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 Healthy fruity muffins
Yummy chocolate & berry muffins
Chocolate cake
merri merri fruit cake
Quick and easy olive oil pasta
Quick and easy olive oil pasta with roast vegies
Quick and easy chicken and sweet potato pasta

Healthy fruity muffins

2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

cup sugar

cup sultanas

cup chopped dried apricots

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil

 

Heat the oven to 180oC.

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add the egg, milk and olive oil to dry ingredients and mix together.

Put into prepared muffin tin.

Bake for about 15 minutes (until they smell cooked but before they are burned on the bottom).

 

Yummy chocolate & berry muffins

 

2 cups self-raising flour

cup sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

cup milk, white or dark chocolate bits

cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil

 

Heat the oven to 180oC.

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add the egg, milk and olive oil to dry ingredients and mix together.

Put into prepared muffin tin.

Bake for about 15 minutes (until they smell cooked but before they are burned on the bottom).

 

Chocolate cake

 

2 cups self-raising flour

1 cup raw sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 cup milk

150ml extra virgin olive oil

3 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla essence

 

Heat the oven to 180oC.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add eggs, milk, vanilla and olive oil.

Beat hard until well combined.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked.

 

 

merri merri fruit cake

(great for Christmas!)

 

1 cup sultanas

1 cup currents

1 cup mixed fruit

1 cup brown sugar

3 teaspoons mixed spice

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

1 cup water

125ml ( cup) extra virgin olive oil

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup plain flour

1 cup self-raising flour

 

Heat the oven to 180oC.

Boil together the fruit, sugar, mixed spice, bicarb soda and water.

Allow to cool.

Add olive oil and eggs and mix well.

Add flour and mix well.

Bake in a 20cm spring form pan for 60 minutes or until cooked.  Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.

 

Quick and easy olive oil pasta

 

Cook your favourite pasta fettuccini is great for this recipe.

Toss through a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

 

Quick and easy olive oil pasta with roast vegies

 

Roughly chop 1 zucchini and 1 eggplant.  Season with salt and pepper if desired.  Add 1 head of garlic (cloves separated).  Roast in a baking tray with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil at 180 oC for 20 minutes or until soft.

Cook your favourite pasta.

Add the roasted vegies and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and toss through to combine.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

  

Quick and easy chicken and sweet potato pasta

 

Roughly chop 1 sweet potato.  Add to baking tray along with 1 chicken breast, 1 head of garlic (cloves separated) and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Roast in the oven at 180 oC for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked.  Shred the chicken.  Peel the garlic and mash with a fork.

Cook your favourite pasta.

Add the roasted vegies, chicken and a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and toss through to combine.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired and serve.

 

Have you considered a change from butter?   Why not try a healthy alternative and use extra virgin olive oil in your recipes instead

 

 

To convert recipes use this table

5g butter          =    4ml olive oil

15g butter        =    11ml olive oil

30g butter        =    22ml olive oil

60g butter        =    45ml olive oil

75g butter        =    50ml olive oil

115g butter      =    80ml olive oil

150g butter      =    120ml olive oil

170g butter      =    150ml olive oil

230g butter      =    180ml olive oil