Recipe Monday

Oatmeal Banana Pie!

Okay, so it really is baked oatmeal. But since it was Pi Day over the weekend and I wanted to use my pretty pie dish, I’m calling it oatmeal pie. I’ve been seeing baked oatmeal recipes on Pinterest and decided it was time to try one. I’m glad I did. This was an easy, healthy and special breakfast.

A healthy breakfast treat

A healthy breakfast treat

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas, mashed (I used smaller bananas and ended up with about 285 grams)
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbs chopped pecans
  • A few dashes cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish or pie pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix mashed bananas, milk, egg and vanilla.
  • Add oats, baking powder. baking soda, cinnamon and nuts. Mix well and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour into baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, until center is set and edges are browned.

I topped this with a drizzle of maple syrup because it needed a little more sweetness. I think if my bananas were riper or if I had used bigger ones, it might have balanced it out a bit more. But the maple syrup was an extra nice treat!

Quick-glance nutrition information (from myfitnesspal app)

Servings: 4 | Calories: 241 | Fat: 6.1 grams | Carbs: 39.8 grams | Protein: 8.4 grams

Source: http://www.southerninlaw.com/2014/03/healthy-banana-bread-baked-oatmeal-recipe.html

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Recipe Monday – Applesauce Almond Meal Pancakes

I’ve been craving a really good (i.e., bad for me) breakfast for ages. Maybe if I just went out for breakfast, I wouldn’t be spending all this time on Pinterest looking for healthy breakfast recipes. But then I wouldn’t have stumbled on this Grain Free Applesauce Pancake Recipe. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to get me some almond meal, stat.

Pancakes yasss

Pancakes yasss

I cut the recipe in half because it was my first time making them and I regretted it immediately. Unlike the Banana Pancakes recipe I posted, this one really tastes like pancakes. What’s even better, if you choose maple syrup to sweeten them, you won’t even feel the need to put more syrup on top.

So if you’re looking for a yummy and healthy breakfast, check out these Grain Free Applesauce Pancakes over on Fit Foodie Finds.

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Recipe Monday: Sweet Potato Pancakes

I had extra sweet potatoes and was looking up ideas for what I could do with them, when I came across this recipe for Sweet Potato Pancakes.  I got really excited because I had everything on hand to make them (except peanut flour, I used regular). And even using regular flour and whole eggs, these were a pretty healthy breakfast treat. I would definitely make them again and I encourage you to try them out next time you’re in the mood for pancakes.

Mmm breakfast

Mmm breakfast

For the recipe, head on over to Skinny Ms. I also calculated the nutrition info using regular flour, two whole eggs, and honey below.

Quick-glance nutrition information (from myfitnesspal app)

Servings: 2 | Calories: 206 | Fat: 5.3 grams | Carbs: 30.2 grams | Protein: 9.3 grams

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Recipe Monday – Banana Silver Dollar “Pancakes”

Oh, Pinterest. I don’t know what I’d do without you. I’ve found many great recipes (and some not-so-great – one-pot wonder pasta recipes, I’m looking at you) in my countless hours of Pinterest browsing. Today’s recipe comes from one of my Pinterest sessions.

I tend to be an egg sandwich, English muffin with peanut butter, or oatmeal for breakfast kind of girl. But every once in a while, I want something on the sweeter side and special. So when I’ve got a craving for something different, but I still want to be healthy, this is where I turn.

I won’t even try to tell you that I feel like I’m eating pancakes when I make these Banana “Pancakes.” If you’re really craving pancakes, these won’t do it. They’re more of an omelet consistency with a mellow, sweet banana flavor. And they’re super filling! This is my favorite treat after my long run on Sundays.

Banana Silver Dollar “Pancakes”

Ingredients:

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  • 1 banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • Generous dash cinnamon
  • Optional: Sometimes I like to jazz this up with a little pumpkin butter

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