Sunday, 4 May 2014 - , 5 comments

SIMPLESTART : Sweet Banana Oaty Bites


Whenever I'm following a Simple Start or Filling and Healthy day, I tend to struggle a little to satisfy my sweet tooth...so I came up with these delicious little snacks.

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I've made a version of these banana bites before, but this time I coated the slices of banana in sweetened vanilla yoghurt before rolling in cinnamon-tossed oats. Then I slow-baked them for a long time to achieve a crunchy, almost nutty coating.
They certainly hit the spot!

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Simply pour some jumbo porridge oats into a bowl and flavour with cinnamon, nutmeg and artificial sweetener to your personal taste.


In a second bowl, dollop some Total 0% fat Greek yoghurt, Flavour with vanilla essence and artificial sweetener to your liking.


These are very easy to make, but don't attempt to use your hands as you will get very messy!
Slice the banana and drop a piece into the yoghurt. Coat generously using 2 spoons.


Using a spoon, pick up the yoghurt-coated banana and drop into the oats.


Use your fingers to sprinkle oats over the banana until coated. Turn gently using a fork or spoon until totally covered.


Scoop the yoghurt-coated banana out of the oats using a flat knife and deliver gently onto a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper.


Repeat the process until you have your desired amount. Mist with a little Frylight oil.


Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 170C/325F/Gas3, turning half way and misting with Frylight again.


I cook them very slowly because this way, the oats become almost nutty, the yoghurt becomes chewy and the banana caramelises so you have these wonderful areas of toffee-like goo in places.

Leave to cool for snacking, or serve warm with a little more yoghurt like miniature crumble desserts.

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Sweet craving sorted!

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5 comments:

Dianne Lewis 5 May 2014 at 02:02

325 for an hour and a half? Won't they burn?

Becky Tucker 7 May 2014 at 06:43
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Becky Tucker 7 May 2014 at 06:44

Hi Janey, how many ProPoints do these work out as each bite? They look yummy, can't wait to try them! Thanks - Becky

Janey 7 May 2014 at 14:51

Hi Dianne-they don't seem to, but if you think yours will, cook them on a lower temperature...they need to cook slowly for best results x

Janey 7 May 2014 at 14:53

Hi Becky-For these tailor-made SimpleStart/Filling & Healthy recipes, I don't calculate the propoints as those days are all about no weighing and measuring-a little freedom! So the best thing is to weigh out some yoghurt and oats for the amount you want to make and calculate your own pp's xx

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