EPIC EASTER TREATS

The long weekend calls for some epic Easter treats!! Fill mini buckwheat baskets with your favourite easter eggs or whip up some carrot cupcakes with honey & cream cheese icing!

All recipes are refined sugar-free & dairy-free where possible. Happy Easter!

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BUCKWHEAT BASKETS:

Vegan

Dairy-free

Gluten free

INGREDIENTS:

1 & 1/2 cups puffed buckwheat

1 & 1/2 cups activated buckwheat

1/2 cup shredded coconut

270g dairy-free dark chocolate

2/3 cup cacao powder

3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 

3/4 cup coconut oil

Pinch of salt

METHOD

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, ensuring all wet ingredients are distributed evenly throughout the mixture.

Place spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases in a muffin tray (to set in shape) – ensure the middle is slightly hollowed out so that you can fill with your desired fillings!

Sprinkle coconut chips & set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Add toppings of choice: mini easter eggs, goji berries or grated chocolate!

 

CARROT CUPCAKES

Gluten free 

Dairy free (except for the frosting)

INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

1 cup whole grain flour – use buckwheat flour if GF

2/3 cup coconut flour

2 eggs

1 & 1/2 cup carrots

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Frosting (optional):

1/2 cup of double cream

110 grams cream cheese

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

+ decorations of choice

METHOD

Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Grease muffin tray with coconut oil. 

In a big mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. 

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then add the honey, apple sauce, vanilla and coconut oil to this.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. 

Stir in the carrots & chopped walnuts.

Spoon the batter into the tray and cook for 20-30 minutes or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

For the icing, beat all the ingredients together with a hand mixer, being careful not to “over-thicken” the cream.

Decorate as desired – I used garden flowers & pumpkin seeds! 

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Header image sourced via Tumblr. Body Images Property of Maddie Mason @ The Love Club

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