle with honey & sometimes we even add a little scoop of kefir ice cream, because thats how we roll around here 🙂

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Try them you will  love them, they are simple, easy & a great activity to do with the kids over the school holidays. We add berries, sultana’s & dates to ours from time to time so feel free to mix it up & go wild creating your families own special twist to the recipe.

Enjoy

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Decadent “Healthier” Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

4 Mar

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This Brownie is so decadent, you won’t believe its healthy.

It is my new “favourite” naughty treat, one of these & a cup of peppermint tea & I am in heaven. Especially if my little one is asleep & I am curled up on the sofa watching trashy tv!! There you go  – thats my dirty little secret for today – its true kids after you go to bed Mama does have a party 🙂

I don’t know why but I am addicted to all things peanut butter & chocolate, they are the perfect marriage of ingredients, the saltiness of the peanut butter & the sweetness of the chocolate brownie, just elevates these brownies to the level of divine.

And while they are not necessarily healthy, they are definelty a healtheir treat. Un-like your store brought varieties that contain a host of nasties & non-food substances.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 125gm butter
  • 200gm sugar free cacao chips or sugar free chocolate chips
  • 2/3 c coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c spelt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c walnuts
  • 1 c sugar free cacao chips or sugar free chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees. Grease & line the base of a 19cm square pan.

Melt the butter, 200gms choc chips & coconut sugar in a saucepan on the stove top, once they have melted together leave the pan to cool for 10 minutes. Once your chocolate mixture is cool add in your eggs, vanilla extract & spelt, stir through to combine well. Add in the cup of choc chips & walnuts. Pour into the pan & smooth out the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The longer you cook it for the more cakey it will become, the less you cook it the more dense & fudgey it will be.

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So what are you waiting for put those kids to bed, break out the saucepans & get your chocolate happy on 🙂
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Sugar-Free Vegan Spelt Cacao Self Saucing Pudding

22 Sep
This chocolate Pudding is divine!!
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It is rich, chocolatey & decadent, yet still light & fluffy – the ultimate in dessert contradictions!
It is topped with thick & gooey chocolate sauce – which is just the way chocolate sauce should be!!
And all of this chocolate decadence is healthy!!
This entire pudding is sugar & dairy free.  The coconut oil & coconut kefir give the pudding a slight “coconut rough” taste &  mellow out the bitterness that you can sometimes get when using cacao.
This pudding is not for the faint hearted!! Or for the dieting!! But it is for all of those who love a good wholesome home-made chocolate pudding & are looking for a little chocolate comfort!
So what are you waiting for??
Make yourself some “chocolate comfort” in a bowl today.
 Sugar-free Vegan Spelt Cacao Self Saucing Pudding a’la Mama Going Natural
  • 1 c Spelt flour
  • 3 t baking powder (make your own)
  • 3 T cacao powder
  • 2 T water
  • 1/2 c dates
  • 2 sticks stevia
  • 80gm coconut oil
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 160ml coconut milk kefir (make as with dairy milk, just use coconut milk instead. It may need an additional 12 hours fermenting time. It can take 2 – 3 batches for your milk grains to adjust to the coconut milk, but even batches that do not ferment properly can still be used in cooking while your grains adjust to the coconut milk)

Chocolate Sauce

  • 2 T Cacao
  • 250ml water
  • 2 sticks stevia
  • 1 T Maple Syrup

Blend dates, coconut oil, stevia & coconut kefir in a food processor until smooth. Add the vanilla essence & cacao. Combine the spelt & baking powder, mixing in until all is combined to a thick batter consistency.

Heat your oven to 180 degrees. Place you pudding in the bottom of an oven proof dish or bowl. Sprinkle the 2T of cacao & 2 packets of stevia over the top of your pudding. Boil the kettle & pour over 250mls of hot water. Sprinkle the maple syrup over the top & bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer in the middle comes out clean.

During the baking your pudding will float up & the water will turn into a thick & gooey chocolate sauce that will be hidden under the pudding.

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This recipe can also be made non-vegan substituting the coconut oil for butter & the coconut kefir for dairy kefir. I have tried it both ways & it tastes delicious, either way.

Go forth & enjoy some “chocolate comfort”

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Sugar Free Tropical Pancakes

21 Aug

I can go healthy…………..but don’t make me give up my Sunday morning pancakes!!

Pancakes are one of life’s little luxuries.

Breakfast in bed on your birthday – Pancakes.

Late sunday morning brunch – Pancakes.

Pancakes scream celebration to me, a celebration of life, moments & fun.

So here is our healthier, yet still completely decadent version of pancakes for life’s little moments that require pancakes to round out the celebrations.

These pancakes don’t disappoint, they are light, fluffy & taste “oh so tropical”. Close your eyes & you could be eating breakfast on a beach in Fiji. Succulent fresh fruit & coconut you can’t get much more tropical than that.

These pancakes are sugar free, but trust me you won’t miss it, the caramelised banana chunks are sweet enough….

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Tropical Pancakes a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 3/4 c spelt flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 T coconut butter
  • 1/2 c kefir or yoghurt
  • 3 T water
  • Strawberries & banana’s or your preferred fruit to top your pancakes

Place all of your ingredients minus the fruit in a blender or food processor & mix to combine well. Slice your banana’s & strawberries up ready to place on your pancakes. Heat a teaspoon of butter in a fry pan & allow it to heat up until the butter bubbles, place your sliced banana in the frypan & pour your pancake batter over the top of your banana slices. Let your pancakes cook until they are starting to form bubbles, then flip them over & let them cook all the way through.

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Turn your pancake  out onto a plate & top with fresh sliced strawberries & banana’s & some whipped coconut cream or kefir.Go forth & celebrate with pancakesMama-going-natural-signature

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