Category Archives: Sugary Treats

[Recipe] 5 Minutes Banana & Quinoa Flakes Microwave Cakes with Goji Berries & Pecans

5 minutes banana & quinoa flakes microwave cakes | www.fussfreecooking.com

If you follow my Instagram @FussFreeCooking, you’d probably noticed my breakfast options were pretty predictable: eggs, mushrooms,coffee and on occasions pancakes. While there is nothing wrong being a repetitive eater, for the sake of trying something different, I have decided to include quinoa flakes in my breakfast routine.

The quinoa flakes I used are the Macro brand from Woolworths. To make quinoa flakes into porridge, it requires 1 part quinoa flakes to 2 parts water according to the packet instructions which I eventually deviated (as you do *wink*) to 1 part of water and 1 part of milk for a creamier texture and (not to mention) tastier outcome. Since quinoa porridge does not require as much cooking time as the rolled oats variety, the former is less likely to burn the milk as well.

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Raw Energy Bar Recipe {Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free}

Raw Energy Bar Recipe | www.fussfreecooking.com

I am fascinated with the whole raw food movement but part of me is apprehensive about committing as a lifestyle choice. To me, there are two things that appeal to me raw: sashimi and salad. So making this raw energy bar is a new thing to me.

My discovery of raw energy bars happened one day when I wandered down the health food aisle looking for a quick snack to curb my hunger. I usually reached for sesame seeds slabs (which reminded me of candied sesame seeds bars which you’ll eat during Chinese New Year) but somehow a raw energy bar called my name that day. Despite it does not sound as delicious as sesame seeds slabs (ha!), I was pleasantly surprise how delicious it tasted – chewy, dense, moist, and subtly sweet, reminisce a lighter version of brownies. It must be the toffee like flavour that did the trick!

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[Recipe] Overnight Porridge Pancakes with Rolled Oats and Buttermilk

Overnight Porridge Pancakes with Rolled Oats and Buttermilk | www.fussfreecooking.com

Nothing beats a home cooked breakfast! I simply love the bliss and cosiness of waking up to the amazing aroma of freshly brewed coffee, toasts and piping hot pancakes and having breakfast in your PJs. And this… is a confession of a homebody. I have spent the majority of my holiday away from home and as much as I enjoy exploring new places, living the life of a city dweller, nowhere beats the comfort of your own home no?

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Spiced Gingerbread Olive Oil Crinkle Cookies

Spiced Gingerbread Crinkles Cookies

So here it is, my first Christmas baking for the year with these super easy spiced gingerbread olive oil crinkle cookies!  I love spiced cookies this time of the year and these cookies are definitely hitting the spot. I was itching to bake a batch of cookies before bed last night so I tweaked this recipe to accommodate my spontaneous baking desire. You gotta love those late nights baking session hey?

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