I watched a BBC children’s program with Lisa Faulkner last night with my girls. I watched her in awe when she won celebrity Masterchef in the UK a few years ago. She was absolutely brilliant (and still is it seems which is very nice to read!). We watched the programme where they made Peanut Butter Cookies with Banana Ice Cream of course it looked to delicious not to try, but my desire not to eat so much sugar and refined carbs made me make my own version… In Sweden we call it a Sandwich ice cream, the lack of gluten made it a little brittle (read VERY) hence you had to eat it on a plate, but it was pretty good…
The biscuits are quick to make – about 20 minutes. However the ice cream gets better if you mix it a few times when it is freezing to get rid of any crystals – hence if you want it super smooth make it a few hours before serving. Makes 4 ice cream sandwiches.
For the banana ice cream
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 dl of greek or turkish yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
Mix everything smooth and then freeze – fork it through 2-4 times over a 2 hour period to get rid of any ice crystals. EAT!
For the peanut butter cookies
- 75 grams of butter (room temperature makes it easier to mix)
- 1 dl of coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 dl of oat flour
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 4 tbsp of peanut butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- a handful of salted peanuts (here I added these on top of the ice cream before I served as the kids did not want them, a good and simple way to vary this to kids with a fear of salted peanuts…).
Mix the butter and the coconut sugar and then add the rest of the ingredients. Dollop out 8 blobs of mixture and cook in the middle of the oven until golden (about 15 minutes).
Let them cool and then place biscuit, ice cream, peanuts for those who want them and then another biscuit – enjoy and thank you Lisa and the BBC for a great idea.
I love a treat with my coffee and have been eating a lot of rubbish this summer – face it the bikini body was already achieved (ish) so I ate and drank my way through the sunshine. Lovely it was, now the sun is gone and its raining and I need to get back to it, if not only to stop farting… of course I am a lady but the truth is that wheat makes me gassy. So before I go and see a person about my back I made some raw balls. What is important to know is that the reason there are so many ingredients is that I make raw balls with my leftovers… i.e. the last bits in the packets hence be creative.
- 5 dates soaked in hotwater
- 1.5 dl of sunflower seeds
- 2 tbs of lucuma
- 1/2 dl of oats
- 40 grams dark chocolate (minimum 70%)
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1/2 dl of hazelnuts
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 2 tbs peanut butter
- salt to taste (in my case quite a lot)
Mix and blitz the dry ingredients – add the dates chopped up, the peanut butter and coconut oil. Add some of the date water if it is too dry.
Roll into balls – I then place them in the freezer until I take one out and have it. The trick to good eating is just like in the scouts – be prepared! Enjoy.
UK is leaving EU and England got beaten by Iceland, what will be next? Donald Trump getting a perm and becoming president? Not sure were the perm came from but it can’t get much worse… It may make it better? Orange will never be the new black – fear might! Anyway enough of the grim reaper chat!
Sitting in the sun eating breakfast. Greek yogurt, wild strawberries and homemade muesli. Delicious!
I think a treat with a cup of coffee now and then is a must. I got some raw Lucuma powder to try as it was pitched as being sooo good. I made these little squares which I keep in the freezer for a rainy/sunny/cloudy day. Today I took a couple to a neighbour – she loved them! I did do one of my ‘lets see what this tastes like hence not very precise measurements….
- 1 dl sunflower seeds
- 2 dl oats
- 1 dl walnuts
- 1 large/heaped tbsp Lucuma Powder
- 1 large/heaped tbsp cacao powder
- 1-2 tbsp of raw honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 2 tbsp cocoa nibs
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- large pinch of salt
Blitz everything to a very firm mixture, add a few tbsp of water if needed. Pop into freezer whilst:
Melt dark chocolate (70% cocoa minimum) and cover. Chop into squares and eat/freeze.
Since Easter I have been on a sugar hunt … but have finally been getting at least better… Had two play dates yesterday so a house full of children and terrible weather so we made chocolate balls (some birch sugar in these and I think they may have been good as they disappeared instantly). Secondly we made some flapjacks, I have kind of forgotten flap jacks, but they are great!
Flapjacks (oven 160 degrees C) – makes about 12 bars
- 50 grams butter or coconut oil for dairy free
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp date syrup
- 1 tbsp honey
Melt the butter peanut butter, date syrup and honey
- 1 ripe mashed banana
- handfull of raisins
- large pinch of salt
- enough oats to make it a firm spreadable consistency
- 50 grams of dark chocolate (minimum 70%) to be melted on top – optional
Place in oven proof dish, bake for around 50 min in the middle of the oven. Add melted chocolate…
Flapjack with chocolate