Sunday, March 13, 2011

1 (or 2... or 3...) Ingredient Ice Cream

As far as bananas go, I'm not too crazy about them. I like them because they are portable and easy but truthfully they aren't the best tasting to me. I buy them though and I think that now I just wait for them to get inedible so I can use them for fun banana experiments like this.

This recipe is literally just bananas. I added coconut milk for flavor and I would also recommend some peanut butter or cocoa powder. Just banana by itself is good though, it doesn't taste too potently like banana (which is ideal for me). The texture of only frozen banana is exactly like that of soft serve ice cream. It's uncanny.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Oat Bran Granola

If there are two things that I can appreciate, it's homemade granola and recipes that use up oat bran. My family is pretty notorious for purchasing enough food to last through the apocalypse so there are always multiples of everything. The thing to beat in terms of amount of duplicates though has always been oat bran. God knows why this ingredient gets purchased every time there is a grocery shopping trip but it does and as the child living away from home, I am frequently the beneficiary of their excessive oat bran.

I have made oat bran muffins before and I still make them from time to time but...

Really? Bran Muffins? Could I be more generic?

And so now some creativity makes its way in to my kitchen with some oat bran granola. It uses up a half cup of oat bran and it happens to be an excellent and delicious snack. I'm not so sure about nutritious but it certainly isn't terrible for you and oats are kind of a super food. This recipe will take a bit of planning though (or at least it did for me) because it uses powdered milk-- an ingredient I don't frequently have a need for. It is very much so impossible to buy a paltry half cup of powdered milk though so prepare yourself to continue cooking with it.