New Kid on the Blog

I try and see Sunday as my ‘day off’, though for a supposed day off it sure does tend to be a busy one with meals to prepare, ensuring uniforms are ready for Monday, washing and putting away the last of the weekends laundry. I do like to set aside an hour if I can though and catch up on some reading; and sometimes start drafting new blog posts.

Sunday is generally the one day I don’t really bake, unless it’s a loaf of bread for that days meals, Caoimhe had very  Caoimhe's cookiesdifferent ideas today though. She hasn’t been very well this weekend, but feeling better this afternoon, she decided she’d like to bake something. Harry is also very out of sorts and stuck to me like glue so I couldn’t extract myself from his grasp to do something with her. So we agreed if she settled on a simple recipe, she could make it herself and I would step in to help is she really needed it.

She was very pleased with the results of her efforts and suggested they go on the blog, so I suggested SHE blog them, she’s delighted, so, over to you Caoimhe!

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Hello! I’m Caoimhe and I am 10 😀

I really like baking. It’s a really creative thing to do and you can experiment by swapping ingredients and trying new flavours. I love making sweet things and my favourite things to bake are cupcakes and cookies. I chose the cookies I made today because they contain some of my favourite things, nut butter, bananas and coconut oil. Coconut oil has a lovely tropical flavour, I like that. These cookies don’t have any sugar in them either, that’s a really good thing, my Mam is trying to make sure we all cut down on sugar, she says it’s super bad for us.

Caoimhe recipeI think this recipe is really good, it was really simple, and quick and easy to put together. I used peanut butter in my cookies because I love it, it’s my favourite nut butter.

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I was really happy with these cookies, they are really tasty.


Thank you Caoimhe! I’m sure now you’ve dipped your toes we’ll see you here again, you did a great job x

The above photo of the recipe isn’t very clear so here it is again:

3 Large Ripe Bananas, mashed together

4 heaped tablespoons Almond Butter, 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil, 4 tablespoons Maple Syrup, mixed into the bananas.

180g Porridge Oats, mixed into the wet ingredients.

Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto a baking tray, flatten out and bake for 20 minutes on 200C/180C fan, cool on a wire rack.

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19 thoughts on “New Kid on the Blog

  1. Well Caoimhe, we have very similar tastes. I like cookies too and I particularly like peanut butter and coconut oil. I just might try your recipe! They look delicious…. well done 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Donna, she’s chuffed with herself 🙂
      Re the book, I haven’t made too many things from it yet, first impressions are it looks quite good, though the proof really is in how the recipes turned out, like Caoimhe’s cookies for example, they taste nice but are very cakey. I have made the apple loaf, I wasn’t impressed at all. She uses an apple sauce in a lot of her recipes, that is actually delicious itself and the homemade nutella is gorgeous. I want to make some of the savoury dishes before I really pass judgement, so I’ll keep you posted.
      I’m a sucker for a pretty book though and the photos of the food are lovely!! 😉

      1. Thanks Nicola!
        I know, her blog looks stunning and I love her Instagram feed but a lot of comments of style over substance online 🙁
        Also, do I really need another healthy living book that I don’t follow? 😉

        1. Mmm, that’s a good point and I do believe Susan Jane White has another book in the pipeline, her recipes are great, definitely one worth holding out for.
          Too much choice really isn’t there! 😉

  2. Caoimhe, you may need a weekly slot on this blog, I think! Really great recipe. I love hazelnut butter so think I’ll be trying this with that nut butter. Sounds DELICIOUS!

  3. That would really be absolutely lovely! She could do baking, crafts, oh so much!! Girls are so wonderfully pro-active, our boys are all like “meh….” to things like this! GOOD ON YOU CAOIMHE 🙂

    1. I must suggest it to her….or let her see this herself even & see what she thinks…..I’m sure she would love it though….she’s very arty…..loves nothing more than, as she says herself, ‘getting creative’ 🙂

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