Sunday, February 27, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

The other morning, I woke up craving banana muffins. When I went into the kitchen, I noticed that I had a few bananas, that were about to turn brown, and some dark chocolate chips so I decided to whip up a batch of banana chocolate chip muffins. They tasted amazing and definitely got rid of my craving :)

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
(Makes 5 Large Muffins)

1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Quick Oats (Quaker)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Butter
2 medium/large bananas (mashed)
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (I used Kona Kava but you can use semi-sweet)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine all of the ingredients and stir together until dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed in.

Spray large muffin tin with cooking spray (olive oil or vegetable oil) and then fill each cup, using an ice cream scoop, about 3/4 full.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out almost clean.

I'd like to get your feedback: If you've made any of the recipes I've posted, how did they turn out?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Breakfast Brown Rice Mix

Ever wonder what to do with that leftover rice that you get when you order Chinese take-out? Try using the next morning for breakfast! This is a quick and simple meal that gives you a break from the typical oatmeal but is still just as filling.

Breakfast Brown Rice Mix

1/2 Cup of Cooked Brown Rice (I prefer brown, but white works too)
1/4 Cup Soy Milk
2 Tbsp Health Mix (or any type of fruit/nut mix)
1 Tbsp Sugar Free Maple Syrup (or pure maple syrup)
Cinnamon (to taste)

In a pan, mix together cooked rice, soy milk, health mix, maple syrup and cinnamon.

Heat on medium to low heat until the soy milk bubbles a bit, scoop into a bowl and sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top.

The mixture may be a little milky still so if you prefer a less milky version, let it sit in the bowl for a few minutes and the rice will soak up some of the soy milk.

(Inspired by the Healthy Brown Rice Breakfast recipe on