Everyday Mom's Meals: Happy National Banana Day!! {A Feature}

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy National Banana Day!! {A Feature}

Okay, to be fair, I'm a little early with that, because tomorrow, April 15th is actually National Banana Day, and my friends at Great Grains  have the perfect way to celebrate with some tasty recipes using their Banana Nut Crunch Cereal.

Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch is packed with 40g of whole grain per serving, 7 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, so you know any recipe you make with it, you're getting something a little better for you.

Banana Raisin Scones
1/2 c. raisins
2 TBS hot water
2 1/2 c. flour
2 TBS sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
6 TBS. cold butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal
1 egg
1 (6 oz.) container vanilla low fat yogurt

Preheat oven to 425. Mix raisins and water in a small bowl, set aside. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Stir in cereal. Beat egg in small bowl; stir in yogurt and raisins with liquid. Add to flour mixture. Stir until mixture forms soft dough. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. 

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake
2-1/2 cups Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal, divided
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened, divided
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 egg
1 container (6 oz.) vanilla low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. honey

Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle 1 cup of the cereal onto bottom of greased 8-inch square baking pan; set aside. Combine flour and baking soda; set aside. Beat 1/2 cup of the butter and the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with the yogurt, beating after each addition until well blended. Stir in chips. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
Preheat broiler. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter. Mix with the honey in medium bowl. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups cereal; toss to coat. Sprinkle evenly over cake. Broil, 4 inches from heat source, 2 to 3 min. or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Serve warm.

Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for this feature. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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