Baby Friendly Mini Muffins

Baby Friendly Mini Muffins

Baby Friendly Mini Muffins

  • Servings: around xx mini muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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A perfect finger food for little ones, these mini muffins are both baby and toddler approved. A quick and easy recipe for busy parents and a great alternative to pre-bought packaged snacks often full of sugar and empty calories. Try these today!


By popular demand, here are my baby friendly mini muffins – the perfect finger food for wee ones starting on solids.  Nice and soft and packed full of nutritious ingredients, Freddie has been loving these (as has his big sister and I may have snacked on one or two).

A great first finger food for babies – they are sugar free, sweetened only with apple, banana and carrot which means they are packed full of fruit and veggies.  Making these a great alternative to your usual store brought muffins which are often high in sugar, and empty calories. Read More

Banana, Apple and Carrot Muffins

Banana, Apple and Carrot Muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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A healthy kids snack or lunchbox treat. These muffins are full of wholesome ingredients and still ensures the kids tummy's are satisfied. They're also a great snack for the big kids (I love them too)!

Stella loves muffins and I would assume that most other kids do.  We often make this recipe at home so I thought I should share it to all the other mums who’s kids also love muffins.  And its not just for kids, its for the big kids too – my husband and I also enjoy snacking on these.  So they don’t seem to last very long.

AND they are also fun to make with the kiddies.  Stella absolutely loves making these with me, she’s turning into a real foodie. Read More

Cacao & Coconut Granola

Cacao & Coconut Granola

Cacao & Coconut Granola

  • Servings: Makes around 5 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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My Cacao and Coconut granola is chocolatey, crunchy, full of superfoods and super simple to make! This breakfast has definitely become a family favourite in our household

I love making my own granola.  And whipping up your own granola is super simple and its such a great alternative to many of the store bought granola’s which are full of unnecessary unhealthy ingredients.

The best thing about making your own granola is choosing exactly what you like to go in it and you can use what you have on hand so you can change it up each time you make it.

This recipe is full of superfoods and healthy fats.  The base ingredient is raw activated buckwheat.  A great gluten free option full of fibre, protein and vitamins. I have chosen to use coconut oil which is nutritious and has a light flavour – feel free to mix this up with another healthy alternative.  Read More

Raw Bounty Bar

Raw Bounty Bar

  • Servings: Around 8 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Tasty, creamy and coconut-y goodness covered in homemade raw chocolate. A tasty and healthy treat - perfect to indulge yourselves!!


I know I’ve mentioned it numerous times before but I LOVE coconut. I use it in so many of my recipes and I don’t know what my life would be like without my coconut!! I’m sure I have it on a daily basis – both in savoury and sweet dishes. Stella is also taking after me and always gets the thredded coconut out of the pantry and as a result loves my coconut treats I make.

I grew up eating the sugar filled, processed Bounty Bars and decided that I’d recreate a healthier version of these – I do love recreating healthier versions of popular treats. This recipe also ticks all the right boxes – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and of course super tasty! Read More

Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies

  • Servings: around 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Super simple and healthy Oat Cookies that the kids will enjoy making and eating.


Now firstly I want to point out that this recipe is NOT Gluten Free. Whilst I am Coeliac and most of the food eaten in our household is Gluten Free, Stella still has oats for brekkie in her Porridge and Bircher. As a result of this, I know she loves them so I thought why not make her a cookie that is healthy enough for her to snack on all day long.  However, I have included a gluten free option as well.

I only wish that I could eat oats. Oats are one of the most nutritious grains.  They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.  They have a low glycemic index, maintaining blood glucose levels keeping you fuller for longer.  Whilst most people who are gluten intolerant are fine with Oats, I would recommend that Coeliacs steer clear of them. Many Coeliacs do not react to oats in terms of feeling any physical symptoms however irreversible damage can still occur, in other words they can be toxic to people with Coeliac disease. Read More

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice

  • Servings: around 16 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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A healthy take on the classic Lemon Slice.

I think I’ve mentioned this before but I really LOVE lemons!  And lucky for me, lemons are in season as its winter in NZ.  Our lemon tree is full of lemons which means our fruit bowl is over-flowing with lemons waiting for me to incorporate into more tasty and healthy recipes that I can share with you all.

I used to love the classic Lemon slice so I decided to recreate this dish into a healthier version which was still super tasty.  I removed the sugar, butter and refined flours and replaced these with healthier alternatives which resulted in a healthier yet still very delicious Lemon Slice which got the tick of approval from the family. Read More

Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins

Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins

Banana & Pineapple Mini Muffins

  • Servings: 2x dozen
  • Difficulty: easy
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A quick, easy and tasty treat that the whole family can enjoy.

Stella (2 years) absolutely adores muffins (as do the rest of the household). I wanted to create a healthy sweet treat for her that I could make in bulk and freeze. The bonus about mini muffins is that they don’t take long to defrost.

For baking I steer clear of white flour and sugar and find much healthier & nutritious alternatives. For example white flour alternatives I tend to use in my baking include almond flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, quinoa flour etc and I’m sure you are aware of the substitutes for sugar.

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