Monday, March 23, 2009

flax oatmeal healthy cookies

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of fresh grated nutmeg ( if you have never tried this it is amazing, you'll never go back)

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup applesauce with a tablespoon of oil
1 tablespoon molasses
1 egg or substitute with 1 tablespoon flax and 3 tablespoons water.
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond

1/2 cup craisins or raisins
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup shredded carrots (optional, I tried this last time and it was a nice addition)

mix dry ingredients in large bowl
in medium bowl, mix wet ingredients
mix wet into dry ingredients, add craisins and walnuts and mix.
cool mix for 20 minutes in fridge
press drops of cookies with fork

temp: 335
bake time: 15-20

Thursday, March 19, 2009

blueberry lavender coffee cake

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/3 cup honey)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter ( I used 1 T. applesauce and 1 T. Butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Blueberry Lavender Mixture
  • 2 cups blueberries (frozen ones work too)
  • 1 teaspoon lavender
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Into a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together in a separate bowl egg, lemon zest, applesauce and milk; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened add honey during this point as well. Spoon the batter into a generously buttered 9-inch square pan.

Mix the ingredients of blueberry mixture and spoon over the batter. Mix topping ingredients with fork until crumbly and sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes, until done. It tastes best right out of the oven.

It is delicious with a cup of coffee or english breakfast tea.

Temp: 400
Bake time: 25-30 minutes