Pineapple Breakfast Pudding (GF, corn free, vegan with sugar-free option)

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I made a pineapple breakfast pudding for breakfast and as a quick snack for the children

Ingredients:
– gluten free sandwich bread (Or plain gluten free cake)
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
– 1/4 cup flax meal (optional)
– 1/2 tsp spice
– I/2 tsp vanilla
– 1/8 cup raisins
– 3/4 – 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it.)
– 1/4 cup oil
– 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
– 100% pineapple juice
– 1/8 cup shredded coconut (optional)

* *replace the sugar with blended dates for a sugar free option
Method:

Crumble bread. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add pineapple, raisins and oil and mix well. Add just enough pineapple juice until the mixture becomes wet and soft.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 or until the sides and top become crispy.

The best of all it is easy enough for the children to make by themselves because it is a dump cake type recipe.

Oat meal pudding cups

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1 cup garbanzo flour

2 cup steel cut oats cooked

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp spice

1/4 cup coconut oil and cream

Method:

Blend oats and oil until smooth. Pour oats in a bowl and add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined. Spoon batter into greases muffin tins and bake until outside is golden brown and the pudding cups are springy when pressed and not soft.

Now, I am using a new stove that has temperatures between 185 band 260 and since I hate reading manuals, I have no idea what temperature it really is, but I am guessing that 300 would be the correct temperature.

Makes 18.

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Mango, Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

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I love mangoes and before my daughter was born and when she was too little to eat, I enjoyed being the only person in my house eating mangoes. Talk about seriously feeling a rush a happiness (food happiness that is) when I got mangoes and sat down to eat them all by myself.

Well, time has flown and now both children are eating mangoes. My consumption of this delicious, delectable fruit is now limited as I have to share with other mouths who eat faster than I do.

I got some mangoes from my mother and I luckily I managed to pry 2 mangoes from the clutches of the children and make this drink for breakfast.

Mango, Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced,

5 frozen strawberries

2 cups 100% apple juice or you could juice your own apples.

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

For those of you who do not have a high speed blender, you might have to add the liquid slowly to ensure that all the chunks of fruit are broken down.

Mango, Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced,

8 frozen strawberries

2 cups 100% apple juice or you could juice your own apples.

2 ripe bananas, frozen

Ice (approximately 1 to 2 cups)

Method:

Place fruits and a small amount of juice in blender and process until smooth. Add remaining juice and ice and pulse until desired consistency.

Serve immediately.

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Pancake Recipe Fail!

This morning I decided to try out a new recipe for pancakes that I had been dreaming up for some time. They contain quinoa. I love quinoa!

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Anyway, I started making breakfast around 5:30 this morning since I was up before 5 am (my daughter is on this crazy early time since this week). So, I whipped up those pancakes and was feeling all excited.

Then at 7:00 am we were all sitting at the table and I served my 3 year old son those pancakes. He gave one a bite and said “I don’t like it!” and pushed it away. Fine. He’s 3, he will have his moments.

Well I was eating them at lunch and he asked to taste another one. Same reaction, only this time he added,

“This is feet!”

I asked him to repeat since 3 year olds don’t always speak clear.

Again he said while holding the piece of pancake that he spit out into his hand, “This is feet”.

So I asked him, “Do you mean the pancake?”

He nodded “yes” and then said, “The pancake taste like feet!” lol

So I have concluded that those pancakes are not a big hit…ok well actually they are a fail!

Back to the drawing board I go. I have to make this a recipe my son loves. So look out for a new pancake recipe containing quinoa. And don’t worry, by the time he is finished with it, it will be perfect!

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Strawberry Carob Shake-yes it is sugar free!

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Ingredients:

5 strawberries (I left on the tops of 3 of them)

1 tbsp carob chips (unsweetened 😉 )

1 large ripe banana

2 cups unsweetened almond milk.

(if you are looking for a sweeter taste add some applesauce and agave, honey or stevia)

Method:

toss everything in n blender and blend (lol) you’re done.

I froze,my milk the night before but I put it in at the start . I should have blended the other ingredients with a little milk first and then add my frozen milk at the end. I know for next time

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