Whole Wheat Buñuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze and Sundaes

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Alright, so you know when you are out chowing down on a delicious meal at your favorite Mexican restaurant and you just want one more bite of that taco and you are just stuffed? What about when the waitress brings the check and asks if you’ve saved room for dessert, and you want to say yes, but fear they may have to roll you out of the restaurant if you give in?

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So I was about at that point last Friday afternoon, after enjoying a big enchilada style burrito, but longed for a sweet piece of flan or crispy deep fried ice cream.

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So what did I go and do? I made a version of my own at home. Satisfying my long lasting craving for bunuelos and deep fried ice cream rolled into one whole wheat and frozen yogurt treat.

Whole Wheat Bunuelos with Candied Piloncillo Glaze | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The technique is simple really.

Ingredients:
12 medium whole wheat tortillas
Canola oil for frying
2/3 cup ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 piece Piloncillo cone or 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
1 cup water
1/2 stick cinnamon

You just fry 12 whole wheat tortillas,

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3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies – Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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Tonight was all about getting yummy food in my belly! You know those days where you can’t stop thinking about the same food until you finally get to make it? That was me today. I made a super zesty Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing for dinner. That was fantastic! I’ll share that recipe soon 😉

But for dessert…I had to stay with the healthy theme of dinner, and I had already promised my boys cookies. But I didn’t have much time. And I wanted a sweet contrast to my tangy dinner, without all the guilt of sugar. I had a ripe banana lying on the counter and could only think how awesome it would be to find a microwave banana cookie recipe.

Yep, I’m one of those moms that gives her kids cookies right before bed…yea, they are a bit spoiled. I’ve even been known to sneak into their rooms after I’ve put them to bed, with a piece of freshly baked brownies and given them a bite. Oh I know the Tooth Fairy is frowning on me right now!

So I found a recipe on Pinterest for some quick Oatmeal Cookies made with just 2 ingredients-Banana and Oatmeal! So I added Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips. I mean, we have to go all out right!?! And I only added 30 seconds to my prep time 😉

3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tb natural creamy peanut butter

In a large bowl mash the banana and then mix in all the ingredients really well to make a “dough”.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, portion the dough onto parchment paper or a heat proof pastry mat sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

Press the cookie mounds down lightly with your fingers.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Place the “tray” of cookies in the microwave (I put mine on the wire rack) and heat on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Check after 1 minute. Mine took 2 minutes.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Remove from the microwave carefully and cool slightly before transferring to a platter to serve.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Makes 10 Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Yep, those are good.

PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies

Nope, I don’t feel guilty. Don’t forget the milk!

*For peanut allergies, omit the peanut butter. For a vegan option, substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and add a pinch of cinnamon.

3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies - Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 146 calories

Fat 5 g

Carbs 21 g

Protein 4 g

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3 Minute PB&B Choc-Oat Cookies - Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 3

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tb natural creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mash the banana and then mix in all the ingredients really well to make a “dough”.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, portion the dough onto parchment paper or a heat proof pastry mat sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Press the cookie mounds down lightly with your fingers.
  4. Place the “tray” of cookies in the microwave and heat on high heat for 1-2 minutes. Check after 1 minute.
  5. Remove from the microwave carefully and cool slightly before transferring to a platter to serve.

Notes

*For peanut allergies, omit the peanut butter. For a vegan option, substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and add a pinch of cinnamon.

Do you have a quick dessert recipe you’d like to share? Please comment!

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Merry Christmas Peppermint Krispy Treats

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Merry Christmas! Cooking with your kids is always fun stuff, and around the holidays is the best. Gingerbread houses, cookie decorating and marshmallows and sprinkles light up any kids world.

My finicky shark and I made these Peppermint Rice Krispy Treats for Christmas this year. So simple, so tasty and done in less than 10 minutes. These Jet-Puffed Peppermint Marshmallows are the best thing to hit the holiday season since eggnog. I just added some peppermint marshmallows to my morning café latte mocha and it was delicious!

All you need to make these yummy Christmas Peppermint Krispy Treats:
6 cups crisp rice cereal
1 10 oz bag jet-puffed peppermint mini marshmallows
3 Tb butter
1 Tb holiday sprinkles
2 oz crushed peppermint candies
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Microwave the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.

Pour the mixture over the crisp rice cereal.

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Press into a greased 13×9 inch casserole dish or decorative mold.

Have your kids help with the candy crushing.

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Crush the peppermint candies over the Krispy Treats. This is the perfect job for finicky sharks!

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Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.

 

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Cut into 24 squares and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Enjoy while watching your favorite Christmas movie.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Famished Fish readers. Enjoy the season.

Merry Christmas Peppermint Krispy Treats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 24

Per Serving 76 calories

Fat 2 g

Carbs 14 g

Protein 1 g

24


Merry Christmas Peppermint Krispy Treats

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 2

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 10 oz bag jet-puffed peppermint mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tb butter
  • 1 Tb holiday sprinkles
  • 2 oz crushed peppermint candies

Instructions

  1. Microwave the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.
  2. Pour the mixture over the crisp rice cereal.
  3. Press into a greased 13×9 inch casserole dish or decorative mold.
  4. Have your kids help with the candy crushing.
  5. Crush the peppermint candies over the Krispy Treats.
  6. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.
  7. Cut into 24 squares and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

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