I'm Mikhaela.

I quit sugar five years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It was making me fat, sick, lethargic and miserable. It was hard, but I got there and the reward has been incredible. For me and my family.

This is a personal blog. A place that I share #refinedsugarfree recipes and other family favourites.

Thanks for stopping by.


Seriously yummy Apple, Almond and Coconut Loaf

Seriously yummy Apple, Almond and Coconut Loaf

Dear Friends,

I have had my hands full. Not a lot of time to blog OR BAKE! with a newborn.. priorities are mostly wash dishes, wash clothes, hang clothes out, feed everyone, sleep, shower, get some sort of physical activity in my day (non negotiable)... Then - well that is about three days because there is no way I can fit all of that in one day :)

Oh I know this difficult stage doesn't last forever. But when you're in it. It really feels like it may never end. I guess it is because children provide a splash (okay, a flood) of uncontrollable unknowns.. and because some of my beautiful mother friends (thanks guys) have shared so many of their CRAZY experiences with me, I realise that now on my second adventure of babyhood that nothing is a sure thing. Some chapters will be shit. Some will be awesome. Some you will cry. Some you will feel like you have sooo got this. Some will be a blur of sleep deprivation. Some you will feel that having 6 children is the best idea ever!! (I did actually say this once.. (wine coloured glasses)

Nothing is ever a constant. Not.with.children. 

(I do love being a mother to my angels) .... just thought I would mention that.

Onto business..................................

This is super delicious and I encourage you to make it. It has GOOD FATS from the nuts and coconut oil,with no fructose (no refined sugar) It will fill you up without making you want more!

We all need fuel and why shouldn't that fuel be tasty? This is far better for you that the processed crap at the supermarket.

Great for your lunch box too... no excuses when that 3pm snack hits!


Apple and Almond Coconut Loaf 

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cup ground walnuts (I whizzed both the walnuts and almonds up in the food processor myself)
  • 2 cups ground almonds (see above)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 shredded coconut
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Wet ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 4 tbs soft quality butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup

Over the top

  • 2 apples (red or green) roughly chopped into chunks, leaving skin on
  • 1 tbs coconut sugar (optional)

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 c. Line a loaf tin with baking paper or grease with coconut oil.

2. In a large bowl whisk wet ingredients together until well combined.

3. Fold dry ingredients into the wet mixture.

4. Pour into prepared tin and press the apple pieces evenly across the top of the cake. Sprinkle coconut sugar over the apple.

5. Bake for 45-55 minutes depending on the size of your loaf tin. A skewer should come out clean once ready.

Store in an airtight container. I kept mine in the fridge and then took it out 10 minutes before serving. Will keep nicely for 5 days that way.

Mikhaela x

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