I had a hankering for something chewy and substantial with my morning cuppa the other day, so I whipped up these Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
I adapted a lactation cookie recipe I made on repeat a few months ago when my baby was born. I pulled out the brewers’ yeast and flax meal and added some chia and almond butter for healthy fats.
I tried these cookies with and without added sweetener, and in my opinion they don’t actually need it, they’re sweet enough using the banana alone. However, after years of eating ‘sugar free’, my taste buds have adjusted to tasting even the slightest amount of natural sweetness, so if you’re newer to this whole food journey, you might want to add it in.
As more and more schools are going ‘nut free’, many mums tell me they have problems finding baking options for their kiddos lunch boxes that comply. By omitting the almond or peanut butter from this recipe, you will not affect the end result and will have a delicious, filling lunch box filler that is safe to take to school!
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I don't know about you, but lolly cake was always the slice I gravitated towards as a kid and teen, but when I became more health conscious and realised that malt biscuits, condensed milk and Eskimo lollies were less than nourishing, I tried to make better choices. But the other day I decided nobody should have to miss out and decided to healthify it.
Like the majority of my recipes, they are many easy substitutions such as a different nut butter, nut or dried fruit. It's adaptable to your own tastes and I've tried it with chopped dates, dried blueberries and walnuts and it was fabulous!
I whipped up these protein-packed bites using NuZest Chocolate Clean Lean protein powder, but you can use any kind of protein powder you like.
As you can see, my chocolate coating skills leave a lot to be desired, and I've since had recommended to insert a toothpick and roll the bite in the chocolate to get an even coverage all around. Try that and let me know how you go.
Is there anything better than cookies and cream? Maybe chocolate cookies and cream!
I was feeling creative and this slice just kind of came into being, but I'm not sorry because it really works! This raw decadent slice is smooth and creamy with a delightful crunch from the cacao nibs.