My dad has been eating Vegan for a while, and when my parents came for a visit they brought a bunch of these treats for him to snack on. I tried them and thought they were super yummy. Since I can’t eat lots of diary with Reese, I will make these occasionally since they are very grab and go! I hope you enjoy them.
First add your ripe bananas to your bowl.
Then add your old fashioned oats.
Next add your chopped dates.
I added craisins next.
Then add the chopped nuts of your choice, I did pecans here.
Add your dash of salt.
Add the cinnamon in too.
Then vanilla extract.
I used oil here,but you can use applesauce in stead, see the directions below.
Stir really well and let sit for about 15 minutes for everything to get nice and congealed.
Bake in the oven at 350F for 20 minutes, and do not over bake.
Then enjoy and store in the refrigerator.
Healthy Vegan Treats
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups old fashioned oats (not minute oats)
1 cup (or so) of nuts (any kind, unsalted and chopped)
½ cup dried cranberries(or more)
1 cup dates (chopped)
⅓ cup oil (canola,etc.) or ⅓ cup applesauce*
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash of salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and let sit for 15 minutes. With a cookie dough scoop (medium sized) scoop out about 24 balls. Put onto ungreased cookie sheet. They can be put very close together, almost touching since they don’t expand. Bake at 350 Degrees Farenheit for 20 minutes. DO NOT overbake – they will dry out and not taste good then. Store in the refrigerator.
*If using applesauce, they don’t stick together as well. It’s harder to form into balls and don’t taste as good. You can always do some oil and some applesauce to make them stick better.
My sister, Tanya, introduced me to this great breakfast casserole recipe that her friend gave her. It is a great dish to make when hosting since it is yummy and easy to throw together. My only annoyance at the recipe, is that it always has to cook longer than the directions say in order for there not to be ANY runny stuff in it. Grant is very picky, so I would sometimes have to bake it over an hour to make sure it was the consistency that he liked. So, I decided to try it in the crock pot one time, and it turned out amazingly wonderful!
One of my favorite snacks recently has been Larabars, they are very simple with no added preservatives or sweeteners and taste really good. They are pretty pricey to buy at around$1.15+ a bar unless you can find a good deal. I normally just make my own, so below is how I do it.
For the last few months, Grant and I have been eating the same breakfast almost everyday. If I am making him a warm breakfast, Grant will eat almost anything without complaint since he isn’t doing the work. This breakfast has just been hitting the spot for me since it is really filling, isn’t bad for you, and has a little bit of a sweet taste to it. Below are my step by step directions for making French Toast Scramble.
Sorry about the silence lately, we have been having issues with our blog host, and poor Grant has spent hours with “live chat” customer support, and anyone else he can get a hold of. Eventually I think we have it figured out,but wish it hadn’t been such a hassle for him. Oh well. Starting in January, I have been trying to do a better job of not wasting food, not going grocery shopping more than 2 times a week, and having an actual meal plan. It is very easy to make a meal plan,but it actually takes you sitting on your butt, writing it out, and shopping for those ingredients. Even though I have been doing a weekly meal plan, we haven’t eating these things each time, but I figured why not share them since I am already doing all this work.