This is a deliciously dense slab that travels well on adventures and is great with a cup of tea. You can easily substitute the brazil nuts for almonds or macadamias if preferred.
Makes 10 bars, prep time 20 min, cook time 20 min
1 C brazil nuts
1 C crystallised ginger
1.5 C dried apricots
4 Tbsp buckwheat flour (or wholemeal)
½ C dark chocolate
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 180C and line a small baking tin. Cover 1 C of the apricots in boiling water and set aside for at least 15 min.
Roughly chop brazil nuts, ginger, last ½ C of apricots and chocolate into large chunks and place in mixing bowl.
Drain soaked apricots and blend in food processor until smooth, add in honey and coconut oil and combine. Mix the apricot paste with the all other ingredients. Stir well, the mixture should hold together well, if not add a little extra flour.
Press mixture firmly into tin and bake for 20mins. Allow to cool then slice into bars and transfer to airtight container.
These crunchy snacks are taste fantastic; you can mix up the spices to create different flavours. They are great at meal time sprinkled over soups and curry or added to scroggin mix.
Makes 2 cups, prep time 5 min, cook time 35min
2 C cooked chickpeas (or tinned)
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 190C and line a small baking tray. Make sure chickpeas a rinsed and drained well. Place in a mixing bowl and combine with spices and salt, tossing well to cover the chickpeas.
Spread in an even layer on tray and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 mins until the chickpeas are golden, crunchy and have no moisture left inside them. Remove from oven and allow to cool before transferring to an airtight container.
This is the ultimate indulgence, delicious figs packed with good fats and energy. The only downside is that they are so moreish it’s hard to stop eating them.
Makes 10, prep time 15min10 dried figs (soft eating variety)
1/3 C almond butter
¼ C dark chocolate
¼ C coconut threads
Using a small sharp knife make slits in the sides of the figs and push a teaspoon into them to open up a space inside. Melt chocolate in a small bowl and set aside.
Stuff the figs with about a ½-1 tsp of the almond butter then dip the opened part of the fig in the melted chocolate. Sprinkle the chocolate with coconut threads and place on a lined tray. Repeat until all the figs are done. Transfer to freezer for
A crunchy savoury snack that is perfect for lunches, hiking or movie marathons.
Prep time 10 min, cook time 10-15 min, makes 2 cups
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
¼ tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp garlic powder (or small clove minced)
2 tsp tamari or soy sauce
½ tsp honey
½ tsp apple cider vinegar
1 ½ Tbsp tahini
1 C cashew nuts
½ C sunflower seeds
½ C pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 160C and line a tray with baking paper.
Place nuts and seeds in a food processor and pulse a few times until slightly broken up.
In a medium sized bowl mix all other ingredients to form a thick paste. Add nuts and seeds and mix well so paste coats them evenly (you may need to add a little water if it’s too thick).
Place 1 teaspoon sized clusters of the mixture (it should hold together lightly) onto the tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes until clusters are crunchy golden and dry all the way through. You can also just evenly spread the mixture onto the tray and then bake if you prefer.
Allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container.
Delicious and quick to make, these can be frozen a head of time and defrosted as needed. If you want to make it gluten free simply swap the spelt flour for gluten free flour of choice.
Makes 12 mini muffins, prep time 10 min, cook time 15 min.
1 large carrot
½ C sugar-free jam
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. water
¼ C sunflower seeds
¼ C pumpkin seeds
1 tsp egg replacer (can be found in most supermarkets)
1 C spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
Grease a mini muffin tray and preheat oven to 180C. Grate carrot into a bowl and mix in jam, oil, and water. In another bowl mix together seeds, egg replacer, flour, baking powder and spices. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined. Spoon mixture into muffin tin.
Bake for 12-18 minutes until golden and springy to touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before transferring into wire rack. Store in an airtight container in fridge.