Banana Flour Pancakes with Berry Yoghurt

Super easy to make, and perfect for breakfast! So quick you can make them in the weekday rush, but indulgent enough to complement a leisurely weekend brunch.

Serves: 2 | Cook Time: 10 mins | Prep Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup banana flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fresh greek yoghurt
  • fresh berries

Method

  1. Whisk or blend all ingredients (except yoghurt and berries) until smooth.
  2. Allow the batter to sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Prepare a pan with butter or coconut oil on a medium-high heat.
  4. Pour a ladle-full of batter and cook on eat side for about a minute, or until golden brown.
  5. For the topping, roughly chop some berries and add to a bowl of yoghurt. Fold.
  6. Stack the pancakes up high, pour berry yoghurt and enjoy!

 

 

Healthy Banana Flour Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh, soft, warm, fragrant cinnamon buns… they’re the stuff dreams are made of! This  healthy version takes them from the occasional-guilty-pleasure list to the delicious-yet-healthy list. Perfect for a leisurely Sunday bake, that is sure make your kitchen smell like a divine bakery.

Makes: 12 rolls | Cook Time: 30 mins | Prep Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Dough:

Filling:

Icing:

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8“x 8” glass baking dish with some coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the water and yeast. Let sit a minute.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix well. Let stand a couple minutes to let the dough firm up.
  5. Roll out the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Brush with ghee or coconut oil.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle liberally over dough.
  8. Carefully roll up the dough, starting from one long side. Don’t rush it, and pat with your hands to fix any tears.
  9. Cut the dough into 1 to 2 inch slices and place face up in the baking dish. Press them down a little.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk and coconut sugar. Microwave 20 seconds or so and then stir in the banana flour.
  12. Drizzle over warm rolls and devour!

Energy Bar ‘Ice Cream Cone’

Kid-friendly and fun for adults too! A simple recipe with only 4 ingredients, no baking, and a fun twist. This is sure to be a hit at kiddie birthday parties, or even as a Sunday breakfast treat!

Serves: 8 balls | Prep Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

Method

  1. Combine the Mojo Bars in a food processor; process until very finely chopped. With damp hands roll into 8 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place in a pie pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from the freezer and cut a 1-inch long slit into the top of each ball (this is where the graham cracker “cone” will go)
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Making sure to reserve some chocolate for dipping, spoon melted chocolate into 8 irregular circles on the paper (about 2 inches in diameter0. Dip the bottom half (opposite of slit) of each ball in the remaining chocolate and place on top of the chocolate circles. Slide a graham cracker triangle into each slit with the point of the triangle facing up. Top with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set before serving.

Can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Easy Honey Flans

Utterly delicious, and fool-proof to make! These honey flans are great on their own, and as a base for a fruity compote or  caramel sauce. Great for dinner parties, as they can be prepared beforehand!

Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Pour sugar in a saucepan; place over medium heat and cook, gently shaking the pan until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown. Slowly stir in 3 Honey Twigs (Mixture will clump a little; gently stir just until melted.) Remove from heat; immediately pour hot caramelized sugar into 6 ramekins.
  2. Process condensed milk, milk, salt, egg yolk and remaining 4 Honey Twigs in a blender 10-15 seconds or until smooth; pour evenly over sugar in each ramekin. Place ramekin in a pan, add hot tap water to pan to depth of 1 inch. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 – 35 minutes or until slightly set. Remove ramekins from water bath; place on a wire rack. Cool 30 minutes. Cover and chill 3 hours. Run a knife around edges of flans to loosen; invert flans onto a serving plate.

5 Unusual Products That Will Leave You Wanting More (Part 3)

  1. Bhut Jolokia – The World’s Hottest Pepper 

  1. The Bhoot Jolokia also known as Naga Jolokia, Ghost Chilli, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich. It is a chilli pepper originating in Assam that has earned Guiness World Record recognition as the World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper. If you are adventurous and like spicy food you can try our range of super hot pickles with this chilli. Or if you want the real adventure – try the dried chilli itself. Be forewarned: Take a small bite only, and do keep water, yogurt and sugar nearby once the fires have been lit.

2. Aglio Olio Garlic Chilli Oil

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This is the ultimate hack for any Italian (or Indian, or Spanish or some many other cuisines!) dish. Simply put, this is an olive oil, infused with garlic and chilli with bits of the same. It is the perfect start to so many dishes, without the hassle of frying and chopping. Aglio olio? Check. Tomato based sauces and dishes? Check. Sauteing veggies? Check. Marinating? Check. We could go on and on but you get the gist! This has a permanent place on our kitchen shelves as a recipe starter, and a flavour adder.

     3. Orange Whiskey Marmalade

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Yes sure you can spread it on toast. But why stop there? There are so many other ways to get your jam (with an extra whiskey kick!) on:

  • Make your own fruit flavoured yoghurt
  • Bake some brie
  • Shake it into a cocktail
  • Top creamy desserts
  • Make stuffed French toast
  • Top creamy desserts/pancakes
  • Use it to make popsicles
  • Serve it along side cheese
  • Add it to salad dressing
  • Fill crepes
  • Make better biscuits
  • Put it on your cereal

4. Himalayan Pink Salt

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Salt is such a daily staple most of us don’t pay enough attention to it. Regular commercially available salt undergoes many chemical processes before it reaches your table. Why not switch to something more natural, flavourful and better for your body?

Himalayan pink salt is naturally occurring rock salt, filled with minerals that ordinary salt is devoid of. It is stronger in flavour, and healthier. In addition to natural salt, we also have flavoured salts with added taste like chilli, mint, garlic, mustard, hing, ginger and many more. These are perfect to pump up the flavour in any dish as a finishing touch, or even within one as a base. We love ours sprinkled over chaats and salads!

 

      5. Seabuckthorn Jam

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Seabuckthorn is a super fruit full of protein, vitamins, at least 20 minerals and healthy fatty acids. The leaves berries and roots can all be used in different forms. It is an ancient berry that naturally thrives in mountainous areas. Reap the benefits of this complete food that supports the body in many ways:

  • Cures infection
  • Improves eyesight
  • Eliminates skin rashes
  • Reduces Hunger
  • Slow aging process

5 Unusual Products That Will Leave You Wanting More (Part 2)

  1. Hazelnut Coffee

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Craving for Starbucks Hazelnut Macchiato? We have this deliciously handcrafted drink at your doorstep along with the recipe on how to recreate your favourite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ teaspoon hazelnut coffee powder
  • 2 fl oz cold milk
  • 1 ½ cup ice
  • Powdered sugar to taste
  • Whipped cream – for decoration
  • Chocolate sauce – for decoration

Add ice and hazelnut coffee in a tall glass. Mix until the coffee is combined. Top with milk. Swirl whipped cream and chocolate on top. Serve and enjoy.

  1. Avocado Oil

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The avocado is an unusual fruit. Unlike most fruits, it’s rich in healthy fats and is often used to produce oil. While avocado oil is not as well known as olive oil, it’s just as delicious. Additional benefits of avocado oil include a high content of vitamin E which makes it great for skin and hair, oleic acid that is anti-cancerous and helps with weight loss and chlorophyll which is a strong detoxifying agent.

Here are few ways to add avocado oil to your diet:

  • Add a tablespoon to a smoothie.
  • Drizzle over a salad
  • Use it as a marinade.
  • Include it when baking.
  • Use it in homemade mayo.
  • Drizzle it over vegetables before roasting.
  • Top hummus off with it.
  • Drizzle over cold soups, such as gazpacho.

3. Infused Honey

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The fruit of bees is desired by all, and is equally sweet to kings and beggars. Infusing takes honey to another level with added flavours that pack a punch with the smallest of uses. But how to use infused honey?It can be enjoyed on fresh fruits, oatmeal, breads, desserts, smoothies, beverages, marinades and even drizzled over yummy homemade yogurt

      4. Quinoa Chips

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In the quest of finding healthiest foods, it is nearly impossible to miss out on one of the best complete protein foods available – quinoa. This version of quinoa will ensure that you won’t crave for your packet of  Lays anytime soon. Super crunchy and filled with flavour, but no guilt when you reach the bottom of the can. We couldn’t ask more of a snack. (We love it with Indian food as a replacement to papad too!)

Fun Fact: While it is commonly known as an “ancient grain”, quinoa is technically not a grain or cereal grain, but a seed and does not contain gluten.

  1. Dried Goji Berry

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Goji berries have recently garnered lots of attention due to their ability to make weight loss diets more efficient. They are categorized as superfoods, with a host of other benefits as well. Here is our favorite goji berries recipe for a delicious slimming, detoxifying drink:

Ingredients:

  • 1 spoonful dry goji berries
  • Lemon verbena leaves
  • Lemon zest (a little)
  • 3 cloves
  • Mineral water

Mix the ingredients together and leave for a few hours so that the water is infused with the elements. Drink a cup before every meal. It will not only speed up your metabolism but will also help you feel a bit satiated, which will reduce your appetite.

You also can make some tasty slimming goji berry juice. For this you’ll need:

  1. 1 Lemon
  2. 1 kiwi fruit
  3. ½ glass mineral water
  4. 8 dry goji berries

Juice the lemon and mix the juice with the rest of the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth and delicious drink.

Matcha Chia Pudding

Never scramble about for a healthy breakfast again, or end up reaching for that croissant! This Matcha Chia Pudding can be prepared the night before, or even a few nights in advance and stored in batches too. Superfoods + fresh fruits – that’s your breakfast sorted! Though in our opinion, this works just as well as a dessert or day time snack.

Serves: 1 | Prep Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk (or any milk)

1/3 cup chia seeds

2 tbsp maple syrup or honey

1 tsp matcha

1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional toppings: shredded coconut, berries, fruits

 

Combine the matcha and chia seeds in the final container in which you want the pudding (we recommend making individual portions).

Mix the milk, maple syrup/honey and vanilla together in a separate container. Once combined pour over the chia-matcha mixture and stir thoroughly.

Let the mixture rest for 5-6 hours in the refrigerator, preferably overnight.

Before serving, top off with seasonal berries or fruits of your choice, and even nuts or dried coconut!

Almond Butter Chocolate Fudge ‘Nice’-Cream

This ice-cream is so healthy yet so tasty – all of the yum without any of the guilt! An easy no-churn recipe, with simple everyday ingredients most of which we bet you already have on your kitchen. Perfect for the summer months, for a decadent yet cool dessert.  It’s almost too good to be true, which is why this is no ordinary ice-cream – it’s a ‘nice’-cream!

Ingredients

For the ice-cream

  • 2 medium size bananas, ripe but not overripe
  • 3 cups creamy almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)

2 tsp vanilla extract

For the fudge

  • 25 cups creamy almond butter
  • 5 cups dark chocolate, chopped
  • 5 tsp vanilla extract

Blend the bananas and almond butter on high until smooth. Add the milk, maple syrup, vanilla and blend again until just combined, but not too long. Pour the mixture into a butter paper lined 8×4 inch loaf pan and set aside (do not freeze yet!).

To make the fudge, heat the chocolate in a microwave in intervals of 15-20 seconds until melted, stirring well between each interval. Add the almond butter and vanilla and combine into a thick smooth mixture.

With a spoon, take dollops of the fudge mixture and drop it into the unset ice-cream in the loaf pan. Take some plastic cling wrap and tightly wrap the ice-cream, pressing down lightly on the liquid surface to eliminate as much air as it freezes. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or even over night.

Scoop into a bowl and serve! When storing be sure to re-cover with plastic wrap and re-freeze.

*Foodstree Pro-Tip: Don’t over blend the ice-cream mixture! This may cause air pockets and crystalline in no-churn ice-cream

Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Fruit Sandwich

This is no ordinary PB&J! It takes all the essential elements of one – bread, nut butter & fruit jelly, and gives it a mouth-watering gourmet twist. This is the PB&J for adults – a healthy, delicious, quality snack or even dessert. Once you have this, you’ll never go back!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole grain crusty bread
  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 4 tbsp roasted salted almond butter
  • 4 squares dark chocolate (don’t exceed 70% cacao)
  • 2-3 tbsp fruit – pomegranate, banana, mango, peach, the choice is yours!

Gently butter (or oil) the outsides of the all the 4 slices of bread.

Slather the inside of 2 slices with almond butter.

Top the almond buttered sides with 2 squares of dark chocolate each, and your fruit (chopped as required).

Top with the other slice of bread, buttered slice up and place in a heated pan or skillet.

Push down with a heavy spatula to compress. Gently flip when the bottom is browned and crusty – about 2-3 minutes. Cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes & serve immediately!

*Foodstree Pro Tip: The choice of fruit is completely dependent on your mood and your taste! Bananas for a creamy texture, pomegranates for a sweet pop, peaches and mango for a tangy addition – the possibilities are endless.

Sweet Breakfast Quesadilla with Nut Butter

This month, our aim is to bring to you unusual recipes that use nut butters in innovative ways, not the regular spreads on bread. For today, we’ve got some fusion food coming your way, in the form of sweet quesadillas with fresh fruit in them – perfect for everyday breakfasts! This recipe gives you a full serving of fruit, as well as healthy fats and proteins.

Ingredients

  • 4 wholewheat flour tortillas (or rotis)
  • butter for frying
  • almond butter or peanut butter, to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 apple cored and sliced thin
  • cinnamon
  • yogurt for serving (optional)

Spread as much nut butter as you like on each of your tortillas.

Add a layer of apples to two of the tortillas, half an apple per tortilla.

Sprinkle on a little cinnamon & honey for extra flavor.

Top with the other tortilla to make a sandwich.

In a pan, over medium heat, fry each side of the quesadilla until golden. Set aside and repeat with the second quesadilla.

Allow the quesadillas to rest about 2 to 3 minutes before cutting in half.

Serve with yogurt or creme fraiche!

*Foodstree Pro Tip: You can add bananas, Nutella, maple syrup and other toppings to this quesadilla as per your taste!