Healthy home baking. That’s what many of us want, right? But time can be an issue, or not being confident in the kitchen when it comes to making healthy treats, even being unsure of where to get ingredients from and not wanting to spend a fortune… Although this is a big part of my job, I fully support any brand who tries to make baking for others easy and convenient, which is why I’m a big fan of the Superfood Bakery.

Offering a range of gluten-free and refined sugar-free mixes including Glow Makers Cookies, Bliss Balls and Morning Dreamers Pancakes, they’ve just launched a new Joy Makers Brownie mix promising to create chocolatey, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth vegan brownies – erm, hello! I’m all over that! Made from a secret blend of organic gluten-free flours, maca powder and organic coconut sugar, the mix is gluten-free, vegan and refined-sugar free and all you need to do is add some oil and water to the mix and bake – boom.

With it being autumn and also being completely obsessed with all things cinnamon, apples and that ‘toffee apple’ vibe, I thought I’d add a little twist to the mix by making a simply caramelised apple mixture and spooning over the top of the brownie mix before I baked them in the oven. I was so impressed with the result and would highly recommend both the mix and this addition to fellow brownie/apple fans!


  • 2 apples, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (I used Lucy Bee)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (I used Biona)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date nectar (I used Beloved)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Add a pinch of nutmeg too if you wish, or ground ginger

Get making!

  1. Heat the oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon (and other spices if using) in a non-stick pan and allow to melt and bubble for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the apples, stir well to coat, and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes until softened and a sticky caramel glaze forms. Enjoy!