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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. 


Last 2 weeks have been bonkers at work and I’ve finally got a day off today. Ergo I tried my hand at blueberry pancakes based on this Lakeland recipe.

1) mix wet ingredients: 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 2 big dollops of natural yog, 1 tbsp of melted butter.

2) separate bowl, mix dry ingredients: 1 cup wholemeal flour, 2 tbsp sugar (I missed out salt cuz I didn’t have any, can you believe that?! Shop later…)

3) combine wet and dry, whisk. I folded in frozen blueberries but I reckon they’d work better with fresh and just adding them once you’ve cooked the pancakes.

4) pop on a plate once done and guzzle like you’re in ‘murica!

Yes, I did nosh the entire plateful in the pic. It’s been a long week…

Had the WORST journey home from Liverpool yesterday, so decided to bake. I’ve only ever made cakes once and they came out tasting like scrambled egg. These, luckily, did not!

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

1) mix together dry ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats, 2 cups plain flour, 1/3 cup caster sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda.

2) separate bowl, mix up wet ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of low fat natural yogurt, 2 beaten eggs, 4 dessert spoons of melted slightly salted butter (I used lurpak).

3) add wet ingredients to dry and mix in well, the batter is quite thick but stick with it.

4) fold in a cup of frozen blueberries.

5) spoon mixture into muffin cases and pop in the oven for 20-25 mins. Take out to cool.

I’ve already scoffed two. Next time I might use a flavoured yoghurt just to mix it up a bit. Maybs coconut. Mmm.

Not bad for a first attempt at baking. I loosely followed this recipe and just substituted ingredients for what I had in the cupboard.