Carrot cake bircher

A lovely alternative to a bircher breakfast, this takes a few minutes to make the night before and is a refreshing and healthy way to start your day. It’s really simple, you just mix together the dry and then wet ingredients, and leave in the frige overnight. It’s then delicious as it is, or the…

Courgette chocolate sponge cake

Really moist, chocolatey and light – you’ll wonder if you forgot to put the courgettes in once you bite into this. It’s so good I only did half the the recipe – it’s supposed to have rye salted chocolate crumbs on top but I don’t think it needs it. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a…

Chickpea brownies

Well, if you ever have an overabundance of chickpeas in your pantry, here’s an excellent use for them! I made half the source recipe as I only had about 240g chickpeas but it still worked out very well. Let’s answer the obvious question – there is the merest hint of chickpeas in the final product,…

Warming ginger overnight oats

This is lovely on a gloomy morning with a warmth and spice from the ginger even though the oats aren’t cooked. The banana just melts on the tongue after a night in the fridge with oats and chia seeds and complements the ginger spiciness deliciously! It’s really simple to make but it does need to…

Chai coconut oatmeal

Who knew you could have porridge cold? I┬ádidn’t until I tried this! That does mean it’s not exactly warming on a winter’s morning, as it’s refrigerated overnight. But it is still somehow refreshing and there’s a perfect window of opportunity as spring starts to break through winter, when it’s lovely to have in the mornings.…

Banana muffins

These are labelled Banana Nut muffins on paleogrubs where we found the recipe, but in my opinion they’re not nutty enough to warrant that title! We made half the suggested amount and (although we did use pretty tiny muffin cases) it made enough for the two of us without being excessive.