Sunday, January 29, 2012

Healthy Nom Noms.

I'm really trying to make an effort to whip up some HEALTHY quick yumminess.  I'm going to try to make easy to re-heat breakfasts for the fam and get inspired and in the meantime... stay healthy.

Attempt 2-

The Orange Beast returns with... 
Reduced Sugar Pumpkin Walnut Devils Food Cake Muffins
(That's a mouth-full)

The recipe is EASY PEASY and they only have 95 calories.

One box of reduced sugar Devils Food Cake
One Can of Pure Pumpkin ( I used Libby's)
1/2 cup organic 2% Milk
1/2 cup of water.

Mix together in the Orange Beast.
Spoon into Cupcake holders.

Made 12.. plus a loaf pan of extra yumminess that I will bring in to work tomorrow to share.
Sprinkle with crushed walnuts
 (and 2 ghiradelli Chocolate chips)

Bake 18 minutes on 375.
(25 minutes for the loaf pan)


My first attempt at using the Orange Beast!!
 (Excuse the Iphone Pics please)

Chocolate Chip Whole-Wheat 
Banana Nut Muffins

Who would have thought I could make breakfast for the whole week by making YUMMY MUFFINS that pack a huge punch of nutrition.  
Here's the recipe

1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
(I used the King Arther White Whole Wheat flour)
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt

1 egg
3/4 cup of apple sauce
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 ripe mashed bananas

3/4 cup of smisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375
Use cupcake pan or muffin pan with liners

In a medium mixing bowl combine dry ingredients together.
Mix them together well.

In a seperate bowl add the egg, applesuace, greek yogurt, and vanilla.  Using the mixer on low incorporate all the ingredients together. 
Slowly mixin the dry ingredients and mix gently.  Lumps are ok. 
(Don't over mix)

Fold in the mashed bananas, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Scoop into  muffin cups 2/3 full.  They really fluff up as they cook.

Bake 18-23 minutes.

Allow them to cool.

Freeze some, and enjoy the rest for a quick and easy on the go 
breakfast for the week.


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