COCONUT CHERRY OAT BARS

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It’s the time of the new year when a lot of people fall off their “New Year, New Healthy Me” resolution. If you have a sweet tooth like me but you’re trying to make healthier choices, why not give my Coconut Cherry Oat Bars a go. They’re sugar free and they take less than no time to make. And they make great snacks for work or when you’re just on the go.

Ingredients

225g of Oats

25g of Dried Coconut

Handful of Almonds (I chose sliced)

Handful of Cherries (Cut into halves)

160mls of Honey

140mls of Coconut Oil

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How To

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius

Mix all of the dry ingredients together (Oats, Dried Coconut and Cherries)

All in the wet ingredients (Honey and Coconut Oil)

Mix well together

Pour mixture into tin and bake for 25 minutes

Leave to cool before cutting into bars

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I hope that you enjoyed this recipe!

Melissa

THE BAKING EDIT | CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a good cookie and I just LOVE homemade Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies! I put my apron back on this week and got to work! If you’re looking for an easy peasy, no fuss melt in your mouth cookie recipe, why not give the one below a try! The recipe makes roughly 30 cookies.

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Ingredients

2 & ¼ cups of all-purpose flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 cup of butter

1 tsp of salt

¾ cup of granulated sugar

¾ cup of light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla extract

2 cups of chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips)

Directions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 190° C or 375°F
  2. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt
  3. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a separate bowl
  4. Add eggs and beat well
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ones
  6. Add in chocolate chips and mix well
  7. Spoon small heaps onto an ungreased cookie sheath
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned
  9. Place cookies onto wire rack and leave to cool completely

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Enjoy with a giant glass of cold milk or cup of tea!

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THE BAKING EDIT | CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA LOAF

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The past two days I’ve been off work sick with a fever (SAD FACE), so there was no exploring this weekend for me. Instead, I remained in my pyjamas flaked out on the couch watching re runs and the current season of The Great British Bake Off. God, I love that show!! Thankfully now I’m on the mend and feeling a little better. Fever is gone, WUHOO!! Watching all of that baking inspired me to get my apron on. I’d forgotten how therapeutic baking can be. There was a time where I was continuously baking but since moving to Singapore, that kind of went on the back burner. All this working and exploring has left little time for my baking.

I love bananas and chocolate and wanted something sweet but hearty so I decided to bake my trusty and reliable Chocolate Chip Banana Loaf. If you’re looking to bake something easy and delicious, why not give it a go!

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3 ripened bananas well mashed
  2. 1 cup of sugar or sweetener
  3. 2 eggs, beaten
  4. ½ cup of vegetable oil
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 2 cups of flour
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
  8. ½ tsp. salt
  9. 1 cup baking chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli – My favourite!)

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F)
  • Peel and mash the 3 bananas into a mixing bowl
  • Beat eggs
  • Add vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Mix well and add bananas
  • Mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt)
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix well
  • Add chocolate chips into mixture
  • Pour mixture into baking tin
  • Bake for approximately 35 – 40 minutes
  • Leave to cool before slicing

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For me, it’s the perfect feel good food when you’re not feeling too well. Great with a cup of tea! I hope you enjoyed this Baking Edit. Let me know your favourite things to bake.

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