I have been experimenting more with cooking this summer, so I decided to show you two of my favorite recipes. Enjoy!
Recipe #1: Peanut Butter & Apple Oatmeal
- One apple
- Old-fashioned oats
- Milk or any type of milk substitute (I use almond milk)
- Organic peanut butter
- Pour roughly one cup of oats into a small pot. Pour in milk of choice over the oats. If you like your oatmeal on the drier side, don’t add too much milk. Roughly one cup of milk will absorb well. Let this mixture warm on medium heat.
- While the oats are warming, cut your apple into slices, then cut those slices into smaller, cube-shaped pieces.
- When your oatmeal is bubbling, turn off the heat on your stove. Add in two heaping spoonfuls of organic peanut butter. (Organic peanut butter works better for this recipe because it is runnier and easier to stir in than brands like Jiff or Skippy, which are thicker.) Stir the peanut butter into the oats with a spoon until the oatmeal is coated.
- Sprinkle your apple pieces and a bit of cinnamon on top and enjoy!
- Bananas work as a good substitute for apples in this recipe.
- Cinnamon is optional.
Recipe #2: Banana Pancakes
- One banana
- Two eggs
- Cooking oil or non-stick spray
- Syrup (optional)
- Honey (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Preheat the stove to medium heat and spray your griddle with oil. (Preheating the stove makes a HUGE difference in this recipe, so I recommend you do it!!)
- Break the banana into smaller chunks and place them in a medium bowl. Mash up the banana with a fork until it is a batter-like consistency.
- Crack two eggs and stir them in with the banana using a whisk. Continue whisking until evenly blended.
- Re-spray your griddle with oil and use a measuring cup to pour a little less than half a cup of batter for each pancake. This recipe usually yields about eight small pancakes.
- The griddle should sizzle when you pour the batter. If the first pancake doesn’t sizzle, the griddle isn’t warm enough yet. If you pour the batter on too soon, the pancakes won’t cook well and will break more easily. This is why preheating the stove is very important!
- Let the pancakes cook until they are golden brown. Once plated, drizzle syrup and sprinkle cinnamon over the top and enjoy!
Thanks for reading!
Images: iPhone 6s