I made this recipe a few weeks ago. It was a Saturday afternoon , the house was a pit and I was chatting to a friend. In conversation I tell her to come round with the kids for coffee.
So I close the phone look at the mess than have a slight panic attach!!
Then I start screaming for everyone to pack up their Sh%&T and tidy up. Of course I DO NOT get a response from anyone until about the 10th request , where by that time I’m a crazy person……
Anyhow the house did get tidy eventually , and no body was injured or murdered (by be deadly stares I was giving out)
Just as I was about to relax , I realize that I don't have anything in the house to offer with coffee.
OMG !!! Second wave of panic…..
Im the type of person that cant fathom the thought of someone coming over and not having something to offer them.
So I run into the kitchen. There's half a cup of peanut butter on the kitchen bench. ( Left overs from this mornings peanut butter , that wouldn't fit in the jar) First thing that pops into my mind… Peanut butter cookies… Ok great. Flour ….. None in the house and cant be bothered to grind anything to make it. Sooo flour less peanut butter cookies it is.
Next I look around my eyes catches the fruit bowl and a brown specked banana is screaming consume me before I melt !!!!!
So I grab it mash it up with a fork and mix it with the peanut butter. Next open the fridge, a little too frantically and I nearly get knocked in the head with the maple syrup jar that comes flying off the fridge door. . I guess that’s a sign. So I pore ¼ cup maple syrup in the mix. Next open the pantry move a few things round for inspiration and spot some dark sugar free chocolate that has been forgotten in the far back corner. Great choc chips. Chop up about 100 grams and throw that into the mix. Add a splash of vanilla and ½ teaspoon of baking powder. Mix and ready.
I preheat the oven on 180, and grab a tray and line it with baking paper . I Roll out small balls , wet my hands and flatten them down on the lined tray.
Put them in the oven to bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden.
Let them cool when they were done and served them to my guests when they arrived 5 minutes later!!!
Super proud of myself I must admit:
Inspiration for recipe -nano seconds
Prep time -5 minutes
cook time -15 minutes and
clean up time -1 min to throw everything into the laundry room, where the mess cannot be seen!!!
Kids loved them , adults loved them and there were no more left by the time everyone went home...
Happy baking !!!!