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Baking/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

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/ 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/ Cake/ Chocolate/ Snacks/ Thermomix

30 Second Chocolate Banana Slice

My favourite recipes are the ones where you chuck in all the ingredients and mix! This is light, fluffy, chocolate-y with a hint of banana, and very very easy to eat!

This is the first recipe I’ve created since finding out I’m pregnant with my 2nd lot of twins as I’ve been feeling sooo sick and uncomfortable this pregnancy (moreso than with the boys!)! Was a quick and easy way to use up the 2 lonely overripe banana’s on my bench!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 4.

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Spoon and spread batter into a slice tin.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

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Cool before cutting up into squares.

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30 Second Chocolate Banana Slice

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Ingredients

  • 2 x bananas
  • 180 grams self raising flour
  • 120 grams butter
  • 120 grams sugar
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chips
  • 20 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 1 x egg

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

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

3

Spoon and spread batter into a slice tin.

4

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

5

Cool before cutting up into squares.

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/ 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.

Main Meal/ Thermomix

Simple Egg Sandwich Filling

This is my quick and easy lunch solution, especially if I have minimal ingredients at home! My husband and boys love this!! My husband loves his very SIMPLE egg sandwiches (if he makes it himself it is literally just eggs + store bought mayo) however he also loves it with the extra spring onions and occasionally with 1 teaspoon of Keens Curry Powder.

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Add water in bowl, and eggs in steaming basket. Cook 14 minutes/Varoma/Speed 1.

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Empty water from bowl, and peel eggs under cold running water.

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Add spring onions to bowl.

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Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 7.

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Add eggs, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

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Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 4.

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Simple Egg Sandwich Filling

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Ingredients

  • 1 litre water
  • 4 x eggs
  • 2 x spring onions (roughly chopped)
  • 100 grams mayonnaise
  • Sat and pepper to season

Instructions

1

Add water in bowl, and eggs in steaming basket. Cook 14 minutes/Varoma/Speed 1.

2

Empty water from bowl, and peel eggs under cold running water.

3

Add spring onions to bowl. Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 7.

4

Add eggs, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 4.

Notes

*Fills approx. 4 sandwiches. **You can change this up by adding 1 teaspoon Keens Curry Powder for Curried Egg Sandwiches, mustard, paprika, grated cheese, or veg like carrots or celery in with the spring onions.

Christmas/ Dessert/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

No Bake Mango Mousse Slice

This is my mum’s recipe that I have grown up with!! My family has this regularly when Mango’s are in season! This is a refreshing and delicious dessert, snack or a ‘bring a plate’ dish in summer! It is a super simple dish and a hit with everyone in the family!!

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Prepare and add mangoes 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 mangoes and set in fridge overnight.

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Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

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No Bake Mango Mousse Slice

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Ingredients

  • 2 mangoes (peeled, seed removed and roughly diced)
  • 1 x packet pineapple jelly
  • 1 x packet orange 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 mangoes 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 mangoes and set in fridge overnight.

6

Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

7

METHOD (NON THERMOMIX):

8

Prepare and add mangoes 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 mangoes and set in fridge overnight.

12

Cut up in slices and serve chilled.

Notes

*This works with other flavours of jelly - however it looks better with orange/yellow coloured jelly - i.e. lemon, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, orange.

Baking/ Cake/ Thermomix

30 Second Banana and Date Cake

This is a quick and easy deliciously moist cake with beautiful banana and date flavours! I love the chia seed topping as it not only looks amazing but adds a beautiful crunch!

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Banana and Date Cake

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Ingredients

  • 180 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 125 grams butter
  • 80 grams milk
  • 70 grams pitted dates
  • 70 grams maple syrup
  • 2 x bananas
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • + extra pitted dates and chia seeds to decorate

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

2

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

3

Pour into lined cake tin & decorate with extra pitted dates and chia seeds.

4

Bake for 35 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Main Meal/ Non Thermomix

Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce (Non Thermomix Recipe)

This is another pasta sauce I’ve been making for many years and is a favourite with my immediate and extended family, so I make it for most family events as it is great for a side dish. It is also great to make for weekday dinners with leftovers for lunch/dinner the next day! This is super quick and easy and is one of those recipes I make if I can’t think what else to make as it is always delicious!
I always have bacon in the freezer, so I usually put anywhere from 250 to 500 grams in this recipe (depending on how meaty I feel like having it) – I chose 300 grams for the recipe below. You could also add chicken and fry it with the bacon, or even add leftover roast chicken to bulk it up.
I usually use penne or fettucine pasta’s with this (depends what I feel like or what I have in the pantry!)
I make this in the frying pan (instead of Thermomix) as I loved bacon when it’s fried and charred/smokey and it brings a depth of flavours with the garlic and onion – mmmmmm!!
Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce Ingredients
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Serve with any type of pasta and top with parmesan cheese
This sauce is perfect for 1 x standard 500gm packet of pasta. I made this to go with a (3 – 4 serving) batch of homemade penne pasta in my new Philips Pasta machine – soooo delicious!!!

Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce (Non Thermomix Recipe)

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Rice Bran Oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 x brown onion (diced)
  • Approx. 300 grams short cut bacon (cut into 1/2cm strips)
  • 1 x 600ml bottle thickened cream
  • 1 x handful of chopped fresh parsley or 1-2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 x handful of shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

1

In a medium to large frying pan, heat the rice bran oil on high heat.

2

Add the minced garlic and fry till browned.

3

Add the diced onion and fry till browned.

4

Add the bacon strips and fry till browned/shrunken in size.

5

Add the thickened cream and turn to low heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

6

Add the parsley, salt and pepper and simmer on low until ready to serve.

7

Cook and stir through pasta and top with parmesan cheese.