Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label Oats


Ten super-fast and easy banana desserts

The banana is a sweet and yummy snack that helps you satisfy hunger when dinner seems to be so far away. It’s a healthy fruit that boosts your serotonin and elevates your mood. What’s more, it contains potassium that is crucial to proper heart function.
1. Banana-coconut cream dessert
INGREDIENTS 2 cups of sand cookies 2 teaspoons of sugar 1/4 cup of butter 1 pudding packet 1 3/4 cups of milk 2 medium-sized bananas 2 cups of whipped cream 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
PREPARATION 1. Preheat the oven to 190°С.
2. Grind the cookies to make crumbles.
3. Blend the cookie crumbles and butter to make a smooth paste, and place it in a baking mold.
4. Bake the base until it is golden.
5. Whisk together the pudding packet and milk.
6. Cut the bananas into circles and place them on the base.
7. Spread the pudding over the base and sprinkle it with the shredded coconut.
8. Cover the mold and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
2. Banana pancakes
INGREDIENTS 250 ml of milk 175 g of flour 1 banana 1 teaspoon of baking powder 2…

OATMEAL RAISIN POPCORN BARS

Oatmeal raisin cookie lovers will love these fun Oatmeal Raisin Popcorn Bars full of oatmeal, walnuts, cinnamon and raisins, then drizzled in white chocolate.
Are you kids “snackers”? My three angels have always loved their snacks. When they were toddlers, I looked forward to snack time, too. Snack time meant happiness in our house. It didn’t matter if the precious little two-year-old was having a terrible, rotten, fussy day. As soon as I pulled out our standard toddler snack of graham crackers and apple juice, all was peaceful, even if just for 20 minutes or so. On special occasions, I’d give them a package of fruit snacks. I can remember Maddie playing with her “Finding Nemo” themed fruit snacks for a good hour at the table. She’d have those little gummy fishies swimming all over the place!
We’re past the stage of me handing out snacks at set times of the day, but my kids still love their snack time.  Lately their favorite snack is popping up a bag of microwave popcorn.  Those popcorn…

ENERGY BITES

Full of many healthy goodies, peanut butter energy balls are exactly what you want to be snacking on! 
Introducing – The easiest snack you’ll ever make!  Made with all healthy ingredients and refined- sugar free.  These energy balls will satisfy all your late afternoon cravings.
This same recipe exists already on the blog, deep down in the archives.  Actually one of the first things I ever shared here on The Well Floured Kitchen.  I had made square energy balls, which is still an option.  Yet, most people are looking for round energy balls, so I thought it might be time for an update.
I did change one thing about them.  The amount of honey has been reduced to 1/3 a cup.  I was so happy to find that they are still sweet enough to appease my nagging sweet tooth.  Also, did I mention the hint of chocolate?  I used a couple tablespoons of my Navitas cacao powder – my favorite and I highly recommend it.  But these can definitely be made with any cocoa powder you have available.
They are so sim…

PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIE SMOOTHIES

Finally, a smoothie I can embrace.  Although I make smoothies all the time, I never drank one until now.  Much to my dismay, I do not love fruit.  Why oh why do all smoothies have fruit?  I do tolerate a certain amount for my health, but it is not my favorite.  (BTW, this has been very helpful in growing adventurous eaters.  If they see you continuing to try a food you are not crazy about, they will be encouraged to do the same.)
But now that I’ve found a new way to enjoy a smoothie without fruit, I am excited by the possibilities.  I am on a mission for “fruitless” smoothies, or maybe just ones so tasty I don’t notice a bit of fruit. Check out that straw!  Do your kids love to drink from a straw?  Mine do, but I hated throwing away all those bits of plastic.  Stainless Steel Straws have been a great eco-friendly alternative.
This smoothie tastes just like a cookie, but it is naturally sweetened with just a bit of honey.  Yum!  The sweetness will depend on your brands of peanut butter an…

Recipe: Overnight Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk

When we gave away those Crock-Pot Versaware slow cookers, we asked readers what they would make in their slow cooker. Reader Louie C said that she would make overnight oatmeal with buttermilk and apricots. Well, at least two readers immediately wanted the recipe! We adore steel-cut oats too, so when Louie C kindly gave us the recipe we tested and ate it twice. Here it is, for your morning oatmeal enjoyment!
Here is reader Louie C's original recipe, explanation and one major disclaimer. We tweaked the recipe that follows just a bit - see our explanation below. My cooker has only one temperature, which is quite high, and as a result I've never successfully made this -- I end up with a thick gummy crust on the bottom and top which has to be scraped off and thrown away -- it's a real waste. However, it does work on the stovetop, with a slight adjustment of the amount of liquids, and I can't think of any reason for it not to work in a more sophisticated crockpot. I have sugges…

The Oat Conundrum: Are Oats Gluten-Free?

Many of the gluten-free recipes we have here at The Kitchn contain oats. We rely quite a lot, in fact, on oats and oat flour when cooking for friends who are gluten-intolerant. But, as you may have noticed, there is some question about oats and whether they are actually safe for gluten-intolerant folks.
So here's the big question: Are oats truly gluten-free? Read on for the answer.
The short answer is YES — non-contaminated, pure oats are gluten-free. They are safe for most people with gluten-intolerance.
The main problem with oats in gluten-free eating is contamination. Most commercial oats are processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, and rye. The gluten in these ingredients can contaminate oats, and the nature of most gluten intolerances is that even a trace amount of gluten can cause severe discomfort. So that box of Quaker Oats? Probably not gluten-free.
Contamination can also happen in the field, when oats are grown side-by-side with fields of wheat. And contamina…

Simple Breakfast: No-Cook Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

Last week I was talking with a new friend (hi Sara!) and she mentioned how much she loves overnight, no-cook oatmeal. I am familiar with this (also known as muesli) but the new thing here was that she said that she especially likes making it with steel-cut oats. Really? I said. They're so... chewy. Steel-cut oats without any cooking at all?
Why yes! And they are delicious. This has got to be the simplest way to make steel-cut oats (and all of us here at The Kitchn love steel cut oats).
Here's how they taste. Chewy. Really, really chewy. If you like chewy and fairly dense cold cereal (think Grape-Nuts) these are totally right for you. They are deliciously nutty and chewy, and they make a very filling breakfast.
They really couldn't be easier, too. Here's how I make them. I pour 1 cup of steel-cut oats into a bowl, then mix them with about 2 cups milk, a dollop of honey, and a bit of cinnamon and ginger. I like to add a scoop of raisins, too, and a bit of grated citrus zest…

How To Make Creamy Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Do you eat steel-cut oats for breakfast? This time of year I turn to them gladly: nothing like a bowl of hot, tender, pearly oats, all creamy and delicious. Steel-cut oats take a little longer to cook than rolled oats, but that's not a problem. Set them up the night before and you'll have hot oatmeal in the morning almost instantly. It takes only two or three minutes to heat them up. Here's how I prep my oatmeal the night before.
I call for 1 cup oats here. This will make enough for 3 to 5 servings. Remember, when you make steel-cut oats you really should make enough for a whole week, or at least several days. Unlike gluey, sticky rolled oat oatmeal, steel-cut oatmeal is great when reheated the next day. It just gets creamier — not ickier. So make a big pot and eat out of it all week.
How To Cook Steel-Cut Oats for Breakfast the Night Before
INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil 1 cup steel-cut oats 3 cups water 3-fingered pinch salt 1 cup milk (optional)
Tools 2-quart saucepan
P…

Snack Recipe: Apple Sandwiches with Honeyed Peanut Butter, Oats & Raisins

What happens when apples and peanut butter – that old standby – get dressed up with a little flair?  They turn into these charming little apple sandwiches.
Awhile back I attended a fancy catered event where I could hardly eat anything, as most of the dishes contained meat, dairy, or gluten — ingredients I have to avoid. My only consolation was the kids' table, where I found "sandwiches" made from sliced apples, peanut butter, oats, and raisins. Though the apples satiated my rumbling stomach, I didn't think much of them as I gazed longingly at the parade of off-limits foods.
But then a funny thing happened. In the weeks that followed, I found myself craving these well-rounded, tasty snacks. Apples and peanut butter are nothing new, but somehow the addition of toasted oats and raisins, and a touch of honey and cinnamon, makes them that much more satisfying. Now I frequently make these sandwiches for an afternoon snack.
Apple sandwiches are great for both adults and kids (l…