LIFESTYLE: Super easy 3 ingredient recipes for a quick treat

September 23, 2015

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!

Three ingredient (gluten-free and dairy-free) peanut butter cookies

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)

The recipe:
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 (gluten-free and dairy-free) peanut butter cookies

Three ingredient (gluten-free and dairy-free) peanut butter cookies

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.

Three ingredient naughty chocolate 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)

The recipe:
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

Three ingredient naughty chocolate brownies

Three ingredient naughty chocolate brownies

^^we had some left over melted chocolate so I drizzled so on to make these extra naughty!^^

Three ingredient naughty chocolate brownies

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.

3 ingredient frozen banana yoghurt bites (gluten-free)

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)

The recipe:
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.

3 ingredient frozen banana yoghurt bites (gluten-free)

14 responses to “LIFESTYLE: Super easy 3 ingredient recipes for a quick treat”

  1. Siobhan Rothwell says:

    So want to make those brownies! They look super easy and tasty. And the banana yoghurt treats looks perfect for a quick healthy

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm now hungry and craving these for breakfast! Amy –

  3. Cat says:

    These look absolutely delicious

  4. Taylor says:

    Finally! Some really easy, minimal recipes where the results actually look really delicious! Tempted to make the brownies at some point :)

  5. Alice Spake says:

    I wish I hadn't seen these… I'm so damn hungry now xxAlice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

  6. Danni young says:

    These look like great little recipes! So clever and they look yummy! :)

  7. Saloca says:

    LOVE these ideas! Especially the first two! I love baking but sometimes it has to be something quick and simple! Fantastic ideas!Sarah :)Saloca in Wonderland

    • Rachel Bradford says:

      Sometimes you just want something fun to bake that's not too complicated and these are perfect for the baking bug xx

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