Hi I’m Serene a 4th year student from University of Reading. I wanted to share some super easy, minimal and easy to find ingredients recipes for you. They’re super healthy too! As we’re fighting this pandemic, it’s especially important to take good care of our health, while of course also enjoying tasty treats at the same time.
These are 3 incredibly simple to make desserts/snacks that you can make with easy to find ingredients.
PUMPKIN SEED CHOCOLATE CANDY
- 130g Pumpkin Seeds
- 175g Dates, pitted
- 125g Chocolate
- Soak the pumpkin seeds in water for an hour minimum or overnight to sprout.
- Rinse and drain the seeds then blend together in a food processor with the dates until combined.
- You may need to scrape the sides if using a food processor/blender or shake if you are using a small bullet blender.
- Melt the chocolate.
- Line pan with grease proof paper, then tip in the pumpkin date mixture and using your fingers push the edges to make level.
- Pour on the chocolate making sure to spread to the edges.
- Chill pumpkin seed candy to set then slice.
Enjoy pumpkin seed sweets within 3 days and always store in the fridge.
The original recipe by Nest & Glow can be found here.
- 2 medium Sweet Potatoes, about 300g with skin on
- 120g Ground Almonds
- 125g Dark Chocolate
- Top and tail the sweet potatoes, prick and bake at 220°C for 40 minutes.
- Once cool enough to handle scoop out the hot flesh and mix with the chocolate and almonds.
- Press sweet potato brownie mixture into a square dish about 8″ then chill for an hour to set.
- Cut into squares and enjoy the healthy chocolate brownie. Store in the fridge where it will last for 5 days.
- Don’t throw away the skin – the best thing with baking is you get a chefs treat of the nutrient-dense skins! You can bake the skins for a few minutes to make really crispy.
The original recipe can be found here: https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-recipes/3-ingredient-healthy-chocolate-brownies
- 3 bananas
- 150g rolled oats
- 2bsp raisins
- Grind the oats for a few seconds to make an oat powder. It doesn’t have to be fine, they just need to be broken up a bit.
- Peel the bananas and then mash them.
- Mix everything together until combined.
- Spoon onto a non stick sheet and spread out to make a biscuit shape. The mixture makes 12 normal sized cookies or 6 large.
- Bake for 15-20 mins until golden at 180 °C.
- If you want a chewier biscuit take out of the oven as they start to get some colour. For a crunchier biscuit leave until they are golden brown.
- As they have fresh banana they will go off quickly so it’s best to eat straight away. They can be stored for a few days in the fridge but the cookies will lose their crunch.
The original recipe can be found here: https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-recipes/3-ingredient-raisin-banana-oat-biscuits
There you go guys! Three simple 3 ingredients recipes. Let us know if you tried any of them and which ones are your favourite!