Since my imaginative efforts rarely goes beyond sugar, it is probably unsurprising that my go to present on all occasions is something of the baked variety. Since my Dad only asked for flapjacks this Father’s Day, I thought I would spice my recipe up a little to incorporate another of his favourite treats: Florentines.
You might have noticed in a few blog posts recently that I have’t been able to give my posts my full creative time and attention. This probably is quite a good thing as there has been a lot less butchering of different recipes, but I also have to admit that, unfortunately, this week is no different. I say unfortunately with a very sorry, not sorry attitude, and that’s because they are really delicious even though they are vegan!
Although it is a little late (I 100% blame numerical reasoning tests and my decreasing ability to count), I am continuing with the health kick trend in preparation for my tough mudder (which is now only a few weeks away) with my offering of vegan peanut and date breakfast muffins. Again it is debatable whether they can really be deemed healthy as the no refined sugar attempts have been firmly kicked to the curb, but I thought they would provide an interesting breakfast alternative without packing in too many calories.
First of all I apologise for the tardiness of this post; even though the hard part (i.e. the baking) was done in time, I ran out of time to find an opportunity to bore you with my thoughts as I usually do on a Sunday night so you will have to find it in your hearts to forgive me. I promise to get back on track now my schedule is returning to normal.
Although I have been trying to get into the habit of posting on a Sunday, there are two main reasons for my spontaneous midweek blog post. Firstly, it’s Halloween so I have to post something naughty after my slightly healthier offering of Pumpkin and Coconut Granola. Secondly, I barely made a dint in my roasted pumpkin (and I only prepped half) so why not use it as an excuse for extra baking! Continue reading “Oaty Pumpkin Cookies”
If you can’t tell by veggie baking theme I seem to have adopted over the last couple of weeks, the attempt to be slightly healthier continues. Since my chilli beetroot brownies provided a very, very slightly skinnier version of the treat that contributes to probably about 20% of the reason I even have a gym membership, I decided to take it a step further. And what better and more original way to do this at Halloween than with pumpkins. Having read that about 90% of pumpkins are used for carvings, I decided to try and pay them the credit they were due as an ingredient. Besides, I am terrible at pumpkin carving so I this seemed like the next best, although inadvertent, way to celebrate. Continue reading “Pumpkin and Coconut Granola”