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Apples, manchego, nectarines, dates, walnuts.

Great as a starter, or for lunch with some bread on the side.

This salad doesn’t look very exciting. My husband admitted he was a bit skeptical before tasting it, but the soft satisfying Manchego cheese and the crisp apples, really work. Next time I will add some rucola for its peppery taste (and color), and add a teaspoon or two of walnut oil.

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You need:

  • Manchego cheese, in pieces
  • crisp apples, sliced
  • nectarine or peach, sliced
  • dates, sliced
  • walnuts, lightly toasted
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper

optional:

  • 1-2 tsp walnut oil
  • rucola

Mix and taste until you get the right mix of sweet, salty, lemony, peppery, soft an crispy.

Enjoy!

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Healthy banana walnut muffins

Healthy banana muffins with walnuts and vanilla

This is another version of my banana-coconut bread recipe. Here I’ve made sweet little muffins. This recipe (as the banana-coconut bread) contains no added fat, and as little sugar as possible (for the taste to remain sweet and irresistible).

healthy banana walnut muffins

Ingredients:

  • 4 really ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g sugar; palm sugar, or unrefined sugar
  • 150 g white flour. I used gluten-free this time, but sometimes I use normal white flour.
  • 50 g organic rolled oats, gluten free if you want the muffins to be gluten free.
  • 50 g chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking soda (natron)

Put into 12-15 muffin tins, and bake in the oven at 170’C, for 15-20 minutes.

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The muffins are chewy and chunky at the same time. Lovely!

Enjoy!

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