Friday, June 8, 2012

Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Cookies

These delicious bites are an awesome way to start the day! They are fairly healthy, soft and chewy and taste just like banana bread!!!

This is another recipe I found at Once a Month Mom. I made a double batch and divided them up and froze them. The kids love them and so do the adults. They do not last long at all.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 med ripe bananas
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups oats
4 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. add vanilla and eggs and stir until combined. 

In a medium bowl stir together flours, oats, ground flax, salt and baking soda.

Add flour mix into wet mix and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 

Spoon onto cookie sheets. I use 1 tbsp cookie scoop. 

Bake 8-10 minutes. 

**Note: These cookies will not flatten when baking they stay puffy.

To Freeze: cool and place into freezer bag or container. Place in freezer.

To Serve: let thaw before serving

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

I have been finding myself so busy lately and always scrambling last minute to pull meals together and they have become a little boring or due to time constraints I was running out and buying dinner. Which by the way I am not a fan of and I was doing it way too much.

So in a journey to solve this dilemma as I will call it. I have been searching the web for inspiration. The biggest inpiration has been Once a Month Mom. With their monthly menus that get prepared at the beginning of the month.

I have been taking different recipes from different month menus and making my own meal plan. This recipe is one I have adapted from the website.

Pizza Puffs

3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup pepperoni (cut into small pieces) **can be substituted by your favourite pizza toppings
2 tbsp fresh basil 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin cups

Whisk together flour and baking powder. Whisk in eggs and milk until well combined.
Stir in cheese and pepperoni (or other toppings). Let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir again and divide among 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle 1 tbsp basil on top of the cups. Bake 25 min.

Serve with pizza sauce or  ranch dressing for dipping

**Note: These freeze really well. Just cool, place in freezer bag, label and freeze.

To reheat: place in micro wave for 2 minutes/