Fudgy Coconut Brownies

Fudgy Coconut Brownies

I made these fudgy coconut brownies for a bake sale we are hosting at work to raise money for WaterAid. Therefore, they are not full of beetroot, black beans or any other  substitute I usually use to make brownies “healthier”. However, I cannot make a recipe without meddling a little, so to make the brownies even more coconutty, I replaced butter with coconut oil. They are therefore dairy-free for all you lactose intolerant folks (however not vegan). They...
Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Oat Cookies

I had an impromptu dinner party last night when my vegan friend Nathan came around and cooked me and my housemates an amazing vegan sweet potato shepherd’s pie, which was a real treat as I am usually the one who cooks. I couldn’t let him do all the work though so I offered to make a vegan dessert. Although cookies may not be the traditional dinner party dessert, in my opinion a crunchy, chocolaty cookie dipped...
Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

  When I first came across this black bean brownie recipe, I admit I was dubious. I am all for making an indulgent treat healthier (so you can eat more, right?) but using beans as a substitute for flour and butter? It just sounds odd! BUT when boredom and the urge for something sweet set in last night, it finally intrigued me enough to give it a go. The recipe is gluten-free and vegan, and due to...
Banana Almond Pancakes

Banana Almond Pancakes

Wow, these little grain-free pancakes taste AMAZING, and only contain 3 ingredients! I got the idea from my housemate Edna, who makes the strangest sounding omelette with egg, banana, spinach, cinnamon and almond butter. I think she got the recipe from a colleague when she was working in Glasgow. The difference between mine and Edna’s recipe (bar the spinach) is that I mash the banana and nut butter into the batter, whereas she adds it as a filling to stuff her omelette....
Raw Salted Nut Butter Cups

Raw Salted Nut Butter Cups

These rich little chocolate delights are wonderful to satisfy any sweet craving, yet they only contain 6 ingredients! You can use whatever nut butter you prefer, just ensure it is of good quality and preferably 100% nuts. If you have bought salted nut butter, omit the salt out of the below recipe. I made my own peanut butter by blending peanuts for 2-3 minutes on the highest setting of my blender until it turns...
Raw Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Raw Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

These raw chocolate brownies with avocado frosting feel so decadent but are made from completely unrefined, raw vegan ingredients. I seem to be on a bit of a raw streak at the moment, not intentionally, it is just what I’m craving. The base of this recipe was dreamed up whilst attempting revise for a recent interview. Thankfully the whole process took less than half an hour as there was no cooking involved so once...