Oatmeal bars are great to have all year round. No need to use fresh fruit for them. Use any preserve you like from your pantry. Another great thing about this recipe is it’s egg-free. Hope you love this as much as my family does!
By the way, if you are wondering why there is baking soda in this recipe …the answer is easy, it added to allow the dough to rise. It’s a fun chemistry fact.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast alternative to protein bars and processed breakfast bars. With the New Year ahead, lots of people will be adding weight loss to their New Years Resolution “list”. If that’s on your list, include a hearty, healthy oatmeal to start off your day. Skip the packaged oatmeal and add your own toppings. This way you are controlling the amount of sugar that goes into your meals. Cook the oatmeal with milk for extra protein.
My favorite toppings are honey with a dash of cinnamon. Fresh fruits are also a great add or maple syrup.
What’s your favorite topping? Here are some more ideas…
Less butter and less sugar is good for you and so it this version of banana bread. Make sure the bananas are ripe before adding the bananas into this recipe. I have read you can ripen bananas in the oven to speed up the process..DO NOT DO THAT. It will make the dough too liquid-ie (not an official word but it works).
If you don’t like chocolate chips, swap it with walnuts, peanut butter chips, etc.
If you like a spicy version, add a teaspoon of cinnamon and leave out the chocolate.
If you like doughnuts, then you will love these! Bobby Flay, from Food Network, made a lemon version of these donuts but I chose to alter it and make it with vanilla extract. Sprinkle some powdered sugar to make them even better! Please make these and let me know what you think.
This is a fun recipe for your Mickey Mouse waffle maker. You can also use any other fun shaped waffle maker that your family loves. I’ve seen everything from Star Wars Death Star Waffle makers to cute Olaf ones. Have fun with it! It’s also a great way to get your kids to try new things.
If you want a big, crispy waffle, this is not your recipe. Go with the Belgian waffle maker and make sure your recipe has corn starch in it. That recipe will be on the website soon enough.
For now, this is the fun “toddler” friendly version =)