My boyfriend is King of not eating the bananas I pack him for work and leaving them in his car for a week. I hate wasted food, so I make him give me back the rotting bananas so I can make something out of them. My "go to" rotten banana recipe is usually these oatkies. They are extremely easy to make, and packed with nutrients. My boyfriend has NO problem eating these and never forgets them! (I think he's on to something here...hmm..(
2 super ripe bananas
1 cup rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mash bananas with fork really well so there are no clumps
3. Stir in oats and mix well
4. Add in any additional toppings
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes (until bottoms are golden brown)
It's finally fall! And one of the best things about fall, besides scarves and boots, is pumpkin! Pumpkin spice peanut butter, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin spiced bagels and pumpkin cream cheese...pumpkin oatmeal!
I used my MyOatmeal blend of Pumpkin Spice with added pecans, to make this super simple and delicious breakfast!
What you need:
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For my first creation, I made simple Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cookies! I used my mix, "Peanut Butta Naner Bread"! (Another awesome thing about this company is you get to name your own blend!)
Makes 12-14 cookies
45 calories per cookie
This is by far one of my favorite "grab and go" breakfasts! It is so simple and easy to make, and oh so good! Just prepare it all the night before and leave in the fridge overnight!
Mix it all together in a mason jar or any jar will do, mix it well! Leave in fridge overnight at least 8 hours. Enjoy the next day! You usually eat it cold, I know it sounds strange...cold oatmeal?! But trust me...
If you don't like it cold though after trying it, you can heat it up in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
**There are SO many other variations you can do with Overnight Oats! You can add cinnamon/banana, brown sugar/banana/almonds, coco powder/chocolate chips, berries and other fruits, etc. Be creative :) This is just my favorite one!
I tried this out before a hike with my friend Heather and my boyfriend. They weren't too bad actually, a little grainy/thick but I coated it with fresh fruit and sugar free syrup to give it more moisture in the bites. Both Heather and my boyfriend ate them all..so I guess it was a success! (Or they were just being nice and ate them to make me feel better.....?)
**KID FRIENDLY** My mom made these after me for my nieces and nephew and they liked them! (And they are pretty picky!)
I love pancakes and waffles, but they can be pretty bad for you depending on how you make them. Don't get me wrong, I will definitely splurge and get a big stack of pancakes from iHop or Black Bear Diner every once in awhile, but on the lighter "clean eating" days I use this recipe! (And no my waffle did not look that pretty)
What you need:
1. Blend oats, banana, and water (or milk) in a food processor, gradually adding the vanilla and baking soda
2. Once mixture is blended, leave it for five minutes to set
3. Pour into your waffle maker, they take about 5-8 minutes to cook!
**I read some reviews that people used flavored instant oatmeal and worked just as well! Enjoy!
Eating healthy takes commitment, it's a lifestyle.
I love food, that's a given...but I also love to eat healthy. I try to workout three times a week, and eat a lot of protein. These are some snacks, meals, and desserts that are healthy, but also very good! Eating healthy doesn't have to be plain and boring!