vanilla

Looking for a simple, fast cookie recipe that doesn’t require baking?  Look no further!  Perfect for a quick afternoon snack or a special treat for the kids!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk

4 tbsp cocoa

1/2 cup peanut butter

3 1/2 cups quick oats

2 tsp vanilla

 

Add the first three ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Make sure to stir continuously while bringing to a boil!

Once the ingredients begin to boil, allow to boil 1 minute before adding the other ingredients.  Add the 4 remaining ingredients to the boiling mixture, and stir to mix.

Remove from heat.  Place dollops of the chocolate oat mixture on a piece of wax paper.

Allow to sit on the counter and cool before eating (or place in the refrigerator for 10  minutes to expedite the process!)  Serve with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee!

Double the recipe to have a bunch of leftovers!  These leftovers can be stored in freezer safe re-sealable plastic bags for a yummy snack another day!

 

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3½ cups quick oats
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Add the first three ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Make sure to stir continuously while bringing to a boil!
  2. Once the ingredients begin to boil, allow to boil 1 minute before adding the other ingredients. Add the 4 remaining ingredients to the boiling mixture, and stir to mix.
  3. Remove from heat. Place dollops of the chocolate oat mixture on a piece of wax paper.
  4. Allow to sit on the counter and cool before eating (or place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to expedite the process!) Serve with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee!
  5. Double the recipe to have a bunch of leftovers! These leftovers can be stored in freezer safe re-sealable plastic bags for a yummy snack another day!

 

 

{ 0 comments }

Strawberry Bread

by Heather

in Bread

This is by far, one of the most moist, delicious breads!  The Greek yogurt gives it a great creamy taste and you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter – melted

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 container of Greek yogurt (I used honey flavored)

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 cup strawberries – chopped (fresh or frozen and thawed)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter and the sugar.

Next, mix in the eggs and the Greek yogurt.

After those four ingredients have been mixed together, add the vanilla.

Add all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Fold in chopped strawberries.

Pour mixture into individual mini loaf pans (or 1 large loaf pan) and place in the oven.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (55-60 minutes for a large loaf).

Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool.  Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a large glass of milk!

The leftovers can be stored in individual, resealable plastic bags and put in the freezer for a yummy treat another day!

 

Strawberry Bread
Author:
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter - melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container of Greek yogurt (I used honey flavored)
  • 1¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup strawberries - chopped (fresh or frozen and thawed)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter and the sugar.
  2. Next, mix in the eggs and the Greek yogurt.
  3. After those four ingredients have been mixed together, add the vanilla.
  4. Add all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in chopped strawberries.
  6. Pour mixture into individual mini loaf pans (or 1 large loaf pan) and place in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (55-60 minutes for a large loaf).
  7. Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a large glass of milk!
  8. The leftovers can be stored in individual, resealable plastic bags and put in the freezer for a yummy treat another day!

 

 

 

{ 0 comments }

Coconut Banana Bread

by Heather

in Bread

Banana bread is one of my all time favorites, but this is a great way to put a new spin on the traditional banana bread recipe!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 bananas

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup shredded coconut

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next, in a large bowl combine the oil, sugar and eggs.

Once they have been creamed together, add the vanilla and almond extract and mix.

Next, it is time to add the dry ingredients.

Add the coconut milk – this will be a thick textured milk.

Last, it is time to add the banana and coconut.  Stir it up well.

Once thoroughly mixed, pour into greased bread tins and set in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool before serving!

Any uneaten loaves can be placed in resealable plastic bags and placed into the freezer to store for breakfast or snack another day!

 

Coconut Banana Bread
Author:
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, in a large bowl combine the oil, sugar and eggs.
  2. Once they have been creamed together, add the vanilla and almond extract and mix.
  3. Next, it is time to add the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the coconut milk - this will be a thick textured milk.
  5. Last, it is time to add the banana and coconut. Stir it up well.
  6. Once thoroughly mixed, pour into greased bread tins and set in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool before serving!
  8. Any uneaten loaves can be placed in resealable plastic bags and placed into the freezer to store for breakfast or snack another day!

 

{ 0 comments }

This recipe is going to make you want to pour yourself a tall glass of milk!  This rich, flavorful cake will be the hit of any party!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup butter – melted

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

5 eggs

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup milk

1 (10 oz) pkg of peanut butter chips

 

First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and then spray and flour your bundt pan.  Next, beat together the melted butter and eggs.

Add in the two types of sugar and stir until creamed together.

Once mixed, add in the peanut butter and the vanilla.

Once blended, it is time to add your dry ingredients.  I added 1 1/2 cups of flour, making sure to mix it well.  Then I added the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.

Pour in the cup of milk to help loosen up the dough and make sure all of the flour is mixed in.  Last, but not least, add the peanut butter chips in and stir well.

Pour cake mix into your large, greased bundt pan and bake for 1 hour and 15-25 minutes, checking with a toothpick to ensure it has cooked through.

Once the cake has finished cooking, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before flipping it out of the bundt pan and on to a plate.

Slice and serve warm with a tall glass of cold milk!

Any uneaten portion of the cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap and then wrapped again in foil and stored in the freezer to be thawed out for dessert another time!

 

Peanut Butter Pound Cake
Author:
Serves: 15
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter - melted
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (10 oz) pkg of peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and then spray and flour your bundt pan. Next, beat together the melted butter and eggs.
  2. Add in the two types of sugar and stir until creamed together.
  3. Once mixed, add in the peanut butter and the vanilla.
  4. Once blended, it is time to add your dry ingredients. I added 1½ cups of flour, making sure to mix it well. Then I added the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Pour in the cup of milk to help loosen up the dough and make sure all of the flour is mixed in. Last, but not least, add the peanut butter chips in and stir well.
  6. Pour cake mix into your large, greased bundt pan and bake for 1 hour and 15-25 minutes, checking with a toothpick to ensure it has cooked through.
  7. Once the cake has finished cooking, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before flipping it out of the bundt pan and on to a plate.
  8. Slice and serve warm with a tall glass of cold milk!
  9. Any uneaten portion of the cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap and then wrapped again in foil and stored in the freezer to be thawed out for dessert another time!

 

 

{ 0 comments }

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Remember those frozen banana chips you’ve been keeping in the freezer since the last time your bananas got too ripe?!  Well, here is a great fall recipe to use them up!  I swear, it is just like eating a slice of pumpkin pie!   Ingredients: 1 – 5 oz. container of Greek yogurt – I […]

Read the full article →