It looks like I’ve inadvertently made this week banana-themed on this blog. I posted two banana-related posts earlier this week: banana fun facts and my banana & peanut butter porridge recipe. The comments they got quickly took a very specific direction: banana bread. I didn’t plan to make it this weekend, or any time soon at all. But the more I heard about it, the more I craved it. So here it is – my banana bread recipe!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may know that porridge is one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s tasty – but healthy, full of flavour – but quick to make. I usually make my breakfast porridge at work, in a quick, cooking-free version with yoghurt. However, when I’m at home – usually on weekends – I like to cook proper porridge, with milk, on the hob. So, without further ado, here’s my recipe for banana and peanut butter porridge!
If, just like me, you’re an unconditional fan of peanut butter – you’re going to love these cookies. Flourless – therefore, gluten-free – they’re mainly based on peanut butter – and that’s where they get their taste from. And although it might be surprising, I’d actually place them on the healthier side of cookie recipes – there’s no flour or regular butter – they’re replaced by peanut butter, which – despite being high in calories – happens to count as healthy food. The only unhealthy part of the recipe is sugar – yes, there’s probably a lot of it, but I still believe overall these cookies aren’t that bad, compared to some other recipes!
Chocolate. One food almost everyone loves. Just like everyone loves rich in flavour and delicate in texture chocolate mousse. Would you imagine that you can eat chocolate mousse every day… and actually provide your body with vitamins and nutrients? Chocolate mousse doesn’t have to be full of fat, sugar and – in result – empty calories. There’s a way to make it healthy – though still delicious! Here’s a recipe for quick and healthy chocolate mousse.
Christmas time is over. Most of us enjoyed loads of scrumptious, indulgent foods. Delicious, for sure, but maybe a little bit heavy (and perhaps eaten in huge amounts). In case you’re looking for something a bit lighter and healthier – yet still sweet and tasty – I’m coming with a recipe for a delicious fruit crumble.
I think I can now officially close the season of Christmas cookie decor. I still need to bake two cakes (I’ll do that a day before Christmas though, they have to be fresh!), but when it comes to cookies – which can be baked and decorated in advance – they’re all done and dusted. I thought I’d share a recap of all my Christmas cookies from this year. Well, maybe not all – I made hundreds of gingerbread cookies – but I have photos of all types of toppings I used. This will be lovely to return to in a few months, to reminisce Christmas time.
Staying in the Christmas spirit – it’s time for a simple recipe for those who don’t have much time but want to get in the festive spirit through festive food.
A simple gingerbread mug cake! Ready in under 5 minutes.