Banana and Pecan Cacao Porridge

After a pretty successful Ocsober, I decided to put my willpower even further to the test and aim for a No(sugar)vember, or at least a low sugar November.  As a home baker and chocolate addict, this will be a challenge, but worth it to reduce sugar crashes and cravings.  I passed over the prohibited maple syrup yesterday, and instead added a tsp of cacao powder… Continue reading Banana and Pecan Cacao Porridge

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

What could be more autumnal than squash (or pumpkin), apples and cinnamon?  What could be more satisfying than a sweet treat that is full of wholemeal veggie goodness but sparing on the sugar?  Not much, which is probably why this recipe is popular – and much copied – on the web.  I tried it myself this morning, with some minor… Continue reading Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes

Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes It is too dark to see without the lights on (hello, Winter…) so I thought I’d brighten up the morning by getting some yummy pancakes on the go.  This is a more conventional fluffy pancake recipe than the one I tried a few weeks ago (here) but it has still got a peanutty element… Continue reading Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes

Saturday Veggie Breakfast

Saturday breakfast is often made up as I go along in a sleepy hungry haze.  I hadn’t intended for this morning’s food to be share worthy, but I think it turned out as a good example of a hearty and healthy veggie (or vegan, minus the egg) cooked breakfast which anyone can enjoy.  The star of the show… Continue reading Saturday Veggie Breakfast

Wholemeal Pancakes

This morning I had a craving for pancakes.  I recently cut out a recipe for peanut butter pancakes from a supermarket food magazine, but couldn’t find it today so made up my own version and served them with stewed apple & cinnamon, live natural yoghurt and maple syrup.  Here’s the recipe if you fancy giving it a go yourself →

Courgette Porridge or ‘zoats’ (zucchini + oats)

I came across this idea on blog fuelledbyoats and thought, aside from the obvious benefit of getting vegetables into breakfast, it might be a clever way of making porridge lighter and more summery but still warming  (good for this terrible British end of ‘summer’ weather!). I heated one grated courgette (peel on) with a few tablespoons of porridge oats, milk, and honey.… Continue reading Courgette Porridge or ‘zoats’ (zucchini + oats)