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LCHF Bounty Chia Seed Pudding

OMG! This is  soooo delicious! The boys love this at room temperature in their reusable Sinchies pouches (the boys looooove dark chocolate) and I love this chilled (however my husband runs from the words ‘chia seeds’ so more for us!)!! When served at room temperature/warm, this has a pudding-like texture. When served chilled, this has a thick indulgent mousse-like texture – and I personally think it tastes sweeter when served cold (might be psychological!).

I’m not great with sticking to diets (I’m more of an ‘in moderation’ dieter) but this is delicious AND is LCHF (Low Carb Healthy Fat)!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Cook – 5 minutes/70 degrees/Speed 2.

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Serve immediately or chill in fridge.

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The boys love eating this in their Sinchies pouches! You can keep it in the fridge, then leave it out on the bench for a bit till room temperature and it will be nice and gooey to suck out!

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When chilled this has a thick indulgent mousse-like texture 🙂

LCHF Bounty Chia Seed Pudding

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Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400 grams coconut cream (1 x can)
  • 100 grams Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate
  • 100 grams water
  • 50 grams chia seeds
  • 30 grams desiccated coconut

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Add all ingredients to bowl.

3

Cook - 5 minutes/70 degrees/Speed 2.

4

Serve immediately or chill in fridge.

5

METHOD (STOVETOP):

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Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan.

7

Cook on medium heat until mixture thickens.

8

Serve immediately or chill in fridge.

Notes

*When served at room temperature/warm, this has a pudding-like texture. **When served chilled, it thickens to a thick indulgent mousse-like texture. ***You can use other types of chocolate to customise the flavours (note: if you are LCHF use 70% Lindt)

 

 

 

Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

LSA

LSA is an acronym for milled Linseeds (Flaxseeds), Sunflower Seeds and Almonds. LSA is high in protein, fibre and Omega 3 essential fatty acids. LSA is a rich source of protein which helps with sugar cravings and helps balance sugar levels.

LSA is a fantastic way too add extra nutrients into your food! You can add it to your smoothies, cereal/muesli in the morning, yoghurt, baked goods, bliss balls, sprinkle some through your main meals, or even use it as a coating for your chicken nuggets/fish fingers instead of breadcrumbs!

I have used LSA in some of my recipes including my Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls, Apple Pie Bliss Balls and Simple Banana Smoothie!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Blitz – 10 seconds/Speed 9.

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Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

1 x batch fits these $2 550ml Kmart Glass Jars PERFECTLY – perfect for maximising storage space and for gift ideas!

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Ingredients

  • 160 grams linseeds (flax seeds)
  • 80 grams sunflower seeds
  • 40 grams almonds

Instructions

1

METHOD (THERMOMIX):

2

Add all ingredients to bowl.

3

Blitz - 10 seconds/Speed 9.

4

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

5

METHOD (FOOD PROCESSOR):

6

Add all ingredients into food processor.

7

Blitz on high until all ingredients are ground into a fine breadcrumb texture.

8

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

*This batch fits a $2 550ml Kmart Glass Jars perfectly ^^link above - perfect for storage and for gift ideas! **This keeps about 3 months in the fridge. ***Add this to your smoothies, cereal/muesli, yoghurt, baked goods, bliss balls, sprinkle through your main meals, or a coating for your chicken nuggets/fish fingers instead of breadcrumbs!

 

Baking/ Healthy/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Sesame, Chia and Flax Seed Snaps

I buy the storebought sesame seed snaps a lot as the whole family loves it! These taste exactly like the storebought stuff – but with extra goodness with chia and flax seeds which add nicely to the crunch! I have tried this recipe with both brown sugar and coconut sugar – both turn out amazing! I find the brown sugar sweeter, and more like the storebought stuff. The coconut sugar version isn’t as sweet and is slightly less crunchy than the brown sugar version (though they are still pretty crunchy – you would only notice if eating them one after another!)

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Add all ingredients into bowl.

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Cook 6 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.

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Whilst hot, pour onto baking paper on the baking tray.

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Place another sheet of baking tray over the mixture, and roll and fatten mixture with a rolling pin. Peel off top layer of baking paper.

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Bake mixture for 6-8 minutes or until browned.

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Take out of the oven and leave to cool for a minute or so, then use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into squares whilst mixture is still soft. Wait to cool completely before eating, they will be super crunchy once cool.

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Sesame, Chia and Flax Seed Snaps

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams honey
  • 100 grams brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 100 grams sesame seeds
  • 50 grams chia seeds
  • 50 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams coconut oil

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Cut 2 x sheets of baking paper the size of your baking tray.

2

Add all ingredients into bowl. Cook 6 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 1.

3

Whilst hot, pour onto baking paper on the baking tray.

4

Place another sheet of baking tray over the mixture, and roll and fatten mixture with a rolling pin. Peel off top layer of baking paper.

5

Bake mixture for 6-8 minutes or until browned.

6

Take out of the oven and leave to cool for a minute or so, then use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into squares whilst mixture is still soft. Wait to cool completely before eating, they will be super crunchy once cool.

Notes

*Some mixture sticks to the top sheet of baking paper depending on the angle or how quick you pull it off. You can spray some cooking spray on the sheet of baking paper so it peels off easier. **The coconut sugar version isn't as sweet, and is slightly chewier than the brown sugar version (however it still has a crunch).

Baking/ Breakfast/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

15 Second Breakfast Biscuits

This is my take on the Belvita/Weetbix Breakfast Biscuits that have been very popular lately! I keep a box at my desk at work just in case I’m not organised enough in the morning (otherwise my breakfast would be a coffee only diet) – so this will definitely be replacing the store bought stuff!!!! This is great for breakfast or to snack on during the day!

These are nut free, egg free and dairy free which is handy for lunchboxes!!

 

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15 Second Breakfast Biscuits

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Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 grams coconut oil (softened/melted)
  • 120 grams wholemeal plain flour/spelt flour
  • 80 grams oats
  • 80 grams pitted dates
  • 70 grams honey
  • 30 grams sunflower seeds
  • 30 grams pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 20 grams flax seeds
  • 20 grams desiccated coconut
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

3

Add all ingredients to the bowl. Mix 15 seconds/Speed 5.

4

Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto a lined baking tray.

5

Flatten with your palm and shape into oval shapes.

6

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of the biscuits are browned.

7

METHOD (Bender/Food Processor):

8

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

9

Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blitz until all the ingredients are well combined.

10

Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto a lined baking tray.

11

Flatten with your palm and shape into oval shapes.

12

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of the biscuits are browned.

Notes

*For gluten free - use quinoa flakes instead of oats, and gluten free flour instead of the plain/spelt flour. **Instead of coconut oil, you can use melted butter or another oil. ***Instead of dates, you can use other dried fruit like dried figs, sultanas or dried apricots.

Baking/ Cake/ Chocolate/ Healthy

Healthy Milo Brownies

This is a variation of my very popular 20 Second Milo Brownies! I’m trying to cut out/reduce the refined sugar from the boys diets, and they loooove this!!!!

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Add all ingredients to the bowl…

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…and mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

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Pour into baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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Leave to cool on the bench before cutting up into squares.

Healthy Milo Brownies

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Ingredients

  • 140 grams plain wholemeal flour
  • 140 grams coconut oil (softened/melted)
  • 120 grams maple syrup
  • 70 grams milo
  • 30 grams oats
  • 20 grams cocoa powder
  • 3 x eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

3

Add all ingredients to the bowl and mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

4

Pour into baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

5

Leave to cool on the bench before cutting up into squares.

6

METHOD (1 bowl method):

7

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

8

Add all ingredients to the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon/spatula until all ingredients are combined.

9

Pour into square baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

10

Leave to cool on the bench before cutting up into squares.

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix

10 Second Apple Cinnamon Slice

This is super quick, easy and HEALTHY! The apple and cinnamon flavours shine out in this moist and fluffy slice.

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 10 Seconds/Speed 5.

 

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Pour and spread into baking pan.

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Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 teaspoons coconut sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle over slice mixture.

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Bake for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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Cool before cutting into squares.

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10 Second Apple Cinnamon Slice

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Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 x red apples (quartered and cored)
  • 150 grams wholemeal plain flour
  • 100 grams coconut oil
  • 70 grams coconut sugar
  • 60 grams walnuts (or sunflower seeds if nut free)
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • + 1 teaspoon cinnamon/2 teaspoons coconut sugar to top

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

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

4

Pour and spread into baking pan.

5

Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 teaspoons coconut sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle over slice mixture.

6

Bake for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

7

Cool before cutting into squares.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix)

9

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

10

Grate apples, melt coconut oil, and chop walnuts.

11

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

12

Pour and spread into baking pan.

13

Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 teaspoons coconut sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle over slice mixture.

14

Bake for 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Notes

*You can use normal plain flour instead of wholemeal, another oil i.e. rice bran, vegetable, instead of coconut sugar, or white sugar instead of coconut sugar

Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

Chocolate healthy goodness!!!! I’ve always wanted to try Cocoa Nibs, so was very excited to get them and create something with them!! They are very readily available now from Aldi, Coles/Woolies and Health Food shops.

Cocoa Nibs have a crunchy texture and are full of antioxidants, magnesium and nutrients! If you don’t have them readily available, then you can substitute with nuts (i.e. almonds, hazelnuts) or seeds (i.e sunflower, pepitas).

If you want to make these gluten free, you can buy gluten free oats, or use quinoa flakes instead of the oats.

 

Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.
 
Blitz 1 minute/Speed 8.
 
 
With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.
 
 
Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.
 

Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams oats
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 200 grams medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 40 grams cocoa nibs
  • 20 grams cacoa powder/cocoa
  • 30 grams coconut oil

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.

3

Blitz 1 minute/Speed 8.

4

With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.

5

Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

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METHOD (Blender):

7

Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.

8

Blitz on the highest setting until all of the ingredients have combined to your desired consistency.

9

With damp hands, use a metal teaspoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.

10

Place in fridge (or freezer) to set.

Notes

- Medjool dates differ in dryness, so you may need to add 5 - 10 grams more coconut oil/1-2 extra dates if the mixture comes out dry, or add 5 - 10 grams more 'dry' ingredients (oats, cocoa nibs) if the mixture comes out too sticky to shape into the balls. - You can use pitted dates instead of Medjool dates (they are not as sweet as Medjool so add about 20 grams honey with it)

Baking/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

30 Second Choc Chip Muesli Bars

This is a variation of of my 30 Second Lunchbox Oat Slice!

 Add all the above ingredients to the bowl – mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.
 
Pour crumbly mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm
 
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

Cool completely and cut into rectangular shaped bars


 
Serving suggestion – photo by Fancy Bake

 

30 Second Choc Chip Muesli Bars

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Serves: approx 12 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 180 grams oats
  • 130 grams wholemeal plain flour
  • 170 grams honey
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 30 grams coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence/extract/paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

1

METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

3

Add all the above ingredients to the bowl - mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Pour crumbly mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm.

5

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

6

Cool completely and cut into squares.

7

METHOD (No Thermomix needed):

8

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

9

Add all the above ingredients to a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon/spatula until mixture is combined.

10

Pour crumbly mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm.

11

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

12

Cool completely and cut into squares.

Notes

*This is delicious plain or drizzled with melted chocolate! **Use quinoa flakes instead of oats to make this gluten free.

Baking/ Cake/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Everyone loves a sneaky veg! With pumpkins in season, these are deliciously moist and fudgy! These cupcakes are soooo delicious – you would have NO IDEA there is pumpkin in there!!!

 Add pumpkin and water to bowl – blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7
Scrape down
 
 
Cook 4 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2
 
Add milk, butter, self raising flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa and vanilla
 
 Mix 10 seconds/Speed 6
 
Spoon into cupcake pans until 3/4 full
 
 
 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
 
 
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Deliciously moist and fudgy!




Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 250 grams pumpkin (cubed)
  • 20 grams water
  • 120 grams milk
  • 200 grams butter
  • 260 grams self raising flour
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 40 grams cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/paste

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

3

Add pumpkin and water to bowl - blitz 5 seconds/Speed 7. Scrape down.

4

Cook 4 minutes/100 degrees/Speed 2.

5

Add milk, butter, self raising flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa and vanilla - mix 10 seconds/Speed 6.

6

Spoon into cupcake pans until 3/4 full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix):

8

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

9

Cook pumpkin in boiling water, strain and mash into a puree.

10

Melt butter.

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In large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, milk, butter, self raising flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa and vanilla until well combined.

12

Spoon into cupcake pans until 3/4 full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Baking/ Healthy/ Thermomix

Melt-in-your-mouth Oaty Date Cookies

The name says it all. These are healthy cookies which are firm to touch, then just melt in your mouth once you bite into them!

These cookies have NO sugar (say whaat!?) and are deliciously sweetened by pitted dates. These Melt-in-your-mouth Oaty Date Cookies (not so) dangerously addictive!!

The texture is kind of in between a melting moment and a digestive biscuit – so it is crumbly, melts in your mouth, with a light crunchy texture from the oats and walnuts – and also a little bit of chewiness from the dates.

These are really easy to roll into balls, so is a great one to get the kids to help with!

 

 
Add oats, flour, butter, egg and vanilla to bowl
 
 
 Mix 10 seconds/Speed 5 
 
Add walnuts and dates – mix 30 seconds/Speed 4 
 
Roll into tablespoon sized balls…
…and press down with a fork
 
 
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until browned
 

 

 


Melt-in-your-mouth Oaty Date Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 140 grams oats
  • 100 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50 grams walnuts
  • 100 grams pitted dates

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line baking tray(s).

2

Add oats, flour, butter, egg and vanilla to bowl - mix 10 seconds/Speed 5.

3

Add walnuts and dates - mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

4

Roll into tablespoon sized balls, and press down with a fork.

5

Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until browned.

Notes

*For Nut Free - use sunflower/pepita seeds instead of walnuts *For Gluten Free - use Quinoa Flakes instead of oats