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Recipe: Peanut Butter Granola Clusters

I love granola clusters. That’s how I get addicted to the granola boxes they sell at Woolies. Oats with honey and nuts in a cluster, pick up one, pop it into your mouth, burst of sweetness and crunchiness, proceed to take more clusters. Total bliss :) But they do not come very cheap and considering my bulk consumption + my efforts to save some $$, I decided to make my own! Cheaper and more practical option right? NOTTTT! Because it was my own recipe so I was able to put all the ingredients and nuts I liked, I ended up finishing the entire tray! :( My throat is so going to die and I am going to lose my voice. Im sorry dear housemates, I finished everything before I could let you 2 try some :( :(

Note to self in future: Take out a portion for the housemates to try first before proceeding to clean off the baking tray :D

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 bottle of crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of fruit juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup natural almonds (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup of pitted dates (cut into small pieces)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the , peanut butter, oil, sugar, honey, fruit juice, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until well-mixed.
  3. Pour wet ingredients over oats and quinoa flakes and stir until evenly coated. Spread mixture on the prepared baking tray in an even layer. You do not have to spread the granola out completely if you like them in clusters like me :)
  4. Bake for 20-25 min until the granola is golden brown and crisp.
  5. Remove granola from the oven and cool completely. Eat on its own or add some yoghurt! Peanut butter heaven =D

Recipe: Twix Pecan Milk Cupcakes

Because of Toy’s birthday party theme, I went down the chocolate aisles of Coles specially to look for chocolates with names started with ‘T’. And I found Twix! :D So I found a random chocolate bar recipe online and made a couple of modifications before coming up with Twix Pecan Milk Cupcakes!

Crust

  • 1½ cup of Oats
  • ½ cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Unsalted butter – melted

Filling

  • 1 twix bar cut into 1/2 for each holder
  • 1 cup of Halved Pecans
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can Sweetened condensed milk (90% fat free)

Bake at 180° for 30-40 minutes or until the milk starts to set and form a layer..

Remove from the oven and let it cool.. the layers will come together and form one cupcake after you remove the foil! :)

Recipe: Mixed Berry Oat Walnut Muffins

I have a confession to make, I have an obsession with oats. And by obsession, I meant I finish a 1kg packet of oats in less than a month. Same as how I finish 1kg of carrots in one week and how I finished one 500g bottle of peanut butter last night with a spoon. Please dont judge me :(

Anyway I made these delish muffins that I really really loved so it’s a definite MUST-TRY! The only change Id make to the recipe if I were to make it again will be to use 3/4 cup of oil instead of 1 cup? Keep that in mind if you do try this out! :)

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup olive oil
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup oat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup frozen mixed berries (I added more berries for colour!)

 

Directions:

Step 1: In a large bowl put first six ingredients in and stir.

Step 2: In a small bowl mix together the oat flour and remainder ingredients except the frozen berries.

Step 3: Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir just until moistened. Fold in the berries.

Step 4: Fill muffin tins or papers a little more than 2/3 full, should be about 18 muffins.

Step 5: Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes. And watch the muffins rise in the oven (my absolute favourite part!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Remove from pan, let it cool down and DIG IN! :D

Recipe: Toffee Pecan Chocolate Chip Bar

Toffee Bars Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lightly-packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup Wether’s Original Toffee sweets (cut into 3)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk, bittersweet or dark)

Toffee Topping Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup lightly-packed brown sugar

Heat oven to 180C

Combine flour and brown sugar in large bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture until fine crumbs form, although a few large crumbs may remain. Press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecans and toffee sweets over crust. Prepare toffee topping (instructions below); drizzle evenly over pecans and crust.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until topping is bubbly and golden; remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle milk chocolate chips evenly over top; press gently onto surface. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Toffee Topping: Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar in small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Use immediately.

Recipe: Cinnamon Scrolls with Walnuts and Sultanas

Made these for Hello Adelaide. First time baking more than 50 portions of anything and the pressure was so high because strangers would be eating my scrolls and that would have been different from my nice friends who have been deceivingly encouraging me and telling me that everything I make tastes good. LOL! Anyway I decided to add walnuts/sultanas to the original recipe this time. Was deciding between both so I took a vote at Coles and everyone said sultanas but YX didnt like sultanas so I made another batch with walnuts instead! :)

The only difference between the last recipe here: http://gninethree.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/baby-cinnamon-sticky-rolls/ and the one I did this time were the added nuts/raisins so they were kinda fatter when I rolled them up and cut them up PLUS I got smarter and used muffin foils instead so there was less washing to do! :D Anyhow, I think this batch tasted equally good if not better with an extra crunch! :) My housemates were my official tasters and gave their approval before we let the other Singaporeans at Hello Adelaide try them!

Check out the walnuts in the layers!! I like.. :)