Category: treats

Chickpea choc chip cookies

Chickpea choc chip cookies

These chickpea choc chip cookies have been kid approved in our house. Perhaps it’s the chocolate chips but we’d like to think there’s a little more to it than that! Chickpeas are packed full of protein, fibre and are a source of iron and zinc.

caramel cheesecake slice

caramel cheesecake slice

With a crunchy sweet base, a coconut flavoured filling, an almond flavoured caramel layer and a chocolate topping this caramel cheesecake slice might just be a new favourite in our house.

almond pulp banana bread

almond pulp banana bread

A light and fluffy banana bread made from almonds, almond pulp, bananas, dates and a few other bits and pieces. It’s also gluten, grain, refined sugar and dairy free.

pecan brownie bars

pecan brownie bars

These full flavoured frozen delights are simple to make and taste great. They’re sweet and crunchy and happen to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

coconut strawberry cheesecake

coconut strawberry cheesecake

This tasty strawberry cheesecake slice happens to be gluten free, refined sugar free and paleo friendly. It is quick and easy to make in the Thermomix or food processor and also happens to look very cool!

grain free tahini brownies by ambitious kitchen

grain free tahini brownies by ambitious kitchen

Paleo, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free brownies made with tahini are definitely a winner at home especially with our little boys.

creamy vegan lemon bars by minimalist baker

creamy vegan lemon bars by minimalist baker

These dairy free, gluten free and naturally sweetened lemon bars courtesy of the Minimalist Baker are quick and easy to make and taste like a baked cheesecake. Converted for Thermomix.

choc coconut bliss balls

choc coconut bliss balls

These bliss balls are packed with flavour, nutritional goodness and are very quick and easy to make. Their natural sweetness comes from dates and maple syrup whilst the cocao gives it it’s chocolatey taste. The texture of the balls is similar to fudge with the added crunch from the almonds.

homemade protein bars [whole30] by Fit Mitten Kitchen

homemade protein bars [whole30] by Fit Mitten Kitchen

Delicious and healthy homemade protein bars [whole30] by Fit Mitten Kitchen converted for Thermomix. We added the optional flavour add-ins of cinnamon, ginger, cacao and coconut flakes.

lindt nutella slice

lindt nutella slice

I have been making this delicious slice for a few years now after finding it on retromumma.wordpress.com. However as I went to give this blog credit for it I discovered they are no longer active. I can’t take credit for this but it must be shared!

chocolate brownies by eat drink paleo

chocolate brownies by eat drink paleo

Gooey chocolate brownies that are gluten, dairy, nut and refined sugar free! I am so fond of these brownies that I think that they are on a par with my other favourite Thermomix chocolate brownies.

no bake banana biscuits

no bake banana biscuits

Banana bread flavour with out the guilt. Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and packed full for protein. Easy to make in a blender or Thermomix for a breakfast on the run.

no bake crunchy chocolate fudge

no bake crunchy chocolate fudge

Looking for a healthy chocolate treat to hit those sweet cravings? While this is refined sugar free it is packed with sweetness from dates and bananas. This is super easy to make in a Thermomix or a high powered blender. The goji berries give it a sweet crunchy texture and you can experiment with different types of nuts.

coconut macaroons

coconut macaroons

Coconut macaroons are a sweet, delicious biscuit perfect for an afternoon tea or a sweet treat. Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

healthy chocolate brownies by the fit interest

healthy chocolate brownies by the fit interest

If you are looking for family friendly, healthy, refined sugar free, gluten free and delicious recipes head over to The Fit Interest website or follow them on Instagram. After seeing these chocolate brownies posted over Easter Mr Messy Benches put his request in for me to get baking.

tiramisu cake

tiramisu cake

Tiramisu is a decadent traditional Italian dessert that can be made with savoiardi (sponge finger) biscuits for an easy and delicious dessert. Some recipes call for raw egg to be used though I choose to leave it out. I do, however, include philadelphia cream cheese in the cake to maintain a think consistency.

hot cross buns with a marzipan centre

hot cross buns with a marzipan centre

Traditional hot cross buns with a twist! Your favourite Easter bun with the addition of dried cranberries and a marzipan centre.

hot cross bun shortbread

hot cross bun shortbread

Fortnum & Mason hot cross bun shortbread make for a great change to the usual Easter fare. I have converted the recipe for Thermomix.

caramel bliss balls

caramel bliss balls

Craving a sweet treat but want something on the healthier side? These little balls will hit the spot. They are also great for a breakfast on the run. The protein powder is optional.

choc mint protein balls

choc mint protein balls

No need to buy store bought protein balls or bars when you can make them at home. There are a variety of different textures and flavours available at local supermarkets, health food stores and at shopping centre juice bars but nothing beats homemade.