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Sugar Free Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Sugar Free Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake Recipe from michaellas kitchen by michaella mazzoni

I have been experimenting for a while to make a refined sugar free alternative to the ever so popular lemon and poppy seed cake. As I was using honey as an alternative to refined sugar, the cakes were coming out quite dense, with each cake I became more and more frustrated and hungry. Then it hit me, the idea I mean, not the heavy cakes, that would have knocked me out cold, ground nuts! I tried one last attempt using ground almonds instead of flour and it finally worked! The cake is super light and fluffy with a soft lemon flavour that leaves you with a light, summery aftertaste.

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Sugar Free Chocolate Banana Loaf

Sugar Free Chocolate Banana Loaf Recipe

This recipe started out as an experiment using chestnut flour from Planet Organic which I was given as a gift from my work colleagues. I was really excited to bake with chestnut flour as I’d been eyeing up alternative flours in the wholefoods aisle for some time now. How things change, this time last year I had no idea what chestnut flour even was and here I am today, ecstatic over flour from a nut.  Continue Reading

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Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites

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Happy New Year! Many of you may be starting the year with the intentions to eat healthier, ‘new year, new you’ etc. Others, like myself, may be on the continuous journey to find new ways to consume chocolate. Whichever category you fall in to, these raw chocolate brownie bites are both chocolatey and healthy, with no refined sugars or artificial flavouring.  Continue Reading

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Sugar Free Mulled Wine Recipe

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I’m just going to start this off by saying that if it was socially acceptable to drink mulled wine for breakfast, I totally would. With that as background information, I think you can understand my intense disappointment when I realised that most store bought, bottled  mulled wine contains added sugars. Don’t feel too bad for me, it took me about 30 seconds to grab the stranger next to me in the wine aisle by the collar and say ‘I’ll just make it myself!’* and I’ve been existing 50% on my sugar free mulled wine recipe ever since.

It is so simple to make mulled wine, all you need is a stove top, some spices and of course, a bottle of red wine.

*NOTE: This is not 100% true, I was actually in the checkout line.

Sugar Free Mulled Wine Recipe – Ingredients – Serves 4 (or just you, I ain’t here to judge)

1 Bottle of red wine
3 Bay leaves (supplied by Bearfaced Groceries)
3 whole cinnamon sticks
1 Teaspoon of cloves
1/3 Teaspoon of grated nutmeg, for good measure

Method

Pour the wine into a small pot.
Add the bay leaves and spices.
Cover the pot with a lid and leave to simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.
Enjoy with cheese, on the bus on the way to work (what – who said that) or with sugar free gingerbread cookies 

 

 

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Refined Sugar Free Protein Banana Bread

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If you’re anything like me, you see gorgeous looking fruit at the market which you just have to buy and before you know it, you’ve got excessive amounts of fruit, threatening to expire, unused and unloved. Due to this, I often find myself staring into the fridge, thinking what the heck am I going to do with these damn bananas?! Well, the freezer can only handle so many frozen bananas so I have taken to making this healthy, refined sugar free protein packed banana bread. Continue Reading