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Apricot bites and chocolate brownie chews

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, March 11, 2017, In : sweets 

In my constant search for the perfect muesli bar/granola bar/bliss ball/fruit bites that my four-year-old will eat, I've come across these two recipes that work really well from Wholefood Simply by Bianca Slade (2013). Great lunchbox fillers whatever age you are!

For the apricot bites you only need 1 c organic dried apricots, soaked for 30 min in boiling water then drained. Then put in a blender or food processor with 2 c desiccated coconut. Blitz on high for a while until it's all combined. P...
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Black bean brownie

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, August 26, 2016, In : slices 

So rich! So gooey! So healthy!

6 tbsp warm water
2 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
400g can black beans, drained
3/4 c cocoa/cacao
1/2 c natural sweetener of choice (I use rice malt syrup)
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a brownie tin with baking paper.
Whisk water and flaxseeds, set aside 10 min.
Blitz rest of ingredientss with flax mixture in a blender or food processor. Spread into tin and bake 20-25 min until set.

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Chocolate crunch

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, In : slices 

I made up this recipe to enter an @ceresorganics and @panaceas_pantry Instagram competition - turned out pretty good! It's a superfood version of two of my faves - ginger crunch and childhood chocolate slice. I'm in a Ceres co-op so where possible I've used Ceres products.
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1 Tbs chia seeds soaked in 3 Tbs water
1/2 c coconut oil, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 c spelt flour (you can use gluten free flour and also add 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)
1/2 c buckinis (...
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Vanilla and chocolate bliss balls

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : sweets 

Two more easy raw recipes from The New Enlightened Eating by Caroline Marie Dupont (Books Alive, 2012).
For the vanilla bliss balls:
2 c walnuts
2 Tbs rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
1/2 c cashews
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c desiccated coconut

Blend walnuts in a food processor until smooth, Add sweetener, vanilla and salt and mix until combined. Add cashews and raisins and process until evenly distributed but not completely smooth so the mixture has some texture. Roll into little balls and r...


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Chocolate & almond butter cookies

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, In : cookies 

I made these after attending Kelly Gibney's wholefood cooking class from Bonnie Delicious. It was lovely to meet her and see her prepare several recipes. She made sauerkraut and almond butter look easy so I tried them myself and they worked! You can use different nuts or dried fruit in these cookies and their cute size are perfect for little hands.

3/4 c dried dates soaked for 10 min in hot water and drained
1 c desiccated coconut
1/2 c almond butter (homemade in 5 min in the Omniblend!)
1/2 c wa...
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Flourless chocolate brownies

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : slices 

When you taste these brownies you'll never guess the secret ingredient - chickpeas! What a great way to get fibre and protein into a sweet treat. It's another sugar-free recipe from I Quit Sugar.

1 1/2 c cooked chickpeas or 1 can drained
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 c coconut oil, softened
2 eggs
1/4 c nut or seed butter 
1/3 c cacao powder
2 Tbs rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c walnuts (or any nuts) for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tin or loaf tin with baking paper.
Put all t...
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Easy raw bliss balls

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : sweets 

By Frances
I wanted to make something to use up the almond pulp I have leftover from making almond milk - these are really quick! Actually very similar to these chocolate bliss bites.
1 c almond pulp (or whatever pulp you get from making milk from 1 c almonds or you can use almond meal)
1 c cashew nuts, ground coarsely in food processor
1/4 c cacao or cocoa powder
1/2 c dessicated coconut
pinch salt
3 Tbs coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
about 1 c soaked raisins (or dates or prunes if you w...
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Homemade snickers bars

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, July 25, 2014, In : sweets 

By Frances
Like the homemade bounty bars, these are SO much better than the bought ones! Great satisfaction from making them yourself with wholesome ingredients.

Base:
1 c almonds or cashews
1/2 c rice malt syrup

Caramel nut layer:
1 c dates, soaked (or you could use rice malt syrup)
2 Tbs coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt

2 Tbs peanut butter (or tahini or almond butter)
1/4 c water if needed
1 c peanuts (I dry roasted mine)

Chocolate coating:
1/2 c coconut oil
1/2 c cacao butter
1/2 c cacao powde...

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Raw chocolate fudge

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, In : sweets 

By Frances
Thanks My Darling Lemon Thyme for this lovely recipe - full of good things that my two-year-old likes too.
1/2 cup natural sweetener (I used rice malt syrup)
3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
300g tahini (I use unhulled)
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
1/2 c raisins, that have been soaked (you can also use 3 Tbs raw cacao nibs or toasted nuts)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
a good big pinch of sea salt flakes

Line a small tin or container with baking paper (my tin was ab...
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Chocolate walnut fudge

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, May 23, 2014, In : sweets 

By Frances
An extremely easy raw recipe from The Complete Book of Raw Food by Julie Rodwell (Hatherleigh Press, 2004). They use carob powder but I prefer cacao powder.

3 1/2 c raw walnuts
1 3/4 c pitted dates, soaked in water
1/2 c cacao powder
1/2 c dessicated coconut, optional

Grind walnuts in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs. Make date paste in a blender with soaked dates and enough of the soaking water to make a paste. Mix walnuts, date paste, cacao and coconut in a bowl. Firmly ...
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Raw chocolates

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, May 1, 2014, In : sweets 

By Frances
I've perfected the recipe for raw chocolate by adapting the recipe from Elements for Life.

  • 60-70g Raw Cacao Butter
  • 50g Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Sweet Freedom

Method

  1. All utensils must also be dry or the chocolate will separate. Wash your silicone mould before it's first use and then dry it thoroughly
  2. Place a clean bowl over a saucepan of hot water (bain marie). Ensure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water & no water goes inside the bowl
  3. Grate the cacao butte...

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Raw peppermint slice

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, September 14, 2013, In : slices 

By Frances
I found this recipe on Ascension Kitchen - a beautiful website. I tried making her coconut butter but it didn't work out so I just used more coconut oil. Really enjoying the raw treats at the moment.
I'm entering this into September's Sweet NZ, hosted by Easy Food Hacks.


Biscuit base:
½ cup roughly processed buckwheat flour* (I used buckinis [sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat], I like have the crunchy bits in the base)
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 cup pecans (I used almonds)...
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Frances’s tower of super fudge

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : sweets 

I went to an inspiring raw chocolate demo by Chef Rene at Wise Cicada in Newmarket, Auckland. He showed us how to make lots of chocolate recipes and we tasted them all! The energy in the food was amazing. Here’s his recipe for super fudge, which keeps nicely in the fridge. Just one piece in the afternoon is a great pick-me-up - packed with super foods!

3 c date paste (dates soaked in enough water to blend into a paste)
1 c chia seeds
1 c sultanas
1 ...


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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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