All posts filed under: Dessert

Chai Spelt Banana Bread (Vegan)

Moist, delicious and aromatic banana bread subtly infused with cardomom, cloves, pepper and cinnamon with walnuts for the odd crunch. Also, it’s vegan. Sound good? YES. The riper your bananas, the sweeter the bread. I threw in some dates, too, for that extra sweetness. You will find out as I post more on this blog, that I am a bit of a chai nut. I really love chai. It transports me to festival world (where, no kidding, I would happily spend £10 a day solely on chai), where I am warm, happy, carefree and excitable. The aromatic spices used in this bread give it an incredible flavour whilst lending a whole heap of health benefits. Chai spices have been relied on by Ayurveda to soothe digestive problems and act as a revitaliser. Adding cardamom helps to reduce mood swings! I like to think of the spices as ‘soul soothing’ –  grounding, nourishing, warming and sweet. This is so delicious, and it can be eaten in a multitude of ways. You could have it for breakfast, …


Disco brownies! Vegan, gluten and refined sugar free

I’m here to talk to you about butter bean disco brownies. I know what you’re thinking: Butter beans in brownies?! She’s lost it. Well, unfortunately for all of you, I lost it a while ago. But as Groucho Marx said, “blessed are the cracked, as they let in the light”. And let me tell you: these brownies are the light. You would not believe how many tries it took me to get to this level of epic brownie win. Making brownies vegan + GF + sugar free and tasty at the same time is HARD. Seriously – I’m talking people actually going “oh god, no more” and giving the brownies back to me. I tried making them with all sorts of different flours. Red lentil flour, almond flour, even chickpea flour. My advice? DON’T EVER USE CHICKPEA FLOUR. My mum spat them out and said “it tastes like a chocolate falafel”. Charming. Anyway, about 1 month into my severely self-confidence diminishing epicly failing vegan + GF brownie journey, I had a lightbulb moment: butter beans. Butter beans! I …