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Low-Sugar Cookie Bars

18 Oct

Ingredients: Butter, banana, raw cane sugar, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, honey, crunchy unsweetened peanut butter, unsweetened applesauce, spelt flour, almond pulp, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar-free chocolate melt away candies.

This recipe makes a big pan of moist, delicious bars! Love, love, love, them with a hot cup of coffee!

In one mixing bowl, stir together all of the following wet ingredients: One stick of semi-melted butter, two mashed ripe bananas, two eggs, one teaspoon of vanilla, ½ cup crunchy unsweetened peanut butter, ¼ cup organic no sugar added applesauce, ¼ cup buttermilk, and ¼ cup honey.

In a second mixing bowl, blend together two cups spelt flour, one cup almond pulp, ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats, one teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup organic raw cane sugar, and ½ teaspoon of baking powder.

Now, combine the wet and dry ingredients into one bowl. The batter will be thick but don’t over mix it. At the very end of stirring, add in two cups of sugar-free chocolate melt away candies.

Use whatever you like to grease a nine by thirteen cake pan. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the top with a touch more organic raw cane sugar and then bake it for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Experiment: Make oatmeal raisin bars instead by adding raisins instead of chocolate, taking out the almond pulp, and increasing the oats to 1¼ cups. Try adding nuts if you like. For a lower fat version, cut the butter in half and increase the applesauce by a ¼ cup.

Blackberry Yogurt Muffins

27 Sep

Ingredients:  Spelt flour, unbleached flour, flax seeds, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, organic cane sugar, honey, butter, plain yogurt, vanilla, fresh blackberries, and applesauce.

In a large bowl, whisk together 1½ cups spelt flour, 1½ cups all-purpose unbleached flour, two tablespoons of flax seeds, three tablespoons of old fashioned rolled oats, two teaspoons of baking powder, one teaspoon of baking soda, half a teaspoon of salt, and half a teaspoon of nutmeg.

In another bowl, whisk together half a cup of organic cane sugar, half a cup of honey, half a cup of melted butter, one egg, 1¼ cup of plain yogurt, one teaspoon of vanilla, a quarter cup of unsweetened applesauce, and one to two cups of fresh blackberries. I stir the blackberries in at the very end so that there are whole berries still intact.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin cups with non stick cooking spray. Fill each cup two-thirds full. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow them to cool for at least five minutes before removing from the tin.

Experiment: Try using a flavored yogurt and omitting the honey. Add nuts or a mix of other berries. Try adding minced lemon or orange rind for zest. Use cinnamon instead of nutmeg.  Sprinkle tops with raw sugar before baking for a special, sweet touch.

Buttermilk Blackstrap Molasses Pancakes

16 Aug

Ingredients: Spelt flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, honey, blackstrap molasses, buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

You’ll need two medium sized mixing bowls to start.

In the first bowl, mix three cups spelt flour with three teaspoons of baking soda, two teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

In the second bowl, whisk together three cups of buttermilk, two eggs, 1/4 cup of melted butter, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoon of blackstrap molasses.

Combine the two bowls into one and whisk well. Let it set for about five minutes before you begin grilling them. These proportions make about eighteen big pancakes.

Experiment: These are very flavorful so, instead of sugary syrup, try serving them topped with fresh fruit, almond butter, plain yogurt, applesauce or a touch of honey. Try adding some spices to the dry ingredients if you like. Maybe cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, or ground ginger. Stir in mashed banana or other fruit. Or try mixing the flour and butter milk in a bowl the night before and leave it on the counter to soak and then add the remaining ingredients in the morning before grilling them. This makes the pancakes super yummy and easy to digest.

Shopping Tips: I buy spelt flour in my grocery store’s bulk section and blackstrap molasses in the nutrition section.