Yummy granola!

It’s not until I had kids that I started to really pay attention to nutritional information on labels, I always knew how to read them, but preferred to ignore and consume anyway.

I make my own now so I know exactly what’s going in their little tummies!

Yummy Granola

Ingredients

2 cups of oats (I use quick oats)

1 cup of coconut – either desiccated, shredded or flakes

½ cup of ground flaxseed or cocoa – (I use the Celebrate Health Flaxseed with Cocoa & Berries mix)

½ cup maple syrup

½ melted coconut oil

½ cup dried prunes, diced

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of frozen berries of your choosing

Nuts are optional too

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius/375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine all of the ingredients, except the berries in large bowl, stir until well combine.
  3. Place of a lined tray and sprinkle the berries on top
  4. Bake for three 6 minute interval stirring each time to avoid clumps
  5. Let cool completley before placing in air tight container
  6. This will keep for about a week or so in the cupboard and yields about 3-4 cups
  7. Serve with your favourite yogurt (Nakula is my fave), milk or enjoy on its own.

Yields 12 generous servings, and costs around $1.25 (excluding nuts, I’m not a big fan!)

 

 

* Pricing based on quantities used in recipe and purchased price of ingredients

Beetroot Burger Buns

If you told me making bread was this easy, I would have done it years ago!

Fairly simple, but time consuming to allow to rise, still probably quicker than loading kids in the car and braving the shops!

Ingredients, yields 4 buns

½ cup of pureed beetroot (I buy the vacuum sealed packs, approximately 3 bulbs and half a cup of filtered water and whiz it up in the smoothie attachment of my blender to achieve this quantity)
1 tablespoon of dried yeast
½ tablespoon of oil (I use olive oil, but grapeseed or any other neutral flavoured oil will do)
1 ½ teaspoons of stevia
1 ½ teaspoons of salt
½ teaspoon of baking powder
1 ½ cups of gluten free flour (plain flour is also ok to use!)
Extra olive oil to brush, I use olive oil spray
Seeds of your choice – poppy seeds, sesame seeds work really well!

Method

1. Combine puree, yeast, salt, oil and sugar and whisk until bubbles appear
2. Add flour and baking powder  and mix through until a ball of dough is formed
3. Knead for about 5 minutes
4. Transfer to oiled glass bowl and cover with damp tea towel
5. Leave in a warm place for about 2 hours to allow to rise
6. Flour a clean surface and knead until the air is out, divide into 4 balls
7. Place on lined baking tray, cover with plastic wrap loosely and let sit for another hour to rise again
8. Spray with olive oil and add seeds of your choice
9. Place into a preheated oven of 190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 mins
10. Fill with your favourite burger fillings and enjoy! x

Hello!

Welcome to Mother of Vegans, a page dedicated to sharing recipes and ideas suitable for all walks of life.

I have always loved cooking and this page is dedicated to my journey into veganism.

These recipes have been created with love, trialled and tested on my own family and created originally based on traditional flavours, delivered in a not so traditional way!

Expect delicious, simple and some not so simple (for the brave enough) and hearty meals to come!

Emma x