Vegan Chai Spiced Poached Pear & Coconut Loaf

I’m so excited to have collaborated with my friend and fellow blogger and baker, The Healthy Beard, again – this time bringing you some super delicious, easy to make and secretly good-for-you festive treats! All three recipes are vegan friendly, dairy and gluten-free and contain no refined sugars. Using some of our favourite products from […]

Healthy Mince Pies

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Spiced Carrot, Apple & Coconut Muffins

Time for another festive recipe – because you know, we’re into December – using Thrively’s superfood baking mixes. Using the Lucuma & Coconut gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar variety to create these spiced muffins with added carrot and apple for a festive twist, plus a coconut frosting topping finished off with dried apple slices. […]

Vegan Gingersnap & Caramel Topped Brownies

Because it’s the start of December and officially festive season, I thought I’d pop a little treat up! This recipe was inspired by a trip into Costa coffee with my parents while we were going around Manchester Christmas Markets. At the counter of sweet treats I spotted a very indulgent brownie with crumbled ginger sponge […]

Mini Cranberry & Orange Protein Cheesecakes

OH. So an almond biscuit base – gluten-free, might I add – topped with a gorgeous orange-infused creamy mixture baked with a tangy cranberry sauce in the middle… Heavenly! This could actually be one of my favourite festive recipes to date. High in protein and made from clean ingredients, these delicious festive desserts certainly don’t […]

Cinnamon Roasted Fig & Orange Tartlets

Imagine: An almondy, orange-scented buttery pastry case. A thick, smooth and decadent orange infused cream filling. Topped off with caramelised, cinnamon roasted figs to go on top, sprinkled with aromatic rose petals. HELLO. Well, all that is a true story, as you’ll see from the recipe below. What’s even BETTER, is that everything described above […]

Raw Vegan & Gluten-free Healthy Mince Pies

Following on from my post featuring my homemade spiced mincemeat recipe, here’s a healthy, gluten-free and vegan-friendly twist on the standard mince pie. These no-bake tartlets are so simple and easy to make, and are a great alternative for those who want a more innocent version of these festive treats. Ingredients: For the mincemeat – […]

Homemade Low-Sugar Spiced Mincemeat

I must confess, I’m not the biggest fan of dried fruit, never mind Christmas-related sweet goodies like mince pies or Christmas pudding. However this year I thought I’d have a go at making my own lower sugar mincemeat based on apples, mainly because my parents’ apple tree at their cottage in Ripon had been particularly […]