raw macadamia, cashew and date energy balls

Macadamia nut treats Fancy a tasty treat without all that guilt? These little treats taste so good, you would imagine they’d be bad, but they’re not! Practically guilt free – I promise 😉

Ingredients:

100 g honeyed macadamia nuts

100 g cashews

25 g dessicated coconut

Method:

Throw everything into the blender and blizz for about 20 seconds. You may need to do this twice and scrape around the sides of the bowl in between. Roll the mix into even sized balls then roll in a little extra dessicated coconut.

I usually cannot wait to eat these and start munching immediately, but if you can, leave them to stand for about an hour or two at room temperature. They will have firmed up by then and will taste less like nut butter! If you feel that they need a little more starch, maybe add some cooked sweet brown rice to the mix…. I may do this myself next time to see how it works out 😉

Yummy goodness!

Enjoy 🙂Macadamia nut treats

Deliciously Moist Banana Cake

IMAG1002 (1)I just love this cake. It’s so quick and easy to prepare and with only one bowl to wash up afterwards! 

Ingredients:

3 large very ripe bananas (I use the ones that are going black, my children won’t eat them and I hate to see waste 😉)

125g butter

150g sugar

250g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 heaped tsp mixed spice

2 free range eggs

2 tbsp golden syrup

Preheat your oven to 160 C

It is so simple, blend everything together at once in a food processor for about 20 seconds. You may need to scrape down the side and give it another quick whizz 😉

Pop the mixture into a pre-lined  loaf tin and bake for one hour in the oven

I usually reduce the heat to 150 once I have popped it into the oven

Oh and check it half way through; if it has gotten a little too brown on top just slip some baking paper over the top

Allow to sit on a wire wrack to cool 🙂

All that is left to do now is have a cuppa and sample a slice, enjoy 😉