Easy Homemade Nutella Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

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Ingredients: 

1.5 cups raw hazelnuts

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt 

4 soft figs (soaked in hot water for 10min)

2 Tbsp maple syrup (or agave syrup)

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

1/3 cup milk of your choice (I used unsweetened soy milk) 

Optional: Dark or milk chocolate!! 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  2. Spread hazelnuts onto aluminium foil or cookie sheet with baking tray under and bake for ~10 minutes. Stir once halfway. 
  3. Remove from oven and allow hazelnuts to cool. 
  4. Rub skin off the hazelnuts with a dry paper towel (or rub firmly between palms).
  5. Place hazelnuts into food processor. 
  6. Blend until smooth consistency. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.
  7. Add all remaining ingredients into food processor and blend again for ~2-5 minutes or until smooth. 
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week! 
  9. Enjoy!

Maple Blueberry Oat Cake

Here’s a simple, quick and delicious recipe! 🙂 Let’s eat more mindfully and put more wholesome foods into our bodies.

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Dry Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats blended into an oat flour (or 1 cup oat flour & 1 cup regular flour) 

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen, if using frozen no need to thaw)

Wet Ingredients:

2 large eggs

1/3 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tsp white vinegar

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

3-4 tbsp maple syrup (or another sweetener you prefer)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to  375 F (190 C). Lightly grease or line baking loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk 2 eggs.
  3. Add the almond milk and vinegar, whisk, and allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Next, blend the rolled oats into an oat flour. 
  4. Add the oil, applesauce, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and whisk.
  5. Add the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gently mix in the oat flour until just combined. 
  6. Gently stir in blueberries until just combined in flour. Then add dry ingredients + blueberries into wet mix. Pour batter into baking loaf pan.
  7. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes.

Simple & Delicious Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup, honey or agave syrup (I prefer my banana bread to be less sweet but you can change the amount of sweetener based on your own preference!) 
  • 2 large free-run eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas (more ripe means sweeter!)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free milk (or any milk you prefer, I used almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tea spoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour (or flour of your choice)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp chia seeds (can also add ground flax or hemp seeds for extra protein) 
  • Optional: ½ teaspoon nutmeg 
  • Optional mix-in or garnish: dark chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, almonds slithers, dried fruit 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 340 degs F. 
  2. Grease pan with avocado oil or use parchment paper at bottom of baking pan 
  3. Mix oil and honey together in a large bowl. Then add eggs and mix well. Next add in mashed bananas and milk.
  4. Add vanilla extract, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well.
  5. Slowly fold in flour until evenly combined. 
  6. Add in any additional mix-ins you prefer (hemp/chia seeds can be mixed in or added on top).
  7. Pour batter into greased pan and add garnish on top. 
  8. Bake for one hour or until toothpick inserted and comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool for around 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. 
  10. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Enjoy! 🙂

Homemade Green Hummus Quick & Easy Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 cup frozen edamame beans

1 cup frozen green peas

lemon juice (1/2 lemon or 2-3 tbsp)

3 tbsp tahini (smooth)

3 tbsp water

1 tbsp avocado oil 

1-2 tsp minced garlic (or garlic cloves)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper 

Optional garnish: with peas, nuts, seeds, etc. 

Instructions:

  1. Cook frozen peas and edamame in boiling water for around 3 mins. 
  2. Drain peas and beans and rinse with cold water.
  3. Put beans and beans into food processor and add lemon juice, water, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, oil (proportions can be changed based on personal taste and preference).
  4. Blend in food processor until smooth. 
  5. Garnish with peas, nut or seeds on top.
  6. Store in container in fridge and snack with fruit, crackers or veggies as a spread. 
  7. Consume in 2-3 days. 

Pumpkin Spiced Bread: Healthy, Fast, Easy & Delicious Recipe

Who else loves homemade bread? Here’s flavours of Autumn in a loaf! It’s simple, quick and delicious 🙂 Let’s eat more mindfully and put more wholesome foods into our bodies.

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Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups flour 
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée (or squash, fresh or canned. I used fresh pumpkin puree) 
  • ½ cup almond milk, or any milk
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin purée, eggs, sugar, milk, olive oil, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix. Spoon the batter into the loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes or the top springs back to the touch and a toothpick inserted comes clean.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Enjoy! 🙂