Dairy-free cake

Vegan Banana Loaf with Blackcurrant Vanilla Yoghurt (df, v)

A friend gave me a frozen jar of her last year’s feijoa harvest – the perfect addition to one of my favourite, very easy recipes.Ingredients:Cake3 ripe fairtrade bananas, mashed1 tbsp organic cane sugar (optional)1/2c organic sunflower oil1 tsp vanilla essence1/4 tsp salt1 tsp cinammon7 chopped, soaked dates4 large tbsp stewed feijoas1 1/2c flour1 tsp baking powderToppingsNut butter, Blackcurrant and Vanilla RCY, seeds, coconut flakes, raspberry jam.. whatever you have!Method:Mix all wet ingredients, then combine with dry ingredients.Grease a loaf pan, top with some sliced fresh bananas and bake at 180C for approximately 35-45 minutes. Loaf will rise, be springy and golden.To serve; slice and toast, adding a generous layer of Blackcurrant and Vanilla Raglan Coconut Yoghurt, chia seeds, coconut flakes, [...]

Vegan Banana Loaf with Blackcurrant Vanilla Yoghurt (df, v)2020-04-16T13:39:50+12:00

Red Velvet Beetroot Cake (df, gf*)

Enjoy a slice (or two) of this sweet, moist beetroot red velvet cake, topped with the creamiest and most luscious cashew & coconut yoghurt frosting … stunningly delicious!Ingredients:Cake2 cups raw cashew nuts2 cup dried coconut3 beets6 medjool dates1/2 cup coconut yoghurt1/2 cup cacao1/2 cup pure maple syrup1 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp psyllium huskFrosting1/2 cup raw soaked cashews1/4 cup cacao1/4 cup pure maple syrup1 tsp tamari4 tbsp coconut yoghurt4 tbsp coconut oil1 tbsp lemon juiceMethod:To make the base, place cashews and coconut in food processor and process until they form a flour.Grate the beets and add to the food processor with the remaining ingredients.Process until the mixture comes together. It should be smooth.In a cake tin with baking paper and press [...]

Red Velvet Beetroot Cake (df, gf*)2020-04-16T14:00:32+12:00

Coconut Caramel (df, gf*)

This amazing recipe proves that you do not need to be a magician in the kitchen to create spectacular desserts. It looks incredible, tastes divine and will impress even the most elaborate of guests. Add a bit of this, and a bit of that, combine with a lot of LOVE, and you’ll be impressing for sure!Ingredients:Base6 medjool dates3 tbsp almond butter1 tbsp coconut oil1 cup coconut threadCoconut Caramel1 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 2-4 hours1 cup sweet potato puree (steam sweet potato and blend in food processor)4 tbsp almond butter1/3 cup coconut oil1/2 cup Raglan Coconut Yoghurt10 medjool datespinch sea saltChocolate1/2 cup coconut oil1/2 cup cacao1/4 cup maple syrup1 tbsp coconut yoghurtMethod:Make the base by blending the coconut thread in [...]

Coconut Caramel (df, gf*)2020-04-16T14:05:11+12:00

Chai Spiced Macadamia Nut Cups (gf, df*)

These sweet little cups of goodness are not only delightful to look at, they’re packed with the protein and richness of natural ingredients. Perfect for that indulgent treat to finish off your day.Ingredients:Base:1/2 cup coconut thread1/2 cup almonds1/4 cup coconut oil1/4 cup raw honey1 tsp vanilla pasteChai Cream:1/4 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 2-4 hours preferably1/4 cup brazil nuts1 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger and cardamon1/2 tsp nutmeg5 tbsp coconut oil2 tbsp raw honey1 cup Raglan Coconut YoghurtMethod:To make the base, blend the coconut and almonds in a food processor until they form a flour.Add the coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Process until the mixture comes together. It should be sticky.Line a muffin tray with 6 paper cups and press [...]

Chai Spiced Macadamia Nut Cups (gf, df*)2020-04-16T14:07:20+12:00

Chocolate Almond Cake (df, gf*)

A light and chocolatey sponge to accompany Autumn afternoon teas.Ingredients:2/3c Oats*1/2c Sliced almonds1/3c Buckwheat flour1/4c Coconut flour1/4c Spelt flour*1/4c Fair trade Muscavado sugar1/1/2 tbsp Cacao powder2 tsp Baking powder1/2 tsp Salt1c Organic Almond milk1c Raglan Coconut Yoghurt1/2c Dairy free dark chocolate chunks2 tbsp Coconut oil (melted)2 tbsp Coconut butter (melted)1 tbsp Agave syrup1 tsp Vanilla*For gluten free, use gf oats and sub spelt flour for rice flourMethod:Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl, except choc chunksMix and melt coconut butter and oil together in a separate bowl, add agave and vanillaSlowly add coconut yoghurt and coconut butter mixture to dry ingredientsFold in chocolate chipsPour batter into cake mould or a lined tinBake at 180C for 30minutes (approx). Your cake [...]

Chocolate Almond Cake (df, gf*)2020-04-16T14:16:30+12:00

Bee Friends Update #1 + Delicious Honey Cupcakes (df, gf*)

When Tom’s application for a hive came through, we were instantly impressed with his enthusiasm for bees, and also the amazing location that Tom, his wife and new baby have chosen to create a wee paradise.On acres of bush in Oratia they’re building a strawbale house (there’s an interesting article about their project on Green Ideas), permaculture gardens, a food forest, composting toilets and apparently have a nice little tribe of chickens roaming around! Their goal is to live as off-grid and in touch with nature as possible, so having a bee hive seemed like a natural next step for this adventurous Kiwi family.6 months after their hive delivery, we checked in with Tom to hear how they’re getting on …“We [...]

Bee Friends Update #1 + Delicious Honey Cupcakes (df, gf*)2020-04-16T14:32:23+12:00

Cranberry & Coconut Yoghurt Fairy Cake

This fun pink concoction is quite tart n’ tangy, thanks to its tahini base and cranberry topping. Decorate with chia seeds and coconut for a healthy twist on fairy sprinkles!Ingredients:Base1/3 jar Ceres Organics Unhulled TahiniHalf cup of ground almondsTablespoon of coconutTablespoon of raw organic honeyTablespoon of Pure Coco coconut oilWhizz all the above in a food processor and then press into a round springform tin. Pop in the freezer to set.ToppingCup of cranberries1 ripe bananaHalf cup of soaked cashews700ml jar of Raglan Coconut Yoghurt5 tablespoons of coconut oilTsp of honeyTsp of vanilla essencePinch of saltMethod:Blend the topping ingredients until very smooth, then pour over your base.Top with sprinkled chia seeds and pixie dust (or coconut if no pixie dust is available!) then leave [...]

Cranberry & Coconut Yoghurt Fairy Cake2020-04-16T16:21:24+12:00