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  I find it hard to eat fruit but I always buy it so I have to eat it. I’ve got better with blueberries but I had half a punnet to use up, and since it’s so cold today I thought I’d have them warm. This is so simple, it’s barely a recipe, and I baked it whilst eating my dinner, so I wasn’t waiting around for it to be done. The addition of frozen yoghurt was ridiculously good. 
1) grease an oven proof dish with butter.

2) place a layer of blueberries in the dish and lightly drizzle with honey.

3) in a separate bowl, mix 1/3 cup of oats with 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground ginger. I also added a few chopped nuts. 

4) sprinkle the oat mixture over the blueberries, and bake for 45 mins at 160 degrees C.

Enjoy hot from the oven with a spoonful of ice cream/ custard/ frozen yoghurt. Heavenly.


  I whipped a batch of these up this morning in 15 mins. The leftover batter is in the fridge ready for tomorrow morning 😍

Whisk in a bowl:

2 small-medium mashed ripe bananas 

1 cup self raising flour

1/3 cup oats

1 dessert spoon chia seeds 

1 cup milk

1 egg 

I wipe a teeny bit of butter over the frying pan to stop them sticking. Flip over when you start to see little holes forming on top of the batter.

Serve up with blueberries, syrup, honey, Nutella, whatever you fancy. 

Happy Tuesday!


These muffins are the perfect summer bake – light, fluffy and fresh. I surprised myself with how tasty they are! I followed this Baking Mad recipe. 

1) preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

2) cream together 150g softened butter and 150g sugar (I used a mixture of caster and granulated as that’s all I had!)

3) break in an egg and whisk in – add another egg and whisk, then add your final egg (3 in total) and whisk.

4) grate in the zest of 1 lemon and squeeze in most of the juice.

5) fold in 150g plain flour and 1 tsp of baking powder. 

6) add 2 handfuls of blueberries and fold in.

7) place in 12 cake cases and bake for 20-25 mins – mine were done after about 22 mins.

I’m not a fan of frosting so I left mine naked. They’re sweet enough without a pile of butter icing on top.


 I’m really enjoying a cold, fruity, refreshing smoothie on these sunny mornings lately.  This one is particularly yummy, it’s all down to the frozen banana – something I now always have in the freezer. I’ve never been the biggest fan of fruit but I’m slowly being converted, I even ate half a fresh banana the other day (for those who know me that’s a huge achievement).

In a blender whizz up one frozen banana, one pot of activia raspberry yoghurt, 1/4 cup of milk, handful of fresh blueberries. 

This made enough for 2 tumblers, so I put half in a bottle in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow. 

Why just have a yoghurt for breakfast when you can put it in pancakes?! It is the weekend after all. I would have garnished these with fresh strawberries… but I polished off my punnet too quickly! Still just as tasty with blueberries.

1) in a bowl whisk up 1 cup plain flour, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 pot of activia strawberry yoghurt, 1/3 cup of milk.

2) wipe a frying pan with sunflower or veg oil using some kitchen roll – otherwise the pancakes just swim in oil.

3) use a ladle to pour the mixture into the frying pan. Flip after 15 secs once the batter looks cooked.

These would be great plated up with strawberries and cream… note to self: don’t eat all the strawberries when planning to make strawberry pancakes.

I probably eat pancakes way too much so I’m having to make them as healthy as possible. These ones have no added salt or sugar. I added vanilla soya yoghurt for a bit of flavour and texture, so the only sugar in them is the sugar in the yoghurt. If you’d prefer absolutely no sugar then leave out the yoghurt.

1) in a bowl whisk: 1 cup semi skimmed milk, 1 egg, 1 dessert spoon of vanilla yoghurt.

2) once whisked, add 1 cup plain flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Whisk together to form a batter.

3) put a little oil in a small frying pan, add 3/4 of a ladle to the pan. Flip after 30-40 secs, transfer to a plate when they’re done or golden brown.

Serve with whatever toppings you fancy, I went for juicy blueberries. 

I’ve got a horrible cold. Last night I made my beef casserole and that cheered me up. Today I’m off work so wanted a yummy and healthy breakfast to try kick this snotty nose.

1) put 1 cup oats in a pan and pour over 1 cup semi skimmed milk.

2) stir on a medium heat for 5 mins or until thick/ at your desired consistency.

3) pour into a bowl and stir through 1 dessert spoon of vanilla yoghurt (I used alpro soya as a big pot was on offer!)

4) crush almonds on top and sprinkle over blueberries.

A very satisfying breakfast 🙂