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Healthy Mango Muffins

Mango Muffins

I’m still on the healthy eating bandwagon and have loved experimenting in the kitchen with healthy snacks full of sweet summer fruit, but low in the bad stuff. I had a few mangoes hanging around the house that were slowly getting soft, and I wanted to make the most of the summer-y goodness and put together a healthy snack at the same time.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup of Splenda or Stevia (or sugar)
  • 2 mangoes (if mangoes aren’t in season you can use 2 cups of frozen mango pieces instead)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius and prepare your muffin casings. Peel the mangoes and dice into pieces. Process 2/3 of the diced mango in a food processor to make a puree.
  2. Mix together the melted butter and sugar. Add the pureed mango, egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add in the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and combine.
  4. Once combined, add the remaining 1/3 of the mango pieces and mix together.
  5. Fill the muffin cups with batter. For extra something special, I like to add one extra dice on top of the muffin for decoration.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool, then devour!

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Christmas Baking: Choc Honeycomb Ice cream Cake

Ice cream cake

 

I just love ice cream, especially when it’s boiling hot outside. I also love cake. So mixing the two to make ice cream cake is like heaven on Earth for me! This is my surprisingly quick and easy ice cream cake recipe that is always a crowd pleaser. Continue reading

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Christmas Baking: Festive Vanilla Cookies

Christmas Vanilla Cookies

One of my favourite things about Christmas is getting into the kitchen to whip up a storm to share with friends and family alike. Whilst I love to get stuck into the cooking, I often find myself short on time due to the various commitments and inevitable Christmas shopping that also comes around at this time of the year. That is why I love this Christmas Vanilla Cookie recipe so much. It’s quick, easy and is customisable to your own tastes and preferences. Plus, it’s always a hit and the cookies never last on the plate long! Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

Christmas Gift Guide Her

I’ll kick off my countdown to Christmas with a 2014 Christmas Gift Guide for her. If you’re anything like me, you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute and are in desperate need of some ideas for the women in your life. Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming…

Christmas is almost around the corner! To get you all in the Christmas spirit, I will be blogging everyday in the 12 days leading up to Christmas! I have a few very exciting posts coming your way, including a few gift guides, Christmas recipes, and of course more beauty and fashion.  If you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see, please let me know! I love hearing your feedback 🙂

Let the count down to Christmas 2014 begin!

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Recipe: Summer Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice 1

To round out my little summer edits, I thought I would share with you my recipe for a fruity (and alcoholic) Jungle Juice! As the evening heat up and the party invites start flowing, this juice has been super easy to whip up and a real crowd pleaser! The best thing about this juice is that it’s so versatile and by just changing a few ingredients can create a whole new taste. Continue reading

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