Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Snapshots: Yummy Treats

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. The guidelines are to post a photo that you or a friend or family member have taken and then link it back to Alyce's original post for the week. Photos can be old or new and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.

Where has March gone?? Have lots to catch up on after weeks away from the blog.

One activity that has been steady is my continued dabbling into baking and trying out new recipes. It seems of late that I always have leftover bananas hanging around so decided I needed to find  alternatives to banana bread to include as an uber-healthy snack in my daily lunches.

First up is an apple-banana-oat loaf, which is very yummy with yogurt or ice cream. The only problem I had with this recipe was the baking time - too short. There is lots of moisture in this recipe, with 2 apples, 2 bananas, honey, and milk and not enough binding materials to produce a 'loaf' in 30 mins. I baked it for just over 50 mins and it was still a bit too moist. I think the milk can likely be reduced to half or maybe even left out and it would still turn out great.

Second recipe is one from the Rachael Ray site - banana oatmeal squares. They are fantastic, and really do take no time at all to whip up. I'll exchange the egg for ground flax seed next round (I always throw flax seeds in my recipes to up the fibre content) and likely reduce the milk a touch.

I have a couple other recipes I'm eager to try out; perhaps this weekend!


  1. Mmm that looks yummy! You could even crumble that in a bowl with yogurt for breakfast.

  2. Nom Nom Nom!! They both look good! And like Trish said, we crumble protein bars in our yogurt all time and it's really yummy!
    Here's My SS

  3. I throw ground flax seed into everything. Both look delicious.

  4. How did you know I haven't eaten anything yet? LOL

  5. That looks amazing - I think I need to attempt this.