Friday, November 05, 2010

Punkin Waffles

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups vanilla soymilk
4 eggs
1/4 cup butter or oil

Mix Dry ingredients.

Mix Wet ingredients

Mix all together

Use your waffle iron as directed

Eat or freeze

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Low Fat, Low Calorie Zucchini Bread

This past weekend, I made Zucchini Bread, but not from my standard recipe.  I found this low fat/low cal recipe online and was very pleased with it.  It's really a calorie slasher unlike the ones that contain whole eggs and oil.  Those can be up to 300 calories a slice!

5 egg whites
1 cup Splenda
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups grated zucchini
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

*at the end of the page I will write the changes I made

Combine eggs, sugar, splenda, applesauce, and vanilla in a bowl.  Add well drained zucchini and mix well.  Sift together dry ingredients and add a little at a time, mixing as you go.
Pour into two loaf pans and bake at 325 degrees for an hour or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.

Makes 24 slices, 12 from each loaf.  Freezes well.

Nutritional Info
carbohydrates: 19.6g
calories: 87.3
Protein: 2.3 g

* I did not use any Splenda, I don't care for the aftertaste and I found it to be sweet enough with just the 1 cup of sugar.  I also added 1/2 chopped walnuts which would increase the calorie count slightly.  You MUST be sure to drain and squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini or it will not cook thoroughly!  You could also add dried cherries or cranberries, or pineapple.  We were very pleased with the results...if you try it, I hope you also enjoy it!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Spiced Apple Waffle Topping

In trying to cut down on sugar, and since syrup is mostly a 2:1 ration of sweetness to liquid, I came up with this recipe .. and the family said to write it down as a keeper.

I don't like to use recipes .. unless I'm baking .. but will give you the general idea.  You can easily double the recipe.  As is, it makes about two servings (not enough;). 

Ingredients:  (two servings)

one apple (tart), cored and thinly sliced
1-1/2 tsp. unsalted butter
1 tablespoon organic whole cane sugar (rapadura/Rapunzel) or similar (or brown sugar)
2 tablespoons organic raw sugar (sugar in the raw) or white sugar
dash of sea salt
dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoons organic corn starch (regular cornstarch is made from genetically modified corn)
1/2 cup water (plus additional if needed)

Spiced Apple Waffle Topping .. (recipe doubled in pic)
Melt the butter in a small to medium size skillet over medium heat.  Add the apple and saute for a minute.  Add the sugars cinnamon and salt.  Gently stir cooking over medium heat.  Mix the cornstarch and the cold water to dissolve any lumps.  Add it to the apples along with the vanilla ... simmer until bubbly .. don't over stir or the apples will fall apart.  Taste for seasonings.  Add additional water if necessary 1 tablespoon at a time.  Serve atop fresh homemade waffles or pancakes.  Use it to replace syrup.