Two ingredient granola butter

Now I’m sure I’ve told you over and over again how much I adore granola, but I’m a little bit fickle when it comes to the bottom of the jar. You see I love the chunky clusters, but when it’s basically just granola dust leftover I’m not quite as interested. I don’t like throwing food away though so I figured I should turn it into something else.

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Banana bread granola

I’m not sure if there’s anyone who loves granola more than I do. I love the crunch, I love the texture, I love the flavours and I love that each bite is different; you might even luck out and get a huge clustery bit if you’re lucky.

Most granolas use honey to get everything to stick together, but because I don’t use honey I need to find other ingredients that can bind in the same way. Nut butters work really well, as do bananas. This granola is so very special as it’s got all the gorgeous sweet banana bread flavours in it too. I mean what could be better right?

This one can also be nut free, just pop some seeds or dried fruit in instead of pecans. If you do use dried fruit though it’s best to add it in at the end as it can burn easily in the oven.

This recipe has been so popular and I know people who make it week in week out, so I really hope you love it too!

Ingredients

Makes one large jar full

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3 cups jumbo oats
  • 1 cup pecans

Preheat your oven to 175C. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon to a bowl and stir, then add in the banana, mash it well with a fork and stir again. Next add in the oats and pecans, and stir once more until mixed well.

Place the mixture on a lined baking tray and spread it out evenly, then bake for 15 minutes in the oven. Leave to cool then enjoy! Store it in an airtight container or jar for upto two weeks.

Love, Mrs H xx

Choco banana crumble sandwiches

Sandwiches for me are a bit of a thing of the past – I don’t really eat bread, I try to stay away from butter and I’m kinda fussy about fillings. BUT there’s a new type of sandwich in town – the crumble sandwich.

Now how did this creation come into existence I hear you ask? Well. I love a good crumble topping (it’s the best bit right?) and last time I was baking one I thought to myself ‘why can’t the crumble topping be on the bottom too’? I couldn’t think of any reason why not, so I got thinking and this is the result! Continue reading

Coffee banoffee ice cream shake 


I used to drink coffee like it was going out of fashion (which if you ask matcha, it has) back in the days when I was working in finance and Mrs H’s was just a twinkle in my eye. I gave it up before my wedding in December 2014, and although I’m partial to the odd decaf here and there, it wasn’t until the jetlag resulting from visiting Australia with a 6 month baby in tow that I felt it was necessary to get my caffeine on. Continue reading

Instant mint choc chip mousse


I just love a bit of mint choc chip – it’s sweet but also refreshing with a perfect chocolately crunch –  and for that reason it’s always been one of my favourite flavour combinations. It was definitely my ice cream cone flavour of choice when I was younger, and my tastes don’t seem to have changed very much since! But of course nowadays seeing as I don’t eat dairy or refined sugar the traditional ice cream version tends to be off the cards, so I wanted to create something healthy and guilt free that also combines the minty and chocolatey flavours that seem to go so well together. Continue reading

Six ingredient fig rolls 

I was making my Christmas granola, and as I sprinkled in the figs at the end I realised that in all my time creating healthy recipes I’ve kind of neglected them as a fruit! So this recipe is effectively my apology to all the figs out there, although for all I know, they probably don’t even give a fig. Right then, obligatory fig pun out of the way let’s forget it ever happened and cut to the chase shall we?  Continue reading

Christmas granola


I’ve decided to try and make most of my Christmas presents this year, as I feel like I’m so often just buying people more ‘stuff’ that they may not necessarily want or need and I just wanted to do something a bit more personal.

Plus with baby H around leisurely perusing (be it online or in-store) for thoughtful gifts is pretty much a thing of the past, but on the flip side I do have a lot more time on my hands (during nap times at least) to get creative at home. Continue reading

Blueberry banana bread

It’s not just my love of alliteration that made me want to create this recipe; I really do think that bananas and blueberries are just the perfect pudding pairing (I really do love alliteration). I’ve loved combining them in my breakfast smoothies for a while now as not only do the fruity flavours really work well together, but you also get the amazing antioxidant properties from the blueberries as well as the energy-boosting awesomeness of the bananas. To put it simply, they’re a pretty powerful combo, the Batman and Robin of the the fruit world if you will. Continue reading