Monday, March 3, 2014

A Little Bananas

Hello Sweets,

So as I promised yesterday I have the full flavor review of the S'more or Less muffins :), and they are even better than I could have imagined!!  What would have been just ordinary vanilla cake is anything but.  It takes on the flavor of the graham cookies all while staying soft and moist.  The chocolate cake is the perfect flavor, not too sweet but not dry either.  The marshmallow gives the muffin a touch of sweetness, but it also has the flavor of a roasted marshmallow too.  All in all these are a great muffin, and have officially made it in to my personal recipe book :)  Many a nights have been spent jotting down recipes to keep or try, and my hand can attest to that lol.

I am definitely paying for doing all the tax returns yesterday, my shoulders and neck are killing me.  The sad part was I didn't even notice how much time had gone by, because I was so engrossed in the task.  But how many people can say they have their taxes complete by March 2nd?  If I had to guess, not very many at all :D  Now I can sit back and relax while everyone else is stressing, lol yea that sounds perfect.

Today I am bringing something completely different and new.  Something that is sweet, but healthy at the same time.  Yup sweet and healthy, consider your mind blown *boom*.  I haven't been feeling well all day :(, so naturally I didn't feel like making anything for y'all today.  However I had some bananas that were starting to become too ripe, so I had to figure out a way to use them.  Normally I would just make my grandmas banana bread, but then I remembered something I love but haven't had in quite some time ;)

Banana Chips
3 ripe bananas (green ones make crisper chips faster, and ripe ones make sweeter ones)
1tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
honey, to drizzle

1)  Preheat oven to 250F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (to prevent sticking and easy clean up), set aside.
2)  Slice your bananas into thin slices, not too thin or they become limp.


3)  Line bananas in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.

4)  Sprinkle with salt and nutmeg.  Place into preheated oven for 2 hours, flipping (as much as possible) after about 90 minutes.

not as pretty as store bought, but I know everything that goes into them ;)
5)  Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.  Store in an airtight container and enjoy! 

What a great and healthy option when you feel like a sweet snack.  Kids and adults alike would love these little chips, and you can even use them as a decorative final touch on a banana cupcake.  I would think that even picky eaters would love these little chips.  It never ceases to amaze me when I haven't tried to make something I actually enjoy eating.  I'm just a silly girl I guess, who is a little spacy at times in the kitchen :p
As I am finishing up this post my stomach is starting to really hurt, which means I need to lay down and relax for a little while.  Don't worry I'll make sure to be back with something yummy tomorrow, unless this doesn't stop.  But I'm not going to think like that, I'm going to try and stay positive :)  Until next time....
Stay sweet,

Jennifer xoxoxo

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