Cinnamon/Sugar grilled bananas

I had a craving for something sweet the other night and didn’t know where to turn! After opening and closing every cupboard, and the fridge twice, I finally set my gaze upon the last few bananas that were hanging near the wine rack. I’m not usually a huge banana fan, but Chris is, so I thought I would try something new for my love. And it was actually quite satisfying πŸ™‚

Here is my grilled bananas recipe!

Cinnamon/Sugar grilled Naners

  • One banana per person
  • Vanilla Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
  1. Preheat grill between med-high.
  2. Cut bananas in half lengthwise and then cut each in half again so you are left with four portions.
  3. Place bananas cut side down and sprinkle with cinnamon and vanilla sugar.
  4. Cook 4-5 minutes or until sugar begins to caramelize.
  5. Serve with ice cream or enjoy them on their own.
Grilled naners with cinnamon and sugar

Grilled naners with cinnamon and sugar

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Oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips

Delicious oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips that Chris and I have come to LOVE!

SO tasty and satisfying, and extremely simple to make!

I drizzled some (in my pictures) with a homemade cream cheese frosting I made a few weeks ago and they were extra delicious.

Considering that this recipe only calls for approximately 1 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil, sugar and cinnamon per 16 chips, I really don’t mind making these delicious chips often.

Oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips

  • As many or as few pitas that you would like, keeping in mind that 1 pita = 16 chips.
  • 1 Tsp. extra virgin olive oil, sugar and cinnamon.
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Split pitas in two and drizzle 1/2 tsp. olive oil on each half. Spread around with back of spoon.
  3. Mix together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on pita halves.
  4. Cut pitas in half length and crosswise until each half makes 8 chips.
  5. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 8 minutes or until you reach desired crispiness.
  6. Drizzle with icing of your choice or enjoy on their own.

Yummy oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips

Yummy oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips

Yummy oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips

Yummy oven baked cinnamon and sugar pita chips

Sweet, Cinnamony Apple Sauce

I find it very hard sometimes to get enough servings of fruits into my body each day. That’s why I’ve started turning fruit into OTHER delcious creations! Like Smoothies, Fruit Salads and most recently:

APPLE SAUCE

Fresh, homemade Apple Sauce is one of the EASIEST things you can make at home and stores in the fridge for up to a month! If it even lasts that long!

The hardest part of the process will be picking out the type of apple you wish to use. I had a bag of Macintosh apples that I really wanted to do something with and finally remembered how much I loved Mum’s homemade Apple Sauce and my choice was made πŸ™‚ You can really use which ever type of Apple you like but I would suggest sticking with something sweet and inexpensive! Also, don’t add any sugar until you have simmered for about an hour. Most apples are already SO SWEET that you do no need to add ANY sugar at all. Best of all you can pick all the apples you need locally in the early fall and make enough Apple Sauce to last through the winter! Enjoy local apples ALL YEAR LONG!

I’ve found that Golden Delicious, Gala, Macintosh and Red Delicious are a few good choices, but again pick whatever type of apple you and your family prefer πŸ™‚

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Sauce

A Beautiful Bowl of Macintosh Apples Ready to Become something NEW :)

A Beautiful Bowl of Macintosh Apples Ready to Become something NEW πŸ™‚

At leastΒ  12 Apples of your choice, Washed, Cored and Peeled.

How to Peel and Core an Apple: http://www.ehow.com/how_4596898_peel-core-apples.html

  • Cut Apples into smaller portions and place in large pot over low heat, sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.

  • Cook uncovered for at least one hour stirring often to break down apple pieces.

  • After an hour or so of simmering taste Sauce to check for sweetness. If you’d like it a little sweeter add a little brown sugar or more cinnamon.

  • If you like a smoother Apple Sauce mash until desired consistency reached, if you like it a bit chunkier, remove from heat and let cool slightly before enjoying or putting in jars.

  • Store refrigerated in air tight containers up to one month! Or Freeze for up to SIX MONTHS! Amazing for our Long Canadian Winters!

  • [12 Apples makes Approximately 2, 350 ml containers]

Apples after about 40 minutes of simmering, YUMMY!

Apples after about 40 minutes of simmering, YUMMY!

A great way to spice up this recipe is to try two more different Apples in one Sauce. Or better yet, prepare Pear Sauce in the same fashion as Apple Sauce but reduce simmering time as they are naturally soft!

ENJOY!!!

My delicious bowl of Macs in Sauce Form ready to enjoy :)

My delicious bowl of Macs in Sauce Form ready to enjoy πŸ™‚