I love a little baking session. But as a bit of a novice, I also like simple and easy recipes to follow. So I’ve pulled together a few really simple, tried and tested treats for you to try at home too. You can also see my no-bake chocolate biscuit cake here if you fancy.
Three ingredient (gluten-free and dairy-free) peanut butter cookies
I made these back at the beginning of the summer for a BBQ with friends. One our friends can’t eat dairy due to an intolerance of her daughter who she was still breastfeeding so I decided to bake these little treats so she could still have something sweet. I’m assured by her and Dann that they taste great – I hate peanuts so I can’t say!
260g of peanut butter – smooth or chunky, your choice
200g sugar – I used caster
1 egg – medium
(optional – 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
Preheat the oven to 200C, and line a tray with greaseproof paper
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix – handy tip: break the egg in a separate bowl increase the shell goes in
Roll into balls and gently flatten on the tray. Push a fork into the top to make a criss cross pattern
Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins – watch them carefully. They should be slightly golden on top.
Three ingredient naughty chocolate brownies
These are a real naughty treat for any chocolate lover, and a huge hit with Dann who will do anything for brownies.
275g chocolate spread or Nutella (again I can’t eat hazelnuts, so we used chocolate spread instead)
2 eggs – medium
70g plain flour
(optional – add chocolate chips for extra indulgence – lightly cover in flour to stop them sinking in the mix)
Preheat oven to 180C and grease a square tin – I love the greasing!
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
Spread into the tin
Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until the centre is just set
Wait until cool and slice into cubes
^^we had some left over melted chocolate so I drizzled so on to make these extra naughty!^^
3 ingredient frozen banana yoghurt bites (gluten-free)
I guess this one really does what it says on the tin. A slightly healthier treat, great for those with kiddies, especially if they want to help – not too messy! These are great as a snack on their own straight from the freezer, or as an extra for a healthy breakfast with cereal or granola.
1 large ripe banana
150g of yoghurt – we used natural fat-free
Dried banana (optional)
(optional extras – to make it naughty add chocolate chips – white ones would probably work best)
Sort out 12 cupcake case (silicone ones work best) ready and place on a tray that will fit in your freezer. We stacked it inside our chest freezer.
Peel the banana and mash with a fork, or potato masher.
Mix with the yoghurt in a bowl.
Spread the mix between the cupcake cases.
Top with banana chips if you like
Place in the freezer for about two hours or until frozen all the way through.
Remove from cases if in silicone and serve – or bag up and store in the freezer for later use.
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