Anyhow, as a result of this, I am constantly trying to find nutritious ways to feed the kiddies, and often on the go. Apple slices, yogurt, grapes, nuts and cucumbers are M.'s snack favourites. He's also recently taken to applesauce, cheese cubes and the oatmeal banana muffins we made last week. It's possible he loves them so much because he helped to make them, but who cares! We made a healthier version with applesauce instead of margarine, but I've made them both ways with much success! The secret is to use really ripe bananas. It allows you to cut down on the sugar without sacrificing sweetness. :o)
OATMEAL BANANA MUFFINS
1 cup oats
1 1/4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup brown sugar
1-2 very ripe bananas, mashed or pureed
1 cup margarine (I often use applesauce, but it also comes out well if you use a combination)
1 Tbsp vanilla
5-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs
oil for frying (I use canola)
Whisk together the milk, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and egg in a large bowl. Slice chicken breasts into several long pieces. Place them in the bowl, cover, place in fridge and let marinate for at least 2 hours.
Mix together flour and bread crumbs together in a medium-sized bowl. Take several pieces of chicken, dip or roll around in the bowl until coated with the flour-bread crumb mixture. Fry in hot oil for a few minutes until golden brown and done. (Spear a chicken finger to make sure the juices run clear.) Serve hot or cold.
I will say that M. loves his with or without ketchup. High praise for a ketchup addict...