|This did make me giggle!|
I have started clearing out our attic, yes I know nothing is finalised yet but it needs to be done regardless of when we move. I came across a bag full of little knitted cardigans that were made by my mum and me when I was pregnant with my eldest son nearly 32 years ago! Where did the time go? It really didn't seem that long ago when I had my whole life ahead of me, but now I have to face the realisation that most of my life is behind me. Such a scary thought, it would be easy to be depressed about it when there are so many things I still want to do but it was not that long ago that I faced the prospect of having very few years ahead of me so I am grateful for everyday I have. Anyway I don't want to depress all of you as well so I will just say my mum and I liked to knit and shit :)
I'm sure there are going to lots of lovely surprises in the attic, I could probably do loads of posts on 'What's in the Attic'........but I won't. I will just share a few over the next few weeks.
I thought I would share these 'healthy flapjacks' that I have been making. Don't ask me where the recipe is from, I saw it in a magazine at the hairdressers and took a photo of it. Being gluten free means any snacks I buy would be a ridiculous price so these are really nice to take to work. Diwali was being celebrated at work today so lots of cakes were brought in to share. It wasn't quite the same eating healthy flapjacks but still very nice. I take one out of the freezer each day. I found I can't eat 'bought' flapjacks without them having an adverse effect, but I can make them using Sainsburys oats without any ill effects.
Banana and Peanut Oat Bars
1 tbsp coconut oil plus extra for greasing tray
3 very ripe bananas
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp peanut butter (mine is made from sustainable palm oil)
280g porridge oats
2 tbsp flax seeds ( I used mixed seeds)
Heat the oven to 180C gas 4
Grease 20cm square baking tin (or whatever you have) with coconut oil
In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork
Melt coconut oil, honey and peanut butter over a low heat in a large pan
Once melted remove from the heat and stir in the bananas
Then mix in the oats and seeds and mix really well
Transfer to the tin and bake for 20 minutes until golden.
Wait until it has cooled before you cut it into squares
I then freeze the individual portions to take out when needed.
Thank you for all your comments on my last post, I am very relieved to be a step closer to our new life.
p.s. I can't bring myself to get rid of the little hand knits, they are too small for our grandson so they will be carefully wrapped and put away for another 32 years! Have you been strong enough to give away your little baby clothes or are you a softy like me?