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Easy Cheesy Bites

These are a savoury version of my 10 Second Grain Free Bites! Both versions are so quick and easy to make, and have been a hit with all of the family! These are crunchy and cheesy, and perfect to eat by itself or topped with extra cheese, smoked salmon, deli meats, avocado etc. This is a beautiful egg free and nut free savoury snack!

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Add tasty and parmesan cheese to bowl.

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Blitz 5 seconds/Speed 10.

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Add oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and chia seeds.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s) with a teaspoon (approx. 1 teaspoon per mini muffin pan) *note mixture is dry and crumbly*

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Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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Easy Cheesy Bites

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Serves: Approx. 50

Ingredients

  • 150 grams tasty cheese (cubed)
  • 60 grams parmesan cheese (cubed)
  • 100 grams oats
  • 20 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams sunflower seeds
  • 20 grams pepitas
  • 10 grams chia seeds

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add tasty and parmesan cheese to bowl. Blitz 5 seconds/Speed 10.

3

Add oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and chia seeds. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

4

Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s) with a teaspoon (approx. 1 teaspoon per mini muffin pan) *note mixture is dry and crumbly*

5

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

6

Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

Notes

*If you want this to be gluten free, you can substitute the oats for your choice of seeds/nuts. **You can mix up the types of cheese you use, however I find a higher quanity of tasty cheese works as a better binder. ***Note the mixture is dry and crumbly before baking - the cheese will melt and bind all the ingredients together when baked.

Baking/ Dessert/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Healthy Apple and Custard Crumble

I really felt like a winter warming custard + apple crumble – so here is my healthy version of the 2 combined! YUM!

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Add all of the ‘CRUMBLE’ ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

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Set aside. (Don’t clean bowl).

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Add all of the ‘CUSTARD’ ingredients to bowl.

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Cook 8 minutes/90 degrees/speed 3.

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Pour into roasting pan/dish. (Don’t clean bowl).

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Add all of the ‘APPLE’ ingredients to bowl.

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Cook 14 minutes/100 degrees/Spoon speed/Reverse.

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Pour into roasting pan/dish on top of custard.

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Top with set aside CRUMBLE and bake for 20 minutes or until top is browned.

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Healthy Apple and Custard Crumble

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Ingredients

  • CRUMBLE
  • 80 grams oats
  • 60 grams maple syrup
  • 40 grams desiccated coconut
  • 20 grams chia seeds
  • 10 grams coconut oil
  • CUSTARD
  • 500 grams milk
  • 80 grams maple syrup
  • 50 grams cornflour
  • 2 x eggs
  • APPLE
  • 5 x apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

Add all of the 'CRUMBLE' ingredients to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5. Set aside. (Don't clean bowl).

3

Add all of the 'CUSTARD' ingredients to bowl. Cook 8 minutes/90 degrees/speed 3. Pour into roasting pan/dish. (Don't clean bowl).

4

Add all of the 'APPLE' ingredients to bowl. Cook 14 minutes/100 degrees/Spoon speed/Reverse. Pour into roasting pan/dish on top of custard.

5

Top with set aside CRUMBLE and bake for 20 minutes or until top is browned.

Notes

*You can use Rice Malt Syrup/Honey etc instead of Maple Syrup. **You can either use red or green apples (or whatever you have in the house) ***If you love more crumble, you can easily double the crumble ingredients. ****The apple juice with the stewed apples may seem quite watery, however will caramelise and help the apples further cook when baked. *****If you are feeling super lazy, you can use tinned apple pie apples instead πŸ˜‰

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

10 Second Grain Free Bites

These are a quick, easy and healthy snack which is wheat free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and nut free! They are super delish with a chewy crunchy texture – even my chocolate loving boys can’t stop eating these, and they are fantastic for my sweet pregnancy cravings!!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

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Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s).

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Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

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Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

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10 Second Grain Free Bites

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Serves: 24 pieces Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams dried apricots
  • 100 grams honey
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 20 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams sunflower seeds
  • 20 grams pepitas/pumpkin seeds
  • 20 grams coconut oil
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add all ingredients to bowl.

4

Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

5

Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s). Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

6

Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

7

Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

8

METHOD (BLENDER):

9

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

10

Add all ingredients to blender.

11

Mix on the highest setting until all of the ingredients have combined.

12

Spoon mixture into mini muffin tray(s). Press mixture down with damp fingers/hands.

13

Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

14

Leave to cool before taking out of tray(s).

Notes

*You can use other dried fruit instead of the dried apricots (i.e. pitted dates, sultanas). **You can use rice malt syrup instead of honey. ***If you don't have mini muffin trays, you can make this into a slice and cut it up into bite sized pieces once cooled.

Baking/ Dessert/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Lychee and Coconut Pudding with Maple Crumble

This is a deliciously refreshing dessert!!! The fruity creaminess is beautifully paired with the crunchy crumble topping! It is not very sweet so is very light and easy to eat – the mild sweetness comes from the sugar from the tinned lychees and maple syrup in the crumble.

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Add all PUDDING ingredients into bowl.

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Mix 5 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 4.

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Pour into silicon muffin or dariole moulds and place in fridge to set for a minimum 3 hours.

Whilst waiting for the pudding to set in the fridge, clean and dry bowl.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add CRUMBLE ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

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Pour and spread onto a lined baking tray.

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Bake for 5-7 minutes or until browned.

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Leave to cool and ‘crumble’ up the mixture with a fork.

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To serve, pop the pudding out of the mould and onto a plate.

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Top with the crumble and extra lychees (optional).

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Lychee and Coconut Pudding with Maple Crumble

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Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • PUDDING:
  • 560 grams tinned lychees with syrup
  • 400 grams coconut milk
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut
  • 20 grams gelatin powder
  • CRUMBLE:
  • 40 grams oats
  • 30 grams maple syrup
  • 20 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds

Instructions

1

Add all PUDDING ingredients into bowl. Mix 5 minutes/60 degrees/Speed 4.

2

Pour into silicon muffin or dariole moulds and place in fridge to set for a minimum 3 hours.

3

Whilst waiting for the pudding to set in the fridge, clean and dry bowl.

4

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

5

Add CRUMBLE ingredients to bowl. Mix 5 seconds/Speed 5.

6

Pour and spread onto a lined baking tray. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until browned.

7

Leave to cool and 'crumble' up the mixture with a fork.

8

To serve, pop the pudding out of the mould and onto a plate. Top with the crumble and extra lychees (optional).

Notes

*Pudding mixture fills 10 x silicon muffin moulds. **You can use metal/porcelain moulds/ramekins, however grease lightly with cooking oil before pouring mixture in. ***If you want a generous amount of crumble to top, you can easily double the mixture.

Baking/ Breakfast/ Dessert/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

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.

Dessert/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

No Bake Cherry Mousse Slice

This is a delicious variation of my No Bake Mango Mousse Slice! Summer is plentiful of beautiful fresh fruits, including cherries, so I thought they would be PERFECT in this no bake slice! YUM!

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Prepare and add cherries into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

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Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl.

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Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

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Add evaporated milk and eggs.

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Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

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Pour over cherries and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

No Bake Cherry Mousse Slice

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Ingredients

  • 400 grams fresh cherries (pitted/cut in half with seed removed)
  • 1 x packet strawberry jelly
  • 1 x packet raspberry jelly
  • 10 grams gelatine powder
  • 500 grams water
  • 1 x can evaporated milk (approx. 375 grams)
  • 2 x eggs

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Prepare and add cherries into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

3

Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder and water in bowl. Heat 4 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Add evaporated milk and eggs. Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4.

5

Pour over cherries and set in fridge overnight.

6

Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

7

METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

8

Prepare and add cherries into a large baking pan/roasting tray.

9

Add the 2 x jelly packets, gelatine powder in a large bowl. Mix with 500 grams boiling water until jelly crystals dissolve.

10

Add evaporated milk and eggs and mix until mixture well combined.

11

Pour over cherries and set in fridge overnight.

12

Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

Notes

*The cherries without seed weighs approx. 380 grams. **You can use different types of fruit/berries instead of the cherries. ***This works with other flavours of jelly - however it looks better with red coloured jelly (looks nice with the cherries!)

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/ 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

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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.

Baby Food/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Easy Fruit Puree

I’ve always made my fruit purees by steaming it first, then blitzing it in the bowl. But this method is waaaaaaay easier, less washing up, and keeps ALL the nutrients in there, rather than it dripping into the water for the steaming. I keep telling myself WHY DID I NOT DO THIS EARLIER when the boys were on their purees!

I love bulk making and this is a great way to use up the boy’s toddler bitten apples, and random bits of fruit lying around.Β This is great for baby food, kids or adults to eat plain, with cereal, yoghurt, sandwich spread (instead of jam), in smoothies, or you can even use this with all apples in their for apple sauce to go with your pork roast. You can use 1 type of fruit, or a mix of fruit i.e. apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, berries, and denser melons like rockmelon and honeydew.

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Easy Fruit Puree

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Ingredients

  • 1000 grams fruit (cored and quartered)
  • 30 grams water

Instructions

1

Add all ingredients in bowl.

2

Cook 15 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.

3

Blitz 1 minute/Speed 9 (slowly and progressively increasing the speed from 1 to 9).

4

Cool and store in fridge or freezer.

Notes

This can be kept in the fridge for a few days, or it freezes really well in ice cube trays or reusable food pouches. When frozen, take out and defrost over a few hours or in the microwave when needed. I usually freeze in Sinchies, or ice cube trays and decant them into labelled ziplock bags.