Bread Pudding Christmas Cake

 

Bread Pudding Christmas Cake

This recipe was inspired by the taste of my Nanny Pat’s fruit cake and my Dad’s famous Bread Pudding. Both treats I enjoyed on special occasions like Christmas as a child.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Dates, soaked in ½ Cup Boiling Water
  • ¼ Cup Sultanas
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon or 1 Drop Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Mix Spice
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 2 Slices Rye Bread, crustless and soaked in ½ Cup Almond Milk (overnight)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • 2 Chia Eggs (to make vegan) or 1 Organic Egg
  • 2/3 Cup Spelt Flour
  • Squeeze of ½ an Orange
  • 2/3 Cup Oats
  • ½ Cup Mixed Berries (I used Raspberries, Blueberries and Black Berries)
  • 1 Serve 180 Nutrition Coconut Superfood Blend (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Mixed Raw Nuts

 

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Prepare a round cake tin (20cms round) and line if you pan is non-stick. I used coconut oil to line mine.
  3. In the high speed blender (I use the Vitamix) mix the soaked rye in the milk, flour, dates, in hot water, maple, essential oil or and spices, egg, vanilla, protein (if using) orange and oil.
  4. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Fold through the nuts and remaining fruit.
  5. Spoon the batter into the baking tin. You will need to bake for 45minute. Turn heat down to 150 degrees and cook for another 20minutes. Check with a fork to see to make sure it is cooked the whole way through.
  6. Allow the cake to cool a little, then place on cooling rack. Once completely cooled place the cake in an airtight container and store in fridge. Consume within 7 days.
  7. Decorate on your favourite cake stand, top with extra fruit and serve with your favourite cold dessert. We love Pana Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

NOTE – You can mix in 2 nips of rum or brandy if you wish for a Christmas treat.

Recipe by @aliceinhealthyland

Dress @lovestylecoau

Images taken by Brisbane photographer @wyldefolkstudio_

Peanut Butter + Maple Cookies

Peanut Butter + Maple Cookies

I made these cookies for breakfast as I wanted to have a bit of a change from the usual smoothies and porridge. The cookies are completely egg and dairy free. I got them out the oven and within literally 30 minutes, the tribe and I ate them all. None left haha! I guess they were a winner. They were chewy on the outside and soft on the inside, delicious!

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Cacao Bites 

Yesterday I made some healthy alternatives to chocolate (which I felt like demolishing a whole block of). .Recipe .

3 tbsp organic coconut oil

2 tbsp organic peanut butter (I used crunchy)

1 tbsp organic Manuka honey

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Melt all ingredients and mix in 3 tbsp organic cacao powder. I also mixed in 1 scoop of cacao blast @harvest_industries protein powder (optional but I wanted some more protein in my diet). .

Pour mixture into cute moulds from Kmart or just on grease proof paper for bark. .

I sprinkled in some chia and linseed too. Can mix in fruit/ seeds/ nuts etc. 

3 sexy ways to do coffee.

Mmmmmmm yes coffee you sexy, delicious thing you. Okay so I am not really that obsessed I don’t drink it allll day long. But I do enjoy one maybe once every two days and when I have it, I destroy it and it makes me do magical things. So do we have to just drink it to get its magical powers? No!! Coffee is just as sexy in foods too. 

Getting creatitive in the kitchen doesn’t have to be slavibg away for 3hrs per recipe either, you would need a few coffees to survive if you had to last that long though. 

So I have come up with 3 simple recipes that’s will get you jumping for joy when you eat them. 


Creamy Coconut Coffee Hits!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup coconut yogurt 

1 shot of coffee

2 full tablespoons of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup

Method 

1. In a bowl mix the coconut yogurt, shot if coffee, rice malt syrup & chia seeds. 

2. Spoon mixture into mini moulds (these are from Kmart). 

3. Place in freezer for at least 1hr before consuming.

Makes 5 small servings.

Coffee Choc Little Bites

Ingredients

1 cup oats

2 shots of coffee

1 organic egg

1 tablespoon rice malt syrup or sweeter of choice

3 tbsp cacao

100mls of almond milk or milk or choice

1/2 banana

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a blender andblend until   like a cake batter.

2. Pour into moulds or muffin tray.

3. Place in a preheated oven of 180degrees and bake for 15-20minutes until cooked.

4. Enjoy warm or cool. Can freeze for later. 

Makes 12 small or 6 large muffins. 

Coffee Vanilla Smoothie 

Ingredients 

1 frozen banana

30g vanilla protein

1/2 cup ice chips

2 shots coffee

1 teaspoon rice malt syrup or sweeter of choice

Method

1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until like a frappe consistency. 

2. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Serves 2 for a snack or 1 for a meal (can add 30g oats for a meal). 

Little Banana Bites 

I often walk through the supermarket checking out what they have to offer, what’s new in store, what can I give my son and myself for lunchbox snacks. 
Everytime I thought I found something that would be good for us, I turned it over to read the nutrients and it would be high sugar, high sodium or would have an ingredient I couldn’t even pronounce in it. 

DO WE REALLY WANT TO PUT THAT IN OUR BODIES OR OUR CHILDREN’S BODIES?

Even a lot of baby foods were high in these ingredients! It’s crazy. 

I decided this week to create a mini lunch box snack that I used to enjoy when I was in primary school “little bites” for Cruzies lunch box. I’m sure I wouldn’t mind them in mine either! 


The baking tray for these minis is from @kmartaus it was $2. 

Recipe is simple – 1 banana, 30g organic oats, 30mls of my green juice (kale, spinach and coconut water), can just use coconut water, 1 egg, cinnamon and 30g of wholemeal flour. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or you can mix a bowl of you wish it to be more chunky. 

Pour into cake mould and and bake on 180degrees for 15minutes. 


This made 8 mini bites. Cruz ate two in one serving. 

Note – can double or triple the recipe and add in blueberries or extra mix ins. 

Little mashies – yogurt and fruit bubba snacks. 


I decided to prep some yogurt and fruit/veg for Cruzie. I think it would also be a great idea for adults to have as a snack or a quick breakie on the go. 
I’m always looking for new lunch box ideas. I’ve noticed that supermarkets have been selling alot of children’s pre made snacks, juices, meals and yogurts in these pouches. 
So many of them are so so high in sugar. Some higher that cans of coke and they have 4 health stars? How can they do that? Trucking so many people into thinking these products are healthy. 
From my own research I have seen that sugar is an addiction that so many of us want to break. I don’t want to pass this on to our children. I want to start good habits. 
Here are 3 quick easy recipes for either yourself or your child to add to the lunchbox. 

Apple Bircher 

1/2 Apple steamed

20g frozen spinach

Pinch of cinnamon

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 

Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch. 

Can add a layer of organic oats soaked in coconut water. 


Berry blitz yogurt

30g blueberries 

3 large strawberries

1/2 a steamed Apple

30mls coconut water

Cinnamon

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 
Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch.


Green yogurt smoothie

30g baby spinach

1/2 Apple steamed

Cinnamon

1/4 steam zucchini

1/2 steamed pear

Blend the above ingredients in a blender.

Spoon in the mixture into the pouch. 

Then add a layer of 2 tbsp coconut or full fat Greek yogurt to the pouch.


You can enjoy all of these straight from the fridge and can leave in fridge for up to 48hrs. Can freeze too and get out when you need! 

Hope you enjoy these super quick recipes. 

I brought these pouches from LITTLE MASHIES online. 

Instagram – @littlemashies

Big love, 

Alice xoxo

Instagram – @aliceinhealthyland
NOTE – always consult your doctor, midwife before starting your child on solids.