20 Make-Ahead Family Dinners

  If you would really like to get yourself some free time just for you during the week, arm yourself with these 20 make-ahead family dinners.  We love these – most of them can be frozen so all you have to do is pull out, defrost, heat-up and voila! Dinner done and hopefully you’re enjoying […]

Coconut Banana Bread: Gluten free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Ingredients: 2 overripe bananas (or 1 cups worth), mashed 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 4  eggs, whisked until fluffly 4 fresh dates, pitted and chopped 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey 3/4 cup coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder Method: Preheat oven to 175C. Grease and line […]

MamaBake’s Top 10 Vegan Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for vegan dinner ideas, here are our top 10 favourite recipes that our community has loved over the years. Being vegan recipes, these recipes are meat and dairy free.  *Please note some of these recipes maybe member recipes. Quinoa and Bean Stew Sunshine Rice with Tumeric & Sweet Potato. Vegan & Gluten […]

MamaBake’s Top 20 Muffin Recipes

Muffins are such handy snacks for the kids after, before, during school and …. all the other times too. We love them because once you get a handle on the basics, you can use the recipe to add whatever you have leftover – they don’t have to be sweet, you can make savoury muffins too […]

20 Sandwich-less School Lunch Box Recipes

  The school holidays are winding up fast which means if you are the parent of a school aged child your mind will soon be completely and utterly preoccupied with solving the ancient mystery of what to put in your childrens’ school lunchboxes that they will actually eat and won’t come home mildly decomposed and […]

Big Batch Recipe: Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 8 eggs, (2 per batch) 4 tablespoons vanilla protein powder, (make sure it is one with no nasty additives and good for the whole family, pea protein from the health food shop is great) 1 cup choc chips, (1/4 cup per batch) 8 tablespoons nut butter (of your choice) ½ cup flaked almonds Method […]

Big Batch Recipe: Super Greens Chocolate Bliss Balls

Ingredients Makes enough for 16 people (approx) 4 teaspoons (any) super greens powder 4 tablespoons nut butter (of your choice) 1 kilo dried dates 4 cups rolled oats 4 tablespoons raw honey 4 tablespoons desiccated coconut 4 bananas, mashed 4 tablespoon dried goji berries Method Blitz all ingredients together, in bathes to fit in a […]

Big Batch Recipe: French Tiny Toasties

A simple, high protein yummy snack Ingredients 1 loaf of a high protein bread 8 eggs 3 cups milk 8 tablespoons butter 4 teaspoons savoury yeast flakes, (optional, find me in the health food shop. Great source of B vitamins) 4 teaspoons smoked paprika 4 teaspoons pink Himalayan salt Method Preheat oven to 180’c. Line […]

Big Batch Recipe: Meat-Free Ricotta and Veg Sausage Rolls

Ingredients 8 large carrots, peeled and finely grated 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and finely grated 1 cup kale, very finely shredded 8 sheets frozen puff pastry 4 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated 2 teaspoons chili, (optional) Method Pre heat oven to 180’c. Make sure all ingredients are prepped and […]

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: Back-to-School Budget Dinners

  This is the plan to save your family budget after all the back to school expense! MENU M: Pork Chop Casserole T: Cheese, Egg and Ham Wraps W: Vegan Pull-Apart with Tomato Soup T: Spinach and Cream Cheese Filo Pastry F: Baked Bean Mashed Potato Pie S: Mustard Cheese Toasties with Rocket S: Margarita Pizzas […]

How this Sick and Exhausted Mama Became a Baking Business Queen

  Helen, from exhaustion and sickness to Baking Business Queen : how did you do that? In my 30’s I gloriously home birthed my two wonderful children, Sam aged 10, and Milly, nearly 8.  My pregnancies were awesome and apart from the shocking heartburn and constipation, I really didn’t have much to complain about.  But […]

Once-A-Week Cooking Plan – Christmas Season!

Whip me up quick it’s Christmas.  Easy but still interesting. This time of year is SO busy. Christmas parties, break up parties, relatives arrive, get together and picnic events are like every day. We need some sanity saving meals that we can come home after a long day looking at Christmas lights, taking Santa photos […]

Big Batch Recipe: Nut Nibble Mix

This makes a lot of nibbles! You can tweak to suit your favourite nuts and add a little chilli, lime juice or extra curry powder to taste. Great gift and for entertaining. Ingredients 8 cups nutragrain 1 kilo salted peanuts 1 kilo salted mixed nuts 2 tablespoons curry powder 2 teaspoons cumin powder 2 teaspoons […]

Big Batch Recipe: No Booze Shirley Temples

Non alcoholic and absolutely beautiful. I suggest making sure you have a lot of nice sealable tall glass bottles that fit in the fridge to store and serve. Make in batches to make sure ingredients quantities are even. Ingredients 1 cup maraschino cherry juice 8 cups ginger ale 4 cups lemonade 4 cups crushed ice […]

Big Batch Recipe: Savoury Feta Muffins

You will need one whole tub of marinated feta with sundried tomatoes in oil. Find these in the deli area of the supermarket. I recommend making in batched of 2 or 4 for best results ingredients wise. These are really pretty and Christmassy looking. Ingredients 4 x 350-gram jar of marinated feta in oil. 8 […]

Big Batch Recipe: Festive Granola

Perfect for gift giving, large amounts of family visiting, Christmas morning and beautiful breakfast fare over the holidays. Make sure you have plenty of storage ready. Ingredients 12 cups oats 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups honey 1 cup olive/vegetable oil 4 tablespoon good quality vanilla 1 cup pecans, smashed roughly 1 cup walnuts, smashed […]

The MamaBake Guide: A Stress Free Christmas

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Make Ahead Christmas Recipe – Passionfruit Layer Cake

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Make Ahead Christmas Recipe – Slice & Bake Cookies

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Make Ahead Christmas Recipe: Rosemary & Garlic Knots

Ingredients 5 cloves garlic 8 sprigs rosemary 1 bunch parsley 1 bunch basil 1 handful baby spinach leaves 150 grams butter (or 3/4 cup olive oil for vegan) 600 grams plain flour 3 teaspoons dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 380 mls of warm water Method In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand […]