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4 Ingredient Date Slice

This is the easiest, simplest and tastiest slice! With just 4 x 100 grams of ingredients, this takes 30 seconds to mix together, and 15 minutes to bake!

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Add all the above ingredients to the bowl
 
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Mix 30 seconds/Speed 5.
 
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Pour mixture into a square baking pan and press down with the back of a metal spoon until firm.
 
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Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.
 
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Cool completely and cut into squares.
 
 

4 Ingredient Date Slice

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Serves: 16 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100 grams pitted dates
  • 100 grams oats
  • 100 grams almonds (or sunflower seeds if nut free)
  • 100 grams milk

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

3

Add all the above ingredients to the bowl - mix 30 seconds/Speed 5.

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Pour 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.

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METHOD (Food processor/blender):

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Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

9

Add all the above ingredients into bowl and mix on high until mixture is combined.

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

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Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are browned.

12

Cool completely and cut into squares.

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):

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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.

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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

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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.

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METHOD (No Thermomix needed):

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Preheat oven to 160 degrees.

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

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

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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.

Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Thermomix

30 Second Lunchbox Oat Slice

This is really quick, easy and is lunchbox friendly containing no nuts, dairy or eggs. I love this as I am always looking for new recipes for the boys’ morning and afternoon tea, they are starting to become a never ending pit for food!

In addition to the Healthy Banana Bread, this is another recipe from my FIL’s partner which I really love and have converted for the Thermomix! I have also included the simple 1 bowl method if you don’t have a Thermomix!

 Looking for another oat/muesli bar recipe? Try the 30 Second Choc Chip Muesli Bars – a variation of the 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 squares.


30 Second Lunchbox Oat Slice

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Ingredients

  • 180 grams oats
  • 130 grams wholemeal plain flour
  • 170 grams honey
  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 40 grams pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 30 grams sunflower seeds
  • 30 grams coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon 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.

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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

For Gluten Free - use Quinoa flakes instead of oats.

Baking/ Healthy/ Snacks/ Thermomix

Healthy Banana Bread

This is a delicious and moist banana bread with a beautiful texture from the sultanas and walnuts.
This recipe is from my FIL’s partner, Jane. After visiting their place the other day, my husband and I were dreaming about it, it was so delicious! I have converted this recipe to make a quick and easy banana bread in the Thermomix! This takes a total 15 ‘Thermomix’ seconds to mix up, so is super quick and easy to make, but it is in a few steps so that the sultanas and walnuts aren’t blitzed up too much!!

 
Add 3 x bananas, self raising flour, oil, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to bowl.
 

Mix 4 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape down. 

Add walnuts – mix 3 seconds/Speed 3. 

Add sultanas – mix 8 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.

Pour into loaf tin… 

 
 …and decorate with 1 x chopped up banana on the top.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
 
  

Leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting…a beautiful texture with the walnuts and sultanas!



Healthy Banana Bread

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Ingredients

  • 3 x bananas
  • 130 wholemeal self raising flour
  • 110 grams oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 70 grams walnuts
  • 80 grams sultanas
  • 1 x banana to decorate

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

3

Add 3 x bananas, self raising flour, oil, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to bowl - mix 4 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape down.

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Add walnuts - mix 3 seconds/Speed 3.

5

Add sultanas - mix 10 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.

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Pour into loaf tin and decorate with 1 x chopped up banana on the top.

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Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

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METHOD (Non Thermomix):

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Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

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Mash banana and chop walnuts.

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Add all ingredients to bowl and stir until well combined.

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Pour into loaf tin and decorate with 1 x chopped up banana on the top.

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Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Chocolate/ Healthy/ Kids in the Kitchen/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix/ Twins

Healthy Golden Gaytime Easter Eggs (NF)

These are healthy nut free and refined sugar free Easter eggs which are a great alternative to the traditional chocolate Easter eggs, great for the whole family!!!! They are great for the Easter egg hunt, Easter presents for both kids at school and for adults, and are a perfect kids in the kitchen activity!
I’ve been working on a healthy Golden Gaytime for my husband as that is his No. 1 icecream flavour (I have been making him a Golden Gaytime Icecream Cake for his birthday every year).
I have made this nut free so it is lunch box friendly. The rice bubbles for the Golden Gaytime ‘crunch’, vanilla bean paste and maple syrup to get the caramel flavour, and cocoa powder for the chocolate. These are DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!
 
Note that the cocoa/cacoa powder is quite bitter which goes really well with the sweet ‘egg’ part and together makes it taste like it had a hint of dark chocolate. If the bitterness bothers you, you could coat in a drinking chocolate (with added sugar), blitzed up choc chips, dessicated coconut or leave it coating free 🙂
To wrap them up into ‘Easter Eggs’, I used the cheapest aluminium foil I could find from Coles, as it is nice and thin – the stuff I normally use from Costco is a lot thicker and doesn’t wrap as nicely around the egg shape (Coles Smartbuy foil – about $1.10 for 10m – bargain!), and I bought a $2 pack of 100 Easter stickers from the reject shop.
You can make these as bliss balls (when it’s not Easter) for healthy Golden Gaytime treats! You can also use my other bliss ball recipes and roll them into an egg shape like this too! However, the taste and crunch in these Healthy Golden Gaytime Easter Eggs will definitely be a winner with the kids!!!
Add all ingredients (except for rice bubbles) in bowl
Mix 15 seconds/Speed 8
Add rice bubbles
Mix 15 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse
Spoon out a tablespoon of mixture
And shape/roll/press into an egg shape
Roll in cacoa/cocoa powder
Place in fridge to firm up for at least 1 hour
Cut small squares of cheap aluminium foil
Wrap Egg inside the foil and press the foil around the shape so it’s nice and firm
Press foil around the egg
Secure the end of the foil with stickers and decorate with more stickers 🙂
Repeat the above for all of the eggs
Enjoy giving them for presents, eating at home, or using them for a healthy Easter Egg hunt!! Check out Ethan and Harley with their first (practice) Easter Egg hunt:

Healthy Golden Gaytime Easter Eggs (NF)

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams oats
  • 160 grams medjool dates (pitted)
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 10 grams maple syrup
  • 40 grams coconut oil
  • 25 grams rice bubbles/puffed rice
  • Cacoa or cocoa powder to roll eggs in

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

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Add the oats, dates, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.

3

Mix 15 seconds/Speed 8.

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Add the rice bubbles and mix 15 seconds/Speed 2/Reverse.

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Use a spoon to measure out a spoonful of mixture and roll/shape into an egg shape (make sure to get excess rice bubbles from the bottom of the bowl so that you get an even mixture)

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Roll the egg in cacoa/cocoa powder and place in fridge to set for at least an hour.

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Once the egg's have firmed up, wrap in pieces of aluminium foil and decorate with Easter stickers (optional). You can wrap with aluminium foil straight after making them, but I find it easier once they have firmed up.

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METHOD (Blender/Food Processor):

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Add the oats, dates, chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.

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Mix until all the ingredients are combined.

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Add the rice bubbles and do a quick turbo mix, you may need to further mix with a spoon/spatula - try not to blend it too much as you may lose the rice bubble crunch!

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Use a spoon to measure out a spoonful of mixture and roll/shape into an egg shape (make sure to get excess rice bubbles from the bottom of the bowl so that you get an even mixture)

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Roll the egg in cacoa/cocoa powder and place in fridge to set for at least an hour.

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Once the egg's have firmed up, wrap in pieces of aluminium foil and decorate with Easter stickers (optional). You can wrap with aluminium foil straight after making them, but I find it easier once they have firmed up.

Dessert/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Apple Pie Bliss Balls

These are delicious apple pie flavoured bliss balls! Guilt free apple pie!
Note: Medjool dates differ in dryness, so you may need to add 5 – 10 grams more coconut oil/an extra date if the mixture comes out dry, or add 5 – 10 grams more ‘dry’ ingredients (oats, LSA, chia seeds) if the mixture comes out too sticky to shape into the balls.
Add all ingredients into your bowl
Blitz until all ingredients are blended together
Use a metal tablespoon to measure out mixture
Squeeze the mixture together with damp hands
 ..and shape into a ball!
Enjoy these guilt free Apple Pie Bliss Balls!
  
 

Apple Pie Bliss Balls

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Ingredients

  • 100 grams dried apple
  • 120 grams medjool dates (pitted)
  • 100 grams oats
  • 20 grams ground LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond)
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 40 grams desiccated coconut
  • 50 grams coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.

3

Blitz 1 minute/Speed 7.

4

With damp hands, use a metal tablespoon 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 tablespoon 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.

Chocolate/ Healthy/ Non Thermomix/ Snacks/ Sweets/ Thermomix

Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls

Believe it or not, but these are the first ever bliss balls I’ve ever made! My husband is getting back into the gym and body building now that the boys are a bit older, and wanted some healthy protein packed snacks! He also is a sucker for Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, so I thought I would make him a healthier version!

Note: Medjool dates differ in dryness, so you may need to add 5 – 10 grams more coconut oil if the mixture comes out dry, or add 5 – 10 grams more ‘dry’ ingredients (oats, LSA, chia seeds) if the mixture comes out too sticky to shape into the balls.

Add all ingredients into your bowl
Blitz until desired consistency (I prefer it with some chunky hazelnut bits)
Use a metal tablespoon to measure out mixture
Squeeze the mixture together with damp hands
..and shape into a ball!
Enjoy these guilt free Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls!
 

Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls

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Ingredients

  • 150 grams hazelnuts
  • 20 grams oats
  • 20 grams ground LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond)
  • 10 grams chia seeds
  • 10 grams cacao powder/cocoa
  • 190 grams medjool dates (pitted)
  • 30 grams coconut oil

Instructions

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METHOD (Thermomix):

2

Add all the above ingredients into your bowl.

3

Blitz 40 Seconds/Speed 4. I wanted to have some chunky bits of hazelnuts for texture, like the outside of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, however if you wish to have a finer texture, blitz on Turbo a few times until desired consistency.

4

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

5

Place in fridge to set.

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METHOD (Blender):

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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 tablespoon to measure out the crumb-like texture, squeeze the mixture in your hand and shape into a ball.

10

Place in fridge to set.