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GUILT BAKING – Quick, easy and tasty recipe

Some mornings I get the guilt if I leave the kids watching tv for too long as I attempt to get the house in order, play around on social media or read with a coffee.  This morning was one of those.  So once 10am hit I did a bit of what I call guilt baking.  This will rectify being a rubbish Mum for the last hour or so.  Bonnie loves to bake and Charlie is happy to watch and sample.

Mom baking with Kids

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This is real life


This is real life

Guilt baking means even more mess and dishes but it makes me feel a wee bit better.   My friend  sent me some tasty looking granola recipes last week.  Between my current green juice and Hairy Dieter obsession I am also keen to have some healthy baking ideas.  Bon and I knocked this up Jamie Oliver style as we didn’t have all of the ingredients to hand for what was meant to be a sticky date granola.  It was not only healthy but a TOTAL hit with both kids.  Enjoy x

Guilt baking Granola bars

Large handful of porridge oats


Dried Apricots (or anything else you have to hand, dates, cherries, nuts)

Raw coconut oil – large tablespoon

Vanilla essence – small dash

Squeeze of honey

Coconut/almond milk – few tablespoons (can use normal milk to bind it instead)

Pinch of cinnamon

Mix it all together and bake for 20 minutes

Result – two happy kids, tasty and healthy snack for me before the uphill nursery run and no longer guilty Mummy Jojo !! (for now) x


Yummy !!


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