Sunday, January 22, 2012

Is It Warm Where You Are????


Winter finally hit those of us in the Midwest in the last few weeks. We have had a mild winter so far....it allowed for some fun times!!! But those times have come to an end in a big way. The temperature has dropped and the snow has arrived.....so welcome Winter of 2012 to the Midwest!!!!

Have you ever looked through your freezer and found items you forgot about? I have always been one to throw things in the freezer to deal with later but....of course....later sometimes never happens. Then I find things months later when it is too late. Ever since this blog started, my freezer contents have grown with more and more baking ideas taking over my freezer. Is it a bad sign when the contents ratio has flipped from main dinner ingredients to baking supplies???!!! I hope not...

So this weekend,  I decided to venture to the back of the freezer (Don't you wonder what is back there???) and what did I find? Ripe Bananas I threw in to make banana bread one of these days. That day is finally here but with a twist.....so I offer Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites....


Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites
1 1/2 C Unbleached Flour
1 C Sugar
3/4 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
3/4 C Unsalted Butter, softened
1 1/2 C Oatmeal
1 C. ripe Banana, Mashed
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 C mini Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add oatmeal, bananas, and egg until well combined.  Mix in chocolate chips. Drop by small dough scoop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 11 minutes until golden.


So tell me what is in your freezer???

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