There’s nothing more comforting than having a fluffy stack of pancakes on an early Sunday morning. Or any other morning if you’d ask me. This stack of fluffy cinnamon apple pancakes are easy to make and are a one of the best vegan comfort foods for in the morning. You’ll have to try them!…
Looking for a new breakfast item to add to your menu? Look no further as I’ve got you covered! This weeks Indigo Bowl will focus on breakfast, but of course, feel free to have this for lunch or even dinner, live wild and free my friends!
Ok, keeping it serious, this bowl is a nice change from our regular breakfast meals and it great for anyone avoiding gluten. Besides this it is packed with complete protein from the quinoa and…
One this I love about bananas is that even when they are overripe they will never be wasted, I often even wait for them to overripe so I can make delicious baked goods with them. One thing I love to make from over ripe (aka perfectly ripe) bananas is banana bread, I already posted a recipe for a raspberry/spirulina banana bread which you can find here.
This banana bread will be a little different from the other one, its a cacao and chai spiced bread with a peanut butter swirl on top and for good measure I threw some…
For a while now I’ve been trying to eat more “clean”, while not being to strict on myself. One thing I’ve noticed is that when there are clean and healthy snacks lying around the house, it’s easier to ignore those junky foods that keep eyeballing me, and it’s not like I can completely get rid of them because most of them aren’t even mine. So you can expect a lot of clean, healthy and yummy recipes (although most of my recipes aren’t junky at all).
I wanted to get my oatmeal in the form of a bar and that’s how these bars were born. Now that the weather is getting warmer so big bowls of warm oats aren’t as appealing to me as they are during the colder periods, but I still want the benefits of eating a good bowl of oats.
- They keep me full and satisfied in the mornings and of course a very clean breakfast!
- Oatmeal is very customisable, you can literally adjust it to your own liking.
- It’s inexpensive.
- You can scrub your face with them, I’m not even kidding.
These are just a few reasons why I enjoy my oats, now I want all of that stuffed into a bar! Now I do not recommend eating just one of these bars for breakfast, eat some fruits with to make it a meal.
These bars do not include any syrups, the only sweetener I used was bananas, if you want more sweetness you can add raisins or more goji berries. This makes it a perfect treat for when you are trying to avoid overt sugars and oils.
The base to this recipe are the bananas, flax seeds and oats, all the remaining ingredients are just because I like them or for nutritional value. This means that you can customise these bars to your own liking, just like a big bowl of oats.
I used turmeric to make them nice and golden and because I love its beneficial properties, you can’t even taste the turmeric. You can absolutely use other spices like cardamom, anise, clover and all spice to name a few. Instead of using walnuts you can use nuts like cashews, pecans and brasil nuts, and if you have a nut allergy just skip those and add coconut. Another ingredient you can swap are the goji berries, if you don’t have them just use raisins instead, or even mulberries. These are your bars, you get to decide what goes inside them.
If you like soft (but firm) and chewy bars you should really give these a try, they were a winner in my household. Give them a try and let me know how they turned out. If you tweak the recipe post a picture on Instagram and tag me, I’m curious to see your creations!
Lately I’ve been back to clean eating and avoiding processed junk, but every now and then you I need to indulge and have something not so “clean”. Even when I decided to indulge I try to avoid processed junks and have something that’s at least a little bit “healthy”. I’m not the biggest cookie monster, but chocolate chip cookies always put a smile on my face. I have another chocolate chip recipe which you can find here, this is a recipe for a peanut butter/cardamom chocolate chip cookie, but today we are making coconut chocolate chip cookies! You might be asking, but why coconut? Well, I think coconut is delicious, so why not, right!
Apart from being absolutely scrumptious, this is also a very lazy cookie recipe! All you need is one bowl and just a few minutes of your time. If you want you can chill the dough (this will solidify the coconut oil and makes them spread less once you bake them), but ain’t nobody got time for that! We want to reduce our cookies to face time! So don’t even bother doing this (although you absolutely can if you’d like). I didn’t even mix the dry ingredients first, these cookies were lazy cookies I tell you!
If you can’t find vegan chocolate chips, you can get a bar of dark vegan chocolate and cut it up in big chunks, this is what I did because my grocery store didn’t have any vegan chocolate chips. You can also decide not to use the desiccated coconut, but then you’ll have to add a bit more flour, about 1/4 cup more. If you don’t have any coconut oil you can substitute this by using vegan margarine, but I do recommend using coconut oil as it’s a bit healthier then vegan butter or margarine. And when you do decide to go for coconut oil you also have the option to go for unrefined (which adds more coconut flavour) or refined if you don’t like the taste of coconut. These are your cookies so customize it to your own taste and preference!
I hope you’ll like these chocolate chip cookies, let me know if you’ll give them a try.
Now lets indulge!
Gluten free pancakes, but make them savoury! There’s nothing I love more than a good savoury dish. I can’t lie, I love my food filled with umami and spice. These gluten free pancakes are incredibly easy to make and open to interpretation. Feel free to play around with the spices and toppings to create your own unique dish, catering to your very desires. …