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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Loaf

Lately I can’t seem to get enough peanut butter!  Perhaps it was 3 weeks away from home & not getting my daily dose. (Though no complaints about the cannolis I was eating instead!)

This recipe is super quick & easy & is full of healthy fats, protein, & whole grains!

Ingredients:

2 cups all whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup salted butter, room temperature
½ cup cane sugar
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk or plant milk

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 1 loaf pan

In a small bowl, stir flour, baking powder, & salt together

In a second large bowl, gently beat butter & sugar together, then beat in peanut butter, egg, & vanilla

Add dry ingredients & beat on low, slowly adding in milk, & beat on low until smooth

Pour into pan. Bake for around 35-40 minutes

Cool in pan & enjoy!

Optional: Sprinkle with confectioners sugar

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Low Fat Raspberry Oat Muffins

These muffins are so quick & easy, & are vegan friendly as well!  They are made with whole grains, fruit, & are very low in fat.  They’re a perfect quick breakfast, teatime snack, or after dinner-treat that are high in fiber, vitamin c, & low in calories (about 100 each!) . They are subtly sweet without being too sugary & are super moist.  These nutritious muffins will give you a great energy boost & satisfy those pastry cravings!

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cups rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

1 teaspoon butter (or coconut oil for vegan recipe)

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg (or flax egg for vegan recipe)

1/2 cup water

1 1/4 cup raspberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in 1 bowl

Combine beaten egg, applesauce, butter or coconut oil, sugar & water in a second bowl

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients

Stir in raspberries

Place into a 12 cup lined muffin tray

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean

Optional – Sprinkle with a hint of powdered sugar

Enjoy!

Store in the refrigerator!

 

 

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I’m a big believer in using whole grains whenever possible in my baking.  It outranks all-purpose flour in its fiber content, vitamin content, & its more stabilizing effect on blood sugar.  I honestly feel like they give my baked goods a richer taste as well, & am a life-ling convert!

I can never get enough of fall flavors year round, & this pumpkin bread is such an easy way to transport me back to my favorite season.  Whether it’s for an easy breakfast on the go, an afternoon coffee-time companion, or an after-dinner treat, this bread is the perfect way to pack some vitamin A into your day!

Ingredients:

3 cups whole wheat flour (I really like the organic “white-whole wheat” variety from King Arthur Flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs (or your favorite vegan substitute)

2 cups canned pumpkin

1 1/2 cups canola oil

Just under 2 cups of cane sugar (or other variety of your choice)

1.5 or 2 cups of chocolate chips (depending how chippy you like it!) . If you’re not a chocolate fan, it tastes just as delicious plain!

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl

Beat the wet ingredients together in a large second bowl

Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients

Stir in the chocolate chips

Split the mixture between 2 greased loaf pans

Bake for between 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean

Enjoy!

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