Easter French toast skillet

Skillets are one of my favourite breakfasts; you can easily mix it all together and then pop it in the oven. Simple! I love this one as it is seasoned with cinnamon and filled with mixed dried fruits; a healthy take on an Easter favourite!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 crumpet (shredded),
  • 20g of coconut flour,
  • 50g of egg whites,
  • 100ml of milk,
  • 30g of dried fruit,
  • 1 serving of protein powder,
  • ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • You will also need one skillet or baking dish!

 

Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 160C,
  2. Combine all of the ingredients together until well combined,
  3. Pour the mix in to your skillet,
  4. Pop the skillet in to the oven for 25minutes or until golden on top!
  5. Enjoy!

Hannah x

 

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Hot Cross Loaf…

 

Hot cross buns (and maybe chocolate) are what Easter is all about but, lets face it, theyre not the healthiest of snacks. So, I developed this delicious loaf to mean that people could have their cake, and eat it.

 

Serves 10
Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 100ml of egg whites,
  • 1 whole egg,
  • 50g of vanilla or unflavoured protein,
  • 25g of sweetener of choice,
  • 50g of flour (I used Quinoa flour),
  • 35g of Coconut flour,
  • 25g of nut butter (I used almond),
  • 100g of apple puree,
  • 100ml of coconut milk,
  • ½ a teaspoon of baking powder,
  • 100g of dried mixed fruit.

For the topping:

  • 75ml of water,
  • 30g of casein protein,
  • 30g of Sukrin Sugar free icing sugar.

 

Method:

1. Line and grease a loaf tin and preheat your oven to 160C,

2. Mix together all of the cake ingredients; making sure to mix them well!

3. Pour the mix in to the tin and pop in to the oven for 30 minutes.

4. Take the cake out of the oven and out of the tin before placing on a cooling rack until it has cooled completely.

5. Now to make the icing; simply mix all of the icing ingredients together and spread over the loaf in a cross shape!

 

My go to zoats recipe…

If you love adding volume to your breakfast, then you will LOVE zoats.

I am a massive lover of adding volume to my food to make something so tasty last even longer and zoats do just that! This is the most basic idea yet is super tasty, will keep you full for a nice, long time and can be done in SO many different ways. So, basically, go grab a courgette!

What are they?

They are quite simply a mix of courgette and oats.. sounds strange, right? And, I was dubious to start off with but now I’m, quite simply, obsessed.

I specifically like pro-zoats; adding a bit more protein in to my meal to keep me satisfied for even longer.
The basic recipe:
– half a grated courgette,
– a serving of oats (change this to suit your needs; I use Nutriseed Superfood oats and they are delicious),
– a teaspoon of cinnamon,
– 250ml of liquid (I, more often than not, use water),
To make pro-zoats add in:
– a scoop of protein of choice,
– egg whites (I use two chicks products)
To make the basic recipe, combine all of the ingredients and microwave until they are of a nice, thick consistency (around 3 minutes).
If using egg whites, add the whites in after 2 minutes, mix, and microwave for a further minute. Then, when ready, stir in the protein powder and eat.
Different flavour options:
1. Chai Spiced; simply add in cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger and cardamon to your mix. I’ve topped it with a plum compote.
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 2. Chocolate zoats; add in some nutriseed Cacao powder and cacao nibs,
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 3. Beetroot and Vanilla zoats; grate in some raw beetroot when you grate in the courgette and add in vanilla essence.
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4. Simple cinnamon:
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For more recipe inspiration, check out my instagram @_hannaheats AND don’t forget to tag me in your creations!
xxx

 

Blueberry Breakfast doughnuts…

I created this recipe for The Collective dairy using their delicious Straight up yogurt, as who’d have thought that doughnuts would make a healthy breakfast choice!  I made this quick and easy recipe for delicious on-the-go doughnuts, packed full of protein and carbohydrates that will keep you full until lunchtime.

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Serves 9
Ingredients:

  • 50g The Collective Straight Up
  • 100g spelt flour
  • ½  tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 100g applesauce
  • 1 medium egg
  • 40g coconut sugar
  • 50g dried fruit (Hannah’s used dried blueberries)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 150C and grease your doughnut tin (if you don’t have a doughnut tin, muffin tins will work the same)
  2. Simply mix all of the ingredients together until they are well combined
  3. Put enough mixture in to each doughnut hole so that it levels off at the top of each ring
  4. The put your doughnuts in the oven for around 10 minutes or until they are springy to touch
  5. Pop the doughnuts out of their baking tin and then leave them to cool on a cooling rack.

Serve with more yogurt as a dip or eat plain straight out of the tin!

 

Enjoy!

 

xxx

 

Breakfast Apple Pies…

If you don’t like apple pie, then I’m sorry, but I think you’re crazy!!

When I was growing up, Apple pie and crumble (with allllll the custard) were my favourite puddings, so, I just had to recreate them in a healthy way! And, what better way to eat them than for breakfast?

Ingredients:

For the pies:

– 50g of egg whites,

– 1 tablespoon of sweetener,

– 1 scoop of cinnamon, vegan protein,

– 40g of spelt flour (or flour of choice),

– 1 mashed banana,

– 1 tablespoon of oats.

For the filling:

plain yogurt,

– 2 diced apples,

– cinnamon.
Method:

1. Start by preheating the oven to 160C and lining a muffin tray (I made 9),

2. Simply combine all of the pie ingredients until well combined,

3. Using a teaspoon, put 2 teaspoons worth in each case and then press the mixture around the edge of the case,

4. Pop in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until golden,

5. Once the pies are out of the oven, take them out of the tray and place them on a cooling rack to cool,

6. Meanwhile, dice the apples, mix with cinnamon and then pop in to the microwave for 1 and a half minutes,

7. Finally, spoon a teaspoon of yogurt, followed by a teaspoon of apple in to each case!

8. ENJOY!

Lemon and Poppy Seed loaf… 

Most of my recipes are chocolate based, so this week I decided to challenge myself to a loaf cake that is a chocolate alternative yet just as tasty! So, combining my love of the refreshing taste of lemon and the crunch of granola, my Lemon and Poppy seed protein loaf was born! This healthy take on a classic cake, really is a great, light option for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!

 

Ingredients:

For the cake:

For the icing:

Method:

  1. Grease and line a loaf tin and turn your oven on to 160C,
  2. Mix together all of the loaf ingredients until well combined and then pour them in to your prepared tin.
  3. Pop the loaf in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Take the loaf out of the oven and then the tin and leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  5. Once the cake has cooled, simply mix together the yogurt and casein icing ingredients and then spread on top of your cake! Sprinkle over the granola!
  6. ENJOY!

 

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My favourite products for healthy bakes…

1. Egg Whites,

  • With just 17 calories per egg white and 0g of fat, these are the perfect addition to healthy bakes.
  • They help to bind your ingredients without adding many calories yet help bakes to retain their cake like features.

2. Coconut Flour,

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  • Coconut flour is extraordinarily absorbent and very little coconut flour is needed to successfully produce a recipe.
  • Naturally high in both fibre and protein, it helps your bakes to remain nutritious and DELICIOUS!
  • I use it for pancakes, cakes, energy balls and protein bars, pizzas and as a binding ingredient in fritters!

3. Avocado,

  • Avocados make just about anything better, from salads to veggie-packed salsas to smoothies.
  • Blending in avocado to your brownies, energy balls or even porridge, adds moisture, a nice creamy texture and no weird flavours!
  • Avocados are a nutrition powerhouse too; rich in monounsaturated fats which can lower the risk of heart disease and cholesterol levels.
  • Find some delicious new ways to use avocado on the BBC Good Food Website!

4. Protein powders,

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  • Protein helps you build muscle, making look toned and boosting your metabolism which can help you slim down. The addition of protein can help you feel satiated for longer; essential to stop you snacking!
  • They can be substituted gram for gram for flour in any recipe; so are an easy optional add in!
  • With so many flavours, you can really mix up what you make! I use them for EVERYTHING sweet that I bake with! Check out my loaf cake recipes for examples!
  • My favourite whey proteins are: The Organic Whey Protein Company unflavoured protein powder, Motion Nutrition Coconut Whey Protein,
  • For vegans, my favourite whey protein alternatives are: MissFits Nutrition Vanilla Pea Protein, Vivolife UK raw cacao hemp protein powder and That Protein Brown Rice and Cacao Powder protein.

5. Courgette,

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  • You probably think I’m crazy for adding this in BUT they add SO much volume for so few calories, add lots of moisture and don’t have an overpowering taste!
  • By blending or grating them in to your bakes, you can make a delicious moist bake, contribute to your five a day and use up leftover veg!
  • I use courgette in oats (zoats), loaf cakes and even pancakes! Go crazy!

6. Natural sweeteners,

  • All sugar is sugar, there is no way of getting around that! However, essential to making sure your healthy bake tastes naughty, these natural sweeteners are something that you cannot miss off of your shopping list!
  • My favourites are coconut sugar, Natvia Natural Sweetener, Truvia, Date Syrup and Coconut nectar!
  • Coconut Sugar: has a lovely caramel flavour, a low GI (keeping you full for longer) and contains iron, zinc, and calcium, which can have many health benefits, including stronger bones.
  • Natvia and Truvia: As these are so sweet, you can use so little. They are also low calorie, natural (the ‘sugar’ is extracted from the leaf of the stevia plant) and don’t affect your blood sugar levels.
  • Date SyrupDates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals so Date syrup thus contains the same! Dates themselves are an excellent energy booster with the right type of sugar our body needs. Simply, use it in your teas or anything else that you would use maple syrup or agave!

 

I hope this has been helpful!

 

Hannah x