Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Funky Monkey bread

Johanna originally gave me this recipe called Funky Monkey Baked oatmeal. It's supposed to be a breakfast meal. The original recipe said to serve it by scooping the oatmeal into a bowl and adding milk. Which sounds gross to me since I don't like mushy cereal, porridge etc. If you like mushy oatmeal or porridge then by all means fill your boots and eat it like that.

Below is my own version of it and I just call it Funky Monkey bread. I've included calorie, fibre and protein counts.

Cream bananas and (drained and rinsed) canned beans with peanut butter, using an immersion blender. Add the remainder of the ingredients and stir. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 inch greased pan. Bake at 350 until a tooth pick comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Cool and cut into 10 squares.

You could also add nuts, raisins or whatever you like to this. Obviously any changes you make would affect the nutritional counts.

This recipe is gluten-free.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Muffins, Netflix, and tea

You know. I love muffins. Muffins are yummy. You can hold them in your hand and munch on them any time. Some have raisins in them or zucchini. And some have cinnamon in them. Or maybe oat bran or bran, or bananas, or pineapple, or applesauce, or pumpkin. Or maybe all of the above together in one batch. Though I've never done that maybe I should sometimes. Might be interesting.

Often I give my muffins to people. I think they like muffins too.

I do put a lot of raisins in my muffins because I like raisins so much. Sometimes the people I give my muffins to don't like the raisins. And they pick them out. If there was broccoli in muffins I might pick that out. I never pick out raisins. Sometimes I make the recipe as called for but most of the time I don't, I change the recipe so it barely resembles the original recipe.

My muffins are almost always low fat since you don't need a lot of fat to make a good muffin. If you use pureed fruit of any kind this will always make muffins moister. Fatty muffins are gross.

I've also made chocolate muffins on occasion, in fact I have a good recipe for low fat chocolate muffins. I think they have pumpkin in them. And I think I also put chocolate chips in them too. Yummy. Nothing like a good muffin with a glass of cold skim milk made from reconstituted milk powder. Or with a decaf coffee. Or with tea. Tea is good too. In fact ever since I started watching British shows on Netflix, where they always drink tea, I've started drinking tea more often too. Hardly any calories since I use powdered reconstituted skim milk in it. Tea will make you pee a lot though.

Speaking of Netflix, why would anyone pay Bell or Rogers or whomever to provide them TV when Netflix is so good, and so cheap? Along with British shows, I'm now watching shows from Iceland, and from Norway, all really great. Except you can't multitask when watching these shows because you have to read the subtitles (even the British shows). So for instance, I couldn't eat muffins and tea with skim reconstituted skim milk in it while watching Netflix, because, well you know, that would be multi tasking.