I have been eating a lot lately. Bingeing, you might say. Whether it is to fill an emotional void or just because I am a pig with no self control, I can’t say. I don’t generally keep “bad” food in the house because I will just eat it. Rapidly. With no thought to the size of my thighs or any other part of my expanding body.
Today I had my niece’s 1st birthday party to go to. I was severely hungover (not from alcohol, I don’t drink – it was from some medication I take to ease neck pain and headaches and last night I took a big dose because I just wanted to sleep) and very dopey and unmotivated. Last night, I had predicted my inevitable last-minute dash to the party, so I had baked some cookies. Easy cookies which take no brain power whatsoever to make. I added chocolate to the recipe because I am currently also going through some sort of brain fog, whereby I forget that I’m not supposed to eat chocolate (because of my kidneys). Besides, the cookies were for the party, not strictly for me alone, so I could cheat and eat some batter and pretend it was ok.
The cookies are yummy and turn out really well, even if your oven is rubbish like mine. The wholegrain porridge oats mean they are super healthy (you can lie to yourself like I did) and should be eaten with abandon.
Easy Chocolate Oat Cookies
150g Self Raising Floour
150g Wholegrain Quick Oats
150g Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
100g chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
In a saucepan, melt butter, sugar and golden syrup together until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in dry ingredients until all combine. Chocolate will probably melt into mixture but that’s ok!
Spoon mixture onto baking tray and form into rounds.
Bake for approx 20 minutes. Let cool on trays. Store in airtight container.
Voila! Eat and go on a diet tomorrow!