Oat & Apple Cake


  • Makes: 1

2 tbsp oil, plus extra for greasing
150g low sugar apple sauce
80g raisins or other dried fruit
few pinches of gorund cinnamon
1 egg, beaten

1 – 2 tbsp water
200g oatmeal (or blended porridge oats until fine)
1 tsp baking powder
220ml milk


  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Lightly grease a 500g loaf tin.
  3. Put all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  4. Add all of the wet ingredients to a the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and sprinkle with cinnamon on the top.
  6. Bake in the oven for  30 minutes. (before removing insert a skewer to check that it’s cooked – It should come out clean)
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin, before turning out and slicing.

Savoury Cheese and Spinach Muffins


  • Makes: 10

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
175g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp smoked paprika pepper (optional)

Oil or unsalted butter for frying and greasing.

1 large egg
110ml milk
125g grated cheese (mature chedder works well)
70g baby spinach leaves, ripped


  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a frying pan add the onion and fry until the onion softens, remove the onion from the pan and set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and smoked paprika into a bowl, make a well in the centre.
  4. Beat the egg in a bowl and add the milk, whisk them together, add the mixture to the flour and fold together.
  5. Add the cheese, fried onion and spinach and fold gently until evenly mixed.
  6. Line a muffin tray with muffin cases, spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.
  7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown and springy, remove from the oven and allow to cool.