These are the perfect breakfast treat or snack to have during the day. The oats and banana make these really satisfying and give a great energy boost, while the little pockets of blueberry burst with flavour and add a lovely sharp contrast. You can add in raspberries or strawberries instead of blueberries if you prefer, and play around with different combinations! The best part is you don’t need to use an electric mixer, so they’re hassle free!
Boutique Bake’s Top Tip: to make a lovely banana topping, place some sliced bananas in a pan with a some butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar, and stir over a low heat until nicely melted and the banana slices are coated.
These oat and seed bars are such a handy snack for when the munchies arrive in the afternoon and you need an energy boost! They are packed full of oats and seeds, with chopped dates added in for some lovely chewiness. I’ve included two recipe options: the super light version, which is made with coconut oil and the more indulgent, with the addition of butter and golden syrup. You can pick whichever option you would prefer, as both are really tasty!
Goji berries are so delicious, but tend to burn very easily, so I’ve simply sprinkled these on top and pressed down, once the bars are baked, to add some colour and extra flavour!
Boutique Bake Top Tip: if you would like to make these bars ‘nut-free’ simply substitute the 40g of nuts for an extra 40g of seeds
Porridge is such a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast to whip up in the morning!
The first topping includes:
The second porridge option can be made by:
This is such a quick and handy recipe to have up your sleeve if you are having friends over and looking for a sweet treat to whip up! The contrast of the sharp blueberries and sweet cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious. You can easily swap raspberries into this recipe if you prefer. This recipe can also be baked in a 2lb loaf tin and made into a loaf, which also works really well!
For the frosting:
I am a huge fan of the ‘Great British Bake Off’ so I was so excited when the new season started! This recipe was inspired by episode one, which featured this classic cake for the always-entertaining ‘showstopper’ challenge. There were a few disasters on the show but my recipe below is so easy to put together, you really can’t go wrong!
I decided to make mini versions of a Black Forest Gateaux, with some whipped cream on top and a fresh cherry, and I think they look gorgeous! Hope you do too!
Ingredients for the chocolate cake:
For the filling & topping: