All posts filed under: Valentine’s Day Treats

Melt-in-Your-Heart Chocolate Covered Avocado Banana Pancakes

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Here are some pancakes from me to you!     I have a love affair with avocados and bananas. I have both of these foods daily in one form or another in my meal.They’re both creamy and so versatile that you can make anything with them! So I decided to experiment with the flavours and made a batch of these Melt-in-Your-Heart Chocolate Covered Avocado Banana Pancakes!   The avocado and bananas combined work so well together! The sweetness of the banana complement the tartness of the avocado and the chocolate sauce brings everything together!   Here are the ingredients you need!   Makes 5 big thick pancakes.     For the Pancakes: Dry 1/2 cup wholemeal flour 1/2 cup oats 1 tsp baking soda   Wet 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey, or another sweetener you prefer) 2 eggs (or 2.5 tsb flaxseeds with 5 tsb of water for a flax egg, let the flax egg sit for 10 minutes to gel up) 1/4 cup of almond milk (or …

Pistachio Cupcakes with Secretly Healthy Chocolate Frosting

I think cupcakes are one of the most adorably cute things to eat in the world. Don’t you? They’re small, you can hold them in your fingertips, and you get all the layers of flavour all in one bite – from the sweet fluffy frosting to the moist spongy cake. Plus points if you can avoid getting your cheeks covered in the frosting and all the topping sprinkles! I definitely can’t, which always makes me feel like a kid when trying to eat them. *cheeky smile*       I was experimenting with flavours for For Valentine’s Day and I made these special Orange infused Pistachio Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. and guess what? This is not a cupcake that will give you an instant sugar rush and make you feel guilty for indulging in them a few hours later since the frosting is made with a secretly healthy ingredient. Beautiful. Ripe. Avocados.       I’ve gushed about all the nutritional goodness for your hair, skin, and brain that you get from avocados in this …

Sweet Potato Lovin’ Bars

This is a very special post. Included at the end of this post is not only a very delicious recipe, but at the end of the post I reveal something perfect that you can give to your friends and family for Valentine’s Day!   I was dreaming…. for something sweet and savoury and crunchy and satisfyingly – moreish… But I didn’t know what to make that could tick all of those boxes. So I went to my kitchen and saw my sweet po-ta-to. And a light bulb moment happened. Yes, sweet potatoes are as versatile as they come!   You can mash them, bake them, boil them, make oatmeal or even make sweet potato pancakes out of them.   So, I went to my pantry and decided to mix all of my favorite things together. Nuts… for crunch. Oatmeal… for that fudgy chewy texture. Sweet potato and honey…. for sweetnes. Almond butter (of course!) for that oh so delicious satisfyingly – moreish taste in every bite… And… Chocolate… of course!   Now, before you stare at …