Carrot Cake Bars

These are absolutely divine. 
Super rich, moist and full of goodness! These bars are easy to make, vegan, gluten free and are a perfect breakfast or snack.
You will need-
10 pitted dried dates, blended
10 dried apricots, blended
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
3 carrots, grated
1 tbsp each sultanas, pepitas, crushed walnuts
1 & 1/2 cups gluten free self raising flour
Pinch cinnamon 
1 tsp vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Mix the blended apricots and dates with the grated carrot & melted coconut oil.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, cinnamon, vanilla,  pepitas, sultanas & walnuts.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and thoroughly combine. 

Spread the mixture into a shallow slice tin. Using wet hands to flatten and spread the mix is easier than using a spoon or spatula.

Bake for 30 minutes and then leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
Slice into 18 pieces.
76 calories & 1.6 grams of fat per serve.

Apple Crumble Muffins

I wanted to come up with a not overly sweet breakfast muffin using apples as I had an abundance of them!

These Apple Crumble Muffins are low calorie, light & quick to create & bake.
You will need:
125g wholemeal sr flour
1 banana, mashed
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Pinch of salt
Cinnamon Stick
2 peeled & sliced apples
1/4 cup water
100ml Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Handful of quick oats
6 sticks of Natvia or sweetener of your choice
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.

In a saucepan on a medium heat stir water, sliced apples & cinnamon stick & cook until tender.

In a separate bowl add flour, salt, mashed banana, coconut oil, 3 of the Natvia sachets and almond milk. 

Once well combined add the cooked apples, remembering to remove the cinnamon stick and mix lightly.

Place a heaped tablespoon into each patty pan, you should yield 12 out of this recipe.

Sprinkle some of the oats on top of each muffin with more Natvia. Bake for 20 minutes or until ‘crumble’ has browned well.
These contain 1.5g of fat, 2.3g of fibre & 5g of sugar each. 77 calories per muffin.