The kids are now officially on school holidays and Nutrition Nourishment will be posting child-specific blogs to help get beneficial advice regarding health and wellbeing. Keep an eye out for recipes, health advice, kids activities and back-to-school aid over the coming weeks.
Easter is only a round the corner. Do you feel you can’t indulge in traditional goodies with the kids without spoiling your diet? Well check below for these delicious gluten and dairy-free treats that will please the whole family!
Hopping Raw Chocolate Tahini Spread
If your a nutella lover, you’ll adore this nut-free, dairy-free chocolate fudgey spread. It can be used as a ganache on cakes, spread onto toast, accompanied as a dip with berries or even eaten within a spoon. See Below for recipe…
1/4 C unhulled Tahini
1 Tsp Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tsp organic maple syrup or (rice malt syrup if fructose is an issue)
2 Tsp of raw organic Cacao powder
Step 1: Place Tahini, maple syrup and coconut oil into a food processor and blend to combine.
Step 2: Slowly add cacao powder to ensure a smooth consistency without any lumps.
Step 3: The mixture can be stored in the fridge to create a fudge consistency or stored in an air-tight container at room temperature to make for easy spreading. Enjoy!!!
Tip: to get into the easter spirit, why not roll the mixture up into small egg-shaped balls for a chocolate easter egg treat thats completely guilt free!!! This would make a lovely gift!
Bunny’s Grain-free Hot Cross Buns!!
Hot cross buns made in health heaven featuring gluten free, dairy free, high protein and low GI! Enjoy heated up with a spread of butter for a perfect compliment to a cup of tea or coffee. See below for recipe…
Ingredients: Fruit Buns
3 C Almond meal
1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil, coconut oil or butter
2 Tsp Raw Honey, or Rice Malt Syrup
1 Orange, zested and juiced
1 tsp vanilla paste
3 Organic Free- ranged eggs
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp groung ginger
1 large Pear, finely diced
1 C Raisins
White- Chocolate Ganache: Cross
1/4 C Cacao Butter or Coconut Oil (melted)
1/4 C cashew butter or tahini
1/2 C Coconut cream, warmed
1 Tsp Raw Honey or Rice Malt Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla paste
Step 1: Preheat oven to 160 degree. Combine almond meal, salt, baking soda, oil, honey, orange zest and juice, vanilla paste and eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
Step 2: Add cinnamon and ginger spices, then the pear dices with raising and mix well to combine. (Using hands for this step may be helpful)
Step 3: use an ice-cream scoop to measure out equal rounds into a baking tray or a 12 muffin tin lined with baking paper.
Step 4: Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden on top and cooked through. Remove from oven and place on bench to cool.
Tip: Insert a clean sewer into the middle of the buns and if it comes out clean the buns are ready! You may even find covering the buns with foil will prevent over-browning of the top.
Step 5: To make ganache for the criss-cross, place all ingredients above into a food processor and blend until well combined.
Step 6: Allow the ganache mixture to cool slightly so it thicken into a piping consistency. Spoon into a piping bah and create the crosses on cooled buns. ENJOY!!!
Easter-ful Chocolate Cake
Completely guilt free chocolate cake for a wholesome and nutritious treat. It’s gluten free, dairy-free and high in proteins. This cake is sure to be a winner at your family gathering! See below for recipe….
3 C Almond Meal
1/2 C Cacao Powder
2 tsp gluten-free baking powder or baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 Organic Free-Ranged Eggs
2 tsp vanilla Extract
1/c C Extra Virgin Olive Oil or melted butter
1/2 C Almond milk, or milk of choice
4 Tsp Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
Step 1: Preheat oven to 160 degree and line cake tin with baking paper.
Step 2: Combine almond meal, cacao, baking powder and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. For wet ingredients combine in a separate bowl, eggs, vanilla, oil/butter, milk and honey/maple. Mix to combine.
Step 3: Pour wet ingredient into dry mixture and mix. Pour into lined cake tray.
Step 4: bake for 45 mins or until cooked through, then remove from oven to cool on bench top.
Step 5: Once cooled, frost with hopping raw chocolate tahini spread for a delicious bunny-worthy family cake.
Nutrition Nourishment encourages the kids to join in the cooking fun for these delicious easter treats. This makes a wonderful and tasty school holiday activity to keep the kids busy, while providing some gorgeous treats for everyone!!