Vegan buckwheat cranberry pecan cookies

The sound of crunching leaves, and splashing rain drops can only mean one thing, autumn is finally upon us. Nothing makes a rainy day more cosy than the smell of warm cinnamon floating through the house, it almost makes up for the lack of sunshine. These cookies take about 10 minutes to make, and come…

5 min 10 calorie chocolate pudding

alternative title: how to have pudding when you’re cutting #powerliftingstruggles This makes one bowl of dark choccie pud, optional add-ins include cocoa nibs (not really optional tbh, they’re too good not to use), and a square of dark chocolate ingredients: 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder (or more to taste) 3/4 tsp xanthan gum (the magic…

Chocolate chia goji pudding

Chia seeds are really cool, they start about the size of a pinhead, but when combined with liquid expand to form a jelly like consistency. They’re also high protein and great when mixed with cocoa. I’ve been fighting off something like flu for a few days now and wanted something soothing to help line the…

Vegan goji berry brownies (under 100 cal)

Goji berries are  so so so good, they taste like little chewy sweets, only unlike sweets, they burst with goodness and vitamin A making them super super good for you. They bake a lot like raisins (so you can sub 1:1 if you can’t buy goji) and go all sweet and caramel. These brownies take…

5 minute mocha vegan ice-cream

Yep that’s right, it only takes 5 minutes to whip up a batch of super creamy dairy free frozen deliciousness. Chocolate + coffee + frozen banana= heaven mocha ice-cream, quick, easy, 3 ingredients, what’s not to love… ingredients: (serves one) one frozen banana cut into chunks 1 tsp of instant coffee 1.5 tsp of unsweetened cocoa…

**Vegan mince pies **

It’s the Christmas season, who doesn’t love mince pies? This recipe happens to be vegan, gluten free, and super delicious. For a cheaper alternative to pistachios, oat flour can be substituted. Ingredients: (makes 4 pies) For the pie crust: 66g ground almonds 66g ground pistachios 1 1/3 tbsp water 6 medjool dates For the mincemeat:…

Vegan apricot cashew nakd bars

Snacks, who doesn’t love them? Come 3pm I am fully in need of a sugar kick to get me through the rest of the afternoon. I especially love dried fruit and nuts, and have a minor addiction to the cashew cookie nakd bars. Unfortunately being a student means being perpetually broke, making it increasingly difficult…

Vegan chickpea chocolate balls of goodness

You know those days where an apple just doesn’t hit the spot, but you don’t really want a tripple chocolate brownie? Whenever I have exams I have an abundance of those days, cravings for something sweet but equally something that provides a semblance of nutritional benefit so I can at least pretend it’s brain food…

Healthy creamy vegan cocoa

warning, this gets very very addictive Just a brief note, this is made with cocoa powder, which is unsweetened, and I don’t add sugar as I find the almond milk is sweet enough, if you do choose to add sugar you will be decreasing the health factor (totally worth it if you think it tastes…

Cheddar Cheese Scones

Simple, yummy, what more could I want from a recipe… Makes around 18 mini scones You will need: 200g self-raising flour (plus a little more for dusting the tabletop) 45g butter 25g porridge oats 75g grated cheddar (extra mature), plus about 10g extra for topping 150ml milk Prehat oven to 200°/gas mark 7. In a…

Uber chocolaty cupcake recipe

I needed to bake for a charity cake sale, so naturally I tried to find a super easy, majorly chocolaty, recipe for cupcakes…It turned out rather yummy, so here’s the recipe, it makes around 16 cupcakes. You will need: For the cakes: 200g of plain chocolate (I used 70%) 200g of soft light brown sugar…

The Best CHOCO-MOCHA MUFFINS ever.

So I hate baking. Don’t get me wrong, I love the product of baking, just not the baking itself. I just really detest the chaos that occurs when trying to locate the ingredients in the fifty different bowls used for the fifty different stages required to make the ‘really easy’ cakes. Due to this, anything…