Weekly Update

20% off online shop!

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend so far. I literally haven’t stopped baking since Monday, its been mad! I’ve been trialling and testing loads of recipes and making endless apple flapjacks to make use of the apple tree down the road! Who doesn’t love fresh, free fruit on their doorstep!

Now, I was going to post a recipe for vegan shortbread but I made some yesterday and still thought that the recipe could be improved so I’m hoping to post it next week instead!

However, I thought I’d still do a blog post to share with you that there is currently 20% off all products on the online shop! There are 6 products to choose from and they are all homemade to order in our kitchen in Dorset. We only use natural wholefood ingredients and never add anything artificial. Our products are so healthy and nutritious too, they are naturally free from gluten, dairy, egg, soya and refined sugar, which makes them perfect for those with allergies or intolerances, or if you’re just looking for a healthy snack. The sweeteners we use are maple syrup, date syrup and coconut sugar. Regular white sugar causes rapid spikes in blood sugar levels which can eventually cause type 2 diabetes. Natural sweeteners don’t cause such a dramatic rise in blood sugar levels and actually contain several minerals vital for good health! We also try to be as eco-friendly as possible with our packaging. The materials used to package the products are entirely plastic-free, we only use compostable and biodegradeable card and paper! We can ship to any UK address 1st class! See below for our range of products which have been reduced by 20%, a saving of around £4 per item! Have a lovely Sunday!

Ellie x

Browse our range

Dark Chocolate & Date Flapjack

Gluten-free oats, date syrup, chopped dates, cacao nibs, chocolate chips and a raw chocolate drizzle.

Was £18, now £14.40 (a saving of £3.60)

Raspberry Bakewell Flapjack

Gluten-free oats, roasted almonds, raspberries and cinnamon, sweetened with maple syrup and topped with toasted flaked almonds.

Was £18, now £14.40 (a saving of £3.60)

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flapjack

Gluten-free oats, sweet banana, gooey peanut butter and cacao nibs, topped with homemade raw chocolate. A match made in heaven!

Was £17, now £13.60 (a saving of £3.40)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

A rich, dark chocolate brownie with gooey roasted peanut butter.

Was £19, now £15.20 (a saving of £3.80)

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Chocolate Brownie

A step up from our classic peanut butter brownie! We love the combo of slightly tart raspberries, peanut butter and rich chocolate!

Was £20, now £16 (a saving of £4)

Hazelnut Butter Chocolate Brownie

That classic combo: chocolate and hazelnut. A rich, dark chocolate brownie with roasted hazelnut butter, topped with chopped hazelnuts.

Was £21, now £16.80 (a saving of £4.20)

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Thanks so much for looking!

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Snacks

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have finally mastered the perfect cookie recipe!!! Like THE perfect chewy inside-crispy outside-sweet (but not too sweet)-doesn’t fall apart-isn’t hard as rock-tastes like a traditional cookie, recipe. BUT vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. And I promise you, you would never tell the difference. For ages I’ve wanted to make free-from choc chip cookies which don’t taste free-from and finally that day has come! You guys are in for a treat!

I mean…
…Cookie goals or what

I know that there are so many vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes out there so what makes this one different? Well firstly, its gluten-free. I use a mixture of gluten-free flour and ground almonds. And it’s also not only refined sugar-free but also low in sugar overall. I found so many recipes where they used 100g of brown sugar and 100g coconut sugar. I know the sugar content doesn’t bother some people, but it really bothers me. I feel a million times better since cutting out almost all refined sugars from my diet! In this recipe I used just 50g of coconut sugar and a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup and I think it has the perfect amount of sweetness!

The perfect cookie stack

With just 8 simple ingredients, 1 bowl and 20 minutes of your day, you can make these delicious cookies. They are the ultimate crowd-pleaser and enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. Make these for all your family and friends and see if they actually notice! They are a dream eaten warm straight from the tray, crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle, melting chocolate chips with a lovely nutty (almost buttery) flavour. So so lush. Scroll down to see the last pic. COOKIE HEAVEN!!!

I have also included step-by-step photos to demonstrate how ridiculously simple are are to knock up!

Can I also just point out that there is absolutely NOTHING unhealthy in these cookies. Simply just wholefood ingredients mixed together to create something delicious. Healthy eating is all about having a bit of everything. No dieting and no restrictions.

nom nom nom

These cookies are:

  • Slightly crisp on the outside
  • Soft and chewy in the middle
  • Packed with chocolate chunks
  • Sweet but not too sweet
  • Taste so much like traditional cookies
  • Taste slightly nutty and coconutty
  • Made with only wholefood ingredients, no rubbish
  • Vegan, gluten & wheat free, egg free, refined sugar-free
  • Made with A LOT less sugar than other vegan cookies
  • Blooming delicious!

Enjoy! Let me know if you make them!

Ingredients

100g Ground Almonds
50g Gluten-free Plain flour (I use Doves Farm)
50g Coconut sugar
½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp Maple syrup
3 tbsp Coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 tbsp Dairy-free milk
40g Dark chocolate, chopped into chunks

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C fan. Grease two baking trays.
  2. Start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a bowl: the ground almonds, flour, coconut sugar and bicarb of soda.
  3. Then add the wet ingredients: the maple syrup, coconut oil (melted and cooled) and milk.
  4. Mix everything together to form a dough.
  5. Finally stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Roll into 8 evenly sized balls and place on the baking trays, leaving enough room for them to spread.
  7. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before placing on a wire rack (if they make it that far!!). Otherwise just eat them straight from the tray. You know what to do 😉
  9. Any remaining cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. But we all know that they won’t last that long!

Healthy eating is all about having a bit of everything. No dieting and no restrictions.

Cookie close up

Free from dairy, egg, gluten and refined sugar. But absolutely no compromise on deliciousness!

Mmmmmmmm…

As always guys, if you’re making these cookies make sure you tag me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter , I’d love to see your recreations! Like and comment your thoughts below and share this recipe to spread the cookie love! I’ll be back next weekend with a recipe for Mylkplus nice cream!!!

Ellie
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Dessert, Snacks

Raw Ginger Brownie Bites

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! I have some extremely exciting news to share with you all! My online shop is up and running! You can now order a range of six different homemade treats, all vegan and gluten-free with five being refined sugar-free too! They are made in Dorset using only natural wholefood ingredients, in small batches of 9 portions. We post to any UK address, 1st class, using plastic-free packaging. You can browse our range here.

Now time for this delish raw brownie bite recipe. Just another really simple one; a combo of dates, cacao, oats and ginger, all blended up together and rolled into balls. Quick and super easy, no bake, little chocolate ginger balls. They are so healthy and nutritious too. PLUS they are naturally free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, soya as well as nuts! I purposely used oats instead of nuts to make them nut-free! They are great when you are short on time and want something sweet and satisfying to grab on your way out the door on busy days!

Little chocolate ginger balls
Naturally free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, soya as well as nuts

Ingredients

Makes approx 10

230g pitted Dates
60g Oats (gluten-free if desired)
3 tbsp Cacao powder
2 tsp ground Ginger
2 tbsp Cacao nibs
1 ½ tbsp Coconut oil, melted
Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a processor: the oats, cacao powder, ginger and salt. Blend for a few seconds until combined and the oats are ground slightly. Then add the cacao nibs.
  2. Depending on what dates you’re using, you might want to soften them in boiling water first before adding them to the mix. If your dates are soft already just put them straight in (but make sure they’re pitted).
  3. Give that a good blend before finally adding the melted coconut oil.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls (not too big) and leave to firm up in the fridge for half an hour.
  5. And that’s it!
Raw brownie mix ready to be rolled

Want to make these extra yum? Dip in melted dark chocolate for even more chocolatey indulgence!

Amazing dipped in peanut butter!

Love these brownie bites, you might like these other no bake balls!

Cacao & Hazelnut Energy Balls
Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Rich and decadent raw brownie bites

If you’re making this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on InstagramFacebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #elliesrecipes. You can like this recipe and let me know what you thought in the comments below! Enjoy the long weekend!

Ellie
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