Recipes & Tips

Healthy Christmas Log

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and here is the recipe for a healthy alternative to the traditional log. Ingredients:
For log:
200g plain oats
100g crushed walnuts
50g raisins
150 chopped dried apricots
50g chopped dates
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon mixed spice (cinnamon nutmeg coriander)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
zest of 1 orange
150g almond butter
juice of 1 orange
100ml warm water

For coating:
100g 70% dark chocolate

Chop apricots and dates
Crush walnuts
Place all ingredients except for the orange juice and water in a mixing bowl
Mix well, rubbing ingredients with your hands until the mixture has a homogeneous texture
Add the water and orange juice
Mix and knead into a large ball
Divide into 2 equal portions
Shape into 2 logs
Refrigerate overnight
Melt the chocolate using a Bain Marie method
Coat the logs with the chocolate
Keep refrigerated and enjoy .