I think it’d be an understatement to say I’m having a bit of fun with these banana scrambles …
…meet the sweet potato scramble!
See, I had this little nubbin’ left over from my sweet p last night.
I can always tell the difference between the sweet potatoes I buy, and the sweet ps someone else in the fam buys. Why? Well, I always buy reasonable sized ones. Small/big enough for me to eat in one sitting. My belly can only take so much sweet potato. Much larger than the size of my loosely closed fist, and I feel like I am going to explode sweet potato. So when I baked an almost but not quite gargantuan last night, not only did I know it wasn’t one I’d purchased, but one that was far too much for me to eat in addition to my leftover chili.
That was a really long-winded story about sweet potatoes and their differing sizes, but lets just say that the second I “trimmed off the excess” and put it in the fridge, I knew what was going to happen to it.
Sweet Potato Scramble
approx. 1/4 c. mashed baked sweet potato
1/3 c. quick oats
1 T. oat bran
1 T. fine-ground cornmeal
1 T. wheat germ (to simplify, you could probably use 3 T. oat bran, just adjust liquid as needed)
generous pinch cinnamon
1/2 t. maple sugar (brown sugar or maple syrup would be fine)
1 t. chia seeds
1/2 t. vanilla extract
2-3 T. milk of choice
butter/oil of choice, for greasing pan
Begin preheating your frying pan over low heat. Combine all but the milk and vanilla in a bowl. Mash together and then add the vanilla. Mix, and then start adding the milk, 1 T. at a time until you get to the desired consistency. It should be firm enough to be able to form a patty fairly easily.
Grease your frying pan and turn the heat up to medium. Pour the scramble in the pan, and flatten down a bit with a fork to make a pancake-type shape. Cook about five minutes and then flip, cooking another 3 or so minutes or until browned. Serve with Might Maple sauce, bananas, raisins and pecans!
My sister found Mighty Maple while she was living up in Burlington.
They have everything in Burlington. This town wishes it was as cool as Burlington.
Long story short, I think I’ve sort of taken it over. I mean, she’s left it sitting in the cupboard, unused, for the past…as long as she’s been here. Since December. I mean, that’s far too long. It was already opened, so it’s sure to spoil soon if someone doesn’t eat it.
I’m just taking one for the team here, right? Right.
Anyways – to make a mighty maple sauce, just mix a tablespoon (…ish…) of pb with a tablespoon or so of almond milk, stirring to mix and adding more milk as necessary.
I sort of have a “thing” for making my peanut butters into sauces lately. You should try it!
Anyways – about the scramble. I was surprised I loved this…but it’s probably my favorite scramble yet. The last couple times I’ve incorporated a sweet potato into my breakfast, I wasn’t a big fan. (Sweet P oats, pancakes, waffles…) They weren’t bad…but it was just too heavy for the morning.
Beyond words. I only wish I had more sweet potato for tomorrow.
In case you couldn’t already tell from my uplifted mood, I woke up feeling much better! I still decided to just take it easy today, though…so resigned myself from going to the barn and instead told myself to focus on getting the rest of those ten pages pumped out.
Oh, and finish off the important things I started the other day , too…
A very wise winner selected Mounds Balls for her prize , and I took the opportunity to do a photoshoot with them as the ones I had from Christmas weren’t anything special.
-insert taking pictures of someone else’s balls joke here-
So yes, these would be what those little almondy truffles were from the other day. I didn’t get around to coating them as I didn’t have the good dark chocolate chips on hand.
I discovered a way more efficient way to coat them in coconut, though – just roll them in it right after dipping them in chocolate! D’oh. I don’t know why I didn’t do that last time. My brain was probably in ten different places for Christmas.
Much prettier this way, too.
I wasn’t sure what to do with all the leftover chocolate that was already melted and coconut that was already toasted, though…
…so I just mixed it together and chilled it! And created a very inexpensive dark chocolate coconut bar. High five.
Other things I’ve done? Made cookies. My mom’s been complaining (as have I) because I don’t have any baked goods to nosh on at the moment. I usually have a little stash of muffins or cookies in the freezer for myself, but I’ve been wiped clean for a couple days. Total bummer.
I’m surprised the uncoated coconut balls weren’t demolished. Every time she opened the freezer she’d give me these eyes like “…just one?” “NO!!!NO!!!”
So I made my favorite energy cookies , which happen to be her least favorite “They taste like grass!” but oh well. Beggars can’t be choosers. I’ll bake her something tomorrow. I was really craving these cookies.
I should note that she really does say grass, and I’m not using that as an adjective to replace a profanity.
Amazing sprouted Kamut bread . I may or may not have consumed my last two banana muffins while I was typing my paper, too. I probably lost focus on my paper at that point and started typing “ L’s banana oat muffins are the best things since fork-split english muffins…”
Yuca fries. Or yucca fries, I honestly have no idea. “ugly-looking-brown-thing” fries. All I know is they make for some damn good fries, but don’t think you’re going to get them crispy. You’ll just break your teeth. I’m not joking.
And as you can see, I can never choose between BBQ sauce or hummus for dippage.
I was going to make Mac and Cheese, but then decided on quinoa and had cheesy quinoa on the brain…but also had a ton of mushrooms to use. I figured I could just combine the two, and still made Appetite for Reduction’s Easy Breezy Cheezy Sauce which I loved last time – but unfortunately, I think the mass amount of mushrooms sort of robbed everything of even a remotely cheesy flavor.
I guess I’ll just have to have Mac and Cheeze tomorrow.
As a side note – it was so beautiful out today!! After being pretty productive this morning, I finally decided it was time to take a break around 1:00 and was so glad I did. I can’t remember the last time I stepped out of the house in just a hoodie and thought “wow! I’m warm!“ but I did, and took le dog on a wonderful walk down the road. It was really icy due to everything defrosting all at once, but we made it.
So this fall, when it’s 45 degrees during the day and I think it’s freezing after being used to summer, I’ll need to remember how warm 45 degrees really is.
Updates on the site layout:
I have no idea why some people can’t see the header? I just updated it to another one, so maybe that will do the trick…although I’m assuming not. Still troubleshooting that one.
I think I made it so it is small-screen friendly? Do let me know if it’s not.
Subscribe by e-mail is all fixed and set-up now!
I figured out how to do the redirect Not sure that’s relevant anymore, but I was proud of myself at least!
Most importantly – thank you all for bearing with me!