Spiced pumpkin breakfast muffins

Super healthy, easy, spiced pumpkin muffins using oats as the bulk of the recipe meaning it’s like breakfast in muffin form, plus the added spices are all anti-inflammatory and give flavour without more sugar. I’ve also added in some plant protein to balance out the carbs and improve satiety.

Spiced pumpkin breakfast muffins Breakfast snack vegan

Fun pumpkin breakfast muffins or a stealth, health snack.

You can adjust them for a more indulgent snack with addition of dark choc & increasing the sweetness by 1 tablespoon or use for a breakfast option as they go really well with some nut butter, so once you have a batch cooked it’ll last you a few days meaning a quick breakfast ready to go which always helps me get out of bed!
You can also adapt this to suit many diets such as gluten free, dairy free and vegan just use certified ingredients where needed. They’re also a good way to sneak some veg into kids too.

Spiced pumpkin breakfast muffins Breakfast snack vegan

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Healthier cherry bakewell blondies

So this recipe is one I adapted from a previous recipe I did with similar ingredients and spices like turmeric or ginger depending on your tastes.

I adapted it to create this cherry Bakewell version full of healthy fats, lovely cherries plus lots of fiber and natural sweetness, this would make a great sub for your afternoon pick me up or a great way to sneak in veg at breakfast! Plus there’s so much nutrition there and sources of fiber for your gut so you should definitely try these at least once, you can always tweak them to suit your tastes.

Healthier cherry bakewell blondies Breakfast Grainfree snack

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No bake double chocolate coconut donuts

Great for those hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven and make the kitchen even hotter!!
These no bake donuts are a great combo of rich, dark cacao plus coconut and dates for natural sweetness so they’re not loaded with refined sugars.

No bake double chocolate coconut donuts Desserts energy balls snack vegan

Free from donut goodness!

This recipe is also easy to adapt i.e. use gluten free oats for coeliac and a dark choc that’s dairy free etc plus it’s free from refined sugars and I added a superfood blend by VeganTek which has lots of fantastic ingredients in it including ones good for digestion and probiotics which are even more effective because the mix doesn’t need to be heated.
You can even use one after a workout as a refueling treat or a way to satisfy your chocolatey cravings in a more nutritious way!

No bake double chocolate coconut donuts Desserts energy balls snack vegan

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Grain free, carrot cake banana bread

A healthier, grain free, sugar free but not taste free carrot cake banana bread!
Because this uses non grain based ingredients it’s also gluten free and can be made vegan too, see notes below.

Gut friendly carrot cake loaf

I used a single ripe banana in this recipe for natural sweetness and moisture plus it also means you don’t need any sugar but as usual you can adapt this to suit your own tastes. I’ve also included some optional additions that are great ingredients to add if you would like to increase gut health. For example, collagen is high in amino acids which are heavily involved in gut cell lining replication and baobab/tigernut flour are prebiotic foods, plus the more you diversify your diet the more diverse your gut will also be.

Grain free, carrot cake banana bread Breakfast Grainfree snack vegan

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Nut free, berry bliss balls

Nut free, grain free, suitable for allergies, naturally sweetened (no dates) and full of healthy fats. These bliss balls are different from the usual ones with lots of dates and nuts to suit allergies but it’s also good to mix it up sometimes. I like to use raw manuka honey here for antimicrobial goodness too.

Berry ball benefits

The hemp seeds here are really undervalued in my opinion, they’re a good source of plant based fats and fiber and the sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E which is beneficial for the skin, so not only will they nourish your cravings they’ll nourish your body too.

Nut free, berry bliss balls Desserts energy balls Grainfree snack vegan

You can adapt these with any other powders or blends you have in your kitchen to add extra goodness for example if you want to use these as a mid morning or afternoon energy boost then add a small 1/2 tsp of matcha powder or some collagen etc.

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Peanut butter swirl chocolate breakfast bread

This breakfast bread may not sound suitable for brekkie but it is, it even has some sneaky grated veg in there, shhh!
Wholemeal flour, secret veg, healthy fats, no refined sugar, antioxidants and so much more.

Peanut butter swirl chocolate breakfast bread Breakfast snack vegan

You can also adapt this with whatever flavours you like such as your favourite spices or a mix of wholegrain flours to vary up the diet which your gut likes. This can also easily be made vegan so is suitable for most diets and I like to use some pea protein in place of some flour just to mix up the macros in the recipe i.e. more protein to balance out the carbs and keeps your energy stable but if you don’t have this then just use more flour.

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