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Apple Crumble Loaf

This is a healthy version of an apple crumble – in loaf form!!! It is deliciously moist with a crunchy crumbly topping. Great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!!

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Add all TOPPING ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside. (Do not clean bowl)

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Add all LOAF ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 6.

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Pour and spread loaf batter into loaf pan.

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Pour and spread topping mixture on top of the batter and gently press down.

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Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Apple Crumble Loaf

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Ingredients

  • TOPPING:
  • 40 grams oats
  • 30 grams maple syrup
  • 20 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • LOAF:
  • 2 x apples (quartered and cored)
  • 200 grams wholemeal plain flour
  • 160 grams milk
  • 150 grams dried apricots
  • 70 grams coconut oil
  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2

Add all TOPPING ingredients to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside. (Do not clean bowl)

3

Add all LOAF ingredients to bowl. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 6.

4

Pour and spread loaf batter into loaf pan.

5

Pour and spread topping mixture on top of the batter and gently press down.

6

Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Baking/ Cake/ Chocolate/ Drinks/ Thermomix

Lamington Cupcakes

Yum! To celebrate Australia Day (and being Aussie every other day), this is a super delish and easy lamington recipe! I love lamingtons, and have made the ‘real’ square ones once, but it is way too fiddly and messy for me – this is soooo much easier, quicker ANNNNDDD you get a bonus AMAZING milkshake after you make them!! My fussy milkshake husband said it was one of the best milkshakes he’s had!

If you LOVE lamingtons too, a must try is my Baked Lamington Drops – soooo gooood!!!

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Add ‘cupcake’ ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 6.

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Distribute batter between 12 muffin cases.

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Bake for 17 minutes or until a skewer comes out crumb free.
Leave to cool. Clean and dry bowl.

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Once cool, add ‘topping’ ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.
Mix a further 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Pour topping mixture into a small bowl, next to a bowl of shredded/desiccated coconut.

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Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the chocolate topping…

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…then immediately dip/press into the coconut. Repeat with all cupcakes.

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Add the remaining chocolate topping and coconut, plus milk and ice into the bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 9. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Lamington Cupcakes

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Serves: 12 muffin sized cupcakes

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 210 grams self raising flour
  • 190 grams butter
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 80 grams milk
  • 40 grams cornflour
  • 3 x eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste/extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 30 grams coconut oil
  • Approx. 1 cup shredded/desiccated coconut
  • MILKSHAKE:
  • Leftover 'topping' ingredients
  • 250 grams milk
  • Handful of ice

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

Add 'cupcake' ingredients to bowl. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 6.

3

Distribute batter between 12 muffin cases.

4

Bake for 17 minutes or until a skewer comes out crumb free.

5

Leave to cool. Clean and dry bowl.

6

Once cool, add 'topping' ingredients to bowl.

7

Mix 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.

8

Mix a further 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

9

Pour topping mixture into a small bowl, next to a bowl of shredded/desiccated coconut.

10

Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the chocolate topping, then immediately dip/press into the coconut. Repeat with all cupcakes.

11

Add the remaining chocolate topping and coconut, plus milk and ice into the bowl. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 9. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

Serving suggestion - these would be AMAZING with the tops cut off and with cream and jam in the middle!!

Baking/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Healthy Carrot Cake Slice

New year, healthy snacks!! This is a healthier version of a carrot cake, but in a slice form – which makes it super easy to make and super easy to eat!! Deliciously moist, with a crunch from walnuts, and a burst of sweetness from the sultanas.

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Add carrots, oats, flour, maple syrup, oil, coconut, chia seeds, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl.

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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

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Add walnuts to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 4.

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Add sultanas to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 3/reverse.

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Pour mixture into a greased slice tin.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned.

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Cool and cut into squares.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Slice

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Ingredients

  • 300 grams carrots (washed, tops cut off, cut into smaller pieces)
  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 100 grams maple syrup
  • 80 grams oil (extra virgin olive oil, rice bran, coconut etc)
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100 grams walnuts
  • 60 grams sultanas

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add carrots, oats, flour, maple syrup, oil, coconut, chia seeds, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to bowl. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 6.

3

Add walnuts to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Add sultanas to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 3/reverse.

5

Pour mixture into a greased slice tin. Bake for 15 minutes or until top is browned.

6

Cool and cut into squares.

Notes

*Nut free: use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts.

Baking/ Cake/ Thermomix

Floral Wreath Cake

This is my SIL’s birthday cake for 2016! The last few years I’ve gone with icecream cakes since her birthday’s in summer, but this year I thought I’d make a proper cake with buttercream for her!

This cake consists of an orange chiffon cake, topped with rosewater buttercream icing and edible gold leaf.

1. The Cake – Orange Chiffon Cake

I cheated and my mum made this cake for me to decorate, as she’s the chiffon cake expert in the family! She has her own recipe which she uses (which I am yet to learn from her to post on the blog!), but here is a similar recipe on recipe community.

However, you can use ANY cake you like in a bundt tin (or even a round cake tin and cut a hole through the middle to form a wreath shape).

2. The Icing – Rosewater Buttercream Icing (x 4 batches)

I used my Perfect Buttercream Icing and made 2 x 2 batches at a time with 1 teaspoon of Rosewater (instead of vanilla) with each double batch (i.e. 1/2 teaspoon per batch).

I used the icing first to crumb coat the cake. Then whilst I let it firm up in the fridge, I divided the remaining buttercream icing into 6 small bowls and added 6 x different gel food colouring (pictured below) to create really vibrant colours.

3. Assembly of the cake is illustrated as follows:

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Baking/ Healthy/ Thermomix

10 Second Apricot and Coconut Cookies

I love a quick and delicious recipe! You can literally whip these up in the morning during breakfast time for the coming day! These are firm and not too crumbly for little fingers to hold easily.

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

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Roll teaspoon sized balls onto a lined baking tray.

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Bake for 8 minutes or until brown.

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10 Second Apricot and Coconut Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 220 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 130 grams coconut oil
  • 100 grams coconut sugar
  • 80 grams dried apricots
  • 40 grams desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 x egg

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Roll teaspoon sized balls onto a lined baking tray.

4

Bake for 8 minutes or until brown.

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

30 Second ABCD Muffins

With all the festive sweet treats lately, I wanted to sneak in some healthy goodness into the boys, especially since they haven’t been eating their fruit well lately (they chew their fruit then spit it out!) ahhh!

These are suupppper moist and delish!!!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 second/Speed 4.

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Spoon into muffin cases.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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30 Second ABCD Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 1 x Apple (quartered and cored)
  • 1 x Banana (peeled and broken into pieces)
  • 30 grams desiccated Coconut
  • 60 grams Dates
  • 300 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 230 grams milk
  • 80 grams coconut sugar
  • 75 grams coconut oil

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 30 second/Speed 4.

4

Spoon into muffin cases.

5

Bake for 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

6

METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

7

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

8

Mash banana, grate apple and chop dates into small pieces.

9

Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined.

10

Spoon into muffin cases.

11

Bake for 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Notes

*Larger muffin cases like the ones pictured take approx. 18 minutes baking time. **Can be frozen/defrosted.

Baking/ Cake/ Cheesecake/ Chocolate/ Christmas/ Dessert/ Kids in the Kitchen/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Christmas Gift and Food Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, here is my all-in-one Christmas Gift and Party Ideas Guide for a one stop shop with all the links!

I have noted if they are Thermomix or Non Thermomix recipes (for those who don’t have a Thermomix) but also if you have a Thermomix and want to multi task you could make things without a Thermomix if your Thermomix is busy!!

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Baking/ Chocolate/ Thermomix

Easy Oreo Brownies

My pantry always has Oreo’s in it, as my husband and I always loooove buying them on sale, but never end up eating them! This is a quick and delicious way of using Oreo’s and it looks amazing!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

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Pour and spread into slice pan.

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Press Oreo’s into batter.

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Bake for approximately 18 minutes.

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Cool and cut into squares around the Oreo’s.

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(Optional) Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Easy Oreo Brownies

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Ingredients

  • 170 grams plain flour
  • 150 grams oil (rice bran, veg, coconut etc)
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 100 grams milk
  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 x packet Oreos

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2

Add all ingredients to bowl. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Pour and spread into slice pan.

4

Press Oreo's into batter.

5

Bake for approximately 18 minutes.

6

Cool and cut into squares around the Oreo's.

7

(Optional) Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Baking/ Chocolate/ Thermomix

Jaffa Fudge Cupcakes

These are beautiful rich fudgy cupcakes with the delicious jaffa flavour of orange and dark chocolate! These are AMAZING warm with a gooey fudgy centre, and can be kept a few days – just zap them in the microwave for about a minute to get the gooey fudgyness!

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Add butter and chocolate to bowl.

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Melt 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.

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Melt a further 5 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Set time to 1 minute/Speed 2 and add eggs through MC hole during this minute.

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Add flour, sugar and zest of 1 orange.

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Mix 15 seconds/Speed 4.

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Spoon into cupcake/muffin patties.

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Top with dark chocolate chips…

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…and sprinkle orange zest on top.

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Bake for 16-20 minutes or until tops look ‘crispy’ and browned (or if you give it a shake and the tops don’t wobble).

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Jaffa Fudge Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • CUPCAKE:
  • 250 grams butter
  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • 4 x eggs
  • 230 grams plain flour
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 x orange
  • TOPPING:
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Zest of 1 orange

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 150 degrees.

2

Add butter and chocolate to bowl. Melt 2 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2. Scrape down.

3

Melt a further 5 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Set time to 1 minute/Speed 2 and add eggs through MC hole during this minute.

5

Add flour, sugar and zest of 1 orange. Mix 15 seconds/Speed 4.

6

Spoon into cupcake/muffin patties. Top with dark chocolate chips and sprinkle orange zest on top.

7

Bake for 16-20 minutes or until tops look 'crispy' and browned (or if you give it a shake and the tops don't wobble).

Notes

Delicious fresh and warm. Can be kept for a few days - microwave for a minute to get the oozy fudginess in the middle!

Baking/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

20 Second Choc Chip Chia Muffins

Yum! Good old fashioned choc chip muffins with the added crunch and nutrition of chia seeds!

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Add all ingredients into the bowl…

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…mix 20 seconds/Speed 4.

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Spoon into muffin cases.

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Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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20 Second Choc Chip Chia Muffins

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Serves: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 300 grams self raising flour
  • 230 grams milk
  • 130 grams white sugar
  • 75 grams butter
  • 150 grams choc chips
  • 20 grams chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 x egg (optional)

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX)

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add all ingredients into the bowl - mix 20 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Spoon into muffin cases.

5

Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

6

METHOD (NON THERMOMIX)

7

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

8

Melt butter and stir all ingredients into a bowl until well combined.

9

Spoon into muffin cases.

10

Bake for 15 minute or until a skewer comes out clean.

Notes

*Egg can be optional - as this base muffin recipe is like my 20 Second Crunchy Lemon Muffin recipe which works well with or without egg.