Monday, 30 September 2013

Banana & Chocolate Cake Cookies: A Diabetic's Dream

Recently I found out I have gestational diabetes, but that will come with another post, I know I've been slack with the pregnancy posts lately! So I decided to have a little look online for something that would cater for my sweet tooth without being loaded with sugar, and these are ideal for that being packed full of sweetness from the banana. 

What you will need:
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1/8th tsp of bicarb
6 tbsp sugar
175g dark chocolate (chopped)
60g walnuts (optional) (I didn't add these as I'm allergic to them!)
1 egg
1 small banana (mashed) (best when they are really ripe)
150g unsalted butter or margarine 
1 tsp vanilla extract

What I did:
I popped all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl;
Mix the eggs, butter, banana and vanilla extract together; 
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry.

Now it did say on the recipe you can make 36 of these cookies, but lets be honest, that wouldn't happen. I portioned them out to 18 portions, some may have been a little larger than others, but who would complain about that?

Pop in the oven at 180/160 fan/gas mark 4 for 10 mins. 

These are not hard cookies, but more a cake cookie so you feel like you can have the best of both worlds. And being low in sugar, they are great for diabetics. 

Hope you like them!

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