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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

Print Recipe
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

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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.

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Bake for 10 minutes or golden brown.

7

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

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METHOD (BLENDER):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Add all ingredients to blender.

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

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

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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

Print Recipe
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.

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

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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

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

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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/ 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

Print Recipe

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/ 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.

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.ย 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

Print Recipe

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.

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 $2ย 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):

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Add all ingredients into food processor.

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

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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/ 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

Print Recipe
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/ Non Thermomix/ Thermomix

10 Second Coconut Date Loaf

Quick, healthy, easy and delicious! This is amazing when it is fresh and hot, spread with a thick layer of butter!! PS. my husband wanted me to name this ‘A Date with a Coconut’! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

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Bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
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Serve hot with butter – AMAZING!



10 Second Coconut Date Loaf

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Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 180 grams wholemeal plain flour
  • 170 grams milk
  • 160 grams pitted dates
  • 70 grams coconut oil
  • 50 grams coconut sugar
  • 30 grams desiccate coconut
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

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 loaf pan.

5

Bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

6

METHOD (Non Thermomix):

7

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

8

Chop dates into 1cm pieces, and melt coconut oil.

9

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

10

Pour and spread into loaf pan.

11

Bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Notes

You can use 'normal' plain flour instead of wholemeal, and white sugar instead of coconut sugar.


Baking/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Healthy Choc Chip Cookies

A delicious healthier version of chocolate chip cookies! Super easy, tasty and my family looooves these!!ย 

You can customise this recipe by putting in whatever fillings you like instead of or in addition to the dark chocolate chips!

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Add butter, sugar, egg and vanilla to bowl.
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Mix 1 minute/Speed 5. Scrape down.
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Add flour and salt.
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Mix 20 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.
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Spoon teaspoons of dough on lined baking tray.
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Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.
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Healthy Choc Chip Cookies

Print Recipe
Cooking Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 130 grams butter
  • 150 grams coconut sugar
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste/extract
  • 220 grams wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 120 grams dark chocolate chips

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2

Add butter, sugar, egg and vanilla to bowl. Mix 1 minute/Speed 5. Scrape down.

3

Add flour and salt. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 5.

4

Add chocolate chips. Mix 20 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.

5

Spoon teaspoons of dough on lined baking tray.

6

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.