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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

I recently found this new recipe for some Oatmeal Breakfast bars. These are the perfect homemade replacement for a granola bar, much more satisfying, and very easy to make. This recipe is a slight modification of this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups dry oats (old-fashioned or quick cooking)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Peanut Butter chips
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (or eliminate this and use 1/4 cup more canola oil)
  • 4 eggs

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a 13X9 pan with parchment paper (or grease it).
  • In a large bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup mix together oil, applesauce, and eggs.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir together.
  • Fold dough into the prepared pan and press into place to create an even layer.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Notes: These can be frozen after being baked. Just cut into individual squares and freeze. Grab and go.

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Simple Delicious Pancakes

We firmly believe that pancake should NOT come from a box. Boxed mixes make it easy, and sometimes that is necessary, but this is our recipe for good old fashioned pancakes that are made from scratch.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP white sugar
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 TBSP butter, melted

Don’t forget the fresh maple syrup!

Directions:

  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the center and add in milk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix well
  • Heat a griddle or pan to 4 or 5 on our stove. Pour around 1/4 cup of batter into the pan.
  • Cook until heated through.

 

Banana Nut Bars

These are simple and tasty breakfast bars.  They are nice because they are not too sweet, and very filling.

Total cooking time: Less than an hour
Total hands on time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Brown sugar
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
2 large Eggs
8 oz. Plain Applesauce
3 medium Bananas, mashed
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.

  • Mix Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, Oats, and Walnuts in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together Eggs, Applesauce, Bananas, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir to mix well.
  • Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Delicious Chocolate Muffins

Delicious Chocolate Muffins

Muffins:

1 package Devil’s food cake mix
1 15oz. can Libby’s pumpkin
6oz.  (1/2 of 11.5 oz bag) Nestle Chocolate chunks

Topping:

8oz. Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate in chunks
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp butter

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix muffin ingredients together with a spoon till cake mix is moist.
  • Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes.  (Makes 9 large muffins)
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring whipping cream and butter just to a boil.
  • In a medium bowl, add chocolate then pour the heated cream/butter mixture over it.  Stir until chocolate is melted.
  • Allow the mixture to set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Then spoon the mixture over muffins and allow them to sit until ganache sets.