Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate cooking. I absolutely loathe it. However, living alone means that, every now and again, I have to cook something relatively healthy. Unfortunately, I can’t survive on pizza and gelato alone, no matter how hard I try. So, fear not, this is not about to turn into another cooking blog – there are far too many people out there who do a much better job at it than I ever could.
Although I despise cooking with all my heart, I love baking. Weird, I know. But I could happily spend hours in the kitchen making various cakes. I recently made a very successful attempt at baking my own bread. I also skip breakfast on a regular basis, relying on a cup of tea to get me through until lunchtime (I don’t drink coffee, to the absolute horror of every Italian I know!). When I don’t skip it, it’s usually because I have grabbed a cornetto (croissant) from the bar below my school. Bad, I know (sorry Mum) but mornings are generally my enemy. So when I came across the following recipe, I couldn’t help but try it out and I just had to share. I even gave it to the secretary at school who loved it. Actually, hers turned out better than mine!
That’s right – these flapjacks have only 3 ingredients and are super healthy. I can’t remember where I stumbled upon them for the first time, so sorry about that, but this recipe totally works. I add extra fruit and honey to mine to make them more breakfasty (is that even a word?).
150 g rolled oats
150 ml milk (I use soy or almond)
2 mashed bananas
Preheat oven to 180 deg C
In a bowl, mash bananas and mix with milk and honey
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients
Combine the two and mix well
Pour mixture into a tray lined with greaseproof paper (mix should be about 2 cms thick)
Cook at 180 deg C for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
These flapjacks don’t come out particularly sweet, not like the ones made with syrup, so sometimes I sprinkle a little brown sugar on the top to give them a little sweetness.
And that’s it!