Peanut butter and “jelly” chickpea pudding

If you’re familiar with my blog then you’ll know I’m a big fan of sneaking veg into recipes anytime I can, so you shouldn’t be surprised by the sound of a chickpea pudding, this one really works thanks to the strong flavours of PB & J, which is a classic itself but is given a healthy makeover in this recipe.

Peanut butter and "jelly" chickpea pudding Breakfast Desserts snack vegan

For the “jelly” in this recipe I used a fruit only sweetened jam and combined it with some high oleic peanut butter, which is a type of peanut that has a higher monounsaturated fat profile (similar to avocados!) which is healthier for the heart and also means they’re more stable during heating and won’t go rancid as quickly, plus it tastes amazing and really helps make the chickpeas taste delicious too!
This is such a nourishing, yummy recipe that although I called it a “pudding” I often have it for breakfast, hehehe, gives you something to get out of bed for!

Peanut butter and "jelly" chickpea pudding Breakfast Desserts snack vegan

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Sweet “pizza” breakfast wraps

This recipe is such a mix of many others that I struggled to name it (clearly), but the title does sum it up pretty well.
It involves wraps that are sweet, that I like to have for breakfast (lunch is great too) but it’s fun to cut them into slices so that it resembles a pizza (also a great way to encourage kids to eat them and the fruit on them).

Sweet "pizza" breakfast wraps Breakfast Lunch vegan

These are a great way to use up any leftover wraps before they go stale and are super quick to prepare in the mornings meaning you get a nutritious breakfast with minimum effort AND makes a change from porridge (even though I adore porridge).

Sweet "pizza" breakfast wraps Breakfast Lunch vegan

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3 ingredient brookies (brownie cookies)

What is a brookie I hear you ask?
It’s a cross between a brownie and a cookie, but my recipe doesn’t require any flour which produces a soft, moist centre and rich chocolatey taste PLUS you only need 3 ingredients which you probably already have in your cupboards.
No oil
No refined sugar
No flour or grains
No blender required
Which all means no excuses not to make these!

3 ingredient brookies (brownie cookies) Desserts snack vegan

Whenever the cravings hit but you’ve no treats stashed away and it’s too late to go to the shops, whip up a batch of these soft, chocolatey treats, they can be made so easily and are practically guilt free! No weird ingredients, full of fibre and any leftovers make a great lunchbox addition.

 

3 ingredient brookies (brownie cookies) Desserts snack vegan

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Vitamin C packed baobab onion kale crisps

If you know what baobab tastes like then you’re probably thinking to yourself that these two flavours don’t belong together but trust me they reeeeally do!!
This is my new favourite kale crisp flavour, seriously I can’t get enough of it these days, it’s one of those flavours you just have to try to know how good it is.
Plus it makes a nice change for me as most of my favourite kale crisp recipes involve making a coating from nuts and seeds so it’s good to be mixing it up here and the baobab also adds even more vitamin C to the already Vit C jam packed kale.

Vitamin C packed baobab onion kale crisps Lunch snack vegan

For those of you who don’t know what baobab is, a short summary is: it’s a fruit that naturally dried on the plant and is then ground into a powder. It has a mild citrusy sweet flavour (like natures sherbert) but is low in sugar and high in antioxidants and Vit C, with 1 tablespoon containing between 30-38% of your RDA for Vit C, depending on the brand you get.
It’s such a versatile food and can be added to smoothies, baking, yogurt and porridge.

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Black forest wholemeal vegan pancakes

Who doesn’t want healthy chocolate breakfasts?
I’ve had a stash of frozen cherries in my freezer lately which I’ve been defrosting purely for this recipe alone because I love it so much.

The apple puree (I used a baby food pouch-trust me it works!) really gives it a lovely soft, moist texture without needing to add any oil which is a win! Plus it lends a slight sweetness to the pancakes to balance out the cacao.
This is now one of my top favourite breakfasts to make so I can’t wait for everyone else to try it!

Black forest wholemeal vegan pancakes Breakfast Lunch vegan

Once you make this, you’ll be re-making it again and again like I have, I mean what more could you want?
-high fibre
-no refined sugar
-counts as 2/5 day
-can be made gluten, egg & dairy free
Say hello to soft, creamy, chocolatey, juicy berry goodness!

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Sweet potato hemp protein brownie beauty balls

Oh my word, these are soft chocolatey delicious balls of skin loving goodness!
No but really, who doesn’t like sweet potato or almond butter or chocolate, so how about all three together with some added hemp protein making them a great balanced and super yummy snack for pre or post workout andĀ also highly nourishing for your skin too.

Sweet potato hemp protein brownie beauty balls Desserts energy balls snack vegan

Skin food
These balls are also great for skin as they contain vitamin A (from sweet potato) and vitamin E (from almond butter), powerful antioxidants from the cacao and healthy fats from the almonds and hemp protein. Plus, they pack a good fibre punch which helps keep things moving which is also good for skin health as everything is regularly being cleared out…..
Overall these are some seriously nourishing balls!

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