This IS MY Dinner

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This week my love for chocolate was taking over! So when dinner time came around I settled on this:

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Before you judge me, let me fill you in on a little secret….it is actually pretty healthy!! Yep that’s right heal-thy!
So let’s get right down to just what is in this!

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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!

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Pb2 peanut butter rocks, and the chocolate is good too. If you try it and hate it, I’ll gladly take your leftovers :).

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.

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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.

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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!

Enjoy!!

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4 responses »

    • I know right? So I had a pint on Arctic Zone ice cream for lunch. The child in me is apparently taking over!! Oh well at 150 calories a pint I think my conscience is still ok with it! 🙂

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