Muffin Stuff

Now you can basically go into any cafe (in London at least) and they will have some sort of vegan cake option. A few years back this wasn’t the case and The Whole Foods Market in High Street Kensington started selling vegan bananas muffins. I was so happy, because I liked them so much. I bought them many times. As a snack or dessert or just because. Haha! They also sell blueberry muffins now and they are even better as they are a combination of both. Nowadays, whenever I’m at Whole Foods I still buy one. Only since I moved out of London, this isn’t that often anymore. But.. I’ve been experimenting and after a few fails, I managed to create a recipe that makes basically the exact same muffin. They are sooo good!

MUFFIN STUFF 

Makes: 6

1,5 cup self raising flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter (room temp.)
1 ripe banana (smashed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries 

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
-Add the butter, the banana and the vanilla extract and mix it well.
-Add the blueberries (keep a few to put on the top later on) and mix them in.
-Divide the mixture over 6 muffin shapes and press some blueberries on the top of each one.
-Put them in the over for about 35-45 min. until they are golden brown.
-Let them all cool down before eating them. 

It doesn’t matter if you had the muffins from the Whole Foods Market before or not, go and make these. They are so good! Please show me your results on Instagram, by tagging me or by using #planetmanel. Thank you! X

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Sweet Reminder

Did you know that blueberries are great for your memory? So do you have a lot of studying to do for a test? This recipe will be a great breakfast or snack on the days you need it most. The dates and banana give you extra energy and the hemp seeds give you some protein. You can use frozen blueberries from the supermarket, but I prefer to freeze fresh blueberries myself. I personally think that it’s tastier this way. Make sure you use nice soft dates though. With the right ingredients, this is a super healthy smoothie + it’s super quick to make. It’s also very delicious and easy to take with you. Remember to drink this smoothie to remember!

SWEET REMINDER

Serves: 1

300 ml water
1 tbsp hemp powder
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1-3 dates

-Blend the water with the hempseed until it’s milk.
-Add the rest of the ingredients until smooth.

Are you going to try to make this recipe? Please let me know when you’ve tried them. You can do this in a comment below. You can also tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Biscuit Feast #2

img_6795You might have notices that if I use berries in my recipes, it’s most of the time blueberries. I love blueberries. The consistency, the taste, the colour and you can make so many things with them. What is not to like?! Today I used them in the Biscuit Feast recipe. It’s the second Biscuit feast recipe. The last one had 2 varieties: ‘Raise your hand for Raisins’ and ‘Nuts for Coconut’. They were both super healthy. Today’s one is healthy too, but then without the white chocolate. You can easily decide not to add the chocolate, they will still be super tasty! They’re amazing with a nice cup of tea, but you can also have them for breakfast (ok, I’d recommend making them without the chocolate in this case..). One thing is for sure, when you’re feeling blue, I’m sure these will quickly cheer you up. Enjoy!

img_6794FEELING BLUE

Serves: 10

-1,5 cup oats
-2 bananas (medium)
-10 blueberries
-20 gr white chocolate
-1/2 tbs coconut oil

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix the bananas and the oats until it’s a dough. It should be quite sticky.
-Divide in 10 little balls and but a blueberry in the middle. Then make them flat.
-Put them in the oven for 15 minutes.
-In the meantime melt the chocolate a bain marie and add the coconut oil.
-Let the biscuits cool down and put some white chocolate on each. Put them in the fridge for 10 minutes to let the chocolate get hard again.

Are you going to try these simple biscuits? Do you have a request for the next flavour? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thanks you! X