As today was a fairly average Monday, this post’s going to be about – yesterday!
Apart from these:
Although even the sweet potato oat pancakes I had for breakfast were made last night 🙂
I used 1tbsp peanut flour instead of the coconut, then microwaved this morning with half a banana sliced on top… and some coconut cream for good measure:
Sadly, that’s the end of my sweet potato *makes mental note for shopping list* so moving swiftly onwards – to yesterday!
I had a great day, which included lots of lovely sunny bike- and horse-riding and a chilled afternoon at home. I pottered about, and then decided to make something, inspired by this:
Buying a bar with oats in it was a bit stupid, as I know I can only eat certified “pure” ones, but I think it was on sale (it was a while ago) and I must have convinced myself that Nakd would use gluten-free oats which, I think from emailing them, isn’t the case 😦
But in the last few years, if I’ve found things I want to try but which aren’t gluten-free, I’ll try to make them myself, which is what I did yesterday:
It was easier than a lot of my efforts, as Nakd not only uses limited ingredients, but also lists the percentage of each. so, sticking fairly closely to the list, I used:
9g peanut butter
5g cocoa powder
I blended everything in my mini-grinder/mill till it started clumping, put in the fridge for a few hours, then cut into eight mini bites. I was sure I’d like the result, looking at the ingredients, and wasn’t disappointed. They were chocolatey, rich and not over-sweet and the texture from the oats was great… the only thing I can’t tell is whether or not they’re like the original so if you’ve tried the Nakd one and also try these, let me know!
There’s something satisfying about making your own version and the added bonus of saving money 🙂
I think that’s why Kate, of What Kate is Cooking, has started featuring “make it yourself Mondays” on her great blog – I think these would count!
Do you make your own versions of commercial products? If so, is it because of dietary “restrictions”, wanting to make them healthier, or just because you feel like it?!