Banana Bread breakfast bars…

Amazing Banana Oat Breakfast Bars – they taste like banana bread! No flour, butter, eggs, or dairy in this healthy recipe!

IMG_0701

I’ve realised that my body loves natural foods — and these bars are exactly that. No flour, eggs, dairy, or butter! 

These breakfast (or snack) bars are made with:

Gluten Free Oats (you get to make oat flour and it’s soooo easy)!

Ripe bananas.

Honey (or agave/maple syrup!).

Tiny tiny bit of dairy free yogurt. 

Goji Berries for a little bit of sweetness.

IMG_0705.JPG

Ingredients:

  • 150g gluten free oats
  • 30g of protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (gluten free, if desired)
  • 50g of Nush banoffee yogurt
  • 50g honey (agave nectar if vegan)
  • 50g of goji berries.
  • 15g of Chia seeds

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees c. Spray 9×9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To make oat flour: Place oats into blender or food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes until oatmeal resembles flour. You may need to stop blender and stir oats a couple of times to ensure that all oats have been blended. Transfer oat flour medium bowl; whisk in baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, protein powder, chia seeds and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Place bananas, vanilla, yogurt and honey into blender; blend 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add to oat flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Gently fold in the goji berries. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly with rubber spatula. Bake for 15 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Cool 10-15 minutes on wire rack.
  5. Cut bars into 16 squares and enjoy!

Hannah x

 

 

 

 

 

 Raw salted caramel bars 

This recipe is an ideal sweet treat and snack to placate the sweet tooth without the calories yet full of nutrient dense wholefoods. And, moreover, who doesn’t love the current trend flavour combination that is salted caramel? These treats require no baking and are ready almost instantly.


Ingredients:

Method:

  1. This couldn’t be easier; in your blender, simply pop in all the ingredients and blend until they are well combined.
  2. Line a baking tin with cling film and then spread the mixture over the top,
  3. Pop the bars in the freezer for around an hour,
  4. Take the bars out of the freezer, slice and enjoy!
  5. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks!

 

You may also like:

img_5663  img_6068-1   14145500_1945408709019594_1138995317_n

 

 

 

P-P-P-Pancakes.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I LOVE pancakes.. especially a big stack on a Saturday (stackurday)! So, I just had to share my staple recipe with you all!

You will need:

  • 50g of egg whites,
  • 50ml of liquid (I vary between fruit juice, coconut water, dairy and non-dairy milks etc),
  • 1 teaspoon of sweetener (I use natvia or truvia, you could use any that you fancy),
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder,
  • 15g of protein powder (any flavour and type of choice),
  • 10g of casein protein (I use Neat Nutrition as it is THE best),
  • 25g of flour (remember that coconut and almond flour are more absorbant so will require more liquid).
  • Optional add ins; superfoods (maca powder, beetroot powder, matcha powder), chocolate chips or cacao nibs, raisins or other dried fruit, granola and obviously cacao powder!
  • Toppings; go crazy! I love chocolate sauces (cacao powder, yogurt and sweetener mixed together), peanut butter, caramel, Musclefood sugar free syrups or just a simple layer of yogurt!

Method:

  1. In a bowl whisk together your egg whites and liquid until the mixture has doubled in size and is nice and fluffy!
  2. Whisk in to the egg whites, the sweetener and baking powder.
  3. Now add in the rest of the ingredients, continuing to whisk until they are well combined.
  4. Leave the mix to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Now grease your frying pan and heat the pan on a medium heat.
  6. Drop a tablespoons worth of mix in to the pan; cook on one side for three minutes and then flip and cook on the other for around 2 minutes!
  7. Keep doing this until you have a mighty stack!
  8. Now go toppings crazy and ENJOYYYY!

Hannah xx

You may also like:

img_8042     img_6263     fullsizerender-4

‘Cream cheese’ stuffed French toast.. 

When it’s Tuesday and you want toast and your @_hannaheats, you don’t do it by halves! I’m not going to lie, or be modest, as this breakfast was AMAZING! It’s actually pretty quick to make and is still packed full of protein and carbohydrates to refuel after a hard workout (or just as delicious breakfast treat)! 


Ingredients:

– 2 slices of bread (I used newburnbakebouse gluten free sourdough), 

– 50g of egg whites, 

– 15g of unflavoured protein powder, 

– 1 teaspoon of maca powder (optional),

– 1 teaspoon of sweetener (I used natvia),

– 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon,

– 50ml of coconut water,

– yogurt (I used The collective)

– frozen berries,

– coconut oil (for frying).
Method: 

1. Spread a layer of yogurt on one side of one slice of the bread and then sprinkle your fruit on top, 

2. Mix together the egg whites, sweetener, protein powder, coconut water, cinnamon and Maca powder until well combined! 

3. Place one side of your sandwich in the egg mixture before funding over the bread and soaking the other side! 

4. Whilst the second side is soaking, preheat a frying pan with a little coconut oil on a medium heat! 

5. Place your sandwich in the pan and, after 3 minutes, flip the sandwich to fry the other side! 

6. Take off the pan and serve! 

7. ENJOY! 
I hope you enjoy this recipe and don’t forget to tag me if you recreate it! 

Hannah x