Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Banana-Chip Oat Muffins

A really yummy recipe from allrecipes.com. Healthy, too!

1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly. Beat in the bananas, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.

Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners; fill three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Yield: 12 - 16 muffins

Monday, January 05, 2009

Crockpot Jambalaya

It's been a while since I've added a new OAMC recipe, but this is a keeper. It's adapted from the Dream Dinners cookbook. We ate it over steamed white rice, and Doug LOVED it! It has lot of flavor and is super easy to make.

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thirds
1/2 lb. kielbasa, sliced on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces (we will double this next time)
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 c. green or red bell pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces
1 c. yellow onion, diced into 1-inch pieces
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 tbsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. minced garlic


Combine ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Close and squish bag to get seasonings moistened and evenly covering the meat. Freeze.

To cook:
Thaw completely and dump contents into the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and serve over rice.