Coconut and Cacao Power Bars (vegan) / Energetske pločice sa kokosom i kakaom (veganske)

You all know that I am a huge fan of portable breakfasts and snacks. These delicious bars can work as both and are an awesome way to use up your spotty bananas (honestly, the best kind of bananas). They are packed with a bunch of healthy stuff and can be stored in your fridge for weeks, when wrapped up tightly in cling foil.

IMGP9210

IMGP9203

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 18 bars / E0.29 UR per bar / 5.18 EUR for all)

4 bananas (0.80 EUR)

½ cup plant-based milk (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup coconut oil (0.67 EUR)

½ cup honey (0.80 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp raw cacao powder (0.27 EUR)

500 grams of old-fashioned oats (0.80 EUR)

1 and ½ cups shredded coconut (0.60 EUR)

½ cup ground flaxseed (0.20 EUR)

1 cup sunflower seeds (0.40 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.40 EUR)

IMGP9211

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl mash up the bananas, then combine with milk, vanilla, coconut oil, honey, salt and cacao. Add in the oats, shredded coconut, flaxseed, sunflower seeds and raisins. Stir until everything is well combined.

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking sheet and even out. Be sure that everything is spread out in an even layer and pressed down tightly. Also, be sure to even out the edges so nothing burns. Bake for an hour, until slightly crispy on top. At this point everything will be really soft, but the bars will firm up as they cool. Cut the bars up immediately after removing from the oven and then leave to rest and cool down completely on their baking tray. Once the bars are fully cooled, wrap them up individually in cling foil for future storage and keep in your fridge.

IMGP9207


Već i vrapci na grani znaju da sam veliki ljubitelj svakog prijenosnog doručka i malog snacka. Ove ukusne pločice jednako dobro pokrivaju obje uloge te su također i dobar način da iskoristite višak točkastih banana (iskreno, to su najbolje banane). Ovakve pločice su krcate sa zdravim sastojcima, a u hladnjaku ih možete čuvati i nekoliko tjedana ukoliko su dobro zamotane u prijanjajuću foliju.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 18 pločica / 2,15 kn po pločici / 38,71 kn za sve)

4 banane (6,00 kn)

½ šalice veganskog mlijeka (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice kokosovog ulja (5,00 kn)

½ šalice meda (6,00 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice čistog kakao praha (2,00 kn)

500 g krupnih zobenih pahuljica (6,00 kn)

1 i ½ šalica sitno ribanog kokosa (4,50 kn)

½ šalice mljevenog lana (1,50 kn)

1 šalica suncokretovih sjemenki (3,00 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 150°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli zgnječite banane, pa im dodajte mlijeko, vaniliju, kokosovo ulje, med, sol i kakao. Dodajte zobene, kokos, lan, suncokret i grožđice, te dobro sve promiješajte da se sjedini.

Smjesu preselite na pripremljeni protvan te sve poravnajte. Posebno pazite da je sve rašireno u ravnomjernom sloju i utisnite u protvan. Također pripazite i da su rubovi poravnati kako vam ništa ne bi zagorilo. Pecite sve oko sat vremena, dok se blago ne zahrska. Kada izađe iz pećnice, sve će biti relativno mekano, no stisnuti će se kako se stvari budu hladile. Pločice izrežite čim ih izvadite iz pećnice, pa ostavite da se hlade na protvanu. Kada su se pločice skroz ohladile, svaku posebno zamotajte u prijanjajuću foliju i čuvajte u hladnjaku.

Coconut and Cacao Power Bars (vegan) / Energetske pločice sa kokosom i kakaom (veganske)

Persimmon and Oat Breakfast Cups (vegan) / Doručak-košarice sa japanskom jabukom (kaki) i zobenim pahuljicama (veganske)

I’ve bought a couple of persimmons a while back and was waiting for them to ripen for weeks. Now when they were finally ripe, I honestly had no idea what to do with them. However, mixing fruits and oats is always a great idea in my book, so in the end I opted for these breakfast cups.

I used small silicone muffin molds to hold everything together, but you can use regular muffin molds as well. Just be sure to line them with paper liners and only add small scoops of batter to each cup, since these end up quite brittle in the end and you ideally want to end up with bite-sized cups.

IMGP8850

IMGP8846

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 15-20 cups / 1.36 EUR)

1 ripe persimmon (0.40 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

3 tbsp date syrup (0.10 EUR)

3 tbsp vegan milk (0.04 EUR)

½ tsp ground cinnamon (0.03 EUR)

¼ tsp ground nutmeg (0.02 EUR)

¼ tsp ground cloves (0.02 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 and ½ cups mixed rolled and instant oats (0.20 EUR)

1 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.03 EUR)

¼ tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

IMGP8847

IMGP8848

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Peel and finely dice the persimmon. In a bowl, whisk together coconut oil, date syrup, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and salt. Add in the oats, flax seeds, baking powder, diced persimmon and raisins. Stir until everything is well combined, then scoop the mixture into prepared muffin tin. I used a small ice-cream scoop for easier handling. Use you scoop or a spoon to press the batter into the muffin molds. Bake for 20 minutes, until fragrant and slightly crispy. Allow the oat cups to cool completely in their molds before attempting to remove them. Enjoy as an easy portable breakfast or as a healthy snack.

IMGP8849


Ima već dosta vremena od kada sam kupila dvije japanske jabuke kaki te sam tjednima čekala da dozriju. Sada kada su napokon zrele, nisam imala baš nikakve ideje što bih s njima mogla napraviti. Međutim, miks voća i zobenih pahuljica uvijek mi se čini kao okej plan i tako sam nekako došla do ovih slasnih košarica.

Ja sam svoje napravila u silikonskom kalupu za mini mafine, ali možete slobodno upotrijebiti i običan kalup. Samo ga obavezno obložite papirnatim košaricama, a u svaku posudicu za mafin dodajte malu količinu smjese, pošto su ovi zalogaji u konačnici dosta krhki, pa je idealno da sve možete utrpati u usta u jednom grizu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 15-20 košarica / 10,05 kn)

1 zrela japanska jabuka – kaki (3,00 kn)

2 žlice rastopljenog kokosovog ulja (2,00 kn)

3 žlice sirupa od datulja (0,75 kn)

3 žlice veganskog mlijeka (0,30 kn)

½ žličice cimeta (0,25 kn)

¼ žličice muškatnog oraščića (0,13 kn)

¼ žličice mljevenih klinčića (0,13 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 i ½ šalica mješavine sitnih i krupnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

1 žlica mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,25 kn)

¼ žličice praška za pecivo (0,03 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Ogulite i nasjeckajte kaki. U zdjelici pomiješajte kokosovo ulje, sirup od datulja, mlijeko, cimet, muškatni oraščić, klinčiće, vaniliju i sol. Dodajte zobene, lan, prašak za pecivo, sjeckani kaki i grožđice. Miješajte dok se sve ne sjedini, pa smjesu raspodijelite po pripremljenim kalupima za mafine. Ja sam za lakše grabljenje koristila malu žlicu za sladoled. Žlicom još malo utisnite smjesu u kalup za mafine. Pecite 20-tak minuta, dok košarice ne zamiriše i ne zahrskaju se. Pustite da se sve dobro ohladi u kalupima prije nego što krenete vaditi van. Papajte kao lagani prijenosni doručak ili mali zdravi snack.

Persimmon and Oat Breakfast Cups (vegan) / Doručak-košarice sa japanskom jabukom (kaki) i zobenim pahuljicama (veganske)

Carrot and Apple Seedy Granola (vegan) / Granola sa sjemenkama, mrkvom i jabukom (veganska)

Granola is super easy to make and can keep refrigerated in an airtight container for weeks. It’s been a while since I’ve made a batch and decided to use up a bunch of things I had lying around the house. I went for a mix of instant and old-fashioned oats to have a more diverse texture, but you’re welcome to go for a single oat option of your choice, as its going to work just as good.

Also, I decided to take the pictures of the said granola just before running out to work at 7:00 am in the morning. Naturally, this was the worse idea I could possibly have had because the photos turned out incredibly blurry and quite awful. Sadly, the granola has since been eaten and all I have for you to marvel at are these two blurry pictures of the recipe. 😀

IMGP7182

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.30 EUR per serving / 1.79 EUR for all)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 apple (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups instant oats (0.20 EUR)

1 and ½ cups old-fashioned oats (0.20 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.07 EUR)

3 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.20 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.20 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

2 tsp cinnamon (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp ginger powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (0.27 EUR)

IMGP7181

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a box grater, grate the carrots and the apple. I peeled my carrots but decided to leave the skin on the apple. Add in the rest of the ingredients and give a good stir so it’s all well incorporated. I find the easiest way to do this is with my hands. Spread the granola evenly on a prepared baking sheet. I prefer to leave it clumpy and not press it into the pan too much, as the final product is then more chewy and textured.

Bake for 30-40 minutes to desired crispiness. Allow the granola to cool completely on a baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container and refrigerating.


Domaća granola je jako jednostavna za napraviti, a u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi u hladnjaku će držati tjednima. Pošto već duže vremena nisam radila granolu, odlučila sam iskoristiti sastojke koji su mi se našli doma. U receptu sam pomiješala sitne i krupne zobene pahuljice da dobijem raznolikiju teksturu, ali vi slobodno stavite i samo jednu vrstu zobenih pahuljica jer će granola i dalje ostati super.

Ono što sam kasnije mudro napravila je da sam uslikala fotografije gotove granole netom prije nego što sam u 7:00 ujutro izjurila iz stana na posao. Naravno, to je bila jedna od gorih ideja koje su mi pale na pamet jer su slike ispale mutne i užasne. Na žalost, granola se od tada odavno pojela, tako da se vi u ovom recept možete diviti samo ovim dvjema koma slikama. 😀

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,21 kn po porciji / 13,26 kn za sve)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 jabuka (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica sitnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

1 i ½ šalica krupnih zobenih pahuljica (1,50 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

3 žlice suncokretovih sjemenki (1,50 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (1,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

2 žličice cimeta (1,00 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog đumbira (0,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

2 žlice kokosovog ulja, rastopljene (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Obložite protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Naribajte mrkve i jabuku. Ja sam mrkve ogulila, ali jabuku nisam. Dodajte preostale sastojke i dobro sve izmiješajte da se sjedini. Meni je uvijek sve najlakše promiješati rukama. Granolu ravnomjerno raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. Meni ju je draže ostaviti grudastu i ne utiskivati ju puno u protvan, jer mi je tako završni proizvod draže teksture.

Pecite 30-40 minuta do željene hrskavoće. Pustite da se granola skroz ohladi na protvanu prije nego ju preselite u hermetički zatvorenu posudu u hladnjaku.

Carrot and Apple Seedy Granola (vegan) / Granola sa sjemenkama, mrkvom i jabukom (veganska)

No-knead Seedy Oat Bread / Kruh sa sjemenkama i zobi koji se ne mijesi

I haven’t posted any bread recipes in a while, which is odd because I bake bread two to three times a month. So here’s the recent loaf that I’ve made which I really liked. I left it to ferment for a whole day and it gave yielded a fantastic flavor. The dough had a super strong fermented smell, almost like booze, but don’t worry about it, because the bread tastes excellent.

As always, I used a heavy cast iron lidded pot for baking the bread, but any heavy lidded, oven-safe dish will do.

IMGP7011

IMGP7017

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 loaf / 1.07 EUR)

For the dough:

1 cup oat flour (0.20 EUR)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

½ cup rolled oats (0.10 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.27 EUR)

4 tbsp pumpkin seeds (0.27 EUR)

¼ tsp active dry yeast (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 ½ cups warm water (–)

Additional:

Flour for sprinkling (0.01 EUR)

IMGP7015

IMGP7012

METHOD:

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, yeast, salt and sugar. Pour warm water on top and give a good stir so all the flour is fully incorporated. Cover the bowl with cling foil and leave to rest in a warm room for 24 hours so the dough can ferment and puff up.

The next day, place a heavy lidded oven-safe dish to the oven and preheat to 220°C. This is gonna take about 30 minutes, so while the oven and the dish get toasty, prepare the dough for the second rise. Dump the dough on a well-floured counter, fold over with a scraper a couple of times and shape into a ball. Transfer the dough to a bowl lined with parchment paper, similar in shape and size to the dish you’re going to use for baking. Cover with clean tea towel and leave to rise for a second time for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, and once the oven and the heavy pot are thoroughly preheated, carefully transfer the dough together with parchment paper into the hot pot and bake covered for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, uncover and bake for additional 15 minutes to get that lovely crust. Once the bread is done, transfer to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely before slicing.

IMGP7013

IMGP7016


Već jako dugo nisam objavila nikakav recept za kruh, što je čudno s obzirom da pečem kruh barem dva do tri puta mjesečno. Evo recept za štrucu koju sam nedavno napravila, a jako mi se svidjela. Ovoga sam puta ostavila da tijesto fermentira 24 sata, a rezultat je bio fantastičan okus. Sirovo tijesto je imalo dosta intenzivan fermentirani miris, skoro kao po nekom alkoholnom piću, ali nemojte da vas to brine jer je kruh sam po sebi kasnije ispao super.

Kao i uvijek, kruh sam pekla u teškom željeznom loncu s poklopcem, ali možete koristiti bilo kakvu tešku posudu koja ima poklopac i smije u pećnicu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 štrucu / 7,81 kn)

Za tijesto:

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 šalica integralnog pšeničnog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50 kn)

½ šalice zobenih pahuljica (0,75 kn)

4 žlice suncokretovih sjemenki (2,00 kn)

4 žlice bučinih sjemenki (2,00 kn)

¼ žličice suhog kvasca (0,25 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žlica šećera (0,05 kn)

1 ½ šalice tople vode (–)

Dodatno:

Brašno za posipanje (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

U velikoj zdjeli skupa pomiješajte brašna, zobene pahuljice, suncokretove i bučine sjemenke, kvasac, sol i šećer. Izlijte preko svega toplu vodu i dobro promiješajte da se svo brašno inkorporira. Pokrijte zdjelu prijanjajućom folijom i ostavite 24 sata u toploj prostoriji, da tijesto fermentira i nabubri.

Sljedećeg dana stavite tešku posudu sa poklopcem u pećnicu da se sve skupa zagrije na 220°C. Za to će trebati oko 30 minuta, pa za to vrijeme ujedno priredite i tijesto za drugo dizanje. Iskrenite tijesto na dobro pobrašnjenu radnu plohu te ga strugalicom nekoliko puta presavinite i oblikujte u kuglu. Preselite tijesto u posudu koja veličinom i oblikom odgovara onoj u kojoj ćete peći kruh, a koju ste obložili papirom za pečenje. Pokrijte čistom kuhinjskom krpom i pustite da miruje 30 minuta i da se diže drugi puta.

Nakon 30 minuta, kada su se pećnica i posuda dobro ugrijale, pažljivo preselite tijesto skupa sa papirom za pečenje u vruću posudu. Poklopite i stavite peći na 30 minuta. Nakon 30 minuta otklopite i pecite još 15 minuta da se napravi lijepa korica. Kada je kruh gotov preselite ga na rešetku da se skroz ohladi prije nego ga krenete rezati.

No-knead Seedy Oat Bread / Kruh sa sjemenkama i zobi koji se ne mijesi

Takeaway Breakfast Oat Packs (vegan) / Prijenosni doručak paketići sa zobenim pahuljicama (veganski)

The festivities are behind us and a whole year of wonderful possibilities ahead of us. Naturally, this is just the right time to hit a big reset button and start off with some new healthy habits. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, we are setting aside a few minutes today so we can have breakfast all sorted out when another chaotic workday morning commences tomorrow. As Benjamin Franklin wisely worded it, by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

IMGP7003

IMGP7006

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 serving / 0.58 EUR)

For the dry mix:

1 cup rolled oats (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp brown sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp ground flax seed (0.03 EUR)

Handful of raisins (0.07 EUR)

Small pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Wet ingredients:

1 tbsp peanut butter (0.13 EUR)

Hot water (–)

Topping:

Handful of walnuts (0.13 EUR)

IMGP7001

IMGP7008

METHOD:

Pack the dry ingredients in a small container and seal. When ready to eat, transfer to a bowl, add a tablespoon of peanut butter and pour hot water on top. I always aim to pour water directly on peanut butter so it melts more easily. Stir for a minute or two until everything is well incorporated and add a splash more of water if needed. Allow to sit for about five minutes. Stir, toss walnuts on top and enjoy.

I carry these little dry breakfast packs to work with me to assemble and eat there. I also keep peanut butter and walnuts in my office desk. Peanut butter and any kind of nuts are just awesome to have around as an emergency snack. Naturally, you can go wild here and add any kind of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and spices you like. The possibilities are just endless. Also, I use a mix of instant and old fashioned oats to have more texture, but you’re welcome to use up whichever is your favorite. Prepare now and start the work week and your year right!

IMGP7009

IMGP7002


Proslave i slavlja su iza nas, a cijela godina divnih mogućnosti pred nama. Naravno, ovo je baš pravo vrijeme da stisnemo veliki reset gumb i startamo sa novim zdravim navikama. Pošto je doručak najvažniji obrok u danu, danas ćemo izdvojiti koju minutu i pripremiti si doručak, da smo spremni kada sutra uletimo u još jedno kaotično jutro kojim počinje radni tjedan. Kako je Benjamin Franklin mudro sročio, neuspješna priprema je priprema za neuspjeh.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 porciju / 4,36 kn)

Za suhi miks:

1 šalica zobenih pahuljica (1,00 kn)

1 žličica smeđeg šećera (0,10 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

1 žličica mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,25 kn)

Pregršt grožđica (0,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Mokri sastojci:

1 žlica kikiriki maslaca (1,00 kn)

Vruća voda (–)

Za posipanje:

Pregršt oraha (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Spakirajte suhe sastojke u malu posudicu i zatvorite. Kada ste spremni za jelo, preselite suhe sastojke u zdjelicu, dodajte žlicu kikiriki maslaca i zalijte vrućom vodom. Ja uvijek naciljam vodu direktno na kikiriki maslac kako bi se on lakše rastopio. Minutu-dvije miješajte dok se sve ne sjedini, a po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Ostavite da miruje oko pet minuta. Još jednom promiješajte, posipajte orasima i navalite.

Ja ovakve suhe paketiće sa doručkom nosim sa sobom na posao, pa ih onda tamo do kraja pripremim i klopam. Osim toga, kikiriki maslac i orahe uvijek imam u ladici u uredu jer su i kikiriki maslac i bilo kakvi orašasti plodovi super za imati pri ruci kao brzi i zdravi snack. Naravno, slobodno se tu raspištoljite i u mješavinu dodajte bilo kakve orašaste plodove, sjemenke, sušeno voće i začine. Mogućnosti su stvarno beskrajne. Također, ja sam koristila miks sitnih i krupnih zobenih pahuljica radi zanimljivije teksture, ali vi slobodno upotrijebite one koje su vama najdraže. Pripremite se sada i dobro startajte sa radnim tjednom i ovom godinom!

Takeaway Breakfast Oat Packs (vegan) / Prijenosni doručak paketići sa zobenim pahuljicama (veganski)

Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats / Zobena kaša sa cimetom i jabukama

Here’s my super cheap but tasty and healthy breakfast idea. The cinnamon and apple combo makes this oatmeal smell like a perfect apple pie. You prepare everything the night before to have a ready-made breakfast in the morning.

IMGP6867

IMGP6873

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 3 servings / 0.43 EUR per serving / 1.28EUR for all)

1 large apple (0.20 EUR)

1 tbsp butter (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

2 cups rolled oats (0.27 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seed (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp honey (0.13 EUR)

1 cup water (–)

1 cup milk – I used soy (0.40 EUR)

IMGP6869

IMGP6871

IMGP6874

METHOD:

Peel and core the apple. Cut into small cubes, than add to a small saucepan together with butter. Cook on high heat for about five minutes while stirring occasionally until the apple slightly softens. Sprinkle cinnamon over the apple chunks, give a good stir and cook for another minute or two so the cinnamon thickens and slightly caramelizes.

Divide the oats, salt, flax seeds, honey, water and milk between three portions. Give a really good stir, then top each portion with cinnamon apple mix. Refrigerate until the next day and up to five days. If needed, add a bit more milk to the oats before serving. I usually just pop the whole thing in a microwave for a minute when I get to work and dig in.

IMGP6875

IMGP6872


Evo vam jedna jako jeftina, ali ukusna i zdrava ideja za doručak. Od kombinacije cimeta i jabuka ova zobena kaša miriši kao savršena pita od jabuka. Sve si pripremite večer prije, pa ujutro imate već gotov doručak.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 3 porcije / 3,17 kn po porciji / 9,51 kn za sve)

1 velika jabuka (1,50 kn)

1 žlica maslaca (1,00 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

2 šalice zobenih pahuljica (2,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

1 žlica meda (1,00 kn)

1 šalica vode (–)

1 šalica mlijeka – ja sam uzela sojino (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ogulite jabuku i očistite ju od peteljke i sjemenki. Narežite na male kockice, pa ubacite u lončić sa maslacem. Kuhajte oko pet minuta na jakoj vatri uz povremeno miješanje da jabuka omekša. Posipajte cimetom, dobro promiješajte i kuhajte još minutu-dvije da se cimet zgusne i karamelizira.

Rasporedite zobene pahuljice, sol, lan, med, vodu i mlijeko na tri porcije. Sve dobro promiješajte pa po svakoj porciji rasporedite dio jabuke sa cimetom. Stavite u hladnjak do sljedećeg dana, a sve potrošite u roku od maksimalno pet dana. Po potrebi, dodajte još mrvicu mlijeka prije posluživanja. Ja obično sve ubacim u mikrovalnu na koju minutu kada ujutro dođem na posao i navalim.

Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats / Zobena kaša sa cimetom i jabukama

Oat and Raisin Banana Bread / Kruh od banane sa zobenim brašnom i grožđicama

I haven’t made any banana breads in quite a while. Autumn seems just like a perfect time for banana breads, when you can snuggle under your favorite blanket with a big mug of hot tea or coffee and just enjoy a thick slice of the sweet banana bread goodness.

IMGP6817

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 loaf / 3.93 EUR)

For the batter:

3 large ripe bananas (0.80 EUR)

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup yogurt (0.33 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

2 cups oat flour (0.40 EUR)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

2 tbsp brown sugar (0.07 EUR)

3 tbsp ground flax seed (0.10 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seeds (0.27 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.40 EUR)

½ cup chocolate chunks (0.40 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.07 EUR)

IMGP6816

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a bread pan with butter, then line with baking sheet and set aside. Mash up bananas, then whisk in eggs, vanilla and yogurt. Pour in melted butter and stir to incorporate.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Just a small note here – if you don’t have any oat flour, just pulse some rolled oats in a food processor and voila. Pour banana mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in raisins and chocolate chunks, then transfer the batter into a prepared baking pan.

Bake for 1 hour, until a skewer inserted into the bread comes out clean (a crumb or two are also fine). Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan, slicing and serving.

IMGP6818

IMGP6819

Prošlo je već dosta vremena od kada sam zadnji puta napravila kruh od banane. Jesen se čini kao savršeno vrijeme za tu vrstu poslastice, kada se možete fino zavući ispod najdraže deke sa velikom šalicom vrućeg čaja ili kave i debelom šnitom ovog slatkog kruha.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 štrucu / 29,32 kn)

Za smjesu:

3 velike prezrele banane (6,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica jogurta (2,50 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

2 šalice zobenog brašna (3,00 kn)

1 šalica integralnog brašna (0,75 kn)

2 žlice smeđeg šećera (0,50 kn)

3 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,75 kn)

4 žlice suncokretovih sjemenki (2,00 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (3,00 kn)

½ šalice komadića čokolade (3,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti kalup (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Maslacem namastite kalup za kruh, obložite papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. Zgnječite banane, pa umiješajte jaja, vaniliju i jogurt. Ulijte rastopljeni maslac i dobro sve izmješajte da se sjedini.

U drugoj zdjeli pomiješajte skupa brašna, šećer, lan, suncokretove sjemenke, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol. Samo mala napomena – ako nemate zobenog brašna možete obične zobene pahuljice propulsirati u multipraktiku. Prelijte smjesu sa bananama preko suhih sastojaka i promiješajte da se sve sjedini. Lagano umiješajte grožđice i čokoladu, pa smjesu prebacite u pripremljen kalup.

Pecite 1 sat, dok čačkalica koju upiknete u kruh ne bude čista (mrvica ili dvije su isto ok). Pustite da se kruh skroz ohladi prije nego ga izvadite iz kalupa, razrežete i poslužite.

Oat and Raisin Banana Bread / Kruh od banane sa zobenim brašnom i grožđicama

Homemade Power Bars (vegan) / Domaće energetske pločice (veganske)

In August we ventured for an epic trek through the mountain range of southern Velebit. The nature was truly magnificent and in three days we met altogether about 15 people. The downside of such remoteness is that we had to carry absolutely everything in our backpacks, including all of the food. This is where these power bars come in. They are dense in nutrients, tasty and very compact, which means they took up only a small fraction of valuable backpack space. They also came out way cheaper than any store-bought power bars would and were therefore an absolute win.

IMGP6670

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 18 bars / 0.37 EUR per bar / 6.67 EUR for all)

500 grams of old-fashioned oats (0.80 EUR)

2 cups ground walnuts (2.00 EUR)

2 cups raisins (0.80 EUR)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

6 bananas (1.60 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

¼ cup coconut oil (0.67 EUR)

¼ cup honey (0.67 EUR)

IMGP6671

IMGP6673

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg. Throw peeled bananas in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Pour banana cream, vanilla, coconut oil and honey over dry mixture and stir until everything is fully combined. The mixture is gonna be a pretty thick, so this will require some elbow grease.

Dump the mixture on a prepared baking tray and completely flatten and even out with a spatula. Make sure that it’s evenly thick in all places so it doesn’t burn. Especially pay attention to the edges and even them out as much as possible. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until darkened and crispy on top. As soon as you remove the tray from the oven, cut out the bars. Allow them to sit on the tray undisturbed to cool down completely, before storing for later. The bars will firm up as they cool. They will hold refrigerated in an airtight container for a month and will keep at room temperature for at least five days.

IMGP6676

IMGP6677


U kolovozu smo otišli na epsko planinarenje kroz južni Velebit. Priroda je bila doista veličanstvena, a u tri smo dana sreli sveukupno niti 15 ljudi. Loša strana takve izolacije je da smo morali apsolutno sve nositi sa sobom u ruksacima, uključujući i svu hranu. A tu na scenu stupaju ove energetske pločice. Napucane su vrijednim nutrijentima, ukusne i jako kompaktne, pa zauzimaju minimum vrijednog prostora u ruksaku. Također su nas izašle puno jeftinije nego da smo energetske pločice išli kupovati, pa su stoga bile apsolutni uspjeh.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 18 pločica / 2,78 kn po pločici / 49,95 kn za sve)

500 grama krupnih zobenih pahuljica (6,00 kn)

2 šalice mljevenih oraha (15,00 kn)

2 šalice grožđica (6,00 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,50 kn)

½ žličice muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

6 banana (12,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice kokosovog ulja (5,00 kn)

¼ šalice meda (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 150°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte zobene pahuljice, orahe, grožđice, cimet i muškatni oraščić. Ubacite oguljene banane u multipraktik i pulsirajte dok ne postanu kremaste. Prelijte kremu od banana, vaniliju, kokosovo ulje i med preko suhe smjese i promiješajte dok se sve u potpunosti ne sjedini. Smjesa će biti poprilično gusta pa ćete morati malo uprijeti.

Iskrenite smjesu na pripremljeni protvan i skroz špatulom skroz poravnajte. Obratite pozornost na to da je sve jednake debljine kako vam ne bi zagorilo. Posebno pripazite na rubove i poravnajte ih koliko je god moguće. Pecite 1 sat i 15 minuta, dok sve ne potamni i ne zahruska se. Čim maknete protvan iz pećnice izrežite pločice. Pustite da sve odmara u protvanu dok se skroz ne ohladi, a prije nego što ćete pločice spakirati za kasnije. Pločice će se još dodatno stvrdnuti kako se budu hladile. Hermetički zatvorene pločice će držati u hladnjaku mjesec dana, a na sobnoj temperaturi barem pet dana.

Homemade Power Bars (vegan) / Domaće energetske pločice (veganske)

Peach Pie Granola / Granola sa breskvama

This granola has been a huge success. We shoveled it down in a matter of days, both as breakfast with yogurt and as a snack. It has a mild peachy hint and smells like heaven while it’s baking. I didn’t bother peeling the peaches because I would eat the skins on them anyway if I were to eat them raw. If you are inclined to do so, go ahead, but that step seems completely unnecessary, in my opinion.

IMGP6644

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 servings / 0.55 EUR per serving / 5.49 EUR for all)

5 cups old fashioned oats (1.00 EUR)

1 cup ground walnuts (1.00 EUR)

½ cup ground flax seed (0.47 EUR)

½ cup sunflower seeds (0.47 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp ground cinnamon (0.07 EUR)

½ tsp ground nutmeg (0.03 EUR)

4 large peaches (1.07 EUR)

½ cup honey (0.67 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

5 tbsp butter, melted (0.67 EUR)

IMGP6647

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 175°. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl whisk together oats, walnuts, flax seed, sunflower seeds, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pit peaches and cut into chunks, then add to a food processor and pulse into puree. Add honey, vanilla and melted butter to peach puree and blitz a bit more in a food processor to combine. Pour the wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir to combine. I find that the easiest way to do this (albeit, a bit messy) is to just use my hands.

Turn the mixture out on a prepared baking tray and spread out evenly. Don’t press the granola down too much, rather leave it in clumps to get a nice chewy and crispy texture mix. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until crispy and golden, while stirring once or twice during baking. Allow granola to cool down completely on a tray before storing in the fridge in an airtight container.

IMGP6656

IMGP6659


Ova je granola ispala pravi hit. Potamanili smo ju u samo par dana, kao doručak sa jogurtom i kao snack. Ima blagi okus po breskvama, a miriši stvarno divno kada se peče. Nisam se gnjavila sa time da gulim bresvke, jer bi kožu ionako pojela da breskve jedem sirove. Ako ste vi raspoloženi za guljenje bresaka, slobodno prionite, ali po meni bi to bio sasvim nepotreban korak.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 porcija / 4,10 kn po porciji / 40,96 kn za sve)

5 šalica krupnih zobenih pahuljica (7,50 kn)

1 šalica mljevenih oraha (7,50 kn)

½ šalice mljevenih sjemenki lana (3,50 kn)

½ šalice suncokretovih sjemenki (3,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog cimeta (0,50 kn)

1/2 žličice mljevenog muškatnog oraščića (0,25 kn)

4 velike breskve (8,00 kn)

½ šalice meda (5,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

5 žlica maslaca, rastopljenih (5,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 175°C. Obložite veliki protvan papirom za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli pomiješajte zobene pahuljice, orahe, lan, suncokretove sjemenke, sol, cimet i muškatni oraščić. Očistite breskve od koštica i narežite na komade, pa ih ubacite u multipraktik i propasirajte u pire. Ubacite unutra i med, vaniliju i rastopljeni maslac, pa kratko propulsirajte da se sve pomiješa. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i dobro promiješajte. Meni je nekako najlakše (iako možda ne i najčišće) sve izmiješati rukama.

Iskrenite smjesu na pripremljeni protvan i ravnomjerno raširite. Nemojte previše utiskivati granolu u protvan, rađe ju ostavite u grudama da dobijete kombinaciju hrskave i mekanije teksture. Pecite oko sat i 15 minuta, dok se granola ne zahrska i dobije zlatno-smeđu boju, a jednom ili dva puta tijekom pečenja dobro promiješajte. Pustite da se granola skroz ohladi na protvanu prije nego ju u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi spremite u hladnjak.

Peach Pie Granola / Granola sa breskvama

Cherry Oat Cake / Kolač od trešanja i zobenog brašna

The other day I tried to decide between a cherry pie, or a cherry something else. Let me tell you, I was definitely leaning towards a cherry pie, but all that butter and sugar got me thinking is this really what I want to stuff my face with on a hot summer day? So I whipped up a healthier version of a cherry cake and never looked back.

Also, I decided to use oat flour in this recipe, but don’t fret if you don’t have any on hand. You can just pulse old fashioned or instant oats in a food processor and voila.

IMGP6528

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cake / 2.79 EUR)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup yogurt (0.40 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted (0.53 EUR)

½ cup brown sugar (0.13 EUR)

1 cup oat flour (0.17 EUR)

1 cup whole wheat flour (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

4 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.13 EUR)

2 cups cherries, pitted and halved (0.67 EUR)

Additional:

Butter for greasing the pan (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp brown sugar for sprinkling (0.07 EUR)

IMGP6525

IMGP6527

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a baking dish with butter and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, vanilla and yogurt. Pour in melted butter and whisk until fully incorporated. In another bowl whisk together sugar, flours, baking powder, baking soda and flax seeds. Pour wet ingredients over dry ones and stir until just combined. Fold in cherries and pour the batter into a prepared baking dish. Gently shake the dish to even out the batter and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until crispy and golden brown and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before slicing.

IMGP6526

IMGP6529


Neki sam se dan dvoumila da li da napravim pitu od trešanja ili nešto drugo od trešanja. Da odmah priznam, definitivno sam naginjala prema piti od trešanja. Ali sam se ipak na vrijeme zaustavila i dva puta promislila o tome da li po ovoj vrućini u sebe zaista želim natovariti toliku količinu maslaca i šećera. Na kraju sam smutila zdraviju verziju kolača od trešanja i nisam uopće požalila.

Također, odlučila sam u kolač ubaciti i zobeno brašno. Ne brinite ako ga nemate pri ruci, samo smeljite krupne ili sitne zobene pahuljice u multipraktiku.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 kolač / 21,82 kn)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica jogurta (3,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, rastopljene (4,00 kn)

½ šalice smeđeg šećera (2,00 kn)

1 šalica zobenog brašna (1,25 kn)

1 šalica integralnog pšeničnog brašna (0,75 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

4 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (1,00 kn)

2 šalice trešanja, odkoštenih i prepolovljenih (5,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Maslac za namastiti protvan (1,00 kn)

2 žlice smeđeg šećera za posipanje (0,50 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Maslacem namastite posudu za pečenje i stavite na stranu. U zdjeli razmutite jaja, sol, vaniliju i jogurt. Ulijte u smjesu rastopljeni maslac i promiješajte dok se sve ne sjedini. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih i kratko promiješajte da smjesa bude jednolična. Nježno umiješajte trešnje, pa smjesu ulijte u pripremljenu posudu. Lagano protresite posudu da se sve poravna, te po vrhu pospijte šećer. Kolač pecite 25-30 minuta, dok se po površini ne zahrska i ne dobije lijepu zlatno-smeđu boju. Znati ćete da je gotov kada upiknete štapićem, a na štapiću ne ostane smjese. Pustite da se kolač ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego ga krenete rezati.

Cherry Oat Cake / Kolač od trešanja i zobenog brašna