Energy Bites – Bananas & Oats

For a couple of weeks I have been seeing this posting about making energy bites/bars out of bananas.

So the day came when I had 2 bananas that needed attention so I embarked on this testing, testing being, will the family like them or not!

Recipe is pretty easy and since I made the first batch I have been replacing a few of the ingredients here and there but to start off, here is what it calls for:

  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 cups of rolled oats ( I used the regular minute Quaker oats)
  • 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Mix it all together, put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and then roll about a tablespoon into balls or put into a mini cupcake mold for the perfect bite.

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I love love cinnamon so I use a full teaspoon of it instead of 1/2 and I sometimes replace the peanut butter with Cashew butter, Almond butter or the healthy version of peanut butter. They are also great with Craisins ❤

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They are great to have in the fridge for the quick picker upper, as well as great to have on the go in the morning with your coffee!

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Got the family seal of approval so they are now a staple in our home and bananas get bought with a purpose in mind 🙂

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National Waffle Iron Day

A very wise friend made me aware of the fact that June 29th is National Waffle Iron day which of course means, we need to make some waffles for dinner or dessert!

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Dessert won, I am technically half Belgium so Maple Belgium Waffles are in the making to celebrate such an amazing day :-), any excuse for waffles right?

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So I made this rich and light fluffy batter with the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 eggs (separate whites from yolks)
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or maple extract ( I used maple today)

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl, separate eggs and beat the yolks with the melted butter, milk and vanilla or maple extract. Add to dry ingredients until nicely combined. Beat the egg whites to a peak and gently fold into the batter!

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My son wanted a white and milk chocolate chips in his so he got a special one made just for him.

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I served mine with fresh strawberry syrup, fresh blueberries and a dusting of powdered sugar and a some mint leaves to make it pretty 🙂

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Anyway, there is nothing else left to say other than “Happy Waffle Iron Day” ❤