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Healthy Halloween snacks

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : sweets 

So easy to make these cute Halloween snacks for kids. Pumpkin mandarins with a bit of celery as the stalk (or use cucumber), boonanas or ghost bananas with chocolate drop eyes and pretzel broomsticks with sliced cheese brooms (held together by a string of spring onion or chive)
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Raw banoffee pie

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, In : desserts 

This is a recipe from Eleanor Ozich. It's delicious, but I will make it slightly different next time. I usually make a raw base with the usual suspects: dates, almonds, coconut oil, but I find it's not crunchy enough for my liking. So I add buckinis (activated buckwheat groats). Or do the easy classic non-raw cheesecake base - bashed up gingernuts or malt biscuits mixed with some melted butter. I wanted more caramel and less cream filling so next time I will halve the cashew cream.

Base:
1 c me...
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Vegan banana loaf

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, In : big cakes 

I made this recipe from scratch! Just to experiment making a GF, DF, SF cake. It turned out a bit holey and dense but delicious all the same, and even better toasted. Without creamed butter and sugar, cakes tend to have a few holes. I will also use a lighter touch next time and not overmix the batter.

2 c flour (I use spelt)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c dates
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c water
1/4 c softened coconut oil

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Wh...
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Brilliant breakfast muffins

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : small cakes 

My little baby girl used to love porridge - one of her first words, one of her daily favourite foods. But at 3 and a half she's a bit more picky and some days breakfast is a scant affair and I'm left to eat the porridge she didn't touch. As I was pondering this dilemma I came across Nadia Lim's super breakfast muffins in her Good Food Cook Book (Random House, 2013). I used her recipe as a base but reduced the sugar content by 1 whole cup; I don't think you need it with the dates and banana in...
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Vegan muesli bars

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, November 8, 2015, In : slices 

I’ve made a no-bake seed version and a buttery caramelly one but these muesli bars are dairy- and sugar-free – bonus! Oh She Glows calls this a feel-good hearty granola bar – I second that! I added some extra seeds in mine. 

1 ½ c mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c rolled oats
½ c dried fruit, chopped if necessary (I used sultanas)
½ c walnuts, chopped (I used cashews)
½ c pumpkin seeds
½ c sunflower seeds
½ c sliced almonds
¼ c ground flax see...


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Banana and chocolate chip cookies

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, In : cookies 

An easy gluten-free cookie that especially kids will love! Not too much sweetener and full of good fibre. This is by Nadia Lim from Sunday magazine.
2 eggs
1 Tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c sweetener (coconut sugar or brown sugar ok, I used rice malt syrup)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 c ground almonds
1 c rolled oats
1 c mashed ripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
1/2 c dark choc chips

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a large bowl mix eggs, milk and vanilla. Add...
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Banana and peanut butter bundt cake with honey glaze

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, February 23, 2015, In : big cakes 

An easy sugar-free, flourless cake from Petite Kitchen. Went down well for a morning tea for 9, including teens and a toddler. I love recipes where you just mix everything in one bowl - less cleaning up!

1 c peanut butter (or any nut butter)
2 mashed banans
3 tbs honey, plus 3 tbs for glaze
3 eggs
1/2 c raisins (or any dried fruit)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 160C and grease and line a cake tin.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl using a potato masher to break up the ban...
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Upside-down caramelised banana cake

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, May 25, 2014, In : big cakes 

By Frances
This was the second cake I made for Tui's 2nd birthday, also from Julie Le Clerc's Favourite Cakes (Penguin, 2011). My first attempt at an upside-down cake so was pretty chuffed it worked out. I'll be making more!

Caramel topping:
50g butter, melted
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 large bananas, sliced on an angle

Cake batter:
125g butter, softened
3/4 c caster sugar
1 very ripe banana, mashed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 c self-raising flour
1 tsp ...
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Vegan double chocolate banana muffins

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : small cakes 

By Frances
Found a great website called egglesscooking.com as I wanted to do some egg-free baking for our coffee group, as one of the toddlers has an allergy. Easy to make these vegan recipes sugar-free too. I adapted this vegan double chocolate banana muffin recipe.

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar (I used agave syrup and honey)
  • 1 cup mini vegan chocolate chips (did not use)
Wet Ingre...

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Banana & chocolate chip loaf

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : big cakes 

By Frances
Long time no bake! Today I decided to peruse my collection of cookbooks to find a banana cake I hadn't tried before. Ravinder Bhogal's Cook in Boots had this decadent banana loaf - with lashings of chocolate chips and walnuts. I used chocolate drops, which could have been chopped, and I could have used less, as the batter overflowed in the tin. It was the perfect treat to take to visit a friend.
I'm entering this in February's Sweet New Zealand, hosted by Alessandra Zecchini. Enter t...
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Raw chocolate mousse tart by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, December 8, 2012, In : desserts 


I am making more raw goodies lately - maybe I should change this website to Unbake Club?! Thank you Nicola W for alerting me to this delicious raw, GF, DF, sugar-free choc mousse recipe. Justin and I gobbled it all up in 2 days. I had a little bit of crust left over so I made them into patties, dehydrated them and ate them as snacks.

2 c LSA (1 c flax seeds, 1/2 c sunflower seeds, 1/2 c almonds)
1 c macadamia nuts (I used cashews)
1/2 tsp sea salt
6 large Medjool dates (I used some soaked raisins...
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Tricia's banana bread loaf

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : big cakes 

Tricia's double recipe is from her friend Elverie.
250g butter
6 bananas
4 eggs
3 1/2 c flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 c desiccated coconut
1 1/2 c sugar
Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line 2 tins, 10 x 25 cm. Put all dry ingredients in a bowl. Soften butter in a pot and add mashed banana and continue to melt butter.
Beat eggs one at a time into the slightly cooled butter mixture. Add wet mix to dry mix and combine gently.
Pour into prepared loaf tins and bake for 55-60 min th...
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Frances’s first cheescake - roasted banana cheesecake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : desserts 


We recently visited the Green Snapper Café in Colville, Coromandel, on our babymoon, and had a cosy time sitting by the roaring fire looking out to the deserted road outside, reading the weekend paper and being thankful for living in paradise. We had a good ol’ seafood chowder and toasted sammie. Coffee was great. They had a lots of nice-looking cakes on the bench but then the blackboard special caught my eye – roasted banana cheesecake. Three magical words that go so...


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Ginny's banana nut loaf

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : big cakes 

Here's a banana nut loaf  baked good...

It is not the most beauteous thing to look at, but it is very very simple and healthy and delicious (and a good use for overripe bananas!). I used about 1/3 C sugar instead of 3/4 and it was not super sweet but still nice. It has no butter, so is an excellent dairy-free recipe. But then it is nice eaten with butter!

The recipe is from "A Second Helping: More from Ladies, a Plate" by Alexa Johnston.

Oven to 180C
grease a med-sized loaf tin, line the ...
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Carly’s banana & chocolate chip muffins

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, February 26, 2011, In : small cakes 


Carly initiates her new silicon muffin tray with one of those made in heaven combinations - banana and chocolate.

Makes 12.

125g softened butter

¾ cups sugar

2 eggs

1teaspoon vanilla essence

1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas (4 medium bananas)

¾ cup dark chocolate buttons roughly chopped

1 teapsoon baking soda

2 tablespoons hot milk

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease muffin tray or line with patty pans.

Cream butter and ...


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Ginny's orange poppy seed muffins

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, In : small cakes 

I was inspired by the most delicious ones in Dizengoff, Ponsonby Rd (which they spoil by incuding sultanas!)...
I used this recipe at Taste but adapted it thus, for no particular reason other than that I wanted to use up some different ingredients:
  • oil, to grease
  • 1 tbs poppy seeds
  • 185ml (3/4 cup) milk (I used 1/2 c buttermilk and 1/4 milk)
  • 375g (2 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar (I used a mashed banana so put in less sugar)
  • 1/2 c oil (or 125g melted b...

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Espresso banana muffins by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : small cakes 

This is the first recipe I have tried from my latest Amazon purchase, Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson. Mine were a little misshapen as I didn't have a muffin tray at the time. That subtle coffee flavour is very nice. Lovely with a cuppa.

2 c flour ( I used rice and buckwheat)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 c chopped nuts (I used hazels and pistachios, Heidi used walnuts)
1 Tbs fine espresso powder
6 Tbs unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 c natural cane sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla...
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Our first banana cake on Bake Club - c/o Ginny

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : big cakes 

I have adapted this from a recipe given to me by a student in my department, it was her grandmother's, originally (the student was considerably older than me), and makes a damn fine banana cake, I think perhaps the best I have tasted. I don't like bananas, but in cake like this, that's a different story. easy, fool-proof one could say. works well in a round or a ring tin, but then bake for slightly less time. I would just say if using chocolate it probably pays to line the base of the ...
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Banana bran muffins with blueberries by Ginny

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : small cakes 

I had some bananas that needed to be cooked with. These sounded healthy and they were surprisingly moreish and delicious. I could have eaten about 6 in one go.

1.5 cups bran
0.75 cup boiling water
0.25 cup brown sugar
0.75 cup plain yogurt
1 egg, beaten
0.25 cup oil
2 bananas, mashed
1.25 cups flour
1.5 tsp baking soda
(approx 1 c frozen blueberries)

makes 12 'standard' muffins... grease a muffin tin
oven to 190C
mix bran with boiling water and leave to cool.
add yogurt, egg, oil and banana to br...
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Andrea's Zombie Mama Muffins with hazelnuts, pear, apple & banana

Posted by Andrea on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : small cakes 

Elodie enjoys her first muffin!

an easy muffin recipe for tired mums and dads ...
makes 6 large, or 12 small

place baby in highchair with plastic baking things to play with 
have a coffee
THEN
in one bowl combine:
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup rice flour
half tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
half tsp salt

in another bowl combine:
half tsp grated lemon rind
a quarter cup raw sugar
4 tsp melted butter (or oil)
3/4 cup milk (or ricemilk or soy)
1 egg
3 TBS lemon juice
chopped hazlenuts
small slices/chunks apple, b...

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Frances Chan is a freelance editor/proofreader who has written a couple of children's books and writes for Weekend Notes. She also loves to bake. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.


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