Homemade granola bars

We consume a lot of granola/müsli bars at our house, our mostly it’s the kids who eat them. Most often they are store bought, but sometimes I like to make them myself, so I know whats in them. They are no way near healthy because of the condensed milk, but there is no other added sugar or fat, only good healthy thing, if you don’t count the chocolate, which you can leave out.

Homemade granola bars

Course Snack
Keyword granola
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 gram oatmeal
  • 75 gram desiccated coconut
  • 40 gram sunflower seeds
  • 40 gram pumpkin seeds
  • 25 gram linseed
  • 25 gram sesame seeds
  • 50 gram almonds chopped
  • 50 gram walnuts or hazelnuts chopped
  • 100 gram chocolate chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 can condensed milk 400 gram

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl

  2. Pour the mixture unto a baking sheet lined with baking paper

  3. Push it flat using your hands, make sure that the edges are nice and even

  4. It will cover about 2/3 of the sheet (30 x 30 cm)

  5. Bake at 125 ℃ for about 45 minutes until golden brown. Be carefull that it doesn't get to dark

  6. Cut into pieces while it's still warm 

  7. Leave to cool and store in an airtight container

Notes

The chocolate can be replaced with raisins or dried cranberries for a healthier option. The walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds can be replaced by the nuts of your choice. 

Moist bananabread with triple chocolate

This triple chocolate banana bread is just sooooo good, if you are in to chocolate like me and you like bananas – apparently not everyone does. Give it a try.

Bananbread with triple chocolate

Course Cake
Keyword banan, chocolate
Prep time 20 minutes
Cooking time 50 minutes
Total time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 250 gram sugar 1 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 125 gram flour 1 cup
  • 25 gram cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150 gram butter - melted 1 1/4 stick
  • 3 banans - mashed
  • 150 gram white chocolate - cropped 1 cup

Icing

  • 100 gram chocolate
  • 25 gram butter

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla powder together until fluffy

  2. Combine flour, cacao powder, baking powder and salt. Sift the mixture into the eggs and fold together making sure not to beat the air out of the eggs

  3. Fold in the melted butter and the mashed banans and stir in the cropped chocolate. 

  4. Pour the batter into a buttede bread pan

  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes at 180 ℃

  6. Leave the cake to cool

  7. Melt the chocolate and butter and spread over the cooled cake. 

Chocolate and pecan cookies

I have a thing for chocolate chips cookies – to eat and to make, because it’s just so easy, and takes no time. Within half a hour you can have freshly homemade cookies – what not to like. As a bit of a twist, I have added pecan nuts to this recipe – I like nuts in my cookies – my children don’t. They just want them plain with chocolate, preferable milk chocolate.

Chocolate and pecan cookies

Course Cookies
Keyword chocolate, Pecan
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 215 gram flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115 gram butter soft
  • 125 gram light muscovado sugar
  • 50 gramm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 gram chocolate - chopped Half Valrhona Dulcey 32% and half Blanc Ivoire 35 %
  • 100 gram pecan nuts

Instructions

  1. Combined all the ingredients either with a spoon or a freestanding mixer. I normally use my mixer as it takes no time and it's so easy

  2. Spoon out the batter and place on a baking sheet. I use an ice cream scoop to make sure that they are the same size. Remember to space them apart, as the batter will melt and spread out.

  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes af 180 ℃ until the start to get light brown on the edges. The should still be a bit soft in the middel. 

  4. Place on a cooling rack to cool


  5. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk or a nice cup of coffee

Chocolate martini with Kahlua

I love chocolate – in every shape and size – milk, dark, white all of them. I also like cocktails, so a cocktail with chocolate is the perfect combination. This chocolate martini with Kahlua is just to die for.

Chocolate martini with Kahlua

Course Drinks
Keyword chocolate, kahlua
Cooking time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 50 gram chocolate finely chopped
  • 75 ml varm milk just below boiling
  • 3 cl kahlua
  • 2 cl vodka
  • ice cubes
  • a bit a grated chocolate

Instructions

  1. Chop the chocolate and add it to a bowle 

  2. Put the milk in a saucepan and bring to just below boiling point 

  3. Pour the milk over the chocolate and let it rest for a minute

  4. Stir until the chocolate is melted

  5. Dip the rim of the glass in the melted chocolate and then in the grated chocolate 

  6. Stir the Kahlua and the vodka into the melted chocolate. 

  7. Put ice in a shaker and add the chocolate mix. Shake for about 30 sek. 

  8. Sift the drink into the martini glass

  9. Please enjoy responsibly 

This recipe was originally posted on my danish blog frumillascupcakes.com 

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Chocolate scones

I like scones, with or without chocolate – they are easy to make, and you don’t need a lot of ingredients. They are one of those things you can whip up in jiffy for an afternoon treat.

Scones with chocolate

Course Bread
Keyword bread, chocolate
Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Servings 6 scones

Ingredients

  • 190 gram flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 gram chocolate - chopped optional

Instructions

  1. Mix the dry ingredients and the chocolate

  2. Add butter and milk, and knead the dough. Be careful not to over knead, as it will make the scones dry

  3. Shape the dough into a disc, and cut into 6 triangles

  4. Place on a baking tray and bake at 220 ℃ for about 10 min

  5. Leave to cool.

  6. Enjoy as they are, or cut in half and enjoy with butter and jam.

This recipe was originally posted on mu danish blog frumillascupcakes.com

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