Month: February 2016

Cornflake Chicken

These are so tasty! I’m not even a fan of cornflakes, but I love these! If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use 1 cup of milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

cornflake chicken1 pound chicken tenders (or chicken breast cut in to strips)
2 cups cornflakes, crushed
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375F. Put buttermilk in a bowl, and the crushed cornflakes in another. The cornflakes should be crushed to the size of breadcrumbs. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk and then in the cornflakes, coating them well.

Line a baking tray with tin foil and lay the chicken on it. Spray with oil, and bake for 16-18 minutes or until cooked through.

Flax & Veggie Muffins

Great tasting muffins with the healthy addition of flax seed, carrots, and apples!

flax veggie muffins1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cup oat bran
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp applesauce
2 cups grated carrot
2 apples, peeled & grated
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with liners, or grease it.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add the milk, eggs, vanilla, and applesauce, and mix until just combined. Add the carrots, apples, and raisins. Spoon mixture in to the muffin tins.

Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Granola bars

I wanted something more like a traditional granola bar, rather than the Oat Bars which are more cakey. This is a great base recipe, which can be changed up to suit your tastes. You could swap the peanut butter for other nut or seed butters, add other dried fruit, seeds or nuts etc.

Granola bars2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies (I used a mixture of Rice Krispies and Cheerios)
2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Line a 9×13 baking dish with tin foil. In a large bowl, mix together the rice krispies, oats, and raisins.

In a small saucepan, mix together the sugar and honey until just boiling, then take it off the heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture and mix very well, so that everything is well coated.

Push the mixture in to the pan (wet your hands to make it easier!). I left about an inch at the end of the pan to stop it being too thin. Allow it to cool and cut in to squares.