We just had our second Halloween in Florida – the first in our place and naturally, I was really excited to have some trick-or-treaters! So we went out to Target to get some candy and I got the good stuff… Butterfingers peanut butter cups, peanut butter M&Ms, Nutrageous, Nerds, sweet tarts…
And you know how many trick-or-treaters we got?
Not a single one.
But, to be fair, we do live in an apartment complex, so the kids that live here probably go to surrounding neighborhoods. Oh well, there’s always next year when we are in a house!
Anyways, I had a lot of leftover candy so I thought I’d give some to our friends’ kids and our neighbors. I even heard about bringing your candy somewhere to send to the military (which we are going to do), but we also kept a few pieces for ourselves to make a few recipes with…
And here’s the first one!
Here we have leftover Halloween candy banana bread with peanut butter, ground oat flour and cinnamon, topped with chopped Butterfingers peanut butter cups!
Now, this may look extremely outrageous, but because the banana bread itself is lightened up this recipe is “healthier” than it could be…
This delicious-looking snack comes in at 231 calories per slice – which would make a great snack for the kids or a night time treat without overdoing it…
If you’re like me with the Halloween candy, it’s easy to sit there and a few minutes later realize you just downed 500 calories! But with this banana bread, you get that treat from the candy bits on top, but the bread with oats is super filling. You shouldn’t feel tempted to have another, which will keep you from going overboard.
You can use this recipe with any kind of leftover Halloween chocolate candy and you and your kids will be pretty happy!
3 small ripe bananas, mashed
2 1/2 cups ground oats (old-fashioned oats ground in food processor, measure oats after ground)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used all-natural Skippy peanut butter)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 fun size chocolate candy, (freeze and then chopped)
baking or cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place fun-size candy in the freezer for a few minutes.
- In a food processor pulse oats until flour consistency (measure out grounds to 2 1/2 cups).
- In the same food processor with ground oats, add peanut butter, light brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon, then pulse until fully combined and thick batter consistency.
- In a loaf pan spray with baking/cooking spray and pour batter into the pan. Spread evenly.
- Remove candy from freezer and roughly chop and sprinkle evenly on top of loaf.
- Place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool and the slice into 12 equal slices.
Servings: 12 slices (approx.)
Serving Size: 1 slice (approx.)
Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Sugar: 13 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 8 g