Its the fete/festival/fair season here……

Its the fete/festival/fair season here……

We are getting an increasing stream of notes, texts and emails from school and other events and the request most received is ‘can you please bring a plate of food’ or it’s a cake stall or it’s a donation of ingredients. I’m all for community supports but SPOILER alert right here……

Why does all of these request end in a refined sugary shitfight! I say that in the nicest possible context!

  • The fundraiser is Krispy Kreme donuts
  • Cake bake stall instructions are: make a cake that doesn’t require cooling eg lamingtons, mud cakes
and my personal favourite:
  • Donations of money to buy massive lollipops with all sorts of colours and additives that can be onsold to make money!

This all hails(yuup! I just used that word from a the same century) back to a time when chocolates and lollipops were actually a SOMETIMES FOOD and they weren’t consumed every day – we are living in such a different environment and it baffles me that this crap is still pushed.So this year I took a stand:

  • No money was donated to buy the massive lollipops for my little girls class
  • Cacao & Zucchini loaf was baked for the cake stall and clearly labelled ‘sugar free, dairy free & gluten free’
  • and yep! no Krispies were purchased either ! hahaha
  • & YES!!!! I feel the peer pressure that comes with making these decisions 🙁

So what I really wanted to share with you was what I actually made for a 6 years olds party recently (not one of my children but someone elses) and guess what! Yep all but one was eaten!To be honest I couldn’t decide on which one to bake to I made three snacks and we did a little ‘eeny meeny miney moe’ to choose.

Alternative Anzacs – coconutty caramel yummines – GF, DF
Banana Pear Pancakes – DF
Chocolate Banana Muffins – DF

The ‘moe’ = Cacao Banana Cake (or muffins like we did)

  Stays really moist & seriously a healthy hit with the party animals!


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil(light tasting olive oil can be used here)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup wholemeal self raising spelt flour (regular wholemeal can also be used)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbs cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda


  1. PREHEAT fan forced oven to 180deg
  2. LINE a medium cake tin (square or rect)
  3. IN one bowl add all the wet ingredients
  4. IN a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients
  5. GENTLY  pour the wet into the dry ingredients
  6. POUR into lined tin
  7. BAKE for 30 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
enjoy xx

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