Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Breakfast. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Crepes


Crepes with Skippy Chocolate Peanut Butter and Bananas





1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted



In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.


Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.


Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.


One thing that helps if your crepes are getting too thick (especially if you don't want to buy one more thing to take up room in your kitchen that is made to cook 1 thing like a crepe pan) then buy a crepe spreader. You just spin this in the middle of the crepe and it spreads it even and it keeps the crepes in a nice circle. 






 
After the crepes are done than you add a generous amount of Skippy Chocolate Peanut Butter and  sliced bananas inside the crepe, and roll them up. This is actually one of my favorite kind of crepes. If there are extra crepes left over then sometimes when the kids aren't looking I can heat one up for myself and do this really quick.As a side note my son likes to make one with Skippy peanut butter, chocolate chips and powdered sugar.
In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with Hormel Foods as part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. Throughout the year I’ll be receiving product, coupons, giveaways and promotions. However, no payment was given or expected for posting about the program, and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own   

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kodiak Cakes Minute Muffins Review


I was intrigued when asked to review Kodiak Cakes new Minute Muffins. As a mom of 4 always on the go I am always in need of a quick healthy breakfasts.

The first one I tried was the lemon chia muffin. It ended up being my most my favorite! It had a nice bright flavor to wake you up in the morning. Plus the chia seeds will give you energy and much needed antioxidants and other nutrients. it was so easy to make too. First I tapped it a few times to make the mix flat, then added the necessary water, and stirred.


 Then I popped it in the microwave for a minute, and yummy hot muffin here we go.

The very next morning also happened to be my errand running, mom chauffeuring go, go, go day. I had just strapped all the girls in the van and started to head out when I realized I not only forgot my daughters ballet shoes but I also forgot to eat breakfast. I ran in the house, added water to the blueberry muffin cup, put in the microwave, and just as the timer beeped a minute later I had found my daughters shoes. Perfect timing. I grabbed it, a plastic spoon and a banana and went on my way. Actually eating breakfast is not only the ideal way to start the day, but helps me not turn into a grouchy mom. I was so grateful that these were sitting out on my counter, otherwise who knows what I would have done. Needless to say these are officially added to my always keep a few in stock list, just for those crazy quick breakfast mornings. Way healthier and tastier than pop tarts ;)
I saved the chocolate one for a night when I was exhausted and needed a chocolate treat after putting the kids to bed. The apple cinnamon I had for a snack one day and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was light and had a nice subtle cinnamon flavor. Every time I ate one I couldn't help but think how much I would have loved these  when we were moving around a lot and living in hotels.
  Here is the link to there website to see how and where to purchase these delicious quick and easy muffins.  http://www.kodiakcakes.com/minute-muffins/
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