This week my love for chocolate was taking over! So when dinner time came around I settled on this:
Of course, I left something out of the first picture! I always drop a piece of ice too when I get it out of the fridge. Maybe my sub-conscience is OCD?
And one additiona ingredient that I wanted to give a shout out. PB2! If your watching your figure, you should give this a try! Or even if not!
Ok, so here is what is in this dish:
1.5 cups mashed bananas (about 4 medium bananas should do)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP PB2 (regular pb would be good too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups almond milk (regular is fine too)
2.5 cups oats
** the sweetness in this dish is very mild, if you want it to be more of a dessert, I’d double the brown sugar or maybe try half stevia or even add chocolate chips**
1. Combine everything in a large bowl except almond milk and oats. Mix with hand mixer making sure cocoa isn’t lumpy.
2. Mix in almond milk.
3. Stir in oats with a spoon.
4. Pour mix into a sprayed pie dish. Don’t worry if it is pretty full, it won’t rise too much.
5. Add any topping to decorate top. I was going to add in coconut to top and forgot! AH!
6. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
So pretty!!! I guess I should have read a little more closely when looking at the original recipe for this and I would have noticed that she said it wasn’t very sweet. I just couldn’t get past the pretty pictures! Topping it off with a bit of cool whip was good enough for me but if you want it sweeter add more sugar to the mix or serve with ice cream or even add a cream cheese frosting!!
Recipe adapted from Budget Bites!
Also I thought I’d share some random things I’ve been snacking on.
I’m actually trying out the noodles for my son because he only like ramen type noodles but I won’t buy him those because of the….well because they just are not great. I like this flavor for me but it was a little too spicy for him.
The kisses are totally for me! You hardly notice any bubbles and they seem just a substantial as regular kisses. The kick is that 11 kisses are only 200 calories. I typically have
a bag full4-5 as an after dinner snack and it fills my sweet tooth!