Flaxseed crackers | Low Carb Crackers #2

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I like to alternate between this recipe of flaxseed crackers and my sesame seed crackers for breakfast. 🙂

It’s always good to have a choice for breakfast; and it means I can also easily add more variety to my diet.

For this recipe, I used LSA meal which is a mix of linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds.
In case you don’t find it, you can make it yourself by mixing three equal parts of these 3 ingredients.

Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼ cups of LSA meal (a mix of linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds)
  • ½ cup of flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
Directions
  1. Mix together the LSA meal, flax seeds, psyllium husk, water, eggs, and salt.
  2. Line a parchment paper on a baking tray and spread out the mixture over it.
  3. Preheat oven at 170C (340F) and bake it for 20 minutes. ⏰
  4. Then, take them out of the oven and carefully cut the crackers to the size and shape you prefer.
  5. Lower the heat to 140°C (280°F) and bake it for more 1 hour. ⏰
  6. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Let them cool before removing from the baking tray.

Like I briefly mentioned above, it’s very easy to prepare LSA meal at home, in case you can’t find it already prepared.

Just get three equal parts of linseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds and grind them down to a fine form, mixing them together after the grinding is done.

Depending on your taste or texture preference, you can also grind them down to a coarse form; either way you will have your very own homemade LSA meal! 🙂

Blueberry muffins | Healthy cakes #4

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I know the struggle…
You changed your diet but sometimes you really miss those delicious blueberry muffins, don’t you?

But fear not, I created this recipe especially for you!

This recipe is a cool variation of my vanilla muffins.
A super healthy cake, equally fluffy, moist, dairy, gluten and nut free, packed with fibre and good stuff.

The list of adjectives to describe it is endless. 😝

I find them fantastic for an afternoon tea, a to-go snack, or even a breakfast treat.
It’s also perfect for the kids’ lunchbox.

Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup of sesame seeds
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup of honey (or any sweetener you like)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. In a food processor add the sesame seeds and mix for 4 minutes.
  2. Then, add eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and mix them for more 5 minutes.
  3. Next, add the coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husks, and salt. Mix just enough to incorporate all ingredients.
  4. Finally, add blueberries and stir gently using a spoon.
  5. Pour the batter into greased muffin tins, leaving some space at the top as they raise well.
  6. Preheat oven at 180C (350F) and bake it for 30 minutes. ⏰
  7. It’s DONE! 🎉

Tip: to make a version of these muffins that is even more low carb, replace honey with an artificial sweetener of your choice.

 

Sesame seed crackers | Low Carb Crackers #1

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I always have some of these Sesame seed crackers in my pantry. 🙂

They are perfect for a quick-and-easy breakfast or snack.
I even know people that like to have them for lunch too.

These crackers taste super neutral and you can spread anything you like over them.
I personally like mine with butter or avocado.

They are also gluten and nut free!
And you can make it dairy free as well, just skip the cheese from the recipe below (texture-wise it won’t make a big difference).

Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼ cups of sesame seeds
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese (optional if you want to make a dairy free version)
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to taste
Directions
  1. Mix together all the ingredients: sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, psyllium husk, water, eggs, and salt.
  2. Line a parchment paper on a baking tray and spread out the resulting mixture over it.
  3. Preheat oven at 170°C (340°F) and bake it for 20 minutes. ⏰
  4. Then, briefly take them out of the oven and carefully cut the crackers in the shape you like.
  5. Lower the heat to 140°C (280°F) and bake it for another 40 minutes. ⏰
  6. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Let them cool before removing from the baking tray.

Did you know? Crackers are so versatile that is incredibly hard to pinpoint their real origin.
Many cuisines around the world have at least a few variations or recipes that pose as crackers.

Super healthy BANANA BREAD 🍌 without sugar | Healthy cakes #3

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Today I am bringing here one of my favourite recipes: Banana Bread without sugar and wheat flour.

The secret to get this banana bread done right is to use overripe bananas, yep those ones you are about to throw away.

They are important because they are super sweet and will give to this cake perfect sweetness, with no need to add any extra sugar.

And if you were not convinced just yet how amazing this bread is let me tell you that it is also gluten, dairy, and nut free!

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup of coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons of psyllium
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
Directions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix coconut flour, psyllium, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  2. Meanwhile in another bowl, mix eggs, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Then add the mashed bananas and mix them well.
  3. As I mentioned above, make sure to use super ripe bananas for this recipe, this is what will make the result nicely sweet.
  4. Now, stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  5. Grease a loaf pan, or use a silicone one if you prefer. Mine here is a 20cm one.
  6. Pour your batter into the loaf pan and bake it for 30 minutes at 160C (320F). ⏰
  7. It’s DONE! 🎉
    Let it cool down before serving.

Yeah, I know this is technically a bread – after all, the name is banana bread – but I consider it an excellent healthy cake option for those with some sort of food intolerance.

Vanilla muffins | Healthy cakes #2

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I have a special space in my stomach for these Vanilla Muffins, no matter how much I ate before there will be always some space for them! ❤️

They are super fluffy and moist, also dairy and nut free, packed with fibre and good stuff.

My number one option when I want to surprise guests with a healthy cake. Typical comments are “no way, this cannot be healthy, that’s impossible!” or “are you sure this is gluten free?!”. 😝

Well, they are indeed perfect and delicious, and If I were you I would run to the kitchen right now to make your own batch!

Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup of sesame seeds
  • 6 medium eggs
  • ½ cup of melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup of honey (or any sweetener you like)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. In a food processor add the sesame seeds and mix for 4 minutes.
  2. Then, add eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and mix them for more 5 minutes.
  3. Next, add the coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husks, and salt. Mix just enough to incorporate all ingredients.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased muffin tin, leaving some space as these muffins raise well.
  5. Preheat oven at 180C (350F) and bake it for 30 minutes. ⏰
  6. It’s DONE! 🎉

Tip: For a lower carb version, replace honey with an artificial sweetener of your choice.

Did you know? Muffins are a typical American tea snack and share a lot of similarities with cupcakes, especially on how they are prepared and the basic ingredients.
A key difference, however, is that whilst cupcakes are widely accepted to be exclusively sweet, muffins can also be prepared in different savory varieties. Maybe I will bring you a savory muffin in the future? Who knows!?