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in the kitchen with our resident food bloggers: 3 guilt-free recipes to fix your sweet tooth craving

Sweet treats aren’t totally off limit when you are eating healthy. Let’s face it, we can’t be good all the time!

Try these delicious recipes at home to cure your sweet fix without over-indulging.

 

Banana Pancakes

Who doesn’t love a stack of light and fluffy pancakes?? Try this figure-friendly recipe to jazz up your breakfast routine or for an evening treat!

Naughty treat pancakes created by our resident MGS blogger @ZaraDavey

Ingredients

1 large banana (must be overripe!)
1 large egg
2 heaped tablespoons of plain flour
Splash of skimmed milk
Low calorie spray (or a teaspoon of coconut oil)

Method

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients into a blender (NOT THE MILK)

Step 2: Blend until smooth

Step 3: If the mixture is a little thick, add a splash of milk to loosen it up

Step 4: Spray a large non-stick pan with the low cal spray

Step 5: Once the pan is hot, spoon out the mixture to make mini pancakes (tip: Do not make the pancakes large as it makes them harder to flip).

Step 6: Once bubbles begin to appear on the pancake, it’s time to flip them! It’s important not to flip them too soon, otherwise you’ll end up with scrambled banana!

Step 7: Place onto a plate and allow to cool slightly. Repeat steps 1-6 until all the mixture has been used

Now it’s time to top your pancakes. We used: 0% Greek yogurt and chopped strawberries. We then drizzled 0% sugar syrup over the top and added some light squirty cream!

Now what you decide to top your pancakes with is completely up to you. We have a major sweet tooth so chocolate spread with strawberries and squirty cream always goes down a treat. If you fancy something lighter, swap the choc spread for 0% Greek yogurt and add a teaspoon of chocolate protein powder to it.

 

Delish!

 

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

The perfect guilt-free yummy treat to snack on with a lovely cup of tea or coffee!

Delicious cookies created by our resident MGS blogger @healthywithhally

Ingredients

Half a cup of dark chocolate chips
80g rolled oats
Half a cup of coconut sugar
1 ½ Cups of coconut flour
2 tbsp of coconut oil
2tbsp honey
1 large egg
Milk if needed
Sprinkle of Himalayan salt

Method

Step 1: Pre heat the oven to 180

Step 2: Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl; so the oats, flour, sugar and chocolate chips

Step 3: In a pan, melt the coconut oil and let it cool a little then add the honey, mixed egg and a sprinkle of salt

Step 4: Once combined, add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix together until all combined and a cookie dough is made

Step 5: If it’s dry add a dash of milk. If it’s a little wet add a tad of flour. Taste the mixture of preference and add more honey if needed

Step 6: Roll into balls and place on a baking papered tray sparingly. This recipe makes around 9 cookies

Step 7: Cook for 10-14 minutes. Leave to cool

Pop the kettle on & enjoy!

 

Salted Caramel Chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate, but nothing beats the taste of rich, home-made chocolate! Try this quick, simple & irresistible recipe now!

Irresistible home-made chocolate created by our resident MGS blogger @FoodForFrankie

Ingredients

For the salted caramel:
5 medjool dates
2tsp maple syrup
A pinch of Himalayan salt
A dash of water

For the chocolate:
160g coconut oil
5tsp of cacao powder

Method

Step 1: Add all the salted caramel ingredients in a blender and blitz until all ingredients are combined. Set aside once done.

For the chocolate:
Step 2: Melt coconut oil in a pan on low heat and then stir in the cocoa powder for 1 minute, being careful not to burn.

Next…
Step 3: Place cling film into a oblong/rectangle container leaving enough at the sides. Pour chocolate mixture on top and spoon in the salted caramel breaking up into little bits spreading evenly.

Step 4: Freeze for 1-2 hours and keep stored in the fridge.

Step 5: Cut into squares to serve.

 Yummmm!

 

We hope you enjoy making these guilt-free sweet treats!

Let us know how you get on by tagging us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

 

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