Baking Recipes

Cookie time

It´s Friday and what better than do a batch of cookies to enjoy during the weekend?

We turned to our dearest food blog Happy Health Blog for some inspiration! These cookies are easily made, and even more easily enjoyed!

Ingredients (approximately 12 cookies)
5 fresh dates mashed or blended into a paste
3 tbsp. almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 cups oats
1/4 cup oat milk
1/2 cup raisins
3 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1,5 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 150°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add all the the ingredients (except the raisins) to a bowl and mix until well combined. Then add the raisins and scoop dough into balls on the baking sheet, flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake for about 15-18 minutes. They should be light brown on the bottom. Let them cool before munching! Enjoy!

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Drinks Recipes

A cup of powerful spices   

After hearing all about the magical benefits of Golden Milk, we of course had to give it a try. And it turned out to be delicious!

The famous golden milk is filled with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. In plain English, it means it is healthy. Turns out it is not as hard to make this fancy cup of magic at home as we thought. So, time to load your cup with powerful spices!

1 cup almond milk
1 tsp. turmeric
Piece of peeled, fresh ginger
A dash of cinnamon
A dash of black pepper
½ tbsp. honey

Heat the almond milk and stir in the turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Bring to a low simmer. Then strain everything through a fine-mesh sieve into your favorite mug and add the last ingredients. Serve instantly. Enjoy!

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred:

Breakfast Recipes

Our go-to brekkie

Busy days gives us less time in the kitchen. Nevertheless, brekkie needs to be eaten and preferably it should be both delicious and nutritious! 

Our go-to brekkie and all-time favorite is inspired by non-other than food blogger Deliciously Ella! This overnight oats-recipe will give you more time in the morning and keep you full until lunch! Delicious to eat at home or on the run.

1 cup oats
1 1/2 cups of almond milk
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of maple or agave syrup
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Handful of raisins

Chopped nuts
Peanut butter
½ banana

Place all the ingredients in a big bowl or a jar and stir well. Place in the fridge overnight. Top with some chopped nuts, a dash of yoghurt and some extra peanut butter if you can´t get enough! A little tip is to add some banana too, really gives it that extra yummy taste! Enjoy

By: Henriette Danielsen / Recipe inspiration and photo cred: Deliciously Ella

Recipes Smoothies/Juices

Green super mix

An all-time favorite in our kitchen: the green super mix. It is what we like to call a little health bomb, which both keeps us healthy during the winter season and tastes delicious.

Fun fact:
There are over 50 varieties of kale, which is one of the ingredients in this health bomb. This trendy green is resilient and can survive into the winter. In fact, frost makes it sweeter. Kudos to the kale!

½ banana
½ avocado
½ lemon
A big chunk of ginger
A handful of green kale
Two handfuls of fresh spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple/or mango
Unsweetened almond milk (or any other nut milk you prefer)

Peel the lemon and ginger and mix it, together with all the other ingredients until smooth. If you want a thicker and more filling smoothie, take a little almond milk at a time. Enjoy!

By: Henriette Danielsen

Baking Recipes

Gluten free seed crackers

Bread is a big part of this household, but as we all know, too much of something is never good (at least not for my stomach). So I was happy to come across Happy Health Blog´s seed crackers,  and I guess I might not be the only one being happy to find a yummy substitute for bread? 

Fun fact:
Seeds are extremely beneficial for our health and sesame seeds that is part of this recipe, helps to improve heart health, digestion, improves your sleep and reduces inflammation.

So, get ready to fill the kitchen cabinet with these yummy, seed-filled crackers.

1,5 cup flax seeds
1,5 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sesame seeds
3,5 cups boiling hot water
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 cup corn flour
1 tsp salt + some to sprinkle before baking

Start by heating the oven to 200°C. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, pour the boiling hot water last and mix to combine. Leave for 15 minutes for flax seeds to soften and bind everything together.

Spread the mixture onto a parchment paper lined tray using a large spatula. Use another parchment paper on top to spread out the mixture thin. No higher than 5 mm. Score the mixture by pressing a sharp knife down to create lines. This will make it easier to break into evenly sized crackers after cooking.

Sprinkle with some flaky sea salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes, but remember to watch the crackers carefully the last 5 minutes, they can burn quickly. Especially if you have an uneven oven. Remove to a rack to cool and store in an airtight container.

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Desserts Recipes

Raw chocolate & salted caramel smoothie

We know it is a new year and green juices and salads are probably in focus right now, but never underestimate the power of chocolate people! It can move mountains, dry tears, create pleasure, bring out smiles AND cure bad days.

This recipe is for all you chocolate lovers out there. For all of you who want to slurp on some yumminess and NOT feel guilty. Another delicious recipe from Happy Health Blog we couldn’t get out of our heads. Enjoy!

Salted caramel
6-8 fresh dates
1 tbsp. nut butter
1 tbsp. tahini
Pinch salt

Chocolate smoothie
2 frozen bananas
2 cups plant based milk
1/2 cup oats
1 shot of espresso (optional)
2-4 tbsp. raw cacao

Raw chocolate sauce
4 tbsp. agave or maple syrup
4 tbsp. raw cacao
Pinch salt

Start by making the salted caramel by blending all the ingredients in a mixer. Then proceed to the chocolate smoothie. Same here, just blend all the ingredients in a mixer until smooth. Lastly, you mix the syrup with the raw cacao. No; time to create the magical glass of yumminess: Assemble the smoothies by dividing the caramel in two medium large glasses. Then pour the chocolate sauce on the inside of the glass. Pour the smoothie in the glass and use a straw or a spoon to create a nice swirl on the inside of the glass. Then sit back and enjoy tasting a slurp of heaven.

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Dinner Recipes

Vegan Zucchini Fritters

In the spirit of our previous post about getting more greens in, we thought we would share a delicious recipe to a veggie-inspired, meat-free dinner.

Yet again Happy Health Blog made us drool with her delicious dinner recipe, and these fritters are a must try! Easy to make, all vegan and a clever way to sneak in some more veggies.

Note: To avoid soggy fritters you will need a cheesecloth/nut-milk bag or thin kitchen towel in a colander over your kitchen sink.

Zucchini fritters:
4 cups grated zucchini + 1 tsp salt
2 garlic cloves
1 handful parsley
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp. chia flour (or flax meal) + 6 tbsp. water
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. psyllium husk
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. olive oil

Vegan citrus yogurt:
1 cup vegan yogurt
Zest from 1 lemon
1/2 garlic clove
Salt & pepper
Olive oil

Grate 2 big zucchinis (or enough to fill 4 cups). Add the grated zucchini to a cheesecloth/nut-milk bag or thin kitchen towel in a colander over your kitchen sink. Sprinkle with the 1 teaspoon of salt and leave to drain for 10 minutes. After ten minutes, squeeze as much liquid out of the zucchini as possible. This is a crucial step for your fritters to become firm and not soggy!

Prepare the chia eggs by mixing the chia flour and the water in a separate small bowl and leave for 3-5 minutes. Add the drained zucchini and the chia eggs to a bowl and mix in all the other ingredients until combined.

Form fritters and slightly flatten them on a baking sheet with your fingers until you get about 9 of them. Make sure to use some oil or baking paper under the fritters. Brush the fritters whit some olive oil and bake in the oven on 200°C for 15-17 minutes. Serve with the vegan citrus yogurt. Enjoy!

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Pancakes

What better way to start your day than with a little chocolate? We got your attention now didn’t we? Make your breakfast dreams come true with these yummy vegan chocolate pancakes. 

We have fallen completely in love with Happy Health Blog, and Natalie, the talented powerwoman behind the blog was kind enough to let us share the recipe to these fluffy and delicious pancakes. And lets just say: if you thought you knew how to make awesome pancakes, you never made these. Perfect for weekends or whenever you want to surprise a loved one with a yummy brekkie.

Ingredients (about 10-15 pancakes)
3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 potato starch
2 tbsp tapioca flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of sea salt
1 ripe banana
1 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil + some more for cooking
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk 

Toss all ingredients in a blender, blend until well combined. Over medium heat, pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter on a well-oiled pan. I use unscented coconut oil. When bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake, flip and cook it for a minute on the other side. Garnish with berries and vegan Nutella. Enjoy!

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Baking Recipes

Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

One of my favorite cookies to bake during the holiday season are snickerdoodles. This variation incorporates a fall favorite: pumpkin!

Ready to dive in? Here’s the ingredients;

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin (I get mine from a can, but feel free to roast a pumpkin and puree it if you have the time!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup plant-based milk of your choice
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cream of tartar (this gives them their signature taste – don’t leave this ingredient out!)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c cane sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celcuis and cream together the brown sugar, coconut oil, and pumpkin. Mix in almond milk and vanilla extract and then add your dry ingredients — flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Roll your dough into balls then roll it in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar to cover the dough. Place each piece onto a baking sheet that has been oiled or lined with parchment paper. Bake between 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred:

Desserts Featured Recipes Snacks

Little ball of yum

Peanut butter, chocolate and grated coconut, all combined in one delicious ball. Need we say more?

This recipe is golden to have at hand when your sweet tooth kicks in. Or when you want to put together a delicious dessert in no time.

2,5 dl peanut butter
4 tsp. syrup
1-3 tsp. coconut flour (in case your peanut butter isn’t thick enough)
1/5 a plate dark chocolate (vegan if preferred)
½ tsp coconut oil
Grated coconut
A dash of sea salt

Start by mixing the peanut butter and syrup until thickened. If you need to you can add coconut flour to thicken it even more. Then add a dash of sea salt, while melting the chocolate and coconut oil on low heat. When it is ready, roll the mass into small balls and by using a fork, dip them into the chocolate. Then let them drop off and place on a dish and sprinkle some grated coconut over them before putting them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: /Recipe inspired by: