Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Basic Steel-Cut Oats



1 cup steel-cut oats
1 cup milk
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey
Desired toppings (such as fresh fruit, sliced almonds, chia seeds, or your favorite nut butter)

Combine oats, milk, water, salt, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes until desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Divide equally between four bowls. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 teaspoon honey. Add additional desired toppings and serve.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Basic Banana Muffins


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 medium ripe bananas
1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, mash the bananas. Add egg, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. 

Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.