I have such a big sweet tooth like I literally could eat cake for breakfast, biscuits for lunch and chocolate for T- I just never seem to get cravings for anything savoury! So i’ve been trying to find some inspiration for mid-day snacks and desserts I can have that don’t contain all the nasty sugar.
I love a good cereal bar as an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea or as a quick on-the-go breakfast but the sad thing is all of these bars that claim to be ‘healthy’ are actually packed full of sugar… probably why I pick them up for that quick boost of energy.
I’ve created a recipe for flapjacks which is completely refined sugar-free and can be made gluten-free or dairy-free.
Ingredients (makes about 8 flapjacks):
1 cup of gluten-free oats or traditional rolled oats
3 tbsp of butter or coconut oil
1 mashed banana
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of designated coconut
1 1/12 tbsp of agave nectar
- Honestly this recipe is just so easy to do and not very messy at all! Firstly melt the butter in a saucepan with the mashed banana, agave nectar and vanilla extract until runny.
- Take the mixture off the heat and pour in the oats, raisins and coconut and combine all of this together.
- Pour the mixture into a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes (until they start to look a little golden on top.
You can always replace the coconut or raisins with any other alternative like cranberries, apricots, seeds or nuts. Get experimenting! These tasty treats are great with a cuppa for pick-me-up snack or as an on-the-go breakfast.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and have a great start to the week!
Love Leeanna xo