Monday, February 29

Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Here's another great breakfast idea you can make ahead and then freeze to grab on a busy morning! They also make for a healthy snack option and I can tell you.....they are toddler approved!

Blueberry Oatmeal Cups
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 & 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
Combine oil, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla and mix well. Then add applesauce, milk, cinnamon, and salt and combine. Stir in oats and baking powder. Then fold in blueberries. Fill greased muffin cups and bake 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Makes about 14 cups.

Wednesday, February 10

Crock-Pot Chili

Here's a Crock-Pot recipe that's easy to throw together, always a crowd favorite and makes for great leftovers!

Crock-Pot Chili
  • 1 & 1/2 pounds ground beef (can substitute for turkey or venison) 
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can chili beans, drained
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
Brown ground beef with minced garlic on stove. Then combine with all remaining ingredients in Crock-Pot and mix well. Cook on LOW for a minimum of 4 hours (or you can really let it cook all day long). Serve with Fritos, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream. 

Thursday, February 4

Banana Wheat Muffins

After an almost 2 YEAR (thanks to having a baby and moving out of state) break from blogging and sharing my recipes on my blog...I'm back! (Full life update on the About Me section) Here is one that my baby now toddler (almost 2) LOVES! And I promise you will too! I love to make a batch of these and stick them right in the freezer to be able to grab for a healthy breakfast option for busy morning on the go. Hope you enjoy, and I'd love your feedback! Also check out my Recipe Box for some oldies but goodies!

Banana Wheat Muffins
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 large bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
Combine melted butter, sugar, egg, and bananas and mix. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Scoop into greased muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Makes about 16 muffins.

*For banana wheat bread, bake in greased 9'' sqaure pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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