Scrambled Tofu

I’m a big fan of eggs so I was expecting giving them up for Veganuary to be a big challenge. I was surprised to find I didn’t miss having eggs once during January, although I did miss some free from products that contain eggs i.e. bread. I especially don’t feel the need to have scrambled eggs again now that I’ve tried scrambled tofu as a substitute. I was dubious at first, but scrambled tofu is very similar in texture and, when combined with spices and veggies, makes an even tastier breakfast than scrambled eggs.

This recipe makes enough for 3- 4 people and we had it in gluten free wraps for a light dinner. It would go well on toast or as part of a vegan fry-up for breakfast or with chips and beans at dinner.

Serves 3-4

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Sugar Free Granola

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Although I love my morning porridge sometimes I miss having crunchy cereal. But finding a cereal that’s gluten free and sugar free is not easy. Granolas are often thought to be a really healthy, wholesome breakfast but this is not always the case. The reason why granolas are so satisfyingly crunchy is the sugar that’s used to coat and stick together the oats, nuts, seeds. So how do I make a crisp, crunchy granola without sugar? The secret is egg whites! Adding frothy egg whites to the mixture before baking creates nice, crisp, clusters of oats and nuts.

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Sugar Free Banana Bread

Mike wasn’t a fan of Banana Bread but I had some bananas that were well past their best so threw them together with what I had at home to make this very quick cake. Mike surprisingly loved it and it’s become a regular bake. The banana bread is very soft and moist, more banana than bread, so makes a great pudding. It’s also really yummy smothered in peanut butter for breakfast or a healthy snack. There is no added sugar; the sweet flavour comes naturally from the bananas, vanilla, and cinnamon. So if you have any old bananas that need to be used, try this recipe for gluten free, dairy free, sugar free Banana Bread.

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Vegan Apple Flapjacks

These flapjacks have a wonderfully soft and chewy texture despite the absence of butter and sugar to stick the oats together. Instead the oats are combined together by a cinnamony, apple pulp, making them an incredibly healthy, refined sugar free snack or breakfast.

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Makes 6 large squares

  • 400g Bramley Apple, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 3 medium apples)
  • 200ml Water
  • 3 Small Cinnamon Sticks or 1tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 200g Gluten Free Oats
  • 1tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • 80g Sultanas
  • 1tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Vegetable Oil to grease the tray

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Breakfast on the go: Overnight Oats

I eat breakfast on the train to work so I need something that I can grab on my way out of the door. I used to have gluten free cereal bars or breakfast biscuits as they’re really convenient. But they are also expensive and packed full of sugar. Last autumn I decided to reduce the sugar in my diet which meant bye bye shop bought breakfast bars. These days I have overnight oats or home-made, sugar free granola with natural yoghurt.

Oats really are the best breakfast, it will keep you going until lunch time and they’re packed full of fibre and vitamins. The health benefits of oats are well documented.

There are lots of recipes out there for granola and overnight oats but I found that most of them required lots of preparation and lists of expensive ingredients. I wanted something quick, easy, and cheap. So here is my version of overnight oats:

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