Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles-

-1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

-1 cup whole wheat flour

-1 tablespoon Baking Powder

-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

-1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

-3 tablespoons brown sugar

-1 1/2 cup milk

-2 eggs

-4 ripe bananas

-4 tablespoons of melted butter

-1 tablespoon of vanilla

-1/4 cup of chocolate chips

1. Place 1/2 cup of oats in a bowl and the remaining 1/2 cup of oats in a blender and chop for 15-30 seconds.

2. Pour chopped oats into the bowl with the oats and stir to combine.

3. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg & brown sugar) together on low in the blender for 15 seconds. Remove and add to oats and stir.

4. Mix the milk, eggs, bananas, butter & vanilla on medium in the blender for 30 seconds. Pour into oat mixture and stir until combined.

5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips into the batter and stir.

6. Pour 1/2 cup of batter into hot waffle iron and cook for 4 minutes.

7. Enjoy!

My Cakes

Here are some cakes I have baked and decorated:

Fried Rice (Benihana Inspired)

 This recipe is one of my favorites because it provides me with my own “Benihana” experience. The majority of the work for this recipe is involved in the prep time.
Fried Rice
Ingredients:
– 2 cups of uncooked rice
-1 lb. meat of Choice
– 2-3 Eggs
-1 small white onion
-4 green onions
– 1/2 cup of carrots
-Sesame Seeds
-1 tsp of garlic powder
-4 Tbsp of butter
-Salt
-Pepper
1. White rice– Boil 4 cups of water and cook 2 cups of rice for 20 minutes. When the rice is done, pour it into a bowl and let cool for 3-4 hours in the fridge.
2. Meat– Cook your meat of choice (Steak, shrimp, chicken) in a skillet.
  • Steak- Cut into strips and saute in oil for approximately 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Chicken- Cut into bite-size pieces and saute in oil approximately 15 minutes over medium heat.
  • Shrimp- Clean and saute in butter, until pink over medium heat.
3. Egg– Scramble 2-3 eggs in a small skillet over medium heat. Separate the scrambled pieces of egg into bite-sized pieces.
4. Veggies- Dice white onion, green onions, carrots.
5. In a large bowl, combine white rice, meat, egg and veggies. Toss all of the ingredients together. Sprinkle sesame seeds and continue stirring.
6.  Melt 4 Tbsp of butter. Add 1 tsp of garlic powder and stir to combine.
7. Pour garlic-butter mixture into large skillet and heat skillet add the rice, meat, egg and veggie mixture. Add 1/4 cup of soy sauce and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring often over medium heat for 10 minutes.
8. Enjoy🙂

Banana Bread

My Famous Banana Bread!

Banana Bread 2

Tracey

Easy Beef Stir Fry

This is a recipe my sister gave to me a few years ago. I’m unsure where or who she got it from, however I find it to be very easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

– (1 package) Oriental Ramen Noodles

– (1/4 cup) Soy Sauce

-(1 lb) Vegetables (Leasa or your favorite stir fry vegetables)

– (1 lb) Beef Strips

-Meat Tenderizer

Directions:

1. Sprinkle beef strips with meat tenderizer. Add oil to large skillet and cook beef over medium-high heat (approximately 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat).

2. Remove beef strips from pan and drain the grease.

3. Pour 2 cups of water & Ramen noodles into skillet and cook for 3 minutes.

4. Add vegetables to noodles, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, over medium heat.

5. Combine soy sauce and powder from the Ramen noodles package.

6. Add beef strips to skillet, along with soy sauce mixture. Cover and cook an additional 5-7 minutes, over medium heat.

7. Serve over white or brown rice.

8. Enjoy!

Pecan Pie

This is one of the three pies I made for Thanksgiving.

It was the first pie to disappear and also became a request for Christmas! I’ve made other pecan pies in the past, but I believe this to be the best and the easiest!

Pecan Pie  (By: Marta Stewart)

Ingredients:

-Basic Pie Crust

-4 Large Eggs

-1 Cup Light Corn Syrup

-1/3 Cup packed light-brown sugar

-1/4 Cup granulated Sugar

-4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-3 Cups Pecan Halves

Directions:

1. Lower the oven rack to the lowest possible position. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

2. Roll out dough and fit to a 9 inch pie plate. Leave a 1 inch overhang and fold. Use your thumb and forefinger to crimp the crust  (I like to create a “V” with my thumb and pointer finger-left hand, and press into it with my other pointer finger- right hand. I continue this around the pie crust.  Place prepared  pie plate in the fridge.

3. Filling- Whisk: eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt until it appears smooth. Add pecans and lightly mix.

4. Remove prepared pie plate from the fridge and pour filling inside.

5.Place on baking sheet and bake 50-60 minutes (During the last part of baking, cover crust with aluminum foil or pie crust shield for about 30 minutes. This will prevent the crust from overcooking). Pie should slightly jiggle when ready!

6. Cool pie completely for 5-6 hours.

7. Enjoy!

Welcome!

With this blog, I hope to inspire others to use their talents to explore new recipes. I plan to share recipes, which you can enjoy yourself and with others. I additionally thrive to enrich your senses and encourage your own culinary adventures! These recipes will consist of a variety of types related to cooking and baking.

Enjoy!


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