Saturday, August 10, 2013

Apologies + Skinny Cookie Bars

Hi everyone!

Yes, I'm sorry for not posting anything sooner. But as you all know I've started school so it's been a bit-- a little more than a bit chaotic. Plus to top it all off, I'm sick. This always happens around the start of school, I have no idea why. Perhaps it's a sign from above that schools not good for you... I don't know **shrugs, maybe. It's probably the germs everyone's carrying with them from their various holiday places. Anyways this year I'm a freshie and along with all the benefits, they are disadvantages aka the extra homework. I'm not even kidding. The first day back and I already have tons of homework -.- its not fun. So sometimes it's hard to satisfy your hunger whilst trying to complete all your work...which is why I'm sharing my super easy and healthy homework cookie bars to curb off your hunger. Now you can bring these to school too for a snack between classes or during your free period (if you have one). I love these because they're low in GI which means they'll make you feel full, they're low in calories, contains nutrients and proteins, 100% natural and super simple to make.

Now you don't have to prepare these before hand and take 5 minutes to prepare and 20-25 to bake. They should last 1-2 weeks. It makes 8-10 cookies.

You will need:
- 1/2 cup of Instant Oats
- 1/2 cup of Granola/Muesli
- 1/4 cup of Walnuts
-2 very ripe bananas
-1/2 tsp of Vanilla Essence
-2 tsp honey for sweetening

1. Preheat the oven to 350 f or 180 c.
2. Mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl.  If your bananas are not very ripe, mix in 2 tsp of honey.
3. Mix in the granola/muesli, walnuts and instant oats. Before putting in the walnuts, crack them in half.
4. Spoon the mixture onto a baking tray in either rounds or bars, using a fork to gently flatten. If it's too thick it won't cook.
6. Place the tray in the oven when hot and bake for 20-25 minutes.

TIP: If you prefer your cookies crispy add in a handful more walnuts or crunchy granola ;)

**Disclaimer: Adapted from Blogilates cheap clean eats cookies**

I hope you try this recipe out. I really enjoyed it and after there's hardly any washing up to do! If you don't like it, I'm sorry but each to their own. I'm sure there's another skinny cookie recipe floating around the web somewhere which you will L.O.V.E. There is something very satisfying when you eat something that is delicious and 'clean' >.<

lots of hugs,


  1. visited this blog when you first started and visited it again today and wow! you've really mixed it up huh ;) love it! maybe you could add music/ a playlist to your page? -- not sure if this is possible but if it isnt, its fine. just a suggestion :) meanwhile, keep the interesting posts coming yeah ! xo

    1. That's a great idea ;) I'll definitely think about it! However I don't know how interesting my music playlist is :/ I do have some of my music on my 'Weekly Favourites" if your interested :) But thanks for the comment! You've made my day! x littlemissarianna

  2. hey Arianna! i was just wondering.. maybe you could do a post on your daily hair routine? your hair seems to be in really good condition despite the dye which usually dries hair up! but do take your time there's no rush :) amazing blog btw xx

    1. Thank you for reading my blog!! I was seriously overjoyed to see another comment! That's a brilliant idea and I have thought about it (but thought no one would be interested). I will bump it to the top of my 'Must write on blog' list. :) Thank you again x littlemissarianna

  3. Hey, gonna have to try this at home hun!
    Lots of love!