Posted on 28 August 2012 by noelskitchen
What would your kids say to having ice cream for breakfast?
When you’re kids wake up in the morning and ask you what’s for breakfast and you tell them Breakfast ice cream, you’re sure to get a few giggles and smiling faces.
Breakfast Ice Cream
Serves: 2- makes appr ox. 1 1/2 cups of ice cream.
- 1 ripe banana, cup into pieces (about 1 cup), frozen overnight
- 2 Tablespoon plain yogurt*
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Place ingredients in a food processor and puree on high – hold onto the food processor, the first few seconds are a bit rough until the mixture smoothes out.
*You can substitute flavored yogurt like vanilla and omit the honey if you choose.
Posted on 13 February 2012 by noelskitchen
This is an easy breakfast bar recipe that can be made ahead of time and our kids really enjoy.
Makes: 2 to 3 dozen bars
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine butter, sugar, eggs and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
- Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; adding to first mixture and stir well to mix.
- Stir in oatmeal, walnuts (optional), raisins or cranberries and chocolate pieces.
- Spoon into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
- Cut into bars.
Posted on 05 February 2012 by noelskitchen
It’s like having Apple Pie Cookie for breakfast.
- 3 cups Quaker quick oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
- Mix all ingredients together and stir well. Spread in a greased 9×13 baking pan.
- Top with Crumb Top Topping (recipe below).
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. If you like it a little crunchy on top cook for a few minutes longer.
Crumb Top Topping
- 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Quaker quick oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Mix ingredients together. Sprinkle evenly over oatmeal. Bake as directed above.
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Posted on 06 November 2011 by noelskitchen
I am seriously thinking why on earth do I buy applesauce for school lunches when it’s so much easier and healthier to make your own. Whether you need the perfect lunch time snack, after-school snack for your kids, or you’re in need of a wholesome pick-me-up during your day, applesauce is a delicious tasting snack or side dish. Applesauce is a very affordable snack, packed with vitamins and fiber.
It freezes extremely well, meaning that you can maximize your time by making a gigantic batch in the crock pot and can or freeze it. My kids think it tastes great when it’s still partially frozen.
Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce
Smooth and almost creamy, thick and not-too sweet, scented with cinnamon and tasting fully of apples.
- 14 apples of your choice, peeled, cored and sliced (cheaper if you purchase the bag apples in the produce department)
- 1/2 cup sugar (brown sugar would work too)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix together. Add ingredients to crock pot and cook on HIGH 2 -3 hours. Stir frequently and break up apples to desired consistency using a potato masher.
- **If you’d like a smoother applesauce, you can use a hand mixer.
Notes:Any type of apples will work for this recipe.
Posted on 18 October 2011 by noelskitchen
I’ve been making my own Freezer Baking Mixes and Dinner Mixes (still working on those) for a while and have come to the conclusion that it is so much easier and frugal for my family to make my own. Yes, I know box mixes are more convienent for some, however you’ll be much happier making your own. You can make packets significantly cheaper and far tastier over the long run. I was able to purchase snack size zip-loc bags at the $1 store that hold the perfect individual serving size.
My family loves oatmeal. It’s on my weekly menu for breakfast quite often. It’s a very healthy way to get your body running for the day, plus it’s very good for you.
Homemade Oatmeal Packets~The Simple Recipe
Each snack bag includes:
1/4 cup instant oatmeal
1 Tablespoon dry milk powder(can also use non-dairy creamer)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries
1 teaspoon nuts (optional)
When ready to make: Add 1/4 cup water or a little less depending on how creamy or think you like your oatmeal.
It’s the perfect way to start a busy school morning or when you’re in a hurry and need a quick handy breakfast.
Optional Ingredients: Dried fruit like apples, bananas, pears, peaches, strawberries or blueberries. Dry soy or rice milk can be used in place of regular dried milk or creamer.
Storage Tip: I’ve been storing my extra packets in the freezer with no problems. Each box of snack bags includes 25 baggies.
Money Saving Tip: Don’t throw away snack baggies. You can reuse them to make more.
These are some of our favorite ways to eat oatmeal. What are some of yours?