I'm that person that prefers the cake batter to the cake, the cookie dough to the scrumptious final product, warm out the oven. Maybe I'm impatient. Maybe I am just greedy. But I will take those names and eat my cookie dough raw... right out the bowl thank you (I mean who wants more washing up?)
A few weeks back I made a nutty almond and PB mix, studded with little chunks of chocolate. Simple, but oh so good. I however have a habit of getting into one of my "baking moods" which means I dance and twirl my way into the kitchen and start throwing stuff in a bowl- hoping it will turn out edible. This is great for my (and my housemates) stomach, not so great for my recipe book that contains many a blank page thanks to my kitchen twirling.
This however is super simple. Basic, in the cupboard ingredients that means, on this mind-week slump, you can probably cure your Wednesday blues right now.
So grab, spoon, stir and swirl. Tweak to your taste and see what works.
2 TBPS Peanut butter (or other nut/ seed butter)
3 TBSPS Plain flour (I use Doves farm gluten free, but you can use a normal one)
1 TBPS Maple Syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 tsp Cinnamon
A handful of Almonds (about 20)
Pinch of salt
1. Melt nut butter by putting it in a microwavable bowl and heating for short 20 second bursts- be careful it can sizzle quickly!*
2.Blend the almonds for a couple of short bursts to create chunks- but not a fine consistency. You can also stick them in a couple of food bags, ad have some fun with a rolling pin.
3. Mix all the ingredients in with the melted nut butter.
4. Allow to firm up a little in the fridge, about 30 minutes.
5. Roll into balls, stick on top of icecream, eat right out of the bowl (spoon optional). The possibilities are endless....
*Depending on your nut butter, you can skip step one. If it is a runnier consistency you don't need to melt it.
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