orange and kale muffins

This is a very sweet, delicious muffin with a nice, orange aroma which you can eat while telling yourself that you’re getting your dark, leafy greens in.

Kale is usually the sweetest at this time of the year and it likes the cold weather very much so don’t be afraid to buy it and make something delicious – like these muffins.

Just remember to remove the thick, hard stems of the kale because they tend to stay that hard and that’s not that nice in muffins.

orange and kale muffins

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 cup applesauce (can be replaced with oil)

1/4 cup rapeseed  oil

1/2 cup kale, finely chopped

zest of 1 orange

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

orange and kale muffins

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

In a bowl mix eggs, applesauce, oil, orange zest, sugar and milk until combined and smooth.

It’s ok if not all of the sugar has dissolved.

Add flour mixed with baking powder and salt and mix just to combine.

Add kale and fold it into the mixture.

Fill 12 muffin cases and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Check with a cocktail stick.

orange and kale muffins

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lemon bread pudding

This is another one of my bread pudding recipes. It’s easy, quick and seems just like a cake. So take your day-old stale bread and put it to some delicious use. This pudding is packed with lemon zest which gives it some amazing aroma and flavour. Your body will also be happy for all that vitamin C you’ll be having in the cold & flu season. Either way, even if you never get colds and never have leftover stale bread, it’s worth making this pudding for the delicious experience.

lemon bread pudding

 

Ingredients:

8 slices of day-old stale bread

4 eggs

3 Tbsp applesauce (oil if you have no applesauce)

2 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar

zest of two lemons

optional: a drop of yellow food colouring

lemon bread pudding

 

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

Cut crusts off your bread and discard them.

lemon bread pudding

Chop the bread into small pieces and place in a greased baking dish.

In a bowl whisk eggs, applesauce, milk, sugar, zest and colouring if using.

lemon bread pudding

Once well blended pour the mixture on the bread pieces.

Press the bread with a fork until every piece is submerged in the mixture.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

lemon bread pudding

Enjoy!

 

 

lemon bread pudding

 

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banana & kale muffins

This is a recipe for breakfast muffins featuring some yummy kale. They will not be very aerated and light because you have the banana, apple and kale but they are guaranteed to be delicious. I am only using 1/3 cup of sugar for this recipe which makes them sweeter than a slice of bread but definitely less sweet than a cake or a dessert muffin. So if you’d like some dessert muffins, go ahead and increase the sugar to half a cup. Or go with another one of my recipes for muffins. 

banana & kale muffins

Ingredients:
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup rapeseed oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded kale (not packed)

banana & kale muffins

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

In a bowl whisk banana, eggs, applesauce, oil, sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy. This mixture will never be too light because the banana is rather heavy.

In a separate bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder.

Add the flour mix to the wet ingredients while stirring with a spatula and alternating with milk.

At the end add kale and mix just to blend.

 

Bake for 25 minutes.

banana & kale muffins
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cream cheese muffins

These muffins are really something out of nothing. The ingredients are always in my cupboards and fridge and I know I can’t go wrong with this recipe. Sweet, comforting, with a little yummy sugar sprinkled on top – they disappear quickly. Storing them in the fridge brings out the best flavours from the cheese inside but they’ll be delicious in room temperature too. The more I look at these, the more I think they could play a major role in this year’s Halloween fare with some food colouring in all the right places. I’ll keep you posted anyway, as always!

In the meantime, enjoy these sweet, comforting little gems.

 

cream cheese muffins

Ingredients:

for muffins:

2 eggs

1/4 cup rapeseed oil

1/4 cup applesauce (you can replace this with more oil if you have no applesauce)

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 tsp brown sugar to top

 

for filling:

1/2 cup cream cheese

3 Tbsp powdered sugar

 

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

In a bowl mix eggs, oil, applesauce, milk and sugar with a whisk until smooth.

cream cheese muffins

Add flour, baking powder and vanilla essence and mix roughly until there are no more streaks of flour.

In a separate, small container mix cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth.

cream cheese muffins

Fill a 12 muffin tray alternating between the muffin dough, cream cheese and top with more muffin dough.

cream cheese muffins

Sprinkle brown sugar on top and bake for 25 minutes.

 

cream cheese muffins

 

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blueberry cheesecake

A lot of the cheesecake recipes call for a lot of cream cheese. No wonder – it’s supposed to be cheesecake after all. This tends to get really expensive here in Norway though and to be honest, very heavy. So I came up with this, I suppose smoothie cake would probably be a better name, since it has a lot of cream and milk and just a bit of cream cheese. It’s still a delicious, stiff, cheesecakey foam with blueberries. I mean, you cannot go wrong with this. :)

This version is not very, very sweet, so do taste it before committing to this amount of sugar and increase if needed.

blueberry cheesecake

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp powdered gelatin

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup single cream (around 20% fat)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

125g / approximately 1/2 cup cream cheese

1 cup blueberries

biscuits – just enough to cover the bottom of the tray twice

1/4 cup butter

a couple of blackberries for decoration

 

blueberry cheesecake

Mix the gelatin powder with the water from the kettle until smooth. Let it cool but keep stirring occasionally to prevent it from setting in the glass.

In a bowl of an electric mixer place cream and start beating on medium speed.

Slowly add all the sugar, milk, cream cheese and blueberries at the end.

blueberry cheesecake

When everything is blended, let it rest and in the meantime break up the biscuits into small pieces.

You can use a food processor.

Melt the butter (I use the microwave for that but melting it gently over the stove top is certainly a better idea).

Add butter to the biscuit crumbs and stir.

Press the biscuit – butter mixture into the bottom of your spring pan.

Once the gelatin mixture is not hot anymore pour it into the milk/cheese mix and stir with a hand whisk to distribute evenly.

Pour all of that onto the biscuit base.

Leave in the fridge for an hour, decorate to your hart’s content.

blueberry cheesecake

 
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chocolate comfort

I came up with this cake when I was sick and feeling a little precious. I wanted it to be a mood lifter and I wasn’t wrong. I love chocolate so I made sure to use a lot of it. Chocolate always helps.

chocolate comfort

 

chocolate comfort

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup rapeseed oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

200g minced or grated dark chocolate

chocolate comfort

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

In a bowl whisk eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla essence until smooth.

Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk and mix with a spatula.

Add chocolate and fold in.

Pour into a spring form and bake for 40 minutes.

chocolate comfort

Enjoy!

 
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