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Con: requires use of a blender, possibly an icecream maker, time to freeze.

Pro: minimal ingredients, cognitive simplicity, compatible with a very wide range of dietary needs (vegan, paleo, GFCF, sugar-free).

Take your frozen banana (it's quite possible you could use a non-frozen banana; I just haven't tried it that way).

Blend with 200ml (about half a can) of coconut milk and a tablespoon or so of high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder.

Freeze in an icecream maker.

I should note that I don't have an icecream maker, and did it the old-school way by breaking up the crystals every 30 minutes, but I think you'd get a much creamier texture with a proper icecream maker.

It was still delicious.

Recipe cross-posted to [community profile] playeatsleep.
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[personal profile] neqs
This is a quick and easy chocolate fix for one person (or two if they’re really friendly).

3 tbs milk
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs butter
3–4 tbs flour
1–2 tbs starch (ETA: by this I meant potato flour, but you can use regular flour instead.)
1 tsp baking powder
1–2 tbs cocoa

ceramic/microwave-proof bowl
small cup to melt the butter in
bowl to mix ingredients in
microwave oven

Melt the butter in a microwave oven. Mix the sugar and milk in a ceramic bowl. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Heat in a microwave oven for about 40 seconds or until the top looks nice and ‘melty’. Since it’s egg-free it doesn’t matter if it’s not completely done, I think it tastes better that way! In its melty stage it’s easiest to eat straight from the bowl.

Pros: Easy, quick, delicious, chocolate-y. Ingredients are cheap and easily available.
Cons: Not the healthiest thing ever. May get stuck in your teeth and the roof of your mouth.
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[personal profile] empress_donna
It is my first time posting here, but I thought I would offer a apple crumble recipe that I used to make in high school (with assistance, due to the fact I am half blind) and now make every christmas for my family.



3-4 Bramley Apples (cored, peeled and sliced)
5-6 plain digestive biscuits or chocolate (plain works best)
brown or white sugar
maple syrup (optional)

Equipment Needed

A peeling knife
A apple corer
A rolling pin
A plastic bag
A bowl or square tin suitable for the oven


1) peel and slice the apples, and put into a bowl or tin.

2) Put the 5 or 6 digestive biscuits into a plastic bag, and hit them with a rolling pin till it makes them into crumbs.

3) Sprinkle the sugar and biscuits over the apples. Add maple syrup if you choose too (only a few drops).

4) cook for 30 mins in a gas mark four oven.
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[personal profile] jumpuphigh
I just made this recipe for Oatmeal Crisps more or less

Pros:  Simple recipe.  Easy to mix (I don't use an electric mixer and it was easy with a whisk and wooden spoon).  Yummy
Cons:  Hot baking sheets

Tips and Tricks
I didn't grind the oatmeal.  Grinding 3 c. of oatmeal definitely fell into my "yeah, right, in your dreams" category.  I think grinding would have made them crispier but I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not grinding.
If you use parchment paper, you can slide the paper with the cookies still on top from the cookie sheet onto the counter for cooling.  Save a spoon. 
I think part of why it was so easy to mix was I let the margarine get really soft.
If you need to put the batter in the fridge for later, definitely let it sit out until it is back at room temperature before trying to spoon it out. 

ETA:  Also, even though you flatten the dough before baking, they will still expand in the oven.  Allow some room for that.
ETA2:  It may just be that these are addictive.  I cannot stop eating them.
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Impossible Pie used to make regular appearances when I was a kid and we had visitors for dinner - in hindsight, I think it was Mum's "the kids are driving me up the wall and I don't have TIME to make apple pie" dish, but, just quietly, I like it better than "real" pie anyway!

Pros: Low prep, incredibly easy one-step mix, tastes delicious
Cons: You'll need to be able to lift a pie dish in and out of the oven; baking time is around an hour

4 eggs
1/2 cup butter or marg, melted
1/2 cup Plain flour
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla

What you do
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour mixture into a 25cm greased pie plate.
Bake at 180 degrees celcius for 1 hour or until centre is firm.

Other things you could do
* Add citrus peel and a dash of citrus juice, for citrus pie
* Apparently you can make a savoury version which is like quiche, but ridiculously easy.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
Con: requires use of a food-processor or blender, which can be hard for those of us with noise sensitivity.

Pro: minimal prep, lasts indefinitely in the freezer, takes only a few minutes to make, no cooking required, compatible with a very wide range of special dietary requirements, is mysterious food alchemy.

Taken from Instructables: 1-Ingredient Ice Cream:

Take a banana or bananas, peel, chop into chunks, then put in a bag in the freezer.

When desired, take out your frozen banana chunks, put them in a food processor, and blend them.

The result is amazingly creamy in texture, and way sweeter than regular banana, for reasons I cannot fathom.

I don't eat a lot of sugar, and I actually find the result too sweet; I'm going to be experimenting with blending in extra ingredients, including other fruits or cocoa powder.

ETA: If you need/want to take a supplement that's in powder form, blending it in seems to work very well (I tried this with a scoop of whey protein).

ETA2: If you are okay with dairy, blending in some Greek yoghurt is amazingly delicious.


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