Glenisk Gingerbread Granola Yogurt Parfait

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Ingredients

  • ​250g Glenisk Greek 0% Fat Vanilla Yogurt 
  • 140g Porridge Oats
  • 55g sliced almonds
  • 65g chopped walnuts
  • 50g dark brown sugar
  • 60g dark treacle
  • 40ml of vegetable oil
  • ½ tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 75g raisins

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts and wheat germ. In another bowl, whisk brown sugar, black treacle, oil, vanilla, salt and spices. Stir the treacle mix into oat mix and make sure all is coated. Divide between 2 baking sheets, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake granola until browned, 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Halfway through baking time, switch baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back.
  4. Remove sheets from oven and let granola cool. Stir in rasins (if desired) once cool.
  5. To assemble parfait :layer granola into serving glasses glasses. All a layer of yogurt. Repeat layers once and serve.
  6. Granola can be stored up to 2 weeks in an airtight container and refrigerated.

http://glenisk.com/recipes/gingerbread-granola-yogurt-parfait

Glenisk Gingerbread Granola Yogurt Parfait

glen ginger granola tw jan 16

Ingredients

  • ​250g Glenisk Greek 0% Fat Vanilla Yogurt 
  • 140g Porridge Oats
  • 55g sliced almonds
  • 65g chopped walnuts
  • 50g dark brown sugar
  • 60g dark treacle
  • 40ml of vegetable oil
  • ½ tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 75g raisins

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts and wheat germ. In another bowl, whisk brown sugar, black treacle, oil, vanilla, salt and spices. Stir the treacle mix into oat mix and make sure all is coated. Divide between 2 baking sheets, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake granola until browned, 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Halfway through baking time, switch baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back.
  4. Remove sheets from oven and let granola cool. Stir in rasins (if desired) once cool.
  5. To assemble parfait :layer granola into serving glasses glasses. All a layer of yogurt. Repeat layers once and serve.
  6. Granola can be stored up to 2 weeks in an airtight container and refrigerated.

http://glenisk.com/recipes/gingerbread-granola-yogurt-parfait

Baby Porridge Muffins

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These muffins are a delicious twist on a classic breakfast staple!

One of the biggest requests I get is ‘what should I feed my baby for breakfast?’. It can be quite daunting starting letting your baby feed themselves especially at breakfast. Believe me I tried giving my baby plain porridge made with milk but it ended up all over both the baby and me. Overcooked porridge is quite dry so with a little experimenting I added in as much nutritional benefit as I possibly could and eventually the Baby Porridge Muffin was created.

Oats are high in fibre and are a slow release food which keeps you feeling full for longer. They are also a great source of iron which all weaning babies need. The muffins also contain milk which is great for calcium, eggs for protein and apple and raisins for some added vitamins and minerals. The sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals and the chia seed is a great source of fibre, protein, calcium and omega 3’s.

 

Baby Porridge Muffins:

Recipe makes 24 mini muffins – (Thats 24 breakfasts!)

Ingredients

•   1 Cup Oats (soaked overnight)

•   1/4 Cup Raisins

•   1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

•   1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg

•   2 Eggs (see below for egg substitute)

•   1 1/2 Cups Milk (use almond or soy milk for dairy free)

•   1 Apple

•   2 Tablespoons Finely Ground Sunflower Seeds

•   1 Tablespoon Milled Chia Seeds

 

How to make them:

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF

2. Make sure you soak your oats overnight. You can soak in either water or milk of your choice. (This is extra liquid to the above). They are so much better, lighter and fluffier when you do this. The next morning drain before using.


3. Chop your apple into small baby sized pieces. It will be soft when cooked.


4. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together.


5. Divide into an oiled mini muffin tray and bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown as shown in the photo.

6. We serve ours with a tiny drizzle of maple syrup (at the weekends).

Egg Substitute: 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water = 1 egg

Aileen Cox Blundell is a mother of three and owner of Baby Led Feeding. The philosophy behind Baby Led Feeding is simply that cooking and eating both should be delicious fun. With healthy, refined sugar free and nutritious bite sized meals babies can feed themselves, it creates a positive relationship with food, right from the very start.

Find her gorgeous recipes at http://www.babyledfeeding.com/or follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/babyledfeeding

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Kate McDermott’s Cranberry Pie

kate's cranberry pie

You may be surprised to learn that Cranberry Pie is another way to enjoy this seasonal fruit other than traditional sauce or relish we find on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a fresh sour cherry pie in the summer, you will love this pie made with cranberries. I use them fresh in season, and also freeze them so I can use them year round. Add a handful of chopped walnut meats to these bright red orbs of delightful tartness, and a bit of orange liqueur to the filling or in a small glass to pair with the pie when it is served.

 

Dairygold Luscious Carrot Cake

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The first time your kids hear ‘carrot cake’, they might pull a face – a cake with carrots in it? – but once they try some of this deliciously moist, sweet and dense dessert, they should be all smiles. This cake should get you between 12 and 16 slices, depending on how generous you are!

Ingredients

  • 150g Dairygold Baking Block, melted
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 100g raisins
  • 200g grated carrot
  • 100g pecans

For the icing:

  • 130g Dairygold baking block
  • 300g soft cream cheese
  • 160g icing sugar

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mk 4.

Prepare a rectangular cake tin (or two sandwich tins) by lining it with lightly greased greaseproof paper, leaving some overlapping the edges.

Beat the sugar, Dairygold Baking Block and eggs together until the mixture has doubled in size.

Next, fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spice, making sure to mix well.

Stir in the carrots, raisins and nuts until they’re evenly mixed through.

Pour into your tin(s) and bake for 35-40 minutes, before allowing to cool.

While that’s happening, beat together the icing ingredients and smooth over the cooled cake.

If you made two cakes in sandwich tins, you can create a middle layer of icing for double the creamy deliciousness!

– See more at: http://www.yourdairygold.ie/bake-it/luscious-carrot-cake.aspx#sthash.RjBXxCvm.dpuf