Banana Bread

So, a typical thing happened. I bought a bulk of bananas thinking, “I’ll have no problem eating these quick” and I sort of neglected them. At breakfast this morning, I looked at those poor, black bananas and let me tell was a sad sight. So, I did what anyone would do; make some delicious banana bread. Depending on the recipe, banana bread can be a little fattening, but I made some alternative switches! Yes, I know. That’s a little risky but honestly it was still pretty delicious.
Overall Cost: $4

-3 bananas ($1)
-2 cups of flour (.30 cents)
-2 eggs (.30 cents)
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (.10 cents)
-1/2 cup of honey (.75 cents)
-1/3 cup of oil (.50 cents)
-1/4 cup of milk (.30 cents)
-1/2 teaspoon of salt (.05 cents)
-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (.05 cents)
-1 cup of walnuts (.75 cents)

1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees
2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, cinnamon) in a large bowl and the wet ingredients (bananas, vanilla extract, honey and milk) in a different bowl
3. mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients by parts
4. add walnuts in and mix well

5. grease bread pan and pour batter evenly

6. Bake in oven for 50 minutes
7. Enjoy with butter and honey!


Overall thoughts: There are few things that are as good as this banana bread. Even though there was no use of sugar or butter, it’s still tastes amazing.
Happy Cooking!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Quesadillas

So, I know that Frugal Food is all about decently healthy meals..but here’s the thing.  I had a sweet tooth and a REALLY bad one at that.  I could have indulged a lot more, trust me.  Last night, I was binge watching Scandal because I needed a break from the obsessive midterm season and decided to make peanut butter banana chocolate quesadillas.  I love those three ingredients together and I love quesadillas.  It was a match made in heaven.  It’s a single serving dessert that you will want to make over and over and over.

Overall Cost: .90 cents


-1/2 banana

-1 whole grain tortilla

-2 tablespoons of peanut butter

-1/2 cup of chocolate chips (melt them. it tastes better for some reason.)


1. Spread peanut butter on tortilla and layer banana and melted chocolate


2. Cook quesadilla on medium heat until both sides are golden brown

3. Enjoy!


Overall Thoughts:

This is my new go-to guilty pleasure.  Everything just melts all together, is super gooey (can be messy), and is everything it should be!

Happy Cooking!