Personal Trainer Treats For Eats

The above picture is my Dad eating a giant cookie in a cafe in vancouver it remixed me that sometimes its important to skip the diet and indulge in a treat or two, these are a few recipes from our house. I find it is very important to bake your own treats so that you understand what goes into them and don’t ignore to the amount of sugar that goes into some of the shop bought treats. With recipes like this you can always adjust the sugar up or down to your own particular taste. The fact that you have weighed them out and counted the sugars before eating them will make you more responsible when eating them.

Personal Trainer Treats For Eats Quick Oaty Cookies

  •  200g crunchy no added sugar peanut butter
  • 75g runny honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 75g raisins
  • 50g oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  1. Preheat oven 170c, line s baking tray with baking paper.
  2.  Put peanut butter in mixing bowl and beat in honey. Then add egg, beat thoroughly then sprinkle surface with bicarbonate of soda and beat this in. Stir in raisins and oats making a very stiff dough mixture.
  3.  Put teaspoonfuls on baking tray (makes about 12), spacing them out as they will spread as they cook.
  4.  Bake for 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool. You could replace raisins with chopped dates, cranberries, chocolate chips – whatever takes your fancy. Delicious with a cup of coffee as a weekend treat.

Personal Trainer Treats For Eats Gooey Chocolate Brownies

  • 200g dark 70% chocolate
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 75g rice flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 large eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 75g chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven 160c, line 24cm baking tin with baking paper.
  2.  Put chocolate and coconut oil in small heatproof bowl over small saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted, leave to cool.
  3.  Whisk together eggs and sugar until light and frothy.
  4.  Sift all dry ingredients together making a well in centre. Add egg/sugar mix, followed by melted chocolate mix and blend all together with a wooden spoon or a whisk. When smooth add chopped walnuts and pour into tin.
  5.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, should be firm on top but s little moist in centre.
  6.  Cool completely before cutting into square. Quite a gooey brownie and can be kept in the fridge.