Monday, February 22, 2010


kind of like the unhealthy version of breakfast bars. but i have some leftover coconut from a south indian shrimp curry, and i hatched the plan that i can make junk food, eat a little bit, and give the rest to the upstairs neighbors, as an apology for the baby crying at night.

preheat oven to 350 and grease an 9x13" baking pan.

melt in a 2 qt. saucepan over low heat
  • 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
allow melted butter to cool then mix in
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
combine, and mix in until smooth
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 c. chopped bittersweet chocolate
spread evenly in baking pan, and bake for 25 minutes.

Monday, February 8, 2010

breakfast bars

an amalgam of banana bread and oatmeal scone, baked in a 9x13" pan and cut into squares.
next time i think i'll try baking this same dough (with a bit more oil) as cookies.

preheat oven to 350.

whisk together in large bowl
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
combine in medium bowl
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 c. applesauce
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1/2 c. agave nectar and/or honey
mix wet into dry and add
  • 1 c. dried dates, chopped
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped
spread dough in bottom of greased 9x13" pan and bake until edges brown