Thursday, August 5, 2010

Breakfast Recipes

Not only did I miss lunch for 2 days, but I missed breakfast for 3 days! AHH! Here are the recipes for the last few days:

Banana Bread:
Unless you're a super morning person and wake up about 2-3 hours before school, you probably won't be able to make this in the morning. However, it's great to make on Saturday or Sunday, then cover and save for later in the week. I got this recipe from Allrecipes.com.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter, softend
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Add butter, eggs, nuts, and mashed banana. Beat until well blended.
3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Basic Muffins:
This recipe, like banana bread, is one that is probably impossible to make on a school morning, but great to make on the weekend and save for later. Since everyone has different tastes, I'm putting up the basic muffin recipe. You can add almost anything to it to make it special. I got this from a book, "Mad About Muffins" by Dot Vartan.

2 cups minus 2 tablesppons sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cuup milk
4 tablespoons melted butter
Berries, raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, or anything other food you love (optional)

1. Heat over to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
2. In another bowl, beat together the egg, milk, and melted butter. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Stir quickly and just enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Do not overmix - the batter will be lumpy. If you are adding an extra ingredient, stir it in at this time.
3. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake for 22 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 10 muffins.

Fun with Granola!
Granola is a great breakfast item. It has lots of protein, and is usually pretty healthy. Try using granola with:

Yogurt: you can use almost any flavor, and it gives yogurt some extra texture!
Milk: just pour milk over some granola for granola cereal!
Apples: Click here to find out how!
Fruit: try a breakfast parfait! Click here for a recipe!

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