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Berry Breakfast Pots

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Over the past few weeks months that I have been suffering with the dreaded “morning” sickness, there hasn’t been much that I can eat before 11am.

This is not good news when you either have a toddler to entertain, or an employer to convince you are capable ;)

Thankfully, I have found something that keeps me going, tastes delicious, and is low in bad cholesterol. WIN!

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I guess this is a form of bircher muesli, and can be made with a hundred different ingredients (oats with different dried fruits, seeds, nuts, fresh berries, any type of milk or yoghurt, even fruit juices) but I have loved my simple version!

Please make this the night before and leave it in the fridge for the next day if you can, it’ll soften the oats and taste even better.

Apologies for the photos – I can’t find a way to make it look appetising, but looks aren’t everything guys.

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Be warned – your boss may ask you why you are eating taramasalata (seriously?!) or ice cream in the office ;) Being pregnant probably didn’t help me there!

Berry Breakfast Pot
serves one

Ingredients:

100g yoghurt (I used 0% fat greek yoghurt, but go for the good stuff if you don’t have cholesterol issues!)
handful frozen berries (you may want to add some honey/maple/agave or some sugar if you find the berries too tart)
3 tablespoons muesli or oats (more or less is fine – see what you like most)
optional extras – seeds, nuts, dried fruits of your choice. Granola on top?

Method:

Add ingredients to a bowl or pot with lid (if you are transporting to work!).
Leave overnight in the fridge for best results.
Serve. Simple.

p.s. You can buy similar “breakfast pots” at most coffee chains but your homemade version will cost you a fraction of the price and have an awful lot less sugar too! Hooray!

Enjoy!

Bake
xoxo

Banana, date and yoghurt loaf

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My nutrition course  has inspired me to reduce the amount of sugar we consume. I also want to be able to offer baby (let’s call him C from now, he’s almost a toddler!) something that I bake without worrying about what’s in it.

As I type this, I’m eating Smitten Kitchen’s cocoa brownies, they are amazing but there’s certainly sugar in there!

We typically have a banana or two left over by the end of the week so I happily used them as the base for the cake. I also had date pate in the cupboard after buying several packs when they were on offer (€0.99 per kg!) which I wanted to use as the sweetener.

With little butter left but a few tubs of yoghurt in the fridge, the rest of the cake was more or less created.

I topped the cake with some granola just for some texture, but it would be perfectly fine without.

This is a super moist cake, but both of my boys loved it so that makes a happy Bake :)

Banana, date and yoghurt loaf

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas, mashed
300g yoghurt (I used greek)
60g dates (I used date pate mixed with a teaspoon of hot water)
2 eggs
1.5 cups wholemeal flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Method:

Preheat oven to 190degC

In a large bowl combine the flour with baking powder and cinnamon

Using a separate bowl mix the bananas with dates and blend well

Add the eggs one at a time to the bananas, beating in thoroughly

Stir the yoghurt through the banana mix until just combined

Slowly add the dry ingredients from the first bowl and stir in thoroughly.

Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour (until knife inserted comes out clean).

Enjoy!

Bake

xoxo

Favourite posts this week

:: Salted caramel flapjacks and Vinegar cake recipes from The Guardian. I like the sound of a wine and date cake, having also seen a red wine fig cake this week. I shall let you know if/when I give it a go.

:: These cacao nib pancakes sound delicious, especially with coffee syrup. Hello Saturday morning treat :)

:: I hope in time I work out how I want to spend my days, post baby-raising. This post about being a “mompreneur” made me feel more positive!

:: A lesson in juicing. We try not to have too many kitchen gadgets, but maybe a juicer…?

:: Love the photos of this beautiful beetroot soup. I’m sure it tastes delicious too.

:: I’ve only made polenta once and I can’t say we were amazed by it. Joy’s recipe could change our opinion.

:: How to make chocolate bars. So simple, so pretty.

:: Less than a month until Valentine’s Day! Feeling crafty? These magnets are adorable, make them any time of year :)

:: Two lovely mom bloggers, one appropriate (to me) quote: “Comparison is the thief of joy. Just enjoy every moment and don’t compare it to what you expected or what it seems like others experiences are.” Ah, so true right now.

Check out the rest of the interview here.

:: Really enjoying this series on Parents Who Cook, especially when one of my favourite bloggers is featured. Some great advice in there.

:: An alternative to my lemon shortbread, how about something raw with Vanilla and Walnut?

:: Coconut hot chocolate? Perfect for these snowy days and nights.

:: So looking forward to our little guy being old enough to play games with. Shake and I play cards together a lot, but Soulemama has inspired me to look out for board games for my boys.

:: Yet another recipe that makes me want to make my own yoghurt! mustmustmust do it someday soon, especially given the amount our boy is eating these days :)