Mincemeat & Apple Crumble Cake

If you’re a fan of mincemeat this is the dessert for you. A cinnamon ‘shortbread’ base topped with apples and the festive essential, finished off with a crumble topping makes this a vegan-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free and no refined sugar alternative to your dinner table on Christmas Day. It’s really easy to make and would go […]

Spiced Apple & Almond Butter Blondies

You may have seen quite a few posts and recipes recently in collaboration with king of nut butters, Pic’s. Last month I shared Spiced Pumpkin & Caramel Brownie Bites; this time it’s all about pairing apples, mixed spices, pecans and of course their deliciously smooth almond butter in this healthy blondie recipe. Another winner of […]

Spiced Apple, Maca & Inca Berry Squares

I adore this time of year, not just because of the beautiful, colourful leaves but also seasonal produce growing in abundance, with the focus on warming comforting foods and flavours. One of my favourite combinations happens to be apples, caramel and all things spice – which inspired these delicious, vegan-friendly spiced autumnal squares. An added […]

Raspberry Baked Oats

Another month, and another healthy recipe featuring Snact: Fruit jerky made from 100% dried blended fruit which counts towards your five a day, is vegan friendly, gluten-free and contains no additives or preservatives. You may have seen my recent recipes, including these Blueberry, Apple & Banana Energy Bars or my Mango, Ginger & Cardamom Cookies. […]

Vegan Double Chocolate Apple & Peanut Cookies

It was an absolute pleasure to get together with my fellow healthy baking-loving friend, The Healthy Beard, for an afternoon of getting creative in the kitchen. We had so much fun making, decorating, snapping and eating a selection of delicious but healthy chocolate treats. Here’s the first of our three recipes, a collaboration which we’ll […]

Blueberry, Apple & Banana Snact Energy Bars

‘We make snacks from surplus produce. That’s produce that would otherwise be thrown away for being too big, too small, too ugly, or simply too abundant. ‘Tonnes of perfectly good fruit and vegetables get rejected before reaching shop shelves in the UK. We turn that surplus into healthy snacks that contribute to one of your […]

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 […]