One of my new year’s resolutions was to post more on my blog and try out many new recipes. Unfortunately, that resolution is failing in the face of a super-demanding semester. So the last time I shopped for food, I decided to look for things that wouldn’t take time to make and also didn’t cost me a bomb. Strangely, I managed to find a combination of super-cheap and easy to whip up desserts. Here are some of these ideas:
1. Yellow Cake – Banana Muffins
Main Ingredient: Pillsbury Moist Supreme Yellow Cake Mix costing just $1
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Prepare yellow cake mix according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 F
- Mash the bananas with the baking soda and stir into the cake mix batter. Pour batter into one greased and floured 9×13 inch baking pan/muffin trays
Main ingredient: 1-2 cups of yoplait light/fat free yogurt costing 60 cents each!
I only recently discovered Yoplait’s many flavors and their fat free/light flavors are absolutely delicious. My favorite ones are: Strawberry-Banana and Blueberry. The Red Velvet and Blackberry are also decent, but the Boston Creme Pie is a bit of fail.
So if these yogurts are not enough by themselves, go ahead and whip up a parfait! Most of us have granola, different kinds of berries or bananas always lying at home. It makes for a delicious, filling and a healthy snack.
Some other ideas include:
1. Toasted Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich (though I personally would not add maple syrup to this): http://allrecipes.com/recipe/toasted-waffle-ice-cream-sandwich/detail.aspx
2. Chocolate-covered strawberries (http://www.marthastewart.com/313844/chocolate-covered-strawberries?center=276948&gallery=275225&slide=281675
3. Grilled banana-nutella panini (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes-and-cooking/quick-and-easy-dessert-recipes/pictures/page-4.html)