Apple, Banana spice breakfast muffins

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1 Cooking apple, peel, core and dice
3 tablespoons of cold water
150g plus 2 tablespoons of brown gluten free flour
150g gluten free oats
2 bananas mashed
100g raisins or other small or chopped dried fruit
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium eggs beaten
125 ml of dairy free yogurt or 100 ml dairy milk alternative
220 ml maple syrup
1 dessert eating apple peel, core and dice


Preheat oven to 180 C/ Gas mark 4/ 350 F.

Line 18 holes of muffin tins.

Put cooking apple and water in a small saucepan bring to boil then simmer until soft. Mash with a fork and then leave aside to cool.

In a large bowl add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs, yogurt, cooked apple, diced apples, and maple syrup and mix gently together.

Spoon the mixture equally into the cases.

Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on if you have a fan assisted oven or longer if not. Insert a cake skewer to check muffins are cooked in the centre.

Serve hot with dairy free yogurt or cool and eat cold a great breakfast or snack when you’re on the go!

Bon appétit!

Tru3 J0y

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Oats for health and weight loss

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The best way to gain the strength and energy everyday is a bowl of porridge oats, crunchy oat cereal or muesli.
Oats are easy to digest as well as making you full for longer.

Start your morning with a nutritious, fibre rich meal of oats, and problems with maintaining a healthy weight will be behind you.
Oats are nutritious as they are a great source of magnesium, phosphorus and selenium, iron, vitamin B1, fat-free, full of many minerals and vitamins.

Oats are versatile as oats can be used in a range of different dishes. I add them to cookies, muffins, chicken omelettes, cakes, bread, granola, smoothies.

Oats stabilize blood sugar levels by increasing your fibre and protein intake. Oats are useful for our health as they are one of the top foods to eat to trim down your body naturally since they are low in fat.

Tru3 J0y

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Fabulously healthy (ad-lib) Flapjack!

Ingredients and method

You will need:
18″x23″ rectangular tray tin or similar swiss roll tin greased and lined with greaseproof paper
large bowl
wooden spoon
small bowl if microwaving the sugars and butter/oil mixture or saucepan if not

100 grams/ 4 ounces of sugar of your choice: Muscovado Sugar (for chewy texture) or golden granulated sugar (crunchy texture), soft brown sugar ( for a slightly chewy texture)
100 grams/ 4 ounces of Butter or 100 fluid ounces of sunflower oil
2 Large tablespoons or 4 large dessert spoons of golden syrup
Place these into a saucepan heat until combined stirring with a wooden spoon or in a bowl and microwave for one minute stir, remove spoon, then another 30 seconds remove, stir, remove spoon until combined. However I find heating in a saucepan the best way but it works either way and you will still obtain good results.
Place 100 grams of oats (large or small) into a bowl more if too wet a mixture add more oats however add any optional additions first, mix well.
Turn out into lined baking tray bake for 25-30 minutes 180 (170 fan ovens) or gas mark 4.

Optional extra additions to make it more enjoyable

50 grams or 2 ounces of Dried fruits (if adding) such as raisins, chopped dates, cherries, cranberries berries, as preferred one or more

50 grams of nuts preferred such as pecan walnut, macademia, hazelnut, Brazil roughly chopped but not too small

Or be inventive…


Your favourite fruit and nuts

For a scrumptious but naughty treat triple chocolate chunks or once cooled melted chocolate on top

Instead of golden syrup use maple syrup and 50 grams of pecan nuts roughly chopped and you have pecan pie flapjacks

Raspberries and white chocolate

Macademias, Cherries or cranberries and white or dark chocolate

Or just be naughty and have triple chocolate chunks in them or once cooled pour melted chocolate over the top cut once cooled and set.

Enjoy! Bon Appetite!

I will aim to add photographs of my latest version if not eaten yet!