Vegan Gluten-free Gingerbread Doughnuts

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Vegan Gluten-free Gingerbread Doughnuts During the festive season in my pre “healthy eating” days, we used to buy a lot of boxes of Christmas biscuits like Mcvitie’s and Fox’s and would over indulge on Celebrations and Quality Street chocolates. After all that was the tradition in many households and ours was no different. I used to let myself go and …

Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

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A few days ago I uploaded a post talking about applesauce, its benefits and its uses, so I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how I make my own homemade unsweetened applesauce. I use applesauce in a lot of my baking and you would be surprised at how easy it is to make at home! Essentially all you need are some apples, water, a peeler and a pan!

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Date and Walnut Overnight Oats

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This is another breakfast recipe inspired by cake! If I was ever asked this question ‘If you could only eat one cake for the rest of your life, what would it be?’ I would probably have to say ‘date and walnut cake’ even though it would be a painful decision to make since I love all and any type of cake! I have always preferred rich, dense cakes and loaves over light, spongy and creamy cakes.

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Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal

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There is no denying that winter has arrived. The joys of numb toes, fingers and in my case, a very red nose.

I felt the cold, crisp air hit me this morning more than ever! But I’m not sad about it, on the contrary, I’m one of those people who embraces the cold season and actually looks forward to it. The only things I’m not keen on is the shorter days, the increased rain probability and…weight gain! I’ve already put on 2kg and it’s not even Christmas yet! *sigh*

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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It’s not often that I would feel OK about eating a muffin for breakfast. But these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are so healthy that I CAN eat one for breakfast without feeling guilt or remorse. The only ‘not so good for you’ thing about them is the chocolate chips, but a little chocolate never hurt anyone 😛

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Applesauce

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Applesauce is a healthy, low calorie and low fat baking substitute for oil, butter and eggs. It’s also a great option for vegan baking. It works better for some recipes than others and you may need to adjust baking time when using applesauce.

Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge

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When I hear the word ‘fudge’ I immediately think of melt-in-the-mouth sweet, indulgent delights, but at the same time I think ‘sugar+fat’ because in essence that’s really all it is! This Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge recipe is slightly different…