Recipes

Lemon and Almond loaf cake

Here is my delicious lemon and almond loaf cake recipe! This is a gluten free recipe, if you are not gluten free, replace the flour with either self raising or brown flour. Also remove the xanthin gum.

This loaf cake is one of my all time favourites, it is sweet, zingy and has a beautiful earthy taste from the almonds. It also is fairly low in sugar, so it’s great as a treat!

Macros: (based on 12 servings)

Calories: 187
Carbohydrates: 21g
of which sugars: 14.5g
Fat: 10.5g
Protein: 2.5g
Fibre: 0.6g

Ingredients:

lemon and almond loaf

100g Gluten free self rising flour
100g soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthin gum
2 medium eggs
100g coconut oil
30g almonds (halved)
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

For the icing:

70g icing sugar
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line your loaf tin with baking paper.

2. Weigh out the coconut oil and melt in the microwave for around 30 seconds.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, xanthin gum, brown sugar, eggs and melted coconut oil. Mix until well combined.

4. Next, stir in the almonds, lemon juice and zest.

5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for around 35-40 minutes, or until springy.

6. In a small mixing bowl, combine the icing sugar, lemon juice and zest. Keep mixing until smooth.

7. Pour the icing over the loaf while it is still slightly warm. This will let the icing soak in – it is absolutely delicious!

Icing for lemon and almond loaf

8. Next, enjoy! 🙂

lemon and almond loaf

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Recipes

Banana Loaf Recipe!

This week I am sharing my banana loaf recipe! If you have some brown bananas and fancy a treat, definitely give this recipe a try!

The banana loaf is fairly high in carbs, but using wholemeal flour will help to slow digestion and decrease sugar spikes. For decoration, I like to crush some walnuts and sprinkle 🙂

Serves 12

Macros:

Calories: 184
Carbohydrates: 18g
of which sugars: 10g
Protein: 2.5g
Fat: 10g

Ingredients:

  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large mashed banana
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 30g dark chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees, grease the loaf tin and line with baking paper.
Banana loaf tin

2. Cream the sugar and coconut oil until combined. Next, mix in the eggs, flour and vanilla essence.

3. Once the mixture is combined, fold in the banana and chocolate chips.

mix chocolate and banana into bananaloaf

4. Pour the mixture into the tin, and bake for around 40 minutes or until springy.

5. Next, enjoy! 🙂

banana loaf recipe

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Ginger Cookies you have to make this Christmas!

This week I am sharing a ginger cookie recipe you have to make this Christmas! These ginger cookies are absolutely delicious and are great for getting you in the Christmas spirit! 

The macros are listed below, this recipe is fairly low in sugar and primarily made with wholemeal carbohydrates. The fat content is slightly high, but will help with slowing down digestion, and it is the festive season so it is absolutely fine to have a treat! 

I added 1 tsp of fresh ginger for a more subtle taste, but if you prefer a stronger taste, I recommend adding at least 2 tsp of fresh ginger to your cookie mixture. 

Makes 12 cookies

Macros:
Carbohydrates: 15g
of which sugars: 4.5g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 7g

Ingredients:
100g butter
1 tsp golden syrup
50g soft brown sugar
100g oats
75g wholemeal or rye flour
1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger

Method:

1.Turn the oven to 180 degrees to preheat. 

2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and syrup together while stirring. 

Melting-ingredients

3. Once the mixture is melted and combined, add the oats, flour and fresh ginger to the mix, and fold until the dry ingredients are completely covered by the melted mix. 

Combining-all-ingredients

4. Next, take small handfuls of the oat mixture and shape into 12 oat cookies. 

5. Bake your ginger cookies in the oven for 15 minutes until golden and crispy.

6. Now, enjoy 🙂 

final-product-ginger-cookies

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