Banana Picnic Loaf

Banana Picnic Loaf

Nourish - Banana Picnic Loaf Recipe

Banana Picnic Loaf

Our Banana Picnic Loaf is the perfect thing for when you want to pack up and picnic. It’s simple to make and is a total crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love a banana loaf? Full of healthy fats and plenty of fibre from the banana and carrot it’s perfect for any time of the day. If you’ve got a big walk planned you might also love to take some of our energy bites along too for that energy slump at the top for a steep hill. We love to have one of these in the freezer for snack attack emergencies!

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Serves 10 – Suitable for a Paleo diet.

Dairy, gluten, grain and refined sugar free (replace eggs with flaxseed ‘egg’ for vegan recipe)

Ingredients

1 cup ground almond

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts + 1/4 cup extra to put on top

4 small/mediums bananas

1/4 tsp vanilla paste 

50g coconut oil (softened or melted)

3 eggs

1 medium carrot, grated

50g honey/maple syrup (omit honey for vegan recipe)

Method

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.

In a smaller bowl, mash the 3 bananas keeping the fourth banana whole for the top.

Mix together with all the remaining wet ingredients. Mix well and then pour into the dry ingredients. Fold together until no dry mixture remaining, avoid over mixing.

Top into a lined loaf tin. Smooth top surface. Halve the 4th banana length ways and place on top, pressing in lightly. Scatter over remaining 1/4 cup of roughly chopped hazelnuts.

Bake at 180C for 40-45mins. Allow to cool before cutting.

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Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

 Nourish - Orange Almond Cake

Our orange almond cakes are a really delicious gluten free option if you’re making cakes for today’s Cupcake Day. This is a lovely bake that makes the whole house smell amazing, the scent of orange and spice is evocative of a festive time of year. Top them either with a yummy orange drizzle or our chocolate avocado frosting.

Ingredients

Serving size 12

3 oranges
2 cups ground almond (we like to use the almond pulp from when we make our own almond milk – why not replace 1 cup with this and have a go?)
5 heaped tbsp honey
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
5 eggs (separated)

Method

Preheat the oven to 170c.

Place oranges in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a simmer. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour. Drain and allow oranges to cool.


When oranges have cooled a little, roughly chop into quarters and place in food processor and process until fairly smooth, adding in the honey as you mix.

Next add 5 egg yolks and blitz until creamy.

Add in the almonds, baking powder and cinnamon and blend well.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks have formed.

Finally fold through 5 beaten egg whites. and pour into cupcake moulds (we use a silicone financier mould).

Bake at 170 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until skewer comes out clean.

Lovely served with coconut or Greek yogurt or make one of the toppings below.

Orange Drizzle


3 Tbsp water
1 cinnamon quill
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp orange zest
Juice of 1/2 an orange


Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer on very low heat until reduced. Drizzle over cake, and decorate with orange segments.

Serve with coconut or Greek yoghurt.

Chocolate Avocado Frosting


2 soft avocados
5 large medjool dates
squeeze lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla powder
6 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp cacao powder


Process (or use a vitamix) the avocados, dates and lemon juice until fairly smooth. Add in cacao, followed by vanilla and oil.

Blend until smooth. Spread over cooled cake and Enjoy….

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Fennel, Green Bean Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Fennel, Green Bean Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Fennel, Green Bean Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


There’ something about beautifully coloured foods that gets our mouth watering before we’ve even eaten and this fennel, green bean salad with poppy seed dressing is no exception! We love the cleansing taste of fennel and mixing it up with green beans and this yummy dressing is yummy. It’s pretty enough to take a pic of, and if you do then don’t forget to tag us in your pics, you might just win a sharing pouch of your fave flavour of our sharing pouches of macaroons.

Ingredients

225g green beans (ends trimmed)

1 medium bulb of fennel

1 avocado

2 baby gem lettuces

1/2 large yellow pepper or 1 small pepper 

1/4 cup walnuts

3 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Method

Heat a pan with water and steam the beans until just cooked through.

On a board, thinly slice the fennel and the pepper. You could also use a mandolin for this if you have one. Roughly cut the lettuces into quarters lengthways. Slice the avocado into strips.


In a bowl mix together all the ingredients except the lettuce with half of the dressing below. Then layer this between chunks of lettuce in your serving bowl. Drizzle with remaining dressing and serve. 

ENJOY x


Dressing

Juice of 1 orange

1 & 1/2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seed oil (or you could use avocado oil from Hunter & Gather)

1 tsp poppy seeds

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Salt/Pepper to taste


Mix together well. 

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Instant Bun Recipe

Instant Bun Recipe

Nourish - Instant Burger Bun

Instant Bun Recipe

It’s defintely Great British BBQ weather and we’re firing up the barbie, so we’ll need out trusty instant bun recipe to hand. This bun recipe is gluten and grain free and is quick and easy to throw together. We’re thinking delicous, fragrant, herb stuffed Portabello mushrooms with Hunter & Gather aioli, popped into one of our buns! Why not try it with our yummy
Fennel and Green Bean Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. What would you pop in your bun?

Ingredients

(Makes 3-4 depending on size)

1 1/2 cups ground almond

2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp psyllium husk

7 tbsp ground linseed (flaxseed)

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

200ml boiling water

2 tsp poppy seeds (optional)

Method

First mix together in a small bowl 3 tbsp of the ground linseed with 8 tbsp water. Leave to thicken for 10 minutes

Preheat the oven to 170C.

In a large bowl mix together the remaining linseed with the ground almond, baking powder, poppy seeds and psyllium husk. Add to this the vinegar and the flaxseed/water mixture.

Mix together well. Finally add in the boiling water and mix well until you have a dough consistency.

Shape into buns and place on a hot baking tray or a stone.  (You can use lightly damp hands to shape if easier to stop the dough from sticking to your hands).

Bake for 55-60 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting and filling with your favourite toppings! 

ENJOY!

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Easy Chocolate Spread

Easy Chocolate Spread

Nourish - Easy Chocolate Spread

Easy Chocolate Spread

Our Easy Chocolate Spread is an absolute winner with the smallest members of the Nourish team. It’s also pretty popular with the rest of us if we’re honest! Without all the nasties you might find in store bought chocolate spreads this is packed full of goodness and feels like a treat. We like to serve ours with our banana pancakes as a breakfast. Or why not dip some fruit into it as an after school snack?

Ingredients

1/2 cup of your favourite nut butter (why not try our ABC Nut Butter)

2 tbsp cacao powder

1 & 1/2 – 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil

Method

Mix al the ingredients together.

Store in jar in cupboard for up to two weeks or in fridge if it’s very warm weather.

Notes: You could also add in an extra tbsp of coconut oil… refrigerate…. then roll into balls for easy chocolate bliss bites!

ENJOY!

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Tomato Pesto Pasta with roast cauliflower

Tomato Pesto Pasta with roast cauliflower

Tomato Pesto Pasta with roast cauliflower

We’re celebrating the humble tomato this week with our sundried tomato pesto pasta with roast cauliflower. This ruby coloured fruit is jam packed with goodness. For starters, they are a major dietary source of lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits such as heart health. They have a great vitamin and mineral profile too, including calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, E and K. Tomatoes are true nutritional powerhouse, why not try one of the many different varieties over the summer months while they are super fresh?

Ingredients – Pesto

140g sundried tomato (I re-hydrate mine in hot water, but you can use ones drained from a jar as well)

45g pine nuts

4 tbsp avocado oil

½ tsp smoked paprika

Himalyan salt/Pepper to taste

Ingredients

Serves 2-3 people

1 large or 2 medium courgette spiralized or made to ribbons

125g mushrooms, sliced

175 g baby tomatoes, halved

100g cream cheese (I have used NUSH for a diary free alternative)

1 large cauliflower

Coconut Oil

Salt/Cracked Pepper

Baby rocket or pea shoots.

Method

Turn oven on to 190 C (200C if not fanbake)

Cut the cauliflower into four large quarters. Place in a roasting dish or baking stone. Rub over 2 tbsp coconut oil and season with Pink salt and cracked pepper. Roast for approx. 30 mins until tender.

In a small blender or food processor, place all your pesto ingredients. Pulse/blend until you reach desired consistency. I like mine still a little chunky.

In a saucepan, melt 1 tbsp coconut oil, lightly stir-fry the mushrooms, remove from heat.

Using your roasting dish (to save on dishes), gently break the cauliflower into florets, move to one side of the dish. On the other side toss together your noodles, 2/3 of your pesto, cream cheese and ½ of the tomatoes. Doing this in the warm dish will allow the cream cheese to soften (you could also place it in the dish for 5 minutes at a low temperature in the oven, this also very lightly warms the noodles through).

Scatter over the mushrooms and the remaining tomatoes. Serve over your favourite greens (I use baby pea shoots or baby rocket).

ENJOY!

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