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This recipe is meant to yield one loaf of bread but I didnt have a loaf tin so I used muffin holders instead and got 8 big muffins :D
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 punnet of blueberries
3/4 cup grated zucchini (with peel)
3/4 cup maple syrup/honey
1/4 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease loaf tin or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
In another bowl, beat the eggs, Whisk in the maple syrup/honey and olive oil. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Stir in grated zucchini and fold in the blueberries. Pour batter into loaf tin/muffin holders. Bake for 30 minutes and then reduce heat to 160C and bake for 10min. Let cool on wire rack.
Anyway, these turned out so much better than expected. Never thought of using Zucchini in baking and never thought it’d turn out this great! No sugar added and it was still sweet and moist enough! :) Must try Zucchini Chocolate cake next! :)
I love granola clusters. That’s how I get addicted to the granola boxes they sell at Woolies. Oats with honey and nuts in a cluster, pick up one, pop it into your mouth, burst of sweetness and crunchiness, proceed to take more clusters. Total bliss :) But they do not come very cheap and considering my bulk consumption + my efforts to save some $$, I decided to make my own! Cheaper and more practical option right? NOTTTT! Because it was my own recipe so I was able to put all the ingredients and nuts I liked, I ended up finishing the entire tray! :( My throat is so going to die and I am going to lose my voice. Im sorry dear housemates, I finished everything before I could let you 2 try some :( :(
Note to self in future: Take out a portion for the housemates to try first before proceeding to clean off the baking tray :D
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 bottle of crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of fruit juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup natural almonds (cut into small pieces)
- 1/2 cup of pitted dates (cut into small pieces)
- Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Whisk together the , peanut butter, oil, sugar, honey, fruit juice, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until well-mixed.
- Pour wet ingredients over oats and quinoa flakes and stir until evenly coated. Spread mixture on the prepared baking tray in an even layer. You do not have to spread the granola out completely if you like them in clusters like me :)
- Bake for 20-25 min until the granola is golden brown and crisp.
- Remove granola from the oven and cool completely. Eat on its own or add some yoghurt! Peanut butter heaven =D
It’s Saturday again and Central Market day! Love walking there after church and just looking at all the fresh fruits and produce on the shelves :) I found blueberries on sale today for $3.95 a punnet so I decided to make blueberry bars for next week’s breakfast! Dont you just love it when cooked blueberries burst and pop out of their skins in your mouth? :)
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add in the following ingredients and mix well.
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup rice, hemp or nut milk/ vanilla yoghurt
1/4 teaspoon apple cidar vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Beat until smooth. The batter will be thick and sticky.
1 cup wild blueberries
Stir to distribute.
Plop the batter into the cake pan and using a rubber spatula press the batter into the corners and smooth the top.
Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or so, until firm. The edges will be golden, the center should be firm to the touch.
Makes 9 large bars or eat straight out of the pan like me :) Was supposed to keep it for 1 week of brekkie next week but Im only left with 2 bars :( Whoops!
Im going to make Peanut Butter granola next! :D
P.S. Thank you for being such a good friend and calling up regularly to make sure everything is fine even though you are so busy with work! :) Very much appreciated! xx