Sunday, February 19, 2017

What the Girls Ate: February 13-17, 2017

On February 13th we celebrated Family Day here in BC, which meant no school!
So only two snacks this week!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lauren and Olivia's Snack:
  • Homemade Baked Mini Banana Oatmeal Bites with Chocolate Chips 
  • Flower Shaped Cantaloupe 
  • Flower Shaped Cucumbers (not pictured) for Olivia, because I wasn't sure if she'd liked cantaloupe that day...She did!

Friday, February 17, 2017
When it comes to snacks, Lauren and I like a lot of the same (sometimes odd) things.
One of my favorites is plain Greek yogurt with Fibre 1 cereal. It's soft and crunchy at the same time, delicious and so filling. Lauren tried it once and she was hooked!
I pack the yogurt and cereal separately and she mixes it together snack time to prevent it from being soggy.
She also likes to make 'parfaits' with yogurt and my homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola.

Lauren's Snack:
  • Fibre 1 cereal 
  • Vanilla yogurt and blueberries

Baked Mini Banana Oatmeal Bites:
Recipe adapted from The Merchant Baker

3 cups old fashioned oats
2  tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup mashed ripe banana
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups milk
Chocolate chips - the recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips, but I only had regular sized ones. I put 4-5 chocolate chips on the top of each banana bite.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray two 24 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
In a separate bowl whisk together mashed bananas, oil,eggs and vanilla until well combined. Whisk in milk.
Pour milk mixture over oat mixture and stir well to combine. The batter is going to be very liquidy and appear like it's not holding together. It's not supposed to; just stir until everything is well combined. It's going to look very soupy.
Fill the prepared muffin cups all the way to the top. Be sure that each cup is filled pretty evenly with oats and liquid. You don't want to end up with a cup that is mostly liquid without a good amount of oats.
Sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until set and just lightly brown on the edges. 
Allow the cups to cool completely for easiest removal.

Check out my 'What the Girls Ate' page for more kids snack ideas.

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