SIMPLY DELICIOUS OATMEAL & POPPY SEED PANCAKES

DIFFICULTY: EASY PREP TIME: 5 MIN COOKING TIME:10 MIN

Perfect breakfast~ Perfect day

This delicious pancake recipe will roughly take 15 minutes to prep.

This is one of the healthiest breakfast that you will ever have. I love using oatmeal as a main ingredient because of its health attributes and how it completely eradicates those cravings. Oatmeal is very filling, I only had 2 pancakes and was all good for the rest of the day. If you are looking for satiating meals that are delicious and packed with nutrients, then you are at the right place.

I also added some poppy seeds for some crunch to the pancakes. Some benefits of adding poppy seeds to your diet according to the Healthline are as follows:

  • Poppy seeds contain pain relieving components.
  • Poppy seeds boost heart and skin health
  • Poppy seeds aid digestion and enhance fertility.

Let’s jump into the recipe then!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup oat-flour (you can make your own oat-flour by blending your oats in a blender/food processor)
  • 2/3 cup cake wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter for frying
METHOD:
  1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla essence, salt and sugar until fully mixed.
  2. In another bowl, mix the oat-flour, cake wheat flour, poppy seeds and baking powder.
  3. Pour the whisked egg mixture into the flour and use a spatula to mix the ingredients until fully combined.
  4. Use a large spoon to scoop out the pancake mix into a non-stick pan. Fry the pancakes on medium heat using butter. Enjoy!

VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

One of the best dessert meals for Valentine’s is this no-bake chocolate & beets truffle.

I know that most people love to do really easy, no-bake desserts that require minimal ingredients. So I decided to develop an easy, no-bake healthy dessert that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Here’s why you’re going to love these Chocolate Beetroot Truffles.

No baking required! All you need to do is cook the beetroots otherwise no actual cooking is required. You could make it even easier to buy pre-cooked beets. The food processor and freezer do all of the hard work.

8 main ingredients. 10 including salt and zest, but we don’t count salt or zest, so just 8 main ingredients.

Wholesome. These truffles taste just as indulgent as any truffle, but they are good for you, especially if you use dark chocolate with a high cacao content.

Allergen Friendly. These truffles are gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free so anyone can enjoy them!

Fudgy. The combination of dates, cooked beets, and cacao powder make these sticky, gooey and fudgy. They melt in your mouth, not even joking.

Indulgent. Even though they’re made with wholesome ingredients, they taste magniglorious. And because they’re so rich, just a small serving will satisfy all your dessert cravings!

Ingredients:
  • 200 grams dry pitted dates
  • 100 grams beetroot
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30 grams oat flour
  • 20 grams protein powder
  • 30 grams cocoa powder
  • 50 grams chocolate icing
  • 40 grams butter
  • Orange zest
Instructions:
  1. In a small pot, boil peeled beetroot for 15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl , put the dates and add water. Microwave them for 1 minute
  3. In a blender, put the dates, sliced beetroot, vanilla essence and some water. Blend until thick and sticky.
  4. You can make your own oat flour by blending rolled oats until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the oat flour, protein powder and salt. Add the date caramel to the bowl and mix until a sticky dough is formed.
  6. Freeze the dough for 1 hour.
  7. To make the chocolate icing, beat the butter for 2 minutes with a mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  8. Add the chocolate icing to the butter and fold well with a spatula until fully blended.
  9. Remove the dough from the freezer and use a scoop to form truffle balls.
  10. Cover the truffles with chocolate icing and sprinkle orange zest on them.
  11. Enjoy!
PREP TIME: 75 MINUTES

HOW TO MAKE COCOA PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH

Recently, I have gone into the habit of wanting to make my own things at home rather than buy from stores or restaurants. I mean its a fun experience and you get to know how things work in the kitchen.

Moreover, you will save lots of money. I am sure you know that ingredients are cheap o purchase ,but the price they charge you for cooked food is unbelievably high. I would rather make my own and tweak it according to my taste buds.

Let’s jump over to the recipe then.

Ingredients:
  • 500 grams self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 30 ml canola oil
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3 tbsp xylitol sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence.
  • 1 egg
Instructions:

1. Whisk flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in bowl.

2. In separate bowl, whisk egg, vanilla extract, milk, and oil.

3. Make a center in the flour mixture, and add the milk mixture gradually. Stir gently to form a batter.

4. Heat non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease bottom of pan with oil.

5. Drop batter using a tablespoon onto the pan. Cook pancakes until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 minute per side.

6. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter.

7. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with blueberries an strawberries.

8. Enjoy!

cocoa pancakes

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN BASED PIZZA AT HOME

I have never imagined that one day I would be able to make my own pizza!

The very thought of making a pizza dreaded me. Perhaps the food programs on TV that I watched as a child: where the chef took the dough and spun it in the air made me dread doing it because I was afraid the dough would fall on the floor or stick to the ceiling of the roof.

But thanks to a wonderful lady, she advised me to make my own pizza from scratch using my favourite ingredients such as broccoli, pumpkin, avocado and spinach.

Below is a comprehensive guide of how you can make your own pizza from scratch. Now you no longer have to order fast food. Why not try to make your own pizza and enjoy every bit of the process.

Moreover, you can make your pizza healthy and put your favourite ingredients. Home Cooking is always the best.

Pizza base recipe ( Makes 2 pizza bases 30 cm) (Prep time 15 minutes) (Cooking time 15 minutes) ( Difficulty – medium)
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Ingredients
  • 500 grams self-raising flour
  • 400 grams raw pumpkin
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/3 cup of warm water
Instructions
  1. Boil the pumpkin for 15 minutes until it is well cooked and smooth.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. This will aid in baking the dough base faster.
  3. Blend the pumpkin until smooth.
  4. In a bowl pour the flour and oil into a bowl. Using a wooden stick, mix the flour and pumpkin. Add some warm water and make a dough. Add more flour to make the dough less sticky.
  5. Knead the dough for 2 minutes. Half the dough into two portions. Use a rolling pin to shape the dough however you like.
  6. Bake the dough for 10 – 15 minutes each.

You can store your dough in the refrigerator and add your toppings when you want to make your pizza.

VEGETARIAN PIZZA TOPPING

Difficulty- easy .    prep time 7 minutes .  cooking time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 100 grams tomato sauce
  • 50 grams mozzarella cheese
  • 100 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 50 grams fresh parsley
  • 1 tspn salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius
  2. Mix the tomato paste and tomato sauce. Spread the sauce first on the pumpkin pizza base
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza base
  4. Top with avocado, tomatoes, parsley and mushrooms.
  5. Bake for 10- 15 minutes until crispy.
  6. Enjoy.
VEGETARIAN PIZZA

CHICKEN & PINEAPPLE PIZZA TOPPING

(prep time- 10 minutes) (difficulty-easy) (cooking time -10 minutes)

Ingredients:
  • 300 grams shredded chicken breasts
  • 10 ml soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chillie flakes
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 100 grams tomato sauce
  • 200 grams mayonnaise
  • 100 grams pineapple
  • 50 grams mushrooms
  • 50 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 100 grams mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Parsley leaves fresh
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven at 250 degrees Celsius
  2. In a sauce pan, stir fry the chicken breast, add salt, soy sauce, thyme and chillie flakes for flavour.
  3. In a bowl, mix the tomato paste, tomato sauce and mayonnaise.
  4. Take your pumpkin pizza base and top it with the mixed sauce
  5. Grate your cheese and sprinkle it on top of the sauce.
  6. Nicely top with chicken, pineapple, mushroom, cherry tomatoes and parsley.
  7. Lastly sprinkle more mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 10- 15 minutes until crispy and golden.
  9. Enjoy!
PINEAPPLE & CHICKEN PIZZA