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When I was little my dad used to make the best ever pancakes. They’re big and thin and tasty. The recipe is also barely a recipe!

In a bowl whisk 1 cup milk, 1 egg and just under 1 cup of plain flour. The mixture should be quite liquidy. Butter a frying pan and put on a medium heat. Transfer the mixture a ladle at a time and flip once til golden.

Serve with Nutella, banana and syrup. Sod healthy pancakes today. Be naughty and enjoy it.

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I’ve had a banana turning blacker by the minute in my fruit bowl all week. I made it into a fruit flapjack which fuelled me through my hockey match today (we won 4-0, and secured promotion!). It’s so easy and relatively low on the sugar front too.

1) in a pan on the hob melt 1 dessert spoon of butter, 2 dessert spoons of coconut oil, 1 dessert spoon of honey.

2) in a bowl, mush 1 ripe banana and a handful of blueberries.

3) add 1 and 1/2 cups of oats to the banana, with a tsp of cinnamon and a tsp ground ginger.

4) pour over the melted butter, honey and coconut oil, mix together and pour into a lined baking sheet.

5) press down with the back of a spoon and bake on 170 degrees C for 20-25 mins til golden brown.

Leave in the pan to cool, then chop up and munch. 

  I whipped a batch of these up this morning in 15 mins. The leftover batter is in the fridge ready for tomorrow morning šŸ˜

Whisk in a bowl:

2 small-medium mashed ripe bananas 

1 cup self raising flour

1/3 cup oats

1 dessert spoon chia seeds 

1 cup milk

1 egg 

I wipe a teeny bit of butter over the frying pan to stop them sticking. Flip over when you start to see little holes forming on top of the batter.

Serve up with blueberries, syrup, honey, Nutella, whatever you fancy. 

Happy Tuesday!

  
This mug cake actually has a layer of dark chocolate at the bottom because all my choc chips sank! Anyway it tasted lovely.

Whisk up 1/2 mashed banana, 1 heaped dessert spoon self raising flour, 1 egg and splash of milk. Mix in choc chips and microwave for 60-70 seconds. You might have to put it back in for 10 if it’s a bit gooey still. 

  
Sorry for the awful picture – I only managed to get one after they’d been ravaged by my hockey team. These flapjacks are super easy, super tasty and healthy-ish.

1) in a pan melt 1 tsbp Nutella, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp golden syrup.

2) mash 1 ripe banana into the mixture and then stir in 1 cup of oats. Add more if needed and stir til combined.

3) press into a lined baking tray and bake on 170 degrees C for 20 mins. 

4) leave to cool and chop. This made about 12 flapjacks. Or 6 big ones!

  
This is the best banana bread I’ve made. It tastes amazing warmed up and with a swipe of Nutella. I used this recipe but added less sugar. 

1)  with an electric whisk, cream together 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup muscavado sugar.

2) mix in 2 mashed bananas and 1 egg.

3) stir in 1 full cup of wholewheat flour and 3 teaspoons of baking powder.

4) if needed, add 2 tablespoons of milk (I added 2 dessert spoons). Scrape into a lined loaf tin.

5) oven on 190 degrees C for 40-45 mins. 

Leave it in the tin for 10 minutes, then lift it out and have warm with peanut butter or Nutella (or both!). 

 This is a naughty but nice treat. I whizzed up one frozen banana, a handful of milk choc chips and a big spoonful of salted caramel sauce leftover from my cake last week. 

I sprinkled over white choc chips and drizzled more caramel sauce. A cheeky but sort of healthy pud. 

 I’m really enjoying a cold, fruity, refreshing smoothie on these sunny mornings lately.  This one is particularly yummy, it’s all down to the frozen banana – something I now always have in the freezer. I’ve never been the biggest fan of fruit but I’m slowly being converted, I even ate half a fresh banana the other day (for those who know me that’s a huge achievement).

In a blender whizz up one frozen banana, one pot of activia raspberry yoghurt, 1/4 cup of milk, handful of fresh blueberries. 

This made enough for 2 tumblers, so I put half in a bottle in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow. 

  

The great thing about this ice cream is that it has no cream in it. It’s also no-churn, you just chuck it all in a blender and whizz its socks off.

You’ll need 1 frozen banana – I chop mine into smaller pieces before going in the blender just to make it easier on my Kenwood (I’m rather precious about my blender..)

You’ll also need 1 tsp (or more!) of peanut butter and 1 small handful of chocolate chips. 

It takes a good few minutes for it to come together into an ‘ice cream’ consistency so be patient. You could eat it straight away but I popped mine in the freezer – I made it before work and it was perfect when I got home in the evening.

 

This was my breakfast this morning and what a joy it was. Crunchy peanut butter on toast with a cold and creamy smoothie.

In a blender whizz up: one frozen banana (chopped into small chunks so it was easier on my blender!), 1 pot of activia strawberry yoghurt, 1/2 cup of apple juice and 1/4 cup of milk.

Pour into a glass and slurp away. If you want it wetter, add more AJ and milk, or water. I preferred it cool and gloopy, like having ice cream for breakfast!