Like almost every woman i know i am rarely happy with my weight. My thighs are always too squashy or my face too pudgy looking. I am in process of losing baby weight and thankfully another 8lbs or so and i will regard myself as back to ‘normal’, whatever normal is! It is a constant struggle for me though but since having a baby daughter my views have changed regarding food as i know this little woman is going to be watching and copying everything i do and i want to set a good example. It would have never been a problem for me to indulge in several buns or three slices of lovely calorie laden cake but now i limit myself to one portion of whatever i bake. I would be racked with guilt before but now i know i can enjoy a slice and really savour it. I just hope i can continue this way of thinking…..
I came across this recipe in the April edition of Easy Food magazine and i decided to try it, if you dont like bananas stop reading now as the flavour is very much dominated by them!
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
3 bananas mashed
120gr porridge oats
75gr butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180c. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes till oats plump up. Spoon onto a baking tray and bake for 15-20 mins. Put on wire rack to cool. Enjoy with lovely fresh coffee! Yummy banana goodness and ignoring the butter almost guilt free!