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Make Your Own Healthy Nutella

You may not have realized, but hazelnut spread is so easy to make at home. Not only is it healthier that the sugar-filled versions available in supermarkets, but it will also be cheaper in the long-run. This quick and easy recipe is a great for kids and adults, and is a killer cure for those sweet-cravings.

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Ingredients

2 cups roasted hazelnuts

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup cashew milk

1/4 cup cacao powder

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp sea salt

Method

  1. Put hazelnuts into a food processor and blend for a few minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and keep blending at medium speed, scraping down the sides if need be. It should take up to 10 minutes before it turns into a smooth, delicious butter.

TIP: The key to making the best spread is to blend it well – unless, of course, you enjoy a bit of texture.

Savoury Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Some kids don’t like sandwiches so this muffin is a great alternative. It is a nutritious lunch or even breakfast option as it is high in fibre and low sugar and salt.

Makes 12

Ingredients

1 cup grated Japanese pumpkin

150g butter

1 1/2 cups self-raising wholemeal flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 zucchini, grated

2 eggs

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Cook pumpkin and butter in a saucepan for around 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Then place mixture in a patty case-lined muffin tray.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops have browned.

Recipe via The Healthy Mummy

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