Wekeend Baking (or Freezing) Fun!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Quote of the Day: "Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." -Denis Waitley

I have always enjoyed cooking, but ever since getting married I feel like I should cook exciting and delicious things all the time. I think it is the inner 50’s housewife coming out in me! This weekend, my parents went on vacation, and Eric and I kept the kiddos. We went and saw a movie, went swimming, went to the driving range, and Brooke (my 14 year old sister) and I went on a walk and experimented with delicious and healthy No Bake Glow Cakes. I found the recipe for No Bake Glow Cakes on the blog “Oh She Glows!” Brooke and I first made the original recipe, and then experimented with different ingredients and found a really delicious Apple Peanut Butter combination!

There's nothing better than a Frosty Glow cake by the pool!

Original Recipe: Chocolate No Bake Glow Cakes
1 large banana
½ cup oats
¼ cup crisp rice cereal (we used Kashi honey puff cereal)
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
½ tbsp peanut butter
1-2 tbsp cocao nibs (we couldn't find these, but you could definitely add chocolate chips)
1 tsp cocoa powder
Shredded unsweet cocoanut, for garnish (we also omitted this ingredient)

Our Recipe: Apple Peanut Butter No Bake Glow Cakes

1 large banana
½ cups oats
¼ cups crisp rice cereal (Kashi honey puff)
¼ cup low fat granola
1 ½ tbsp peanut butter (you can definitely add more if you’d like!)
¼ cup unsweet all natural apple sauce
**Afterward, we realized cinnamon would probably make these even more delicious! So feel free to add a dash if you’d like to!****

The Darker ones are the Chocolate Glow Cakes, and the lighter ones are the Apple Peanut Butter!

Of course, at my house we only have sports themed muffin liners!

Directions: (for both recipes): Mash banana in a medium size bowl (an avocado or potato masher work great). Add in cocoa powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, or apple sauce (pretty much all the wet ingredients). Now stir in oats, cereal and granola (if your adding it). Spoon batter in to a muffin liner or straight into the tin (the liner makes it really easy to transport them). Sprinkle with coconut (if you are using it) and place in the freezer for 60-80 minutes. If you do not eat them right away, (which you probably will) they keep well in the freezer but you will need to thaw them for around 5 minutes if they are frozen solid. We don’t want any chipped teeth! I would also take them out and put them in a Ziploc bag so they don’t get freezer burned! Enjoy!

Yours truly,

Lauren G.

What are your favorite summer recipes? Please share them below! Even if they're not healthy, I bet we can find a way to make them healthier together!
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