The Bank Holiday Bake Off

Today a brief lowdown on two very nice and pretty simple recipes from two other bloggers that I've tried my hand at over this rainy weekend! If you're stuck inside in the rain today then you might just want to try one or both of these out too - they couldn't be simpler or more delicious.

Gathering the ingredients.

Gathering the ingredients.

First up were these super gooey 100 Calorie Chocofudge Brownies - yes 100 calories per Brownie! I've wanted to give these a whirl for absolutely ages and I finally got around to it yesterday.

About to be baked.

About to be baked.

The core ingredients consist of low fat yogurt and wholemeal oats as well as a natural stevia based sweetener in place of your usual mounds of refined sugar.

The recipe came from Rosie Thomas's blog, The Londoner and can be found here if you fancy giving them a go, which I highly recommend that you do.

They are quick to make - basically a chuck everything in and mix it up kind of job. Then with only 20 minutes cooking time you can have a gooey, chocolatey delight sitting on your plate with a cup of tea in hand in no time at all.

I must admit that I added some chopped walnuts and dried cranberries to mine as I had some open packets that needed using up, so the 100 calorie factor may have been raised a little! Mind you I could still tell they would've been just as delicious without the additions so there's really no need to add anything extra to boost up these little darlings! 

Nutty and gooey.

Nutty and gooey.

The second, and incredibly, ridiculously easy recipe that I gave a whirl for an after dinner treat the other day were these gluten free banana pancakes as featured on Amelia Liana's fantastic blog here

When I say easy I mean take two ingredients, bananas and eggs, mix them together and cook. Done! So simple to whip up for a treat, for breakfast or as we did for a little something extra after our evening meal. 

Marvellous mashed bananas!

Marvellous mashed bananas!

If you follow me on Twitter or Vine you may have seen my video posts of both of these recipes.

Just a little disclaimer on the pancakes - I'm not the best cook when it comes to any type of pancake so they look a little ... well not to appetising. Yet I assure you they tasted so very much better than they looked! Especially with a little drizzle of nice, pure maple syrup on top.

If you have a go at either of these then I hope you enjoy them as much as I did - plus as I love trying new recipes and making delicious things be sure to add any links to anything that you think I should try in the comments section below.

Happy Baking!