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Banana² Chocolate Chip Bread

I love making banana bread because I can never finish a whole hand of bananas! This bread isn’t too dense, can easily be doubled if you want a full size loaf. This recipe covers a half loaf at 6 servings. Use extra bananas for extra banana flavor. ūüćĆ

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Banana² Chocolate Chip Bread
No nuts with this one!
Course Bread
Cuisine Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Bread
Cuisine Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven for 350¬įF. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs and bananas.
  5. Incorporate dry with wet, about 1/3 at a time.
  6. When completely incorporated, fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into loaf pan and place in oven for about 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

If you're using a mixer you'll want to start off with the wet ingredients first, but if you're doing it by hand I recommend mixing the dry first then the wet, then slowly incorporate. Fold in chocolate chips last.

You will need more time for glass dishes vs aluminum bakeware, and convection vs non-convection. A glass convection oven got me around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Steel Cut Oatmeal w/Egg & Sausage

I’m trying to be a little better about putting breakfast on the table before work for my hubby (his picture has the runny egg). For this week’s commitment, I chose to make some steel cut oatmeal. Next week… Chia Pudding!


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Steel Cut Oatmeal w/Egg & Sausage
Course Entrée
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Cook Time 1 hour
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servings
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Course Entrée
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. add oatmeal, water, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon to rice cooker
  2. cook on Oatmeal or Porridge setting (about 1 hour)
  3. using fry pan, cook sausage links (low to no oil, low heat) until cooked
  4. using same pan with oils from sausage, make fried egg (low heat if less burn preferred)
Recipe Notes

We don't typically season things extra (for health reasons), but feel free to add salt and pepper to this recipe.

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This was made in the Tiger 5.5 cup Induction Heating Rice Cooker with Tacook.

If you don’t mind poached egg over fried egg, you can use this rice cooker’s Synchro-Cook feature with the basket!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My friend Esther L. made us some Christmas cookies for our Blocks. I had to get the recipe, of course…¬†And share it with you guys.


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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Raisins are sometimes masquerading as chocolate chips. Luckily for this recipe, it uses the real deal. The oatmeal makes you feel less guilty.. And heart healthy! If you eat enough cookies... Not that you'll need help with that.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. cream butter with sugars
  2. add egg and vanilla extract, beat
  3. slowly add in dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, salt, oats, cinnamon
  4. fold in chocolate chips
  5. form into balls onto cookie sheet
  6. bake at 325¬įF for ~12 minutes
  7. let cool and rest for at least 24 hours if you can manage to wait
  8. test for santa claus
Recipe Notes

For wider cookies, bake at a lower temperature for longer.

Originally adapted from AllRecipes.

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New toys of note since our last meet:

  • KitchenAid Artisan 4.5 quart Mixer (Costco, $189.99USD)
  • Breville Smart Oven Air (Best Buy, $319.99USD)