Monday, 2 June 2014

Banana oat bites with chia seeds and dark chocolate (slimming world friendly)

I am constantly trying to create new recipes and make healthy treats that taste good. I do follow the Slimming World eating plan however this recipe is suitable for anyone trying to eat healthier or just looking for a yummy natural treat!

This recipe is for 1 serving as I usually make a fresh batch every other day and I wouldn't imagine they would keep for very long!

1/2 banana ( eat the rest or chop it up and put it in the freezer - frozen banana is yummy)
35 grams oats
1 level tsp chia seeds
5 grams dark chocolate (80% tastes awesome in this!)
50ml of milk (any kind, could substitute for water if you're vegan or have intolerances)
Fry light or oil of choice

1 bowl, teaspoon, fork, sharp knife,, small measuring jug for milk, measuring scales, baking tray, non stick baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Mash up 1/2 banana in a bowl using a fork. Once it's a paste measure out 35 grams of oats and add to the banana. Add 1 tsp of chia seeds and mix thoroughly. Allow to sit for 5 mins then add 50ml of milk, allow to sit for another 5 mins for the oats and chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid. Meanwhile measure and chop up the dark chocolate into small pieces. If you don't own electrical scales then 5 grams of chopped dark chocolate should roughly fill a heaped teaspoon.
Add in the dark chocolate and stir.
Place the non stick baking sheet on a baking tray, spray with fry light or oil and then spoon out your mixture onto the tray. You can do this various ways, you can spoon out individual bites or put all of the mixture on the tray and chop up after cooking. Note, it is normally for the mixture to be slightly runny.

Place in the oven for 10 mins, then check at 2 min intervals after that. These usually brown on the bottom quickest so you'll know when their cooked as you'll be able to remove them off the tray without any resistance.

Allow to cool slightly on a cooling rack but I think they taste best when still warm and gooey!

For slimming world members, this recipe is the equivalent to 1 healthy extra B and 5 SYNS. Definitely worth it!!

I hope you try this out, personally it's the closest thing I've ate to banana bread in years without the guilt! 

Love you, Beth xxx