First up - and as mentioned a favorite of mine. These Banana Protein flapjacks. The flapjacks all come cut into three pieces and to make my flapjack fix last longer than one hit, I used one a day and sprinkled it on top of my overnight oats.
To make my oats I use a 1/3 cup of rolled oats, 1/3 cup of coconut milk, 2-3 tablespoons of fat free yogurt (Greek style is my fave!) then mix this together. In the morning I add two scoops of frozen mixed berries on top - and for this week a sprinkle of flapjack. By the time I have made the school and nursery drop offs and arrived at work - the berries have defrosted enough to be soft, but its still all cold enough. This is my daily work week breakfast. Usually accompanied with a hot mug of tea (my 3rd cup of the day!) and a fruit salad or banana.
Second up was the pack of mixed nuts - which included hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts. Now in this house most weeks we are left with a few browning bananas - which means most weeks a banana bread reciep is on the cards. To this weeks offering I whizzed up the pack of cuts in the food processor and added the nut dust into the mixture.
For the recipe I used 2 ripe bananas mixed together with 250g caster sugar. Mixed until smooth. Added 2 eggs and then whisked in 140g of stork butter. Then stir in 250g plain flour, 2 tsp of baking powder and the nut dust. Bake in the oven on 190c for about 1 hour.
It made a lovely yummy cake and a would be a nice breakfast alternative with the banana and nuts - kids enjoyed it too!!
Finally I made some Summertime Punch scones - and these were super good!! I used Sarah Flowers Busy Mums cookbook (honestly all kinds of awesome cookbook!) as the base recipe. I chopped up the dried strawberries, pineapple and coconut in the snack pack with scissors and made it the rest of the 50g with some raisins.
Also I had not buttermilk - instead I did 100ml of full fat milk with a generous squeeze of lemon in. Do that first before cracking on with the rest to let the milk thicken slightly. The recipe made up a decent sized batch - instead of sprinkling with sugar I dusted them with some desiccated coconut to enace that tropical feel to them.
A very quick and simple way to use up those snack packs - I had imagined these tropical scones filled with some lemon curd and clotted cream. Alas that never happen, but splitting them and with a good spread of butter alongside a cup of tea - its not too shabby.
Thinking about these fantastic little snack packs in other ways definitely got me thinking outside the box!! And don't forget if you have never tried Graze before you can sign up and use the Reward code