Last weekend I had myself a little “bake-a-thon”!!!..inspired by the gals at Once A Month Mom. I have been making GFCFSF snacks for the boys for several months now. I used to make mini muffins and mini loaves every week. I finally tired of that and decided to try making 4 times the muffins…that will last the whole month.
(Sorry about all the funky lighting issues in the photos! It was late and I wasn’t thinking clearly!)
For Hubs…Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Bars
These are Hubs’ FAVE cookies and seeing how Quaker Oats have been nearly free lately, and raisins were “free” at Walgreens the other week…I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity!
I made a batch of cookies, batch of cookie bars, and then rolled up the rest of the dough in plastic wrap for the freezer. I can cut off however many cookies I’d like to bake from the frozen dough when he runs out of the other cookies!
I also made him 2 9×13 pans of banana bread. I like the way banana bread comes out when baked in a 9×13, rather than a loaf pan. 1 loaf pan recipe makes 1 9×13′s worth of “banana bread bars.”
For the Boys…I made Pear Mini Muffins, Zucchini Mini Loaves, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins and Mini Loaves. I used my Fruit and Veggie Muffin recipe to make each batch. (What do you think…am I Type A or Type B???)
The boys’ snacks have a special shelf in the freezer. The mini muffins make a perfect snack and the mini loaves are nice for breakfasts!
While I was mixing up the batter and forming all the cookies and muffins, the bread machine was busy making a loaf of GFCFSF bread for the boys. The crust on this bread was really tough, so I had the foresight (at 11:30 pm!!!) to cut off the crust and dry it out in the oven for about 20 minutes.
I filled up the blender with the dried out crust pieces and pulsed them into bread crumbs.
I mixed in some salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika with the rice bread crumbs and stashed it in the freezer. When I make “Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets” I’ll have my rice bread crumbs ready. I could have spent over $5 for a box of GF bread crumbs at the store, BUT I’d much rather make my own for a fraction of that cost…using something I already had and knew the boys would want cut off!
I can’t wait to do this again…but next time I won’t start at 7:30 pm!!!