Monday, June 25, 2012

Healthy Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares

This is so yummy and pretty healthy too.  There is 1/4 c. of the brown sugar, but it's for the whole pan.  I read that you could substitute it for apple sauce, but I didn't do that because A. it's a liquid so there's no way it's a good substitute and B. do you know how much sugar is in apple sauce?
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 large mashed banana
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Mix together the quick cooking oats, light brown sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and ground cinnamon.
Add in the vanilla extract, milk and egg. Mix the ingredients together.
Then add in the mashed banana and peanut butter. Combine all of the ingredients.
Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 8 by 8 inch metal baking pan. Bake at 350 F degrees for 20 minutes.
Cut into squares and enjoy!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Creamy Garlic Pasta

Creamy Garlic Pasta

Mmm!  This was a yummy meal.  It was very filling and maybe I added a little too much garlic.  It calls for the 4 cloves, but my cloves were extra big.  I ended up having to add a little more chicken stock while the pasta was cooking cause there wasn't enough liquid for the pasta to be fully cooked.  This meal will probably be made around once a month!  Thanks pinterest!

Creamy Garlic Pasta
2 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp butter
¼  tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
3 cups chicken stock
½ lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup heavy cream
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
In a pot, bring the olive oil to medium-low heat. Add the garlic and stir, allowing it to cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix in the butter until melted. Add the salt, pepper and chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and let it come to a boil. 
Once it is at a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook for as long as the box’s directions indicate. Reduce the stove to medium heat and mix in the parmesan until completely melted. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream and parsley. Serve immediately.
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