Vegan Orange and Cranberry Loaf

This Vegan Orange and Cranberry Loaf is the ideal Christmas flavour combination in my eyes. I’ve been desperate to get these flavours into something, shortbread, cookies, cakes…but settled on a loaf cos, well, loaves are my fave, end of. Not only have I made this loaf Vegan, but it also uses wholemeal flour, so will […]

Stained Glass Sugar Cookies

I couldn’t hold out any longer – it’s time for some Christmas posts! These Stained Glass Sugar Cookies are so cheap and so simple and can be used as tree decorations as well as belly fillers :) (If you are going to hang the on the tree, make a hole for the string before they […]

All Nut Spelt Cookies

Every time I see my mum she asks me to make her my peanut cookies. I love that she loves them, but also, it’s a little boring. REALLY?? OUT OF EVERYTHING I EVER MAKE? THOSE AGAIN? Please excuse the shouting. I tentatively decided to mix it up a little, but keep it in the same […]

Earl Grey ShortBread

With the weather turning wintery, the scarves making their first appearance of the year and the radiators getting warmer by the day its not hard to believe I’m starting to feel very snuggly. Tea and biscuits are my happy place, so I thought I’d make a little twist on one of my all time favourite […]

Gluten Free Apple Cake with Toffee Frosting

There’s nothing quite like the autumnal flavours of a huge toffee apple. I, however, find them stupidly difficult to eat, so I made this Gluten Free Apple Cake with Toffee Frosting for slightly easier consumption and something perfect to share (oh and I reckon tastier…!) Enjoy bakers! Ingredients for Gluten Free Apple Cake with Toffee […]

Halloween Biscuits - Scrummy Spiders

Halloween is just ANOTHER great excuse for me to bake and get a little creative in the kitchen, so here are my Halloween Biscuits – Scrummy Spiders! I thought these were a great little bake for the kids (of any age!) and are so cheap and easy, so a bit of a winner all around. […]

Vegan Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Spelt Loaf

Myself and my boy held a coffee morning to raise some cash for MacMillan Cancer Care – I baked lots of BakingBright goodies but had a few Vegan guests and wanted to make something a little different. This Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Spelt Loaf went down an absolute treat! It was actually the most popular […]

Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Brownies

A friend of mine has recently gone dairy free and to prove you can still have delicious moist cake for your birthday without the belly ache, I made him these Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Brownies. Cakey, moist, subtle and moreish. Dairy Free just got interesting… Ingredients for Dairy Free Chocolate Orange Brownies 120g plain flour […]

Chocolate Chip Protein Loaf

After an incredible time filming, it’s time to get back to the gym for myself and my boyfriend. A little steady encouragement came in the form of this Chocolate Chip Protein Loaf – if we go, we can have some. Jonno wanted something that was ‘as healthy as possible but not compromising on taste’ – […]

Banana, Date & Dark Chocolate Chip Squares

I’ve been on set filming for almost a month and as much as I love to indulge in a biscuit or five the novelty is beginning to wear off, not only for me but for the majority of the cast and crew too. Filming life is not known for eating well or healthily…. So, I […]

Bacon, Banana and Maple Loaf

I’ve recently finished watching Breaking Bad (yes, I’m very late to the party, but so glad I FINALLY got round to watching it!) and if you’ve seen it, you’ve probably got a good idea where this Bacon, Banana and Maple Loaf post has come from. For those who haven’t seen it, or saw it so […]

Raspberry and Honey Oat Bars

I’ve got a freezer full of frozen raspberries and a hungry boyfriend who is allergic to nuts. Why not combine the two? (not literally of course!) These Raspberry and Honey Oat Bars are simple, quick, cheap, gluten free, dairy free and a healthy alternative to a shop bought variant. Swap the honey for maple or […]

Purple Fruit Loaves

This gorgeous weather has me craving berries, and the shops are full of the purple variety (blueberries/blackberries etc…) so, I thought I’d stick them in a bake and simply call them ‘Purple Fruit Loaves’. This is a gluten free recipe, but if you aren’t gluten free, you can substitute the gluten free oats and flour […]

15 minute Chia Pots

In this heat, I am weary of putting the oven on for too long. In fact, I don’t want to be doing anything in the kitchen for too long, but still want some sort of summery breakfast/dessert to look forward to. So these 15 minute Chia Pots are perfect for a delicious, simple, and QUICK […]

Vegan Snap Cookies

I’m not ashamed to admit that these Vegan Snap Cookies were made completely by accident. I was trying out a different vegan bake (which will be up soon) and realised I had the wrong consistency of ingredients. I desperately didn’t want to waste anything I had used, so turned them into these chocolate dipped moreish […]

Olive and Feta Muffins

Father’s day has just passed and I asked my Dad what he wanted me to bake him. In my head, I had a fruity loaf, a decadent chocolate dessert or a moreish batch of cookies. How wrong I was – he said something with ‘cheese’. Oh. Right. Way to ruin my flow, Dad. I quickly […]

"Prevels" - Vanilla and White Chocolate Protein Revels

WHAT????!!! I hear you scream? I’ve made some protein style Revels. Yep. “Prevels” – Vanilla and White Chocolate Protein Revels. These bite sized pieces of gorgeousness are a protein packed, no bake, gluten free, healthy alternative snack. Try saying that in one breath while you deadlift 60KG. (I’m working on my gains…) As I’m an […]

Pistachio, Almond and Lime Muffins

These past few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of ‘visiting’. I’m back from my theatre tour and I’ve been trying to catch up with as many people as I can. I wanted to bring some baking treats with me, making the reunion even sweeter ;) and muffins seem to be the easiest thing to […]

Chocolate Bar Shortbread

This is my extra thick, extra naughty, Chocolate Bar Shortbread recipe. Need I say more? (…I will…) Yesterday went a bit like this: I have an unrequited love for shortbread, a classic that is often overlooked. I also have a jar of chocolate bars that are burning a hole in my cupboard. Time to combine […]

Apple and Almond Quinoa Porridge

These Apple and Almond Quinoa Porridge pots were born out of boredom. I LOVE oats, porridge and cereal, but wanted to switch breakfast up a bit. I didn’t want to break too much from the norm, just a slight variation and quinoa seemed to fit! Quinoa is pretty spesh – naturally gluten free, jam packed […]

Chocolate Chia Protein Brownies

These Chocolate Chia Protein Brownies are a tasty, healthy alternative brownie. Something to really look forward to after a sesh at the gym or after a pumped up game (or even just after ‘one of those days….’). They will keep you full, satisfy that sweet craving and are totally non-guilty. Full of all the healthy […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Sitting on my balcony in the May sunshine brought only one thing to mind – what bake would I like to stuff my face with right now? Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins were the answer. Many people are put off with baking at all in the heat, but these aren’t in the oven for long and […]

Carrot, Ginger and Nut loaf - Gluten Free

My first week back from my 9 month tour and I’m back in my own kitchen. *Cue happy sigh* To get back into the ‘baking swing of things’, I (finally) decided on this Carrot, Ginger and Nut Loaf – Gluten Free. Why I hear you say? Loaves. Loaves are my favourite, favourite, favourite thing to […]

Vegan Choco Krispies

Usually my baking creations are invented because of an impending event or request, but these Vegan Choco Krispies were born out of lust. A purely selfish bake – I wanted chocolate, I wanted coconut oil, I wanted something crunchy but fudgey and I didn’t want to feel too bad about eating it (so hopefully you […]

Homemade HobNobs

I absolutely LOVE HobNobs. That’s the only reason I really needed to make my very own Homemade Hobnobs. There was one other reason though, I was seeing the boyfriends extended family and wanted to bake something as a little treat. I don’t really know them terribly well, so wanted something that would a) suit all […]

Gluten Free Raspberry and Walnut Cake

The longer, slightly warmer days have got me all ‘Spring-like’ so I thought it time for a Spring inspired bake – My Gluten Free Raspberry and Walnut Cake with a cheeky lemon drizzle. I’m back off tour for a week and wanted to make something that I could share around. My Dad was popping over […]

Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Pancakes

The Easter indulgence has come to end…just. So here are my Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Pancakes to get you back on the straight and narrow. Pancakes are my happy place, I love ALL varieties and ALWAYS want them. These are a healthier twist on the classic style and are great for pre work out/training […]

Chocolate Orange Cake

IT’S EASTER – and what better excuse do you need to make this delicious Chocolate Orange Cake. Lent, for me, usually revolves around giving up chocolate, so I always fancy something indulgent and chocolatey as an Easter Sunday reward. So here it is, simple as that – My Chocolate Orange Reward Cake. Ingredients for Chocolate […]

Chocolate Guinness Muffins

These Chocolate Guinness Muffins were created with St Patricks Day in mind. I’ve got my brothers girlfriend, Mari, over for a ‘cake date’ and seeing as it’s St Patricks Day this week, what better excuse than to add a little tipple into the bake. The Guinness gives these muffins a really luscious, dark, moist depth, […]

Pistachio Power Balls

I love snacking. One of my fellow cast members on the tour I am on calls me a little rabbit – always in the corner munching on something (leave your dirty jokes at the door please…!). ‘Healthy’ snacking can be challenging sometimes, so here is where my Pistachio Power Balls come into fruition. These are […]

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

Double Chocolate PROTEIN cookies??? Why the extra protein I hear you ask? I’ve decided to venture out of my comfort zone at the gym – which would have usually consisted of a lot of running – and I have started to lift some weights. Apparently Daisy Ridley (of Star Wars fame) can deadlift 75kg…so that’s […]

Soft & Chewy American Style Cookies

Other than a massive craving for Soft & Chewy American Style Cookies, there is no other reason for this post. I had a week off tour, had constantly passed ‘Millie’s Cookies’ stands and resisted temptation and so fancied a treat after some hard work. I have to say, one of my favourite cookie recipes to […]

Tropical Fruit Loaf - Dairy Free

Myself and my other half have given up a few indulgent treats for Lent, so I wanted to make something that will satisfy our sweet tooth, but, also something that we would actually look forward to eating too! I asked him what sort of flavours he wanted and viola – so was created the Tropical […]

'Black Heart' Sugar Cookies

These are my Valentine Day alternatives. For those who want to celebrate or commiserate this impending commercialised affair. If you want to bake for yourself or for all your single friends or even for those who are completely in love but just can’t stand the standard pink and red vibes. These ‘Black Heart’ Sugar Cookies […]

Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes

It’s still feeling summer-y and it’s also my Grandad’s birthday. My Grandad is notoriously picky when it comes to food, he likes simple flavours and nothing too far from the ‘ordinary’. My vegan/gluten/nut free coconut and lime energy balls would not be up his street, but who doesn’t like a classic Victoria sponge? To be […]

Banana and Oat Protein Pancakes

I reckon most of us are taking a dive into a new gym/workout routine what with the indulgence of the holidays now over, so these Banana and Oat Protein Pancakes are here to help. I’ve always loved sports and keeping active and myself and my boyfriend were sent some protein to try out from Fortified […]

Vegan Fig and Dark Chocolate Loaf

So many people seem to be trying out a vegan diet for January so I thought I’d make something that was a tasty treat for those who may be struggling a little. This Vegan Fig and Dark Chocolate Loaf is a perfect tea time snack or dessert (I served it with some vegan coconut yogurt). […]

Healthier Choice Apple and Walnut Muffins

It’s the new year and lots of people have set themselves food related challenges after the festive indulgence, so I thought I’d make these Healthier Choice Apple and Walnut Muffins to help make this vile feeling a little more bearable and tasty! These Healthier Choice Apple and Walnut Muffins are Vegan, Gluten Free and have […]

Vegan Cranberry & Pecan Upside Down Cakes

These Vegan Cranberry & Pecan Upside Down Cakes are not only for the Vegan crowd. I wanted to make something that I could serve at a dinner party (or any party for that matter) and no one would know whether it was vegan/healthy/indulgent/whatever – a crowd pleaser, something that would go down well with everyone, […]

Deceptively Posh DIY Chocs

If you’re looking for a cheap, quick, stylish and easy gift or dinner party number then these Deceptively Posh DIY Chocs are for you! The hidden gem to this recipe is that your humble ice cube tray does all the work for you (well, almost..!) You could use some actual chocolate moulds if you have […]

Christmas Tree Meringues

It always puts a smile on my face when I see Christmas themed snacks and desserts and this is where my Christmas Tree Meringues have come from. I’m not particularly great at the decoration side of baking but still wanted that smile factor. This is something all of us can make whatever your skill level. […]

Wholemeal and Spelt Gingerbread Men

It would NOT be Christmas without Gingerbread. Fact. As I (..and my family and other half) get through a ton of them, I wanted to make them with a slightly ‘healthier’ twist. So were born my Wholemeal and Spelt Gingerbread Men. If I’m being really honest, I can promise you I don’t think you can […]

Cheese and Marmite Muffins

I’ve recently become a MARMITE SPECIAL ADVISOR (yep, real thing!). Which basically means I love Marmite so much and want to tell the world about it. The Marmite company (or I like to think of them more like family) have become aware of this and sent me some, guess what, Marmite, hence my new creation […]

Simple Honey and Cinnamon Flapjack

I’m on tour with a play at the moment and I am travelling to different parts of the UK every week. It’s quite a gruelling schedule – Poole to Blackpool, Exeter to Liverpool. Living out of a suitcase is definitely not for the faint hearted. I can’t travel much ‘stuff’, including food, as I’m not […]

Halloween Marble Loaf

Halloween is fast approaching so I thought a little colourful baking was in order, so here’s my Halloween Marble Loaf. I’ve always loved how satisfied I feel after cutting a slice of marble cake. Like you’ve done something really magical while baking, when actually it’s blooming easy and pretty fail safe. I know it looks […]

SuperFood Crumble Bars - Vegan/Gluten Free

I’ve been away on a UK tour of a show, hence a few less posts than normal, and I’ve been so eager to bake! I am back for a week and wanted to make something that I could take away with me as a bit of an energy lift during the interval of the show. […]

Coffee & Chocolate Mini Loaves

My boyfriend’s Dad, Ian, is a coffee fiend…and I don’t think he would mind me saying that. So trips back to see his parents in Milton Keynes often inspire some baking. Therefore these, Coffee & Chocolate Mini Loaves, are for Ian. The man who helps with my blog, assists me in anything technical and plies […]

Lemon & Lime Olive Oil Mini Muffins

These Lemon & Lime Olive Oil Mini Muffins also come with a little lemon and lime drizzle – to make them extra special. This is a re-vamped version of an older post (actually one of my first!). I really fancied baking something, but with the weather so warm, I was a little confused with what […]

Nutty Fridge Bars

It’s just TOO hot to bake, but I want a nutritious and cooling snack. I got my thinking cap on and so here are my Nutty Fridge Bars – they live in the fridge to keep them fresh and cool and are sort of like a sticky version of a granola bar. Gluten Free and […]

Rocky Road

I’m off to my friend, Will’s, BBQ and I refuse to go empty handed but I also don’t have much time. These rocky road bars are simple, quick and a massive crowd pleaser. Will is a chocolate fiend, if he’s having a chocolate treat he is having a CHOCOLATE treat. There’s no time for nuts […]

Toffee Crisp Cookies

Yep. You read that right. Toffee Crisp Cookies. Hell yeah. These crispy joys of deliciousness came into existence as part of a family treat. We are all headed to a little country cottage for my mums 60th, she loves my wholemeal and peanut butter cookies (click here for the recipe) so I made a ton […]

Coconut & Lime Energy Balls

I’ve been to Thailand since my last post (…I know, lucky me!) and while I was away, coconut was pretty much a staple food in all meals – hence my slightly more exotic Coconut & Lime Energy Balls. Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog will already know of my love for […]

Blackberry & Yogurt Spelt Cake with a White Choc Drizzle

Yet another birthday got me baking, this time my Dad. This Blackberry & Yogurt Spelt Cake with a White Choc Drizzle isn’t necessarily the first thing one might think of for a birthday, but my Dad always likes something a little different. He’s not one for a big chocolate mess or a creamy vanilla bomb, […]

Jaffa muffins

One of my favourite childhood treats were Jaffa Cakes. I say childhood treat, my adulthood enjoys them too. So, I thought I’d do a variation and make some Jaffa muffins. It was also my brothers birthday last week and I didn’t have a moment to bake something for the day, so these are also know […]

Blooming Healthy Chocolate & Banana Bread

I love chocolate, I love bananas and I love eating. I also like trying to be ‘healthy’. My cupboards were still full of Easter chocolate treats and I wanted a healthier way to consume them. So was made my Blooming Healthy Chocolate & Banana Bread. I’m all about guilt free treats and this is something […]

Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies

I’ve over indulged. Again. My excuse: I’ve been busy, it was Easter, lots of food on the go, needing a quick sugar fix and no time to bake. The rush has calmed and so I made these SUPER SUPER HEALTHY Gluten and Dairy Free Cookies. I also challenged myself to keep the cost down, so […]

Maple Syrup Carrot Cake

It was my brother’s girlfriend, Angela’s, birthday and I wanted to make her a cake. I know Carrot Cake is her fave and I thought, what with Easter coming up, it might be quite apt. Not one for being too traditional, I wanted to put a little bit of a spin on it. So was […]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake

My little brother, Tom, recently moved into a new flat. Instead of the traditional plant pot, I thought I’d bake him a house warming gift. When I suggested this to him, without a moments hesitation he said ‘I’d like a Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake’. This, coming from my bother who takes at least a […]

Gluten Free Raspberry Swirl Tray Bake

My Gluten Free Raspberry Swirl Tray Bake has been made for all those incredible and wonderful people who are doing a bake sale for RED NOSE DAY, which is on the 13th March. I wanted to make something that was simple, yet a little different, but, most importantly, totally scrumptious so people will come back […]

Half Term HobNobs

“Half Term HobNobs” were created because I imagine some of you might like something to bake with the children while it’s half term? These are wholemeal too, so they’re not only a fun little thing to spend an afternoon making, you also don’t have to feel quite so bad when devouring them too. Although these […]

Valentine's Day Slimline Dessert

This Valentine’s Day Slimline Dessert is not only kind to your strict diet plan but also to your bank balance. I am a massive advocate of ‘cheat days’ – a little of what you love is ALWAYS good for you – but when dessert can taste this good and not count as a ‘cheat day’ […]

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Say all that mushy stuff and give into consumerism with these Valentine’s Day Cupcakes. Valentine’s day is looming AND one of my best friends had her engagement party last weekend, so I thought it fitting to bake some Valentine’s day cupcakes OR, as I’ve been calling them, “love cakes”. These simple vanilla cupcakes always – […]

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