Fellow ‘mummy tummies’ of the world unite! We all know the struggle to avoid the biscuit tin and the dashed ideals of keeping a sugar free child. I’ve been pondering and pottering about the kitchen in recent weeks and these are the current solution in our household, Porridge Bites. Let’s be frank, these are no triple chocolate cookies but they can hit that 3pm sweet spot like a goodun. They are super quick to whip up and being egg free it’s perfect for tiny hands to get stuck in (literally) and help!
This recipe makes a single batch, just the right size to polish off with your toddler. Double or triple the quantities and pop a couple in your other half’s lunch box, grab a few for breakfast on the go or just enjoy the odd guilt free snack.
Recipe (makes 8 bites)
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 50g Porridge Oats
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Mash the banana and mix in the oats. Add your extras…
- Rasins (1 tbsp)
- Peanut Butter (1 tbsp)
- Cacao (1 level tsp)
- Pecan (1 tbsp chopped) & Maple Syrup (1 tsp)
- Apricot (1 tbsp chopped) & a few cheeky dark chocolate drops
Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and dollop on the mixture in little balls, a single recipe should make 8 ‘bite sized’ pieces. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.
These definitely taste best warm, but neither my husband or toddler object to them cold. Florence fervently cries for ‘moooor cake! peeease!’. With such frugal ingredients you’ve already got lurking in the pantry, why not give them a try? Be sure to share any photos or flavour ideas with us over on Instagram, @fifi.and.florence.
-Fifi & Florence x